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For those of you that hadn’t seen the link, or any information, here is a very quick link to the 2TG Moot! http://www.2tg.co.uk/the-times-2tg-moot/

In short, any student can apply, LLB, LLM, BPTC, GDL, LPC etc. And you can apply with someone from a different university as well. You just have to be registered on a course when you apply, it doesn’t matter if you graduate this summer!

Good luck if you do apply! Let me know on social media if you do.

This website is currently under a couple of updates so check back soon for the updated version where you can view more recent content.

Rebecca x

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Lawyer In The Making by Rebecca Morgan - 3M ago

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas.  Whether you celebrate or not, I hope it is relaxing and you get to spend plenty of time with your loved ones, family and friends.

As always, thank you so much for your support this year.  I will do a full round up post for New Year but I just wanted to say a quick thank you.

Thank you for your support online, sharing blog post links, retweets, and much more.  Thank you for coming and saying hello at events, for emailing and tweeting me questions and for engaging and sharing my content.

I feel lucky to have developed some brilliant friendships over the last few years online through my blog and I really value your support and love.

Thank you for putting up with me being a total legal geek as well as lover of all this crime/prison related – books, documentaries, dramas and podcasts… as well as my endless photos of Costa Coffee hot chocolate.

Wishing you the most amazing Christmas!

Love

Rebecca x

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Lawyer In The Making by Rebecca Morgan - 3M ago

Let me first start by saying a huge congratulations to all of you receiving your results today.  You have done so well, and now starts a wondeful (hopefully) 3 or 4 years.  You will have a lot to learn, a lot to spend time on, a lot of decisions to make about options and future career choices.  You will also spend time doing extra-curricular activities whether law related or otherwise.  Making friends, going out, playing sports etc. Enjoy it.

However, I appreciate that some of you might not be so happy with the results you achieved, and some of you might be in the position where you didn’t get your first choice or any of your choices.

Please remember that this truly isn’t the end of the world. It is one stumbling block.  It does not mean that you won’t ever get to study law.  It also does not mean that you won’t go on to become a solicitor or barrister.  It does not mean that you won’t go on to be an academic or any other career.

It is one set of exams, 2 years of your life.  That isn’t the end of the world.  You also still have options, clearing, taking a year out, resitting your exams.

If you do go through clearing, then pick a university that is right for you… not just one that offers the course you want.  Now I know that for some of you, you just want to get to uni and study law and live the university life, but you want to make sure you are happy somewhere.

I also appreciate that ringing up to try and find something on Clearing, doesn’t always give you the best idea as to what something is like… so quickly do some research.  Look at their website and also social media!

So whatever you have deciced to do, remember you can turn it around.  If you are taking a year out, maybe look at some legal work experience or volunteering.  Or, go and build up some life experiences.  Being a great lawyer isn’t just about being an excellent lawyer, it is about what makes you, you.  Your hobbies, your life experiences, your part time jobs etc.

And finally, if you are about to head off to University, enjoy it!

If you have any questions about what to do, where to study, or what to expect at law school – then drop me a message.  Contact me on here, via my contact page or on any of my social media channels.  Don’t forget I have a facebook group just for law students, so come over and join that!

Rebecca x

p.s. if you fancy some pre-law school reading then check out my ebook here, or if you would like to purchase it, then click here to pay via paypal, and you will be sent the ebook within 24 hours.

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I am a lover of all things social media and engaging with the legal profession.  That doesn’t necessarily just me sharing content, that means me engaging with legal news, polls, blog posts, discussions, events and much more.

When I say legal profession, I don’t just mean lawyers and law firms.  I mean academics, law students, law schools, legal news outlets, legal companies etc.

So here is a quick round up of 5 places you can find me online.  Obviously you can find me here, on the blog, so that counts as one!

Twitter

I love Twitter as a platform. It is great for checking out legal news, other people’s blog posts, legal discussions, finding out about legal events. Following legal events online, academics, lawyers, law firms, law schools and fellow law students.  There are also law associations, legal journals, news and so much more. If I don’t stop writing about twitter now, this blog post will turn into a twitter lovefest, so let me stop right now. Follow me here. I always send a tweet to new followers.

Facebook

I have a Facebook Page for my blog, you can check it out here – do head on over and give it a follow.

As a quick reminder, likes on posts don’t rank like they used to, so the heart emoji or face emojis or comments are greatly appreciated.

A little bit cheeky but here is a link to my Law Student Facebook Group – totally free, just for law students and we have some great discussions.  I guess if I can’t plug my own Facebook Group on my blog, then when can I?!

LinkedIn

I am over on LinkedIn, and hope you are too! If you are on LinkedIn, do connect with me here.

I am also happy to have a glance at your LinkedIn page to see if I can recommend what (if anything) you could do to enhance your profile.

YouTube

More videos are coming I promise.  I am so glad that after I uploaded my Q&A video that you all wanted more videos. It was something I never thought I would do (share regular videos), and my YouTube channel was just created to host my Q&A video. Fast forward a year or so and 14 videos are uploaded. I know it isn’t loads but there will be more coming your way. More videos are coming soon, I love that you all really like the video content, so expect more for the last quarter of 2018.  Tell me what you want to see though, leave me a message or comment! Find me here on YouTube, and then go and subscribe and hit the bell icon, so you never miss a video!

If you do watch a video though, please hit the like button or leave a comment.  And do share with friends, fellow law students, whether via social media or your VLE.

Instagram

I am a big lover of Instagram and the content being shared on there. It is a great platform, and full of law students, lawyers, law schools and law firms (as well as legal tech companies). So come over and follow Lawyer In The Making, I share my own journey, top tips, study tips, legal news, we have polls and discussions.  I also give you a little insight into my life, the things I like etc. Follow me here, and do say hi and tell me you have found me via my blog.

Rebecca x

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So I have just seen the trailer for The Children Act, and rushed to social media to share it with you all. So after that, I had to jump on here and share the link with you as well.

A quote from the trailer, “I am always too busy, the law can take over your life”.

You need to watch this trailer, watch below or click here now.

THE CHILDREN ACT Official Trailer - Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci [HD] - YouTube

It looks at the legal system, but also looks at Jehovah’s Witnesses and how they don’t accept other people’s blood etc.  A topic covered in great depth on many a medical law module.

It opens the world to the legal discussions and debates that go on, it also shows how heartwrenching these decisions can be for those involved, and that includes the lawyers and judges.  It also shows people what judges really think about topics like this, and I don’t mean that as a generalisation.

Over the last year the nation has been gripped with medical ethics newstories, about ending treatments on very poorly children, and multiple others.  For years we have also watched the stories of those fighting for changes to assisted dying laws for people suffering from degenerative conditions etc.

I am so pleased that people are reading and speaking about these topics.  I am pleased  that this film highlights (or hopefully will when I see the full film) that it isn’t an inpersonable decision, and that lawyers and judges don’t just feel nothing.

These are highly emotive situations, and ultimately they have to go with what sits best in relation to the welfare of the child.  And sometimes, that means that the decision made, is not what the family or millions of media supporters want to see.  But it is ultimately, given the circumstances, what is best for the child.

The full information from the official trailer is here:

Starring EMMA THOMPSON, STANLEY TUCCI, FIONN WHITEHEAD

Based on the acclaimed novel by IAN MCEWAN.

Directed by RICHARD EYRE Written by IAN MCEWAN

“When a court determines any question with respect to the upbringing of a child, the child’s welfare shall be the court’s paramount consideration.” The Children Act, 1989

Based on the much-loved novel by Ian McEwan (Atonement) and brought to the big screen by director Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris), THE CHILDREN ACT is a compelling and powerful drama telling the story of Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson), an eminent high court judge presiding over ethically complex cases. As the demands of her job cause her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) to reach tipping point, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a brilliant young boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion on religious grounds. With her private life in turmoil, Fiona finds herself drawn into the case, taking the unorthodox step of halting proceedings in order to visit Adam in hospital. As the two form a profound connection and powerful emotions come to light, Fiona’s judgement is put to the test with momentous consequences as she must ultimately decide whether Adam lives or dies.

I can’t wait to go and watch it, so far they are saying it is being released in August 2018. As soon as I have dates I will let you know!

Rebecca x

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I love Instagram and I also love Instagram Stories. There are also so many lawyers, law students and law schools on Instagram – which I love!

Instagram Stories is great, it’s like snapchat but better (well I think so!).

Should law schools be using Instagram and Instagram Stories? Absolutely. It is a great way to engage with your students, prospective students, lawyers, legal companies and the local area.  You also get to engage with students/lawyers/academics.

It is great for building a community and getting involved in legal news etc.

What are Instagram Stories?

They are photos, images, words, texts, polls, videos that only stick around for 24 hours and feature on your ‘story’! Originally, after 24 hours these ‘stories’ would disappear.  However, Instagram have now introduced a feature called Highlights.

In ‘Highlights’ you can save your stories so they appear under categories that you have chosen and will sit under your bio on Instagram (above your usual posts) for people to view whenever they like.  They are accessible 24/7 and you can add new stories to them, or remove them.

Without further ado, here are 9 things you can share on your Instagram stories:
  • A tour of your law school
  • Snippets of a law event you are running
  • A law school debate
  • A student take-over day
  • Student/academic staff opinions on a legal topic
  • Things to do in the local area
  • Law school news
  • Polls/quizzes on legal topics or your law school
  • Historical facts about your law school
Here are 2 law school Instagram Stories that I love:
  • Boston Uni Law – they do ‘a day in the life of’ with their students which is amazing to watch – plus maybe I am little bit biased but I love their content and I had the best time when I spent a day at their law school!
  • Leiden Law School – use stories and subsequently highlights so so well!
  • Boston Uni – do a weekly quiz using the poll functions and this is a great way to engage with students. They also do a weekly round-up of events (I know they are technically not a law school..but who is counting!)
Want a free copy of these top tips to save and use when it is convenient for you?

Just download this PDF!

9 Instagram Story Ideas For Law Schools

Would you like more help with Instagram?

I have a guide coming for law schools on all things Instagram and Instagram Stories. So watch this space!

I also run workshops and training sessions for law schools on Instagram and these can be done in person or via a video link! If you think this might be useful, then drop me an email using the contact info page and we can arrange this!

Why not follow me on Instagram? Even if you aren’t on Instagram you can still check out people’s posts and stories via the internet if their account is public.

Rebecca x

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Lawyer In The Making by Rebecca Morgan - 4M ago

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas.  Whether you celebrate or not, I hope it is relaxing and you get to spend plenty of time with your loved ones, family and friends.

As always, thank you so much for your support this year.  I will do a full round up post for New Year but I just wanted to say a quick thank you.

Thank you for your support online, sharing blog post links, retweets, and much more.  Thank you for coming and saying hello at events, for emailing and tweeting me questions and for engaging and sharing my content.

I feel lucky to have developed some brilliant friendships over the last few years online through my blog and I really value your support and love.

Thank you for putting up with me being a total legal geek as well as lover of all this crime/prison related – books, documentaries, dramas and podcasts… as well as my endless photos of Costa Coffee hot chocolate.

Wishing you the most amazing Christmas!

Love

Rebecca x

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Lawyer In The Making by Rebecca Morgan - 8M ago

Let me first start by saying a huge congratulations to all of you receiving your results today.  You have done so well, and now starts a wondeful (hopefully) 3 or 4 years.  You will have a lot to learn, a lot to spend time on, a lot of decisions to make about options and future career choices.  You will also spend time doing extra-curricular activities whether law related or otherwise.  Making friends, going out, playing sports etc. Enjoy it.

However, I appreciate that some of you might not be so happy with the results you achieved, and some of you might be in the position where you didn’t get your first choice or any of your choices.

Please remember that this truly isn’t the end of the world. It is one stumbling block.  It does not mean that you won’t ever get to study law.  It also does not mean that you won’t go on to become a solicitor or barrister.  It does not mean that you won’t go on to be an academic or any other career.

It is one set of exams, 2 years of your life.  That isn’t the end of the world.  You also still have options, clearing, taking a year out, resitting your exams.

If you do go through clearing, then pick a university that is right for you… not just one that offers the course you want.  Now I know that for some of you, you just want to get to uni and study law and live the university life, but you want to make sure you are happy somewhere.

I also appreciate that ringing up to try and find something on Clearing, doesn’t always give you the best idea as to what something is like… so quickly do some research.  Look at their website and also social media!

So whatever you have deciced to do, remember you can turn it around.  If you are taking a year out, maybe look at some legal work experience or volunteering.  Or, go and build up some life experiences.  Being a great lawyer isn’t just about being an excellent lawyer, it is about what makes you, you.  Your hobbies, your life experiences, your part time jobs etc.

And finally, if you are about to head off to University, enjoy it!

If you have any questions about what to do, where to study, or what to expect at law school – then drop me a message.  Contact me on here, via my contact page or on any of my social media channels.  Don’t forget I have a facebook group just for law students, so come over and join that!

Rebecca x

p.s. if you fancy some pre-law school reading then check out my ebook here, or if you would like to purchase it, then click here to pay via paypal, and you will be sent the ebook within 24 hours.

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I am a lover of all things social media and engaging with the legal profession.  That doesn’t necessarily just me sharing content, that means me engaging with legal news, polls, blog posts, discussions, events and much more.

When I say legal profession, I don’t just mean lawyers and law firms.  I mean academics, law students, law schools, legal news outlets, legal companies etc.

So here is a quick round up of 5 places you can find me online.  Obviously you can find me here, on the blog, so that counts as one!

Twitter

I love Twitter as a platform. It is great for checking out legal news, other people’s blog posts, legal discussions, finding out about legal events. Following legal events online, academics, lawyers, law firms, law schools and fellow law students.  There are also law associations, legal journals, news and so much more. If I don’t stop writing about twitter now, this blog post will turn into a twitter lovefest, so let me stop right now. Follow me here. I always send a tweet to new followers.

Facebook

I have a Facebook Page for my blog, you can check it out here – do head on over and give it a follow.

As a quick reminder, likes on posts don’t rank like they used to, so the heart emoji or face emojis or comments are greatly appreciated.

A little bit cheeky but here is a link to my Law Student Facebook Group – totally free, just for law students and we have some great discussions.  I guess if I can’t plug my own Facebook Group on my blog, then when can I?!

LinkedIn

I am over on LinkedIn, and hope you are too! If you are on LinkedIn, do connect with me here.

I am also happy to have a glance at your LinkedIn page to see if I can recommend what (if anything) you could do to enhance your profile.

YouTube

More videos are coming I promise.  I am so glad that after I uploaded my Q&A video that you all wanted more videos. It was something I never thought I would do (share regular videos), and my YouTube channel was just created to host my Q&A video. Fast forward a year or so and 14 videos are uploaded. I know it isn’t loads but there will be more coming your way. More videos are coming soon, I love that you all really like the video content, so expect more for the last quarter of 2018.  Tell me what you want to see though, leave me a message or comment! Find me here on YouTube, and then go and subscribe and hit the bell icon, so you never miss a video!

If you do watch a video though, please hit the like button or leave a comment.  And do share with friends, fellow law students, whether via social media or your VLE.

Instagram

I am a big lover of Instagram and the content being shared on there. It is a great platform, and full of law students, lawyers, law schools and law firms (as well as legal tech companies). So come over and follow Lawyer In The Making, I share my own journey, top tips, study tips, legal news, we have polls and discussions.  I also give you a little insight into my life, the things I like etc. Follow me here, and do say hi and tell me you have found me via my blog.

Rebecca x

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So I have just seen the trailer for The Children Act, and rushed to social media to share it with you all. So after that, I had to jump on here and share the link with you as well.

A quote from the trailer, “I am always too busy, the law can take over your life”.

You need to watch this trailer, watch below or click here now.

THE CHILDREN ACT Official Trailer - Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci [HD] - YouTube

It looks at the legal system, but also looks at Jehovah’s Witnesses and how they don’t accept other people’s blood etc.  A topic covered in great depth on many a medical law module.

It opens the world to the legal discussions and debates that go on, it also shows how heartwrenching these decisions can be for those involved, and that includes the lawyers and judges.  It also shows people what judges really think about topics like this, and I don’t mean that as a generalisation.

Over the last year the nation has been gripped with medical ethics newstories, about ending treatments on very poorly children, and multiple others.  For years we have also watched the stories of those fighting for changes to assisted dying laws for people suffering from degenerative conditions etc.

I am so pleased that people are reading and speaking about these topics.  I am pleased  that this film highlights (or hopefully will when I see the full film) that it isn’t an inpersonable decision, and that lawyers and judges don’t just feel nothing.

These are highly emotive situations, and ultimately they have to go with what sits best in relation to the welfare of the child.  And sometimes, that means that the decision made, is not what the family or millions of media supporters want to see.  But it is ultimately, given the circumstances, what is best for the child.

The full information from the official trailer is here:

Starring EMMA THOMPSON, STANLEY TUCCI, FIONN WHITEHEAD

Based on the acclaimed novel by IAN MCEWAN.

Directed by RICHARD EYRE Written by IAN MCEWAN

“When a court determines any question with respect to the upbringing of a child, the child’s welfare shall be the court’s paramount consideration.” The Children Act, 1989

Based on the much-loved novel by Ian McEwan (Atonement) and brought to the big screen by director Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris), THE CHILDREN ACT is a compelling and powerful drama telling the story of Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson), an eminent high court judge presiding over ethically complex cases. As the demands of her job cause her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) to reach tipping point, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a brilliant young boy who is refusing a life-saving blood transfusion on religious grounds. With her private life in turmoil, Fiona finds herself drawn into the case, taking the unorthodox step of halting proceedings in order to visit Adam in hospital. As the two form a profound connection and powerful emotions come to light, Fiona’s judgement is put to the test with momentous consequences as she must ultimately decide whether Adam lives or dies.

I can’t wait to go and watch it, so far they are saying it is being released in August 2018. As soon as I have dates I will let you know!

Rebecca x

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