This article has been written by lawyer, entrepreneur and best-selling commercial awareness author Jake Schogger. Jake trained at Freshfields, before leaving the City to focus on advising start-ups and scale-ups as a freelance lawyer, as well as training, coaching and mentoring thousands of aspiring lawyers. He’s the author behind the best-selling Commercial Law Handbook and … More Commercial Law Academy – Commercial Law Applications
Demi Joannides is in the final year of her law degree at Warwick and has successfully converted a vacation scheme into a training contract offer at top city firm Herbert Smith Freehills, where she is now a future trainee. She also secured a place on their international vacation scheme and recently spent two weeks in … More How to convert your vacation scheme into a training contract offer
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?
Rachel Sandby-Thomas has recently joined the University of Warwick at the very highest echelons as Registrar. She has a fascinating work history which has qualified her for this important role and she started out as a law student. Here’s Rachel to talk about her journey and what she’s loved about it.
If you’re going to be successful in securing that training contract in a City law firm, then you’re going to get good at writing about why you want it. Fantastic! But what will it really be like when you get there? Josh graduated from Warwick in 2015 and has now joined Davis Polk. Here’s what he’s found.