Work Experience: Both sides of the coin

August 18th, 2015 by
Work experience

Whether you are supervising a work experience student or completing the work experience yourself, it’s not always clear what a placement involves or what’s expected of both parties. This week, to get a perspective from both sides of a recent work experience placement, Insights spoke to Elisa Rothschild, Principal Solicitor at Elisa Rothschild Lawyers, and student Joseph Reicher about Reicher’s placement at her practice.

Large vs small law firms – what’s right for your legal career?

February 6th, 2014 by
Big and small

Though big firms offer solid career pathways, today’s lawyer needs to look beyond the age-old attitude of ‘big law or bust’. Big-firm lawyers have many things in common. Several have managed career trajectories within one firm, giving them tenure, and they share a thirst for high-end casework.

Why host a Practical Legal Training student?

January 28th, 2014 by

Traditional opportunities for students to get hands-on experience working in a law firm are waning as market conditions tighten. But taking on a student from the College of Law’s Practical Legal Training (PLT) program has benefits for both parties. The legal profession has always encouraged and provided opportunities for work experience in one form or […]