Blogs, Groups and Podcasts

Subscribing to blogs and podcasts (as well as getting involved with YLAL!) can be a great way to keep up-to-date with what's happening in the legal world, the legal aid world, interesting cases and recent developments. 

You can also join practitioner groups. Some require you to be working in a certain area, but others will let you join as a student or interested person.

If you know of any other blogs, podcasts or helpful groups, then feel free to tell us, so we can spread the word! 

Here's a selection to get you started (just click on the images, and they'll take you through to the site).  

Blogs 

General:

 

                                     

 

          

 

            

 

News

            

         

 

 

Crime:

               

 

Family:

                

 

Immigration & asylum

 

 

Housing law

 

 

Public law

              

 

 

Social welfare

Practitioner Groups

You can also join practitioner groups. Some require you to be working in a certain area, but others will let you join as a student or interested person. Find out more: 

Legal Aid Practitioners Group

Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers (£20 for students)

Human Rights Lawyers Association (free for students)

Bar Human Rights Committee (£25 for students and barristers 0 - 5 years call)

Criminal Bar Association (BPTC students only)

Discrimination Law Association (£15 for students)

Employment Lawyers Association (£45 for trainee lawyers, £20 for employment lawyers in voluntary sector)

Family Law Bar Association (£15 for students)

Housing Law Practitioners Association (free for students)

Immigration Law Practitioners Association (£90 for students)

Inquest (not open to students, £75 for pupil barristers)

Police Action Lawyers Group

Resolution (family law) (free or £35 depending on stage)

If you know of any other relevant groups, then feel free to tell us, so we can spread the word! 

 

Podcasts 

There's loads of great podcasts that can help to keep you in the loop. Here's YLALers favourites. Do you know of any more? Send us an email to spread the word! 

UK-based 

1COR (1 Crown Office Row Chambers) - LawPod 

Radio 4 - Law In Action

Leigh Day - Haven’t You Heard?

BBC Radio - The Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Thompson Reuters - The Hearing

Law Society - Human Rights

Non-UK based 

Radio Lab - More Perfect

Serial - seasons onetwo and three

Ear Hustle 

Bear Brook