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2020-21 Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion

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PositiveVibesOnly

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  • Feb 11, 2021
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    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.
    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!
     

    Polyglot

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    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.
    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.
     

    ilovetheDLR

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    Just got a video interview invite from Willkie! If anyone who has done one could offer any tips/advice, that would be much appreciated :)
    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.
     
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    FM302989

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  • Oct 16, 2020
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    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
     

    Asil Ahmad

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    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

    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.
     

    Jony

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  • Oct 19, 2020
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    Going into another post-season Friday being like

    nbc s2 GIF by Brooklyn Nine-Nine


    Hoping there'll be some emails today in your inboxes! I'm waiting for Mofo, Shearman and Ropes 😃
     
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