Careers Insight

  • It is tempting to believe that the prejudice and problems experienced by gay people have now largely been consigned to the history books: an ugly issue which no modern professional would ever have to deal with. That’s wishful thinking however, and the reasons for it are more complex than straight...
  • Chris Benn had a training contract offer from a large law firm but decided to train in-house instead. He explains why.
  • The kinds of jobs a trainee can expect to be given are well-documented, but what is the life of a paralegal like?
  • The recent JLD work experience survey revealed that only 4 per cent of students want to go into legal aid work. Should more consider it?
  • The traditional stereotype that most lawyers are white middle-class men is rapidly losing its value as firms embrace diversity schemes and reach out to students from a variety of social and ethnic backgrounds