A 2 minute guide to effective networking

With the 2020/21 academic year fast approaching, a new application season is looming, meaning commercial law firms will soon be scouting new recruits. Central to the recruitment process is networking. In this article, I’ll be breaking down the term ‘networking’: what it is and why to do it, as well as when, where and how …

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10 steps to writing successful training contract applications

With the training contract and vacation scheme application season being just around the corner, here are 10 easy-to-follow steps that will help you turn a good application into a great one: 1. Have a clear structure One way to make your application stand out is by being organised in the way you present your answers. …

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What does being authentic mean?

Matthew Berrick recently spoke with Matthew Leake who agreed to write this guest piece on what it means to be authentic. Matthew Leake has secured a training contract with Herbert Smith Freehills and aims to share his insight in this guest piece. Feel free to contact Matthew Berrick or Matthew Leake on LinkedIn if you have any further …

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A Day in the Life of an Energy Lawyer at Eversheds Sutherland

Matthew Berrick recently interviewed Subrata Lamsal who worked as a Foreign Associate in the Energy Projects Team at Eversheds Sutherland in 2019. Subrata has studied oil and gas, electricity, and international business law on 3 different continents. Feel free to contact Matthew Berrick or Subrata Lamsal on LinkedIn if you have any further questions regarding …

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Insight into the Stephen Lawrence and Making Links Scholarships

There is no doubt that diversity and inclusion is very important in the legal sector. Although there is still a great amount of work to be done in order to promote the diversity in the commercial world, there are law firms and other organisations who have taken a lead on this matter and provided amazing …

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How to secure an overseas internship?

Where? In this article I will speak about my experience in the Summer of 2018 and how I was able to secure overseas internships. By securing sponsorship from a foundation I was fortunate to undertake several internships which commenced in June and ended in August. In Washington D.C. I interned with the United States Congress …

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Virtual Internship:

The Legal Line Up are proud to announce that we are supporting the development and delivery of the Student Lab Summer Internship. Our team will be facilitating break out activities and networking sessions during this programme. Which companies will presenters be attending from?- Google- J.P. Morgan- BPP- Netflix- RBS- Reed Smith LLP- Milbank LLP- Cooley LLP- Allen & Overy- Bank of America- Expedia Group(and many more!) …

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Researching law firms…the right way

Doing the right research when applying to law firms is the first, and arguably the most crucial, step in the application process. This article will discuss the importance of research and how to go about doing it the right way. The importance of research Understand the legal market You might be surprised to hear that …

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‘Let’s Talk Tech and Legal Innovation: A Collaboration Between The Legal Line Up and ULaw’ Webinar: Thu July 16, 6pm

We are excited to host our first webinar in collaboration with The University of Law, entitled: 'Let's Talk Tech and Legal Innovation: A Collaboration Between The Legal Line Up and ULaw'.Date: Thursday July 16 at 6pm GMT.Host: Leen Kayali, Future Trainee Solicitor Clifford Chance and Co-Founder of The Legal Line Up.Speaker: Patrick Grant, Project Director …

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