Dee Allen, who teaches the University of London’s external LLB, described Dee Allen’s Success Strategies to get the Law Job You Want as a practical and comprehensive guide to the skills students are not taught at university.
“Getting the law job you want involves shameless self-promotion and networking and these [skills] are not mentioned elsewhere,” said Allen.
“I did a session with students, most of whom seemed to think it was impossible to get the job they wanted.”
Allen, who landed her first job by walking into a law firm and demanding to speak to a partner, believes that students must be persistent, unafraid of rejection and self-disciplined.
“I am very aware of the anxieties faced by many aspiring lawyers. I went through the same anxieties and I believe this book will make a difference.”
Allen’s book will be available from April.