TCLA Vacation Scheme Applications Discussion Thread 2021-22 (#1)

Jessica Booker

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Hi, If since applying to Addleshaw Goddard I have started some work experience should I ring grad. recruitment to ask if it can be added to my form or just accept that as i have submitted my application it is too late to make changes. Also do AG just want you to include paid work experience? Thanks very much
Unfortunately I would just leave it - it’s difficult for GR to add such information to your application without it causing too much work for them (if they did it for you, they would have to do it for everyone else).

Work experience will always include paid or voluntary roles unless the firm explicitly states it only wants paid employment.
 

AvniD

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Ashurst asks 'Please summarise for us what a commercial lawyer does' (250w) - this seems quite broad, as contentious/advisory/transactional work are all substantively different. Any tips on how to approach this?
Apart from bringing in key responsibilities, skills and attributes of commercial lawyers more generally, I'd also emphasise what makes commercial lawyers distinct from other city professionals- what client needs are commercial lawyers fulfilling?

I think these articles here do a great job at breaking down what a commercial lawyer does-


I hope this helps!
 

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Morning everyone!

There is a bonus question in Dechert application "If applicable please state any additional information which you think is relevant to your application or which you think has not been covered adequately in this form"

During my research, I discovered that the NY office is working on a big settlement for a pharma despicable company which also deals with their corporate responsibility. My current role also deals with "corporate responsibility", I know that it is always better to refer to the London office but I was wondering if I could mention it anyway.

Thank you for your help
 

Dwight

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Whenever I save my Travers app to my PC and it transfers to word doc, the structure becomes all messed up - no paragraphs so my answers are just one big text, such as the cover letter. Please tell me I am not the only one!! How do I fix this?
 

hf77777

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Hey!

Congratulations on passing the Watson Glaser Test.

From what I know, the people that received emails saying "Your profile is of interest..." are people who haven't yet been invited to do the Watson Glaser Test. Therefore, they're one step before you as you've already passed the test and your application is under review.

I guess the only thing to worry now is whether you get invited to AC (along with all the other candidates who passed the WG Test).

Hope this helps!
Oh Ok! Thank you so much! :)
 

hf77777

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Hiya, I think the people who received emails like "your profile is of interest" and other communications are those who applied to the 2023 direct TC - not IGNITE. So, for 2023 TC, CC reviews the apps first and then sends WG if successful. If you've applied to 2024 TC or any other TC/scheme (like IGNITE or SPARK) then I'm guessing it's their standard procedure, which is to do WG first and if you pass, then your app is reviewed. Very confusing this year !! but congratulations on passing WG and all the best of luck with your app :)
Thank you so much! :)
 

WillF

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Hi everyone,

Bit of a weird one, but in the Linklaters application when filling out university modules nothing comes up in the drop down for module names (even for common ones e.g. common law) - is anyone else having this issue? They do give the option to provide details for modules/grades etc below, but literally none of my modules are coming in the drop down. Shall i just include all module details in the extra info box that they provide for modules that arent included? Thanks!
 

elizabeth_98

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Hi everyone,

Bit of a weird one, but in the Linklaters application when filling out university modules nothing comes up in the drop down for module names (even for common ones e.g. common law) - is anyone else having this issue? They do give the option to provide details for modules/grades etc below, but literally none of my modules are coming in the drop down. Shall i just include all module details in the extra info box that they provide for modules that arent included? Thanks!
I was the exact same, none of my modules came up so I just typed them all into the box below
 
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Hamilton

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Could anyone who has done the CMS video interview please shed some light on how many questions there are, how much time there is to prepare and answer, and what styles of questions are asked (competency, situational, or motivational)? I have been struggling to find any up to date info. Thanks everyone!
 

Atharva

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Hi all! Hope you are well. I recently applied to Mayer Brown and got an invite for their 'Mayer Brown Trainee Simulation' which involves 'multiple-choice, written and video interview questions based on various scenarios and tasks a Mayer Brown trainee will come across during their training contract'. I was wondering whether anybody had any advice on this or some general guidelines as to what I can expect? I've been trying to find information online but it seems this recruitment structure from Mayer Brown is fairly recent so it's hard to find good advice. Thanks!