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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    has anyone not heard from reed smith after the email on the 19th? :)
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    I had this question in my HSF interview and It was literally straight after my why CL, I basically said that the things I want out of commercial law (intl deals, secondments, the more complex deals, also i really like project finance / Africa so. I mentioned that) I wouldn't get in a regional...
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    TCLA Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    has anyone still not heard from A&O regarding september 2024 / march 2025 tc?
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    I think it depends how it’s framed. I’ve always been told to avoid saying phrases which are exactly like that but for example, when talking about the work some law firms do in emerging markets, it might be relevant to talk about how investment and PF often does help these nations? I think it’s...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Hi! I applied on the last day and then completed my test around two days - I'm in complete shock at getting the VI! I have never passed a first round for a US based firm before :)
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    L&W VI! does any one have any experience with it? :)
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    I dont think they will for a while as I think they do the VS apps first! :)
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    I wrote about the secondment as they are really keen on this! Similar to the other points raised, I made sure to build a narrative as to why I liked the secondment and what it means to me. So for example, there is a specific office I'm really keen to go to because of something I studied in my...
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    Non Law Job

    Thank you so much! My main issue is that I have done the GDL so unsure if that looks a bit less committed to law or not? The non law job is really up my street (I did politics as an undergrad and is v policy / politics focused) but I also really want the opportunity to live abroad aswell so...
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    Non Law Job

    Hi everyone! I'm currently doing my PGDL having got a vs last year but not converting. I am currently applying to some TC's/ VS but how this cycle is going, I'm finding it unlikely to get a TC. I have a few options post-PGDL and am looking for some advice on which would be the best going...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Thats amazing well done and good luck ! :)
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Hi, I recently applied to S&C and have just got the 'on hold' email - I was wondering if everyone gets this? :)
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    hi everyone, i submitted my freshfields app this morning but realised i made a spelling mistake (not a massive one) so wanted to change it as it was bugging me- however, when i went on it wouldn’t let me edit the app but i thought that Freshfields did before the deadline? It’s not a massive...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Hi, can I ask how people talk about open days in the work experience at a firm they are applying to? :) not sure how much depth I should go into as everyone will have done very generic things?
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Hi! I was wondering if anyone had any tips for the Reed Smith VI (I got an extension due to having Covid!) I have prepared strength questions and why RS but was wondering if there's more commercial focused questions aswell etc? Thanks in advance!! :)
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    TCLA Direct Training Contract Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Hi everyone ! I am just wondering what to do about volunteering positions (I volunteer at 3 places committing 1-2 hours per week) if I have talked about them in a cover letter / personal statement? Should I also include them in the work experience or not? For example, I volunteer (not pro bono)...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    I have always said that at school I wasn't sure what I wanted to do so I decided to do something which I really enjoyed and realised that my enthusiasm for the subject would mean that I performed my best then because I did a degree linked to law, I explain that it is whilst I did my degree i...
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    TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

    Hi! Is this for the summer scheme or Direct TC?