If you don’t have a vacation scheme lined up for the summer, there are plenty of other ways to gain relevant experience and boost your legal CV. Of course, any legal experience is good experience, but depending on where you see yourself ending up, you might also think about gaining business experience and/or sector relevant … More A vacation without a vacation scheme?
I once asked a family friend what the secret to her long and happy marriage was. Her answer? “Shared values”. That’s all she said. She made it sound so achievable in its simplicity…. So, is that really the secret to every successful long-term relationship, marriage or otherwise? It certainly seems that most law firms agree … More Aligning Yourself to the Firm in Applications and Interviews
Think you know? You should do! That old chestnut – Commercial Awareness. I’ve heard and seen it described in all manner of ways but for me, the most straightforward way of understanding commercial awareness in this context can be summed up as “knowing what your client wants to achieve and how to use the law to … More What are commercial firms currently looking for in future trainees?
This week 63 Law firms attended Warwick’s Law Careers Fair. I took advantage of the quiet time before 850 students arrived, to ask law firms for their top applications tips. Thanks to all those who contributed. Here are the seven top tips I picked up. 1. Allow plenty of time It can take a very … More Law applications – 7 hot tips from Firms at Warwick’s Law Careers Fair
Demi Joannides is about to enter the third year of her law degree at Warwick and has successfully converted a vacation scheme into an offer of a training contract at top City Firm Herbert Smith Freehills. She’s also secured a place on their international vacation scheme in Singapore taking place in December. I asked her for … More How to win your training contract
I’ve been looking at quite a few application forms recently. I often see talented students fail to deal with the application process in the best way. Experience which should have secured them at least an interview is not displayed and the application hits the reject pile. Here are my top tips to avoid that.
This is a common question on law application forms and in interviews. Effectively it is a commercial awareness question. What is happening which affects the legal profession generally and the practice to which you are applying in particular?