In this episode, Camilla Uppal interviews Dimitrios Kyriazis, a Research Fellow in Law at the New College of the Humanities.

Having previously practiced law at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and taught at universities such as Oxford University, UCL and Queen Mary University of London (to name a few), Dimitrios has a wealth of experience to share, and joins us to provide his top tips for how to excel at university.  

In particular, Dimitrios shares some of the methods that enabled him to graduate at the top of his class in his LLB (University of Athens) and also graduate at the top of his class in his MJur (University of Oxford), also being awarded the Clifford Chance Prize for the best overall performance in the MJur, with the support of an Onassis Foundation scholarship.

Dimitrios has recently started a blog called The Law Prof, where he provides advice and encouragement to law students. Be sure to visit www.thelawprof.com and also sign up to the mailing list to receive Dimitrios' guide on how to write legal essays!

 

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In this episode, Camilla Uppal interviews Sinta Romano, an Aspiring Solicitors Commercial Awareness Competition 2020/2021 finalist. 

Sinta shares her top tips for how she developed her commercial awareness to the level that enabled her to beat thousands of other competitors and make it into the final of one of the biggest commercial awareness competitions in the UK.

The resources mentioned by Sinta in this episode include:

Watson’s Daily: https://www.watsonsdaily.com 
The Financial Times: https://www.ft.comhttps://www.ft.com
The FT News Briefing Podcast: available on Spotify, iTunes and most podcast players
Wake Up to Money: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0070lr5 
All You Need to Know About the City (written by Chris Stoakes)

 

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In this episode, future pupil barrister Shanzé Shah explains how she earned ten scholarships and awards throughout her legal education journey, and provides insight into the benefit that the scholarships and awards provided her with.

 

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In this episode, Camilla speaks with Hena Somaiya about her journey to becoming a Chartered Legal Executive.

Hena explores the pros and cons of the CILEx route to qualifying as a lawyer, and provides a detained insight into her journey.

You can follow Hena’s journey on her blog.

You can also follow our Youtube channel, where Hena regularly features in videos.

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In this episode, Camilla Uppal speaks with Matthew Berrick, future trainee solicitor at Pinsent Masons. Matthew discusses his journey to securing a training contract as a non-law student and graduate, providing insight into the obstacles he faced and how he overcame them. 

Matthew also discusses his book, Legal Insider, which, during its first week of release, ranked 1st on Amazon's bestseller list for ‘Law for the Layperson’ and ranked top 20 for ‘Legal Education’.

You can find a copy of the book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Matthew-Berrick/e/B08J2RJ466%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

 

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In this episode, Camilla Uppal interviews Hannah Wright, early ambitions advisor at Shakespeare Martineau. Hannah provides invaluable insight into the training contract recruitment process and provides her top tips for making it past the application stage, acing the assessment centre and what she enjoy enjoys most about her role.

 

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In this episode, Camilla Uppal interviews Annie Joseph about life as a family law solicitor, common misconceptions about family law and Annie’s journey to qualifying in a global pandemic.

If you are interested in exploring family law as a career, this one is for you!

You can read more from Annie at www.matrimonial-matters.com

 

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In this episode, Stephanie Anais is joined Zainab Hassan, trainee solicitor at Pothecary Witham Weld.  

Zainab shares how she achieved a distinction on the LPC whilst working and shares the types of work experience that could help secure a training contract.

Zainab also reveals her top tips for staying ahead at university, and keeping yourself motivated and productive.

Check out Zainab's blog here: https://zaiblogs.wixsite.com/blog 

 

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In this episode, Camilla Uppal is joined by Coral Hill, founder and editor of Legal Women, the UK magazine for all women working in law.  

Coral shares her motivations for creating the magazine, the fundamental concept behind the magazine and what we can expect from the first edition.

One of our favourite lines from the magazine is: “Gender balance is not a “women’s” issue, but a business issue, and as far as you are interested in business issues, please read on."

You can read the very first edition of Legal Women here: https://issuu.com/benham/docs/1817_legal_women_launch_2020__lr_ 

Follow Legal Women on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/legal-women-uk/ 

Connect with Coral Hill on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hillcoral/ 

Website: www.legalwomen.org.uk 

 

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The interviewer becomes the interviewee as Stephanie Anais interviews Camilla Uppal, General Manager of The Student Lawyer, podcast co-founder and future trainee solicitor at a top 55 law firm. 

In this episode, Camilla shares her journey to securing a training contract, and reveals some of the tips and tricks that she has picked up along the way. 

 

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