Note to students: Avoid shirtless photos if you want to become a magic circle campus ambassador

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By Thomas Connelly on

First impressions are everything


A lesson in how not to land a campus ambassador role at a magic circle firm, courtesy of one law student on Twitter.

Zulfiqar Haideri, who appears to be a law student at BPP’s Leeds campus, reached out to top City firm Allen & Overy recently.

Using his Twitter account — which features a rather revealing avatar — Haideri contacted the graduate recruitment team directly with his query.

Keen to become an ambassador for the magic circle outfit, he was “unfortunately” told that he couldn’t, and would need to secure a place on “A&O’s First” work experience programme to be eligible.

Pushed for further clarification about its reasoning, the firm underlined its regret at “sadly” missing out on Zulfiqar’s charms.

Legal Cheek hopes that Haideri can find time to juggle the demands of his topless labouring with securing the vital legal work experience, and looks forward to seeing him representing A&O at BPP in the near future.