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In this episode, Camilla Uppal is joined by Jake Schogger, qualified lawyer, careers coach and founder and CEO of the City Career Series Handbooks and the Commercial Law Academy.
Jake provides detailed insight into each commercial law firm practice area, explaining what each department does, what a trainee’s role typically involves, and what “international” work really involves!
Jake explains what skills are important for aspiring lawyers to demonstrate in applications and interviews to demonstrate that they will be an excellent trainee solicitor.
Finally, Jake provides recommendations for building commercial awareness!
Check out the new Training Contract Handbook for a much deeper insight into what trainees do, due diligence, key transaction documents, dispute resolution documents and processes, core professional skills and (much) more. Camilla Uppal reviewed a previous version of the handbook for The Student Lawyer website which you can read here: https://thestudentlawyer.com/2020/12/07/book-review-training-contract-handbook-by-citycareerseries/
Check out the Introduction to Commercial Law course to gain a comprehensive insight into commercial law careers, including the recruitment process, different types of firms, typical training contract challenges, the skills trainees need to demonstrate, the core practice areas, and common trainee tasks.
The Commercial Law Academy also includes a collection of commercial awareness-centric courses, covering M&A, interview case studies, legal tech, current affairs and more.
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Hosted by Camilla Uppal, Produced by Nathan Gore