As a law student it's very important to be commercially aware and to research organisations who you may wish to approach for a training contract, pro-bono work experience or other employment opportunities. Be sure to research any market sector you or your potential clients may be interested in, you never know what information may give you a competitive edge at interview.
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Databases for Company and Market Research
Full Text Database containing market size, market share and forecast data for thousands of consumer goods categories worldwide.
Market research reports covering US, EU & UK marketplaces. Each report combines data & analysis of the competitive landscape, market share analysis and consumer profiles.
Keeping up to Date
European Newsstream contains articles from the FT, other quality newspapers and local papers the Western Mail and South Wales Echo.
LexisLibrary contains articles from the quality press. Go to the News section and select from the Sources menu: UK broadsheets.
News and law news websites
Al Jazeera for international news in english.
BBC business news.
CNN US based international news.
The Economist for industry sector news.
The Financial Times (selected full text content only).
South China Morning Post for information on Asian markets.
Wall Street Journal UK edition.
Careers and Employability Advice
The webpage of the USW careers and employability service can be found here.