For any wannabe barristers, one of the crucial things to get your hands on is a mini-pupillage. Mini-pupillages are essentially a period spent shadowing a barrister. This is usually at trial – meaning you get a proper chance to see what a career at the sharp end is really like. Mini-pupillages can be like gold-dust; … Continue reading Mini-pupillages: four ‘shortcuts’ to securing them
Moot (noun): a mock judicial proceeding set up to examine a hypothetical case as an academic exercise. Yes, that's the dictionary term for a moot. If you're a seasoned law student, you should be very familiar with the term. However, if (like me) you're new to law school, you won't have a clue what it really … Continue reading Mooting: Say, what now?
Yes, that's right everyone - FRESHERS' FLU is coming....and it's not pretty With lots of strange people (and new germs) mixing and mingling in confined spaces, the stress of change, burning the candle at both ends and using public transport daily - it's not surprising that most students get some sort of Freshers' Flu in … Continue reading Freshers’ Flu: how bad is it and how to cope
With student loans, maintenance grants and the expense of living the pressure to spend your pennies wisely, is fairly overwhelming. One way to help yourself (and your bank account) is to use student discounts. Discounts run the gamut: groceries, home-ware, tech, stationery, nights out, activities. You name it, you're almost guaranteed to find a student … Continue reading Student life: the best discount sites
Once you reach a certain age - the age when you are thrilled to be mistaken for someone a few years younger than you actually are - you start to hear this oft-repeated phrase, "age is just a number". And yes, that's partly true (see below) but once you are in an environment where your … Continue reading Being a ‘mature student’: Age is just a number
Hi there and welcome to Silks and the City - a blog all about life as a mature law student in London. You can expect posts commenting on: legal matters; current affairs; what it's like being a mature student; how to get mini-pupillages and work experience; how to survive and thrive as a law student … Continue reading Welcome to Silks and the City!