We are holding a myth-busting Twitter Q&A about getting a training contract on Wednesday at 1pm

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By Alex Aldridge on

Advice from, amongst others, Norton Rose Fulbright, Mayer Brown, Aspiring Solicitors and David Allen Green in hour-long session that is open to all.


With the training contract deadline for most big law firms at the end of this month, Legal Cheek is hosting a Twitter Q&A to help wannabe lawyers with their applications, and hopefully bust some of the myths that swirl around entry to the law. Here are some examples of the sort of questions we’re going to be tackling:

How can you make sure your application is read if you bungled your A-levels but are acing your degree?

<Do you need to have done a vac scheme to bag a TC?

Does a fantastic GDL result make up for poor first year undergraduate grades?

Is doing an LLM a good idea, and if you have one, how should you present it?

How much chance do graduates of non-traditional universities really have when applying to top law firms?

How do City law firms feel about hiring wannabe barristers who want to begin their careers as solicitors and perhaps convert to the bar at a later stage?

We’ll be discussing tricky questions like these — and any others you’d like to submit — with Chris White (ex-City lawyer and founder of diversity network Aspiring Solicitors), Jillian Dent (trainee recruitment advisor at Norton Rose Fulbright), Caroline Sarson (graduate recruitment manager at Mayer Brown) and David Allen Green (head of media at City law firm Preiskel & Co). Questions are welcome from all students, wherever they plan to apply.

The session is also open to any lawyers and legal graduate recruiters who would like to share their wisdom during their lunch break.

#TCapps — join us this Wednesday 16 July from 1-2pm.

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