Hey Guest, It's TCLA's birthday today - we turn 6! I just wanted to say a thank you for being a part of our community. I feel very lucky that you choose to spend your time here - and we don't take it for granted. Thank you for helping to make our community special.
I know that feeling. It takes a while to get your bearings but in the long term I always think the people (like you) who prepare will be on top. So I wouldn't feel bad about today, I think that's normal.
What were you finding hard in the class?
PS: I hate public law.
On one of my vacation schemes, there was a student who had studied neuroscience and was now pursuing law. It was such as good talking point for her - HR/the lawyers/partners all seemed interested in her background. She ended up securing the training contract, and I think her background stood her...
I have been doing some reading and I think I'm starting to understand both roles in an M&A deal:
Bankers handle the financial modelling/number crunching side of things and the valuation. They also advise on strategic opportunities for their client (along with consultants)
Lawyers can also...
I do feel like I have a tougher time justifying my interest in commercial law. I also feel at interviews, law firms really test our justifications for being a lawyer because the link is less direct.
I studied history, so I usually use elements of that in my answer. So I guess as a starting...
I'm working, so this has been a problem for me too. Especially because I'm working in a different field at the moment - I've found that law firms really push back on my motivation for being a commercial lawyer. I doubt I'd have that problem if I was applying for vacation schemes, but I can't...
Hey - just came across this,
Linklaters is the first MC firm to get Chinese law capability - https://www.thelawyer.com/linklaters-strengthen-chinese-practice-with-tie-up/.
Nicely fits in with your comments about China opening up :)
This is a bit late has anyone seen Allen & Overy's new legal tech training contract? http://www.allenovery.com/news/en-gb/articles/Pages/New-legaltech-and-project-management-graduate-scheme-launched-by-Allen--Overy-in-London.aspx.
I thought that was pretty cool, looks like they'll be...