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  1. Daniele

    Daniele New Member

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    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for sharing all this information, I've learned so much over the past months!

    I have just a question regarding work experience, which you considered as a limitation rather than a mistake in an application. I have seen several successful applicants who had work experience in multiple law firms or in-house departments, mostly as paralegals, before obtaining a training contract. Is this type of job an experience you would particularly recommend to future applicants in preparation for a training contract?

    Thank you very much,

    Daniele
     
  2. Nour21

    Nour21 Active Member

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    Hi Paul,

    Thank you very much for your clarification.

    I noticed on the Shearman & Sterling Legal Cheek profile that none of the current trainees have attended international universities.

    Does the fact that I am not pursuing an undergraduate degree in the UK put me at a disadvantage? I am a final-year Sciences Po Paris student currently on exchange at the LSE for this academic year.

    Thank you again for all your insights!

    All the best,
    Nour
     
  3. Paul - Shearman & Sterling

    Paul - Shearman & Sterling Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    You're at no disadvantage if you are studying at a non-UK university.

    Most of our trainees have studied their undergraduate degree in the UK, but that's not part of our recruitment criteria.

    I hope that explains.

    Thanks,

    Paul
     

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