• Working on your applications? Check out Shearman & Sterling's comprehensive guide to writing great training contract applications here.

Will having a 2:2 in your transcript impact your chances of getting a VS/TC?

aspiringsolicitor000

Active Member
Premium Member
M&A Bootcamp
Oct 22, 2020
14
3
Hi

I'm in my third year and I just got my April exam results and I got a 2:2. However, I got a 2:1 in my Jan exams and a 1st in coursework. So my overall third year grade will either be a high 2:1/low 1st

My second year and first year overall grades have been a first as well and I performed well in my A-Levels.

I was wondering if having that single 2:2 in my transcript would reduce my chances of getting a VS or TC (at Magic Circle and American firms). I've heard that law firms are quite strict on individual grades so would this impact my chances.

For context, I study a STEM degree
 
Last edited: