I always feel really old when telling people that I prefer reading magazine articles to their online cousins.
It was therefore reassuring to know that recent research carried out by High Fliers on behalf of magic circle law firm Linklaters found that the vast majority of law students agree with me.
As a result of the findings Linklaters has decided against plans to ditch paper versions of its graduate recruitment brochure, as reported earlier today (19 August).
I can’t say that I was overly surprised by the news because as the president of Cardiff University law society Marcus Coates-Walker rightly pointed out you can’t run through a web article and use a highlighter pen or post-it note to highlight sections for future reference. What’s more even if you can access the web from anywhere these days nothing beats cuddling up in bed with a good old-fashioned paperback.
So even if according to telecoms regulator OFCOM the average Brit spends seven hours per day watching TV, surfing the net and using their mobile phone it looks like there are still plenty of reasons to pick up paper-based products such as magazines, newspapers and indeed recruitment brochures.
On a separate note I wanted to wish all our younger followers the very best of luck with your A Level results. Even though pass rates have once again reached record levels competition for places on degree courses is expected to be even more fierce this year. And don’t forget that if you’re lucky enough to secure a place at university then you’ll be able to access all the law-related careers advice you’ll ever need at Lawyer2B.com.
PS – we’re off on a well-deserved break to make the most of what’s left of the summer so my next Editor’s Weekly won’t hit your inbox until Thursday 9 September. However, do look out for our Legal Brief email tomorrow.