- Aug 1, 2019
Haha don’t worry I enjoyed mine too - was about clutter on the trade mark register and how I thought Coca Cola having itself registered for walking sticks wasn’t entirely necessary for competition and trade, and about brand value and how most words which would make memorable brands are already taken. You have to be a bit nerdy about it to do well! Good luck with yours - I’m sure you’ll smash it!Haha I'm going to sound like a huuuuge nerd but I'm genuinely really enjoying it and find the subject massively interesting! Doesn't feel super daunting because I really enjoy it.
This is very much my approach too. I’m hoping once things open up again people will want to go on gap years before entering the old corporate hamster wheel.As someone who is impatient to get a job too, something you should consider is just applying for 2023 TCs and just asking if they will let you start sooner. I was speaking to a recruiter at interview about this recently and apparently it's not uncommon for one or two trainees every cycle to want to defer their TC for a year after receiving it.
But ultimately, it depends on the firm. The worst thing they can do is say no and you have to paralegal for a bit. Could be a good opportunity to experience a different practice area anyway.
My advice would firstly be to read your app answers again and prepare for the usual questions. Secondly, I'd say really think about how law firms work as businesses - how can they differentiate themselves? what matters most to clients? etc.Just got a video interview invite from Willkie! If anyone who has done one could offer any tips/advice, that would be much appreciated
OMG I love corporate insolvency I am doing it now best thing about company law and law school just saying.
Is an insolvent company something a person can 'love'?
I'm sure a client will be thrilled when their lawyer is jumping for joy their business is getting liquidated!
I kid! I've not personally worked with any insolvencies, well yet anyway, but it seems like a good problem solving area. Most of my work so far has been on starting a company, investment and M&A. So the nice stuff
I agree tbf its probably one of the few law school modules that is quite practical - are you interested in creditor side or are you a nice person?No I mean obv no client wants to be in that position. I mean its an area of law that interests me and would want to practise in maybe.
This is very much my approach too. I’m hoping once things open up again people will want to go on gap years before entering the old corporate hamster wheel.
Kennedys is also recruiting for the 2022 TC.
I agree tbf its probably one of the few law school modules that is quite practical - are you interested in creditor side or are you a nice person?