Pre-Writing Vac Scheme Apps Over Summer


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Jun 8, 2022
Hi! I'd like to get a head start on writing my vac scheme applications over the summer so that I can submit my applications as early as possible when applications open. Are the questions used on applications typically the same from previous years? If so, could anyone help me by posting the applications questions from last year? Here are some of the main firms I am interested in:

- Mishcon de Reya
- Ashurst
- Baker McKenzie
- Hogan Lovells
- Linklaters
- Latham
- A&O
- Cleary

Note: I know there's no guarantee that previous questions will be used again this year, but it'd be helpful for me to start drafting ideas.

Thanks so much!
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Oct 25, 2021
Hey! If you're unable to gather questions for these firms, I'd suggest having ideas for the following questions as way to prepare for the upcoming application cycle-
  • Why commercial law?
  • Why this firm?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • Tell us about a time where you had to balance a range of priorities.
  • Tell us about a time when you failed at something.
  • Tell us about a time you worked in a team towards a common goal.
  • Discuss a commercial issue that's recently caught your eye.
  • What sets our firm apart from our competitors?

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