Mooting and Advocacy

Mooting and Advocacy

Advocacy is the skill of persuading other people to agree with your point of view. If you want to be a great lawyer, you need to become a skilled advocate. Not only is advocacy important if you find yourself stood in court, but it is also crucial to be able to...
10 Books Every Law Student Should Read

10 Books Every Law Student Should Read

What’s the best way to find out about a subject? Read about it. But how do you know what to read? Good question. Law is notoriously complicated and inaccessible, so it’s hard to know where to start. For that reason, I’ve drawn up a list of the ten best books you...
Why Study Law?

Why Study Law?

The most important question you’ll have to ask yourself before beginning to study any subject is ‘why do I want to do this?’ And for Law it’s a question that you need to be able to answer on a pretty regular basis. Schools ask you why you want to study Law when...
Owens vs Owens: Untying A Gordian Knot

Owens vs Owens: Untying A Gordian Knot

Marriage is one of the most important events in many people’s lives, and often it is a very happy experience. But what happens if you’ve tied the knot, and find yourself wishing you could untie it? In a recent decision, Owens v Owens, the Supreme Court has shown that...
Life as a GDL student at BPP

Life as a GDL student at BPP

Ella Harold is currently studying for her Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at the BPP Law School in London. She is a Future Trainee Solicitor and will take up a training contract after her LPC. Before studying law, Ella was an undergraduate studying French and German....
How to become a Lawyer

How to become a Lawyer

How to become a Lawyer Ever seen Suits? Of course you have. Suits, Law and Order, even Legally Blonde: the world of law has been all over our screens for many years. Although no-doubt over-dramatised and a little bit glamourised for the purpose of entertainment, being...