Hearing Back From Law Firms, Assessment Centres and Interview Tips - 2020 +

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  1. Daniel Boden

    Daniel Boden Legendary Member
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    Yeah I would put that in your work experience. If there's a particular achievement you have associated with your e-commerce business or a particular challenge you faced which you overcame, you could then mention that specific point in the first question I'd say but otherwise put it in your work experience as @Jessica Booker says
     
  2. _adilyaqoob

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    Does anyone know how to best prepare for a virtual assessment centre?
     
  3. LawDudeForce

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    Bright Network is doing a seminar this Wednesday
     
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  4. Jessica Booker

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    will be writing something on this! Sorry for the delay.
     
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  5. _adilyaqoob

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    Thank you both, will look into BrightNetwork's seminar for the time being as well as read up on commercial news/negotiation/drafting etc :)
     
  6. LawDudeForce

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    I know it is the first time it is being done like this, but it would be great if you could give advice on how to approach an online vacation scheme that will include partner interviews.
     
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  7. thecorporatelawyer

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    Yes I essentially wanted to speak about how it was a huge achievement, and I certainly had challenges to get the success I did, so I felt it would be nice to go into more detail outside of work experience. Hoping talking about this in the first question will be fine, as the question seems very specific.
     
  8. S87

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    So what I would do is to put your interest in e-commerce among your non-academic interest. For example, I said that I am interested in music..I am an avid music collector and this has allowed me to create a group where we exchange material across different countries. Plus, from a simple passion I have transformed it into a "legal passion" and moved to study the wider implication of the music and pop industry with copyright and IPO implications and this has allowed me to set-up a business plan for a company through the use of music platforms and social media. Plus, in the section why this firm I have mentioned my passion and how this pushed me to take a work experience where I compared the National legislation on copyright against the one in the US. Finally, in my work section I explained about my business.

    Basically, I created a narrative for the recruiter so it is also easier to understand why that firm.

    This is my 2 cent and might be wrong so take it with a pinch of salt!
     
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  9. thecorporatelawyer

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    This is so great thank you so much!
     
  10. Daniel Boden

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    In that case, I would mention one of those challenges you overcame and talk about that in the question using the STAR/CAR method
     
  11. LawDudeForce

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    In regards to CAR, there is a CARL method my advisor told me about which adds “Learning”. I think it’s an interesting addition.
     
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  12. Jessica Booker

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    Your interests in no way have to be connected to law. In fact, there’s probably a lot more demand for them to be completely unconnected
     
  13. Jessica Booker

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    I’d personally avoid using STAR/CAR/CARL I’m this type of question - you won’t have the word count for it. If you are going to add in your e commerce business to this section, it can literally be as short as: For the last 2 years, I have run an e-commerce business selling fashion goods. The business turns over £1,000 profit per annum.
     
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  14. thecorporatelawyer

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    Great thanks! Do you think it would hinder my application not having any huge academic achievements or academic prizes?
     
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  15. Daniel Boden

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    No because they are only included in the question as suggestions or potential options that you could choose :)
     
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  16. Daniel Boden

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    Hi guys,

    I hope everyone is safe and well and coping okay with the circumstances of COVID-19! Fingers crossed we're not too far away from restrictions being lifted a little more!

    Apologies for my inactivity over the last few months - I was just finishing my dissertation and sending in my last ever university essays (still a very weird sentence for me to type) the last of which I submitted on Friday so I am officially all done! :D

    Obviously now I have a lot of free time on my hands before I start my vacation scheme with Gibson Dunn and so the main reason for this post is to felt that I'd offer to help anyone with any burning questions or issues they may have, be it about applications or commercial awareness or a combination of the two!

    I've got a few ideas of how I'm going to be preparing for my upcoming scheme and would be happy to share any tips based on my experience at Weil last summer and my successes this cycle (particularly with US firms) if that'd be of interest to people? Let me know :)

    Thanks guys and all the best with your applications and any university/law school exams you may have left!

    Dan :)

    EDIT: I am delighted to announce that I have taken on a more formal role with TCLA but now ask that if you have a question to please post it somewhere in the forum and then I will answer so everyone can benefit in case they have the same questions :)
     
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    This is so nice. I am going to annoy you later for an advice.
    By the way, I am really enjoying the PE course on Coursera.
     
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    Shoosmiths are sending out 'next stage' emails today. Best of luck to everyone that applied.
     
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    I just received an email from pinsent and they said that will send a response shortly. Best of the best of luck to everyone who has applied :)
     
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  20. SLKEJRWOI97

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    Thanks for such a kind post Daniel - would you be able to shed some light on your commercial awareness strategy please? I'm staying on top of the news and have a good grasp of commercial news but still find the case study still challenging :/

    Thanks!
     
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