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York law student shares commercial awareness wisdom in daily quick-fire YouTube videos

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Tells Legal Cheek short clips help busy students digest news without trawling pages of the FT

A second-year law student at the University of York has told Legal Cheek that he thinks his new, quick-fire commercial awareness-focused YouTube channel is a great way for law students to prep for interviews.

Ludo Lugnani is the man behind The Business Update, a YouTube channel that posts short videos every working day summing up recent commercial goings-on. The one-and-a-half-minute clips cover topics including: Philip Hammond’s spring statement, the buoyancy of high street retailers and the impact of interest rate increases.

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Lugnani — who is from Milan, Italy, and is seeking a training contract — tells us the stresses of a law degree mean many students struggle to read the news, yet commercial awareness is a key skill firms are looking for. But how does he find the time to research and produce the videos? He says:

“The videos only take me 40 minutes to an hour to make, and, being the captain of my university’s volleyball team, I’m used to setting aside time outside of my degree.”

Of course, making these videos isn’t purely altruistic as it benefits Lugnani too. “By teaching somebody, you learn a lot yourself”, plus: “It’s something a bit different, so it’s something I can talk about in training contract interviews.”

Lugnani’s plan is to keep up his YouTubeing pursuits, even during busy periods (“consistency is key”). He hopes to share the channel with his fellow law students, to build up a larger viewership.

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29 Comments

Anonymous

Quite interesting, but not enough nudity

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Anonymous

Who exactly needs commercial awareness advice off a second year law student?

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Anonymous

Google ‘ad hominem’

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Anonymous

Google ‘fallacy fallacy’

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Anonymous

Google ‘Meatspin’

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Anonymous

Google Hiddenlol

Anonymous

It looked really pretty. I showed my boss.

Anonymous

She did. I took it as a come on.

Anonymous

This is like getting a maths lesson from a goldfish.

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Corbyn. Sympathiser

Or a lesson on how not to be a fascist loser who lives in his mum’s attic from Trumpenkrieg.

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Anonymous

Powerful, 6.5/10.

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King George V

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Anonymous

That was a quote from The King’s Speech. You going to censor that too?

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Anonymous

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STRAWPEDO

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Avid legal news reader

i struggled to understand what he was saying most of the time!

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

Points for effort.

Blind leading the blind to be honest and those who really have commercial awareness have not gained this from channels like his.

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

Commecial awareness is overrated – don’t think it helps in bagging that training contract as people make it out to be. All that is needed is just common sense.

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Anonymous

great videos really informative

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Anonymous

I agree

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Anonymous

It saves so much time having to research the stuff, really useful videos cheers

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Anonymous

Great videos and original idea

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Anonymous

What a dude, ignore the haters!

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CC Trainee

He does speak a bit too fast, and the actual video itself could be massively improved.

But It’s really original and impressive so keep it up! Law firm grad rec will eat this stuff up as well.

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Anonymous

CAN YOU TALK A IT FASTER PLEASE LOL

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