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

sxw517

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    Folks who submitted the W&C application in January, have you heard back yet? Don't know if I should brace myself for a PFO :/
    I applied in November and have heard nothing since, bar an email in early January informing me that they are still reviewing applications.
     

    Kubed

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    Why is everyone on here living in fear? All I read is "should I be worried", "why haven't I heard yet", "I guess I've been rejected" etc. You all need to chill out, do your best and the rest will work itself out. Stop comparing yourself with others.
    While I agree with your sentiment, it's probably healthier for people to let some their insecurities and fears out in a supportive and safe environment. The reality of the situation is that it's a stressful, long and pretty brutal application process - being in a forum where others can sympathise & relate lightens the load. I think everyone has their own ways of coping with stress - in the end, of course, doing your best is the only thing you can do as you say.
     

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    While I agree with your sentiment, it's probably healthier for people to let some their insecurities and fears out in a supportive and safe environment. The reality of the situation is that it's a stressful, long and pretty brutal application process - being in a forum where others can sympathise & relate lightens the load. I think everyone has their own ways of coping with stress - in the end, of course, doing your best is the only thing you can do as you say.
    I completely agree with you as well! But I just want to add that people should be careful with how they word things when they are trying to relieve that stress. Saying things like 'patiently waiting for the mass PFO's' isn't particularly helpful for those who haven't heard back yet and are still feeling hopeful. But I do agree this forum is a great place to let it out because everybody can relate.
     

    Commerciallaw

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    While I agree with your sentiment, it's probably healthier for people to let some their insecurities and fears out in a supportive and safe environment. The reality of the situation is that it's a stressful, long and pretty brutal application process - being in a forum where others can sympathise & relate lightens the load. I think everyone has their own ways of coping with stress - in the end, of course, doing your best is the only thing you can do as you say.
    I completely agree with you as well! But I just want to add that people should be careful with how they word things when they are trying to relieve that stress. Saying things like 'patiently waiting for the mass PFO's' isn't particularly helpful for those who haven't heard back yet and are still feeling hopeful. But I do agree this forum is a great place to let it out because everybody can relate.
    Can I just take this opportunity to really thank the entire TCLA team and @Jaysen for creating this forum! Because i honestly would be 1000% lost and would have felt completely alone in this process had it not been for TCLA!!! I have been able to speak with and contact soo many wonderful people from this forum that I know I would not have been acquainted with had I not been part of this community!...so yh truly thank you! 🥲👏👏
     

    Jessica Booker

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    Lol the rejection itself I am neutral about but it was more about me not receiving the email (it says on the platform I was rejected over a week ago). Andd i check my emails (including the junk) multiple times in the day - as I am sure we all do on this platform 😂 😂 😂 . I just found it weird ...
    Depending on the email address (especially uni emails) they can block it entirely that it doesn’t even go through to junk mail. I also see a lot of emails bounce back where inboxes are full.
     

    Kubed

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    I completely agree with you as well! But I just want to add that people should be careful with how they word things when they are trying to relieve that stress. Saying things like 'patiently waiting for the mass PFO's' isn't particularly helpful for those who haven't heard back yet and are still feeling hopeful. But I do agree this forum is a great place to let it out because everybody can relate.
    Yes absolutely, completely agree - there are positive and negative ways to relieve stress and everyone does have to be mindful of how it may effect others!
     
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    Rijul Shah

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    Why is everyone on here living in fear? All I read is "should I be worried", "why haven't I heard yet", "I guess I've been rejected" etc. You all need to chill out, do your best and the rest will work itself out. Stop comparing yourself with others.
    I desperately want to be a commercial solicitor, but given my academic ability I am finding it very hard to get passed the app stage, despite my outstanding applications, work experience, extra curriculars and commitment to the proffession. Like its stressful because for people like me, we may never get to enter the profession, therefore applications rlly are like a countdown.
     
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    Asil Ahmad

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    For this application question - Please explain why you want to pursue a career as a commercial solicitor and why you would like to practice at Dechert?

    I am thinking of talking about why commercial law with why Dechert just wan to double-check if that is a good idea or just discuss why Dechert.
     

    Donuttime

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    For this application question - Please explain why you want to pursue a career as a commercial solicitor and why you would like to practice at Dechert?

    I am thinking of talking about why commercial law with why Dechert just wan to double-check if that is a good idea or just discuss why Dechert.
    Briefly speak about why you want to be a commercial solicitor then speak about why Dechert so I’d say 30/70 or 40/60
     

    YJ

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    How many applications have you guys sent in on average? (that you think are high quality and not just BS/ sending It for the sake of applying)
    I sent 4 as I didn't have time to produce anymore high quality applications. So far I have had 2 Acs (one successful, one still waiting for result) and I am still waiting to hear back from the other 2 post-app :)
     

    Plato

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    Briefly speak about why you want to be a commercial solicitor then speak about why Dechert so I’d say 30/70 or 40/60
    by the looks of it, it seems these are two separate, yet equally weighty, questions. I'm curious about how you came to these percentages. It'd be great to know because I often struggle with this sort of questions too. Cheerzzzz
     
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    Donuttime

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    by the looks of it, it seems these are two separate, yet equally weighty, questions. I'm curious about how you came to these percentages. It'd be great to know because I often struggle with this sort of questions too. Cheerzzzz
    Given the tight word count of 250 words, it wouldn’t really make sense to split it 50/50 IMO. They want to know your motivations for commercial law but I feel like they’re looking more for why the firm. Why commercial law can be very succinct but why dechert needs to show you’ve done deep research and have an interest in their firm in particular.
     
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