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

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  1. IzzyAn_na

    IzzyAn_na Standard Member

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    An application I'm completing asks "Is there anything else you would like to add in support of your application?", but I have already filled out my work experience and a whole section that asked for a description of my other activites and achievements.
    Any ideas about the types of things they're looking for here?
     
  2. EMD

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    Just got a rejection email from pinsent masons (direct TC). Feel like I was really close this time so a bit gutted but I know so many people are in the same boat, especially this year!
     
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  3. Jessica Booker

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    it’s not important to complete this question if you haven’t got anything else to mention.

    However, here are some of the things typically included in these type of questions depending on the format of the individual application form and based on it not be covered elsewhere:
    • mitigating circumstances
    • Grade clarification (might be particularly useful for anyone who has grades from this year with Covid)
    • Anything atypical that doesn’t fit in the other sections (for instance limits on work experience entries and it’s important for you to demonstrate your wider work experiences)
    • Explanations of gaps in your application of more than 3 months (eg travelling abroad)
    • Details of when you might not be able to attend an interview (eg if you are outside of the U.K.)
    • Future work experience lined up
    • reasonable adjustments required in future assessments
     
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  4. Crastle

    Crastle Active Member

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    are macs still giving out AC invites? I thought i remembered somebody on this thread the other day saying they had finished their last AC.
     
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  5. LegalNim

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    Someone recently said that they do two ACs per year and have just done the second one. However, after that was posted, I contacted grad rec for an update on my application and they said they're hoping to get back to everyone by the end of the month. I'm assuming (and may not be correct) that they're waiting to see who accepts offers before having another AC if they have any spaces left.
     
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  6. orange32

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    @Jessica Booker

    Hi Jessica, was wondering if you received any update or response from any firms on the question of whether they are doing winter vacation schemes virtually or in person? Thanks!
     
  7. Jessica Booker

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    haven't emailed out yet - hoping to this week
     
  8. XARA

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    NRF is virtual!
     
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  9. Matt_96

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    The impression I received when I did mine was that there were still a few more to come, but they're never very specific so I could be wrong.
     
  10. George Rowe

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    Is anyone else still waiting to hear back from Paul Hastings post first round?
     
  11. M777

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    Anyone heard from A&O for winter vac scheme?
     
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  12. XARA

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    nope! not feeling too hopeful :(
     
  13. wildprincessx

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    Could I have a copy too please?
     
  14. dosblancos7

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    Was wondering when you both applied? I did so late Sep, and the 21 days (to hear back) are nearing..nervous :D

    Also, I know some people who had to log into the portal and check, where they found out about rejection or if it's under review still, rather than the firm E-Mailing!
     
  15. wildprincessx

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    Rejection from BM Open Day- a bit disheartened as I felt that my application was strong. I did send it in a bit late (about 5 days before the deadline) as they did rolling applications but didn't know it could make such a big of an impact :/
     
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  16. Amanda D

    Amanda D New Member

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    Has anyone heard back for any of the specialized BM Open Days yet?
     
  17. XARA

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    I applied very very early on, like mid-August so the 21 days have passed for me!
     
  18. Adam Gilchrist

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    Bad luck. Especially nowadays, open days are so wildly oversubscribed that it’s so important applying early if invitation is done on a rolling basis.
     
  19. orange32

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    Thanks Jessica!
     
  20. dhway

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    Has anyone you know been invited to an AC yet?
     

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