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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a law student? We asked some of our students to put together their advice and opinions on studying law, being a student at Queen Mary, negotiating London and engaging with current affairs.

Preparing for your Year Abroad

Kajal Kandeth, Third Year Law Student studying in Spain: I have been given the fantastic opportunity to go abroad and study law in Spanish!

Date added: Wednesday, August 3, 2016


How to benefit from all the extracurricular activities QMUL School of Law offers

Michaela Mária Hanzelová, First Year Law Student and Bursary Winner The Legal Advice Centre The Legal Advice Centre (LAC) is a fantastic opportunity to gather a wide range of skills that will increase your employability.

Date added: Thursday, July 21, 2016


Law-Related Societies at QMUL

Daphne McRae, LLB English and Law Student If I were to ask you to guess how many law-related societies there were at Queen Mary, how many would you say? Two maybe? Three? Definitely no more than four. Well my friend, there are NINE.

Date added: Monday, June 6, 2016


Brand Ambassadors

Daphne McRae, LLB English and Law Student Making a memorably good impression with law firms is difficult, especially considering the number of law students far outstrips the number of training contract places available.

Date added: Monday, June 6, 2016


How to become commercially aware (and enjoy doing it)

Daphne McRae, LLB English and Law Student Commercial awareness is the single biggest buzzword currently being used by law firms. Also known under various other guises such as commercial acumen and business sense, it’s possibly the most important quality firms look for in their prospective hires.

Date added: Monday, June 6, 2016


Should you go on a year abroad?

As part of the LLB English and European Law programme, students choose from a list of European universities in which they would like to spend the third year of their degree. Erasmus students are given the opportunity to venture out into a new country, have a reduced workload and maybe even learn a new language. It is no coincidence that the vast majority of students who opt for this say it is by far and away the best year of their degree. I will take you through a whistle-stop tour of various aspects of the year abroad and how they compare to student experiences in the UK.

Date added: Monday, June 6, 2016


Finding out about alternative careers

Kajal Kandeth, LLB Law student This year I became a member of Queen Mary Law Society’s Alternative Careers Department. The QMUL Law Society started this department in the hope of introducing law students to other careers, and to show them that there are different options available to them rather than merely the conventional routes.

Date added: Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Visiting the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Liuh-Jang Kwok, LLB Law student:  Since the first day of law school, reading case judgments has gradually become part and parcel of our lives as students. No matter the module, it is simply impossible to disregard decisions made by the Supreme Court and its predecessor, the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords.

Date added: Thursday, June 11, 2015


How to Make the Most of Your First Year

Kajal Kandeth, English and European Law Student: As I come to the end of my first year and with exam season approaching, I thought it would be useful to let new students know how to make the most of their first year.

Date added: Wednesday, May 13, 2015


QMUL’s Client Interviewing Competition: No Place For First Year students?

Kajal Kandeth, English and European Law Student: This year saw the conception of the QMUL Client Interviewing Competition which was sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright. I was fortunate enough to reach the quarter-finals with my partner Laura Disley.

Date added: Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Six Months with the British Institute of Human Rights

Stacey De Souza, LLB Senior Status Law Student: Not everyone comes to Law School knowing exactly what they want to do with their degree. The lucky ones who do seem to be the most noticeable in the crowd, but for the rest of us, internships are important for discovering alternative paths to a legal career.

Date added: Thursday, April 2, 2015


Student Volunteering: The Whitechapel Mission

Charlotte Evans, LLB Law student: The Whitechapel Mission is a local homeless shelter which, in conjunction with the Queen Mary Pro-Bono Society, encourages students to sign up to help with either a Breakfast or Clothing ‘Challenge’ each month. The shelter, located just 5 minutes from the Mile End campus in Whitechapel, provides food, clothing, showers and basic advice to hundreds of homeless men and women each week, 10% of whom are under the age of 26, and it relies on the support of students to help them do this.

Date added: Thursday, March 26, 2015


D.M. Harish Memorial Government Law College International Moot Court Competition 2014

Hannah Fry, LLB Law Student: We arrived in Mumbai, India on the 12th February whereby we were introduced to the other teams and the Government Law College itself. Darren Low Jun Jie, Queen Mary’s Researcher, took the one-hour researcher test focusing on various areas of the moot and international public law. We are very proud to note that he went on to win the Best Researcher Award scoring the highest mark in the test.

Date added: Monday, March 9, 2015


Queen Mary Client Interviewing Competition

Georgia Moorhouse, LLB Law Student: In late January 2015 Queen Mary Law Society launched their first Client Interviewing competition following the success of the mooting and the negotiation competition.

Date added: Friday, February 13, 2015


Jonathan Hollingsworth
Domestic Violence: The Fight For Refuge

Jonathan Hollingsworth, LLB Law student:  The Queen Mary Pro Bono Society recently welcomed domestic violence charity, Refuge, to host a heartfelt lecture detailing the workings of the charity and the inspiring efforts of their independent legal advocates.

Date added: Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Top 5 Alternative Places to visit during Fresher's Week

Charlotte Evans, LLB Law student:  Starting university can be a daunting prospect and spending the full week drinking and/or attending various Fresher’s nights may not be your cup of tea. I have put together a list of alternative places to visit around London to provide a few alternatives if you start to tire of shouting at your new flatmates over a red beer in Drapers. These also give you the opportunity to get to know people if you don’t always fancy dressing up like a caveman or engaging in foam related dancing!

Date added: Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Indre Kazlausskaite
How to make the most of your time at Queen Mary School of Law

Indre Kazlausskaite, LLB Law student:  I believe every student has been advised 'to make the most of your time at university'. What does it mean at QM? Stellar academics? Extracurricular activities to boost your CV? Networking with potential employers? I believe this is primarily about your balanced approach to university life.

Date added: Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Emily Millgate
The study of the Law: How bad can it be?

Emily Millgate, LLB Law student:  Students ready and raring to delve into the wonders of their degree have one misconception; that the transition from A-levels to a Law degree is not as difficult as one might suspect. I wish that were the case.

Date added: Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Top Tips for Life at Queen Mary

Shaun Malone, LLB Law student:  As a third year coming to the end of my time at Queen Mary I can look on some very happy and fulfilling memories. However I have some regrets and things I wished I had done differently. The students here are always happy to give advice to those just starting, and as such I would like to pass on my top tips on how to get the most out of your time at Queen Mary.

Date added: Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Jonathan Hollingsworth
Women in Law: A matter of equality

Jonathan Hollingsworth, LLB Law student:  This year Queen Mary's Pro Bono Society and Women Working in Law have held a panel discussion concerning the opportunities for women at the Bar and as part of the Judiciary. The event was also attended by male students giving a wide range of perspectives and viewpoints on the issue.

Date added: Tuesday, August 19, 2014


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