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  1. J

    Incoming Baker Mckenzie Vacation Scheme

    Hi - I have a vacation scheme with Baker Mckenzie coming up this Spring! I'm really excited to be able to have the chance to undertake the scheme at a world-class firm such as Bakers, and I've also heard historically there is a high conversion rate; however, I don't like to leave things up for...
  2. P

    Greenberg Traurig

    Hi all - I have an AC next week with Greenberg Traurig. All I know is that there's two interviews, a written exercise and a group presentation. I've only done an AC at one other big US firm, and I didn't get through, so it's safe to say I'm a little nervous 😅 As a result, I was wondering if...
  3. J

    How common is it to move from a non-MC/SC City firm to a US firm

    I have a TC at an international City firm but I'm quite interested in exploring a move to a US firm at either on qualification or at a junior level. I was wondering how common this is? How hard is it to move from a non-MC/SC firm to a US one? Is it really dependent on the type of work that you...
  4. Y

    On working in the US

    Hi everyone. I must preface this by stating that I am new to this forum, so I’m not certain that this has been posted in the right place. Do let me know if so. To give context to my situation, I’m due to start my law degree this autumn. Whilst I am of course keeping my options relatively open...
  5. Daniel Boden

    Weil Assessment Centre Tips

    Hi guys, I've had a fair few DMs after my post in the vacation scheme thread about Weil so I figured I'd make a thread here so everyone can have the benefit of any 'knowledge' I've got. The written exercise is okay. It's quite time-pressured and you have to write a note to a client explaining...
  6. Armiie

    Would it be possible to study Law in the US?

    I'm currently a Computer Science student. I'll be doing the SQE after my degree with the hopes of becoming a corporate lawyer in a MC firm. What's the process for a student to be able to legally practice law in the US, specifically states like New York? Is it possible? Or do you need to go to a...
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  8. Daniel Boden

    Vacation Scheme Preparation

    Hi guys, Per my post in the 'hearing back from law firms' thread, I thought I would create this so we can bounce ideas off each other and help each other out with any questions to ensure that we can all (hopefully) get those TC offers after this summer! I'll post my approach today but please...
  9. E

    Individual Presentation Tips

    Hi everyone! I will have to conduct an individual presentation soon (5 minutes long followed by a 5 minute Q&A). This can be in any format I prefer, e.g. digital or not. The topic will not be legal, but related to current issues in the news. Has anyone ever had to prepare a presentation in...
  10. E

    How to answer: tell us about you (both the good and the not so good)

    Heya, I was wondering whether anyone had advice for answering this question. I thought I could briefly mention a weakness but I don't know if I should be more honest and go a bit further in recognising flaws etc? Thanks for any help!!!
  11. FutureCity

    Shearman & Sterling Winter Vacation Scheme

    hello, has anybody applied to Shearman's winter vacation scheme? Have you heard anything back? Thanks.
  12. B

    Distinguishing Heavyweight US Firms

    Hello all, I have an assessment centre scheduled next week with L&W, and I'm looking to gain a good grasp upon the main distinctions between Latham and Kirkland, their main competitors. I'm aware that Latham is said to be more 'global' than Kirkland due to their increased presence in other...
  13. E

    Akin Gump App Question

    I'm struggling a bit with the following question, and haven't seen anyone else discussing Akin Gump so far so I figured I'd post it: 'What attracts you to Akin Gump and how do you consider you would add value during a vacation scheme in the London office?' The first part is obviously just a...
  14. Hazal

    No Word Count

    I'm currently writing an application with 4 questions where none of them have word counts. This is for Morrison & Foerster and includes questions like why us, why law (these two are bundled together), a commercial news story that impacts us, personal achievements etc. I'm tempted to not limit...

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