Lorraine

About the Monthly Mentor

When I first began the London Law Student blog back in 2014, I was nearing the end of my second year, facing some rocky exam results, being rejected from even the access schemes and navigating the various options ahead of me.

During this, I resolved to a) always keep going and b) to begin documenting my journey in the hopes that it might help fellow future law students who may not always feel like they were reflected.

Since then, the blog as well as myself, have grown in ways that I couldn’t imagine. In the spirit of the original purpose of The Life of a London Law Student, I am launching a Monthly Mentor Programme.

One weekend a month I will aim to make myself available for a coffee with two current undergrad students (from 2nd year) and recent graduates who might need some help and advice with dealing with law school and approaching the training contract application process.

While there are many programmes available, I believe that there can never be enough mentors in a field so competitive and complex. As I have previously mentioned, in my own journey I was fortunate enough to have had access to great mentors, friends and family who helped me along the way.

Through the Monthly Mentor, I hope to pay their wisdom forward. Please do share, like and forward this to anyone who might benefit. Happy New Year and may your 2020 be great.

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How it Works

For this first phase I will be meeting with:

  • Current Second or Third Year Undergraduates, recent Graduates, and LPC/GDL students.
  • At least once a month I will have a coffee with two mentees.
  • I will be on hand to discuss, coping with law school, exams and the training contract application process.

COVID-19 Update

In light of the current lockdown, physical Monthly Mentor Meetings are currently on pause in line with the current guidance.

However, please do keep an eye out for an alternative which I will be launching soon!

Stay safe and I hope you and your loved ones are well.

 

Round-Up

The theme was building confidence and how to approach writing the applications. 

 

Top tips: practice confidence by attending more networking events to practice those skills.

When writing applications, ask the question “So what” after each sentence/paragraph so that it forces you to review what you are writing down and spot any gaps where you could develop your point.

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”

Nelson Mandela

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