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?
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
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?
The opportunity to do an internship moves you to the front of the queue for a graduate scheme at your chosen employer, but (in addition to needing to impress while you’re with the employer) you normally have one final hurdle. The end of internship interview looms. Here are my top four tips for success.
Ok, so you slaved away on your written applications, and got an interview with the employer of your dreams. Fantastic, now what? Success in an interview is 90% down to preparation. Antonia George from Vinson & Elkins shares some more advice on questions which regularly crop up in interviews and her top tips on how to answer them. Here are … More How to answer interview questions
Most law interview include some form of case study exercise and the prospect of it can be terrifying. What are employers looking for and how can you go about preparing for it and presenting it? There’s no simple formula but I do have some tips.
You flogged through the application form, you’ve waited to hear and at last comes the news that you’ve got an interview. Great! Now you just have to prepare carefully for the big day. Everyone tells you to do that, but what exactly do they mean? What do you need to do to maximise your chances … More 7 Key steps for preparing for an interview