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Student voice

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.

Students' Jury

In March 2021, the School of Law launched a “Students’ Jury”—a pilot project in which a representative group of 12 law students will be selected by democratic lottery.

Tejal Shah at the top of a mountain looking over the Thousand Islands reservoir in Hong Kong
Studying Abroad in Hong Kong: Settling In

We catch up with Tejal Shah, Queen Mary Global Law LLB Student and Turing Scheme Grant Recipient, on her year abroad in Hong Kong!

Date added: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Tejal Shah out in Hong Kong
Studying Abroad in Hong Kong: Post-Quarantine

Queen Mary Global Law LLB Student and Turing Scheme Grant Recipient Tejal Shah reflects on life as a study abroad exchange student at the University of Hong Kong during these strange and ever-changing times mid-pandemic…

Date added: Thursday, January 20, 2022

A solicitor sat at a table writing on a document
Dos and Don’ts of applying for Training Contracts

Thinking about applying for a training contract? Tia Sara Demirbas, Third Year LLB Student at Queen Mary School of Law, tells us their top tips for securing a training contract.

Date added: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

What to expect in your first year as a Law Student at Queen Mary

Hadika tells us about their experiences as a first year LLB Student at Queen Mary during the Coronavirus pandemic and the services and resources they found useful.

Date added: Monday, May 10, 2021

Pathways to Law

Thasrina Hussain shares her experiences of the Pathways to Law programme.

Date added: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Tips and advice for new students

Second Year Law and Politics Student Uswah Naseem talks about some common anxieties, and offeres some ways to cope and overcome them.

Date added: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Studying law while being in a complete lockdown in northern Italy

Second Year Law Student Tommaso Salvatore reflects on studying during lockdown and offers some tips for first year students

Date added: Monday, October 12, 2020

Winning the Gianni Sonvico Scholarship

Tejal Shah, a Gianni Sonvico scholarship recipient, explains how winning the scholarship impacted her experience as a student.

Date added: Monday, January 28, 2019

A general guide on how to do the first year right

Saeed Mahmood (VP of the Law Society) offers some helpful advice for first year law students.

Date added: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

New blog series documents the journey of a law student at QMUL

Humerah Al-Hadad's new blog series offers an insider view of what it's like to be a law student at QMUL!

Date added: Thursday, August 16, 2018

Writing mini-pupillage applications: a short guide

In this blog, Clara Steel Miguelez gives some advice on writing successful mini-pupillage applications.

Date added: Friday, September 8, 2017

Working at a law firm: It’s the small things that leave the final impression

Ruby Kennerley, Second Year Law Student: In the following blog piece, I plan to outline some of the trivial things that often go unlooked but are crucial steps to ensuring you deliver an overall good job

Date added: Friday, July 14, 2017

Why senior status?

Nora Sandvik Ling, Senior Status Student: For many UK students doing the two-year senior status LLB after finishing a first bachelor sounds crazy, especially since there is the option of doing the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). However, I have found that there are many benefits to doing the senior status LLB program.

Date added: Friday, July 14, 2017

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

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