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    LPC (prep and legacy notes)

    Re tips, if it's closed book then memorise everything as you go along (i.e. relevant cases, which tabs in your statute books are for what, stock phrases you've been told to use for marks), as once you fall behind in the core modules it would be very difficult to catch up easily. If it's open...
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    LPC (prep and legacy notes)

    Hi, I just finished the LPC and ended with very high distinctions in everything. Assuming it's still online exams, I would buy the legacy notes as for 90% of the exams I just copied them word for word, with the other 10% being annotations that I'd added in during the tutorials. Everyone in my...
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    2020-21 Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion

    I know of two people who've done this but it wasn't a complete area switch. The first moved from pensions to general employment at 1PQE internally by simply applying for a NQ role and restarting on the pay-scale. She said it was almost entirely done through networking in the pensions year with...
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    2021 GDL will it be online?

    Just to add to that, they've also applied to the SRA for permission to continue doing exams online so that may affect how it's done next year even if face-to-face. It was in the latest student liaison minutes, along with lots of other criticism raised, but it has all now mysteriously vanished...
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    Whats up with the lack of Guys and POC in AC's?

    Depends on the firm is my genuine view, as I've had both sides of the spectrum. I can't remember the last AC I attended which wasn't at least 60% female to be honest, which I frankly expect given my law degree was also majority female. I have been the only BAME, once out of 20 candidates, a...
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    BPP LPC Study Planner - Manchester/Holborn

    No worries. I grew up here so can't comment on the 'experience' so much given I already knew every inch of the city. My secondary school was literally a few minutes walk from BPP. However, as someone who has also lived in London for several years/had friends on the LPC there, the main...
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    BPP LPC Study Planner - Manchester/Holborn

    Hi, I made the choice this year too and went with Manchester because of the rent costs/food is literally 30% of London if you shop in the right places. Based on this year, Manchester gives you the option of having your first half (core modules) condensed into two days or half days across four...
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    Should I mention an upcoming VS in a TC app?

    Just a different opinion, I've done this for three training contract apps I did recently and did so because every-time I've mentioned my upcoming vacation schemes to graduate recruitment or during interviews, it's gone down very well. For example, one partner contacted me informally after an...
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Does anyone know what Mayer Brown's current graduate recruitment telephone number is? Finding a few conflicting ones online
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    There was only one date next Thursday and the email explicitly said it is in my interests to accept the earliest one because they recruit on a rolling basis. Also re other person who said switching to a later AC, I meant the vacation scheme dates themselves, as opposed to the AC date.
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Heard back this morning from Mayer Brown, with invite to AC next week, after TI back in December, so they're still going. I've just emailed asking if I can interview directly for a TC instead though, as I can't make any of the dates due to clashes.
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Sorry if someone has already answered this earlier, is this part of the generic Akin Gump rejection email or is it actually worth updating my application and resubmitting for the Direct TC? 'If you still seek a 2023 Training Contract, you would be most welcome to apply to Akin Gump, if you have...
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    Hi Ashton, sorry for the delay, literally just answered 30ish DMs haha. I received A LOT of negative feedback last cycle and I then deliberately went out of my way to address it. I'm not counting any chickens until the eggs hatch though. For example, one AC said my answers were technically...
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    What a week lol. VS offers from CMS/Bakers/WFW/Dentons (and DLA Piper two weeks ago). Quite a change from the last cycle when I had 6 ACs with no offers. If anyone wants tips for the ACs/to connect before them then please feel free to DM me :)
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    Accelerated LPC Experience (esp in Covid)

    Hi, these are the previous fasttracks dates from the moodle. Contrasting it with the full-time LPC though, they've mainly shortened it by taking out all the breaks. Best of luck.
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    I had mine today and they said we would all hear back next week with it probably early in the week.
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    submitted 9th Jan, AC invite 11th Jan, AC tomorrow
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    I put 'VI' and still got through. Personally found the tagline odd.
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    Watson Farley & Williams Video Interview

    2 days. Apologies to those on the thread who I haven't answered btw, I've received like 10+ DMs for Watson Farley alone so I've just been getting back to those instead, as others have already addressed most things here.
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    2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

    It's technically not CV blind, but in the entire day it was only mentioned briefly in the one to one interview and even then she just used it to break the ice, as opposed to asking questions etc from it.