The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy — in partnership with BARBRI

The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy, a partnership with BARBRI and various leading law firms and in-house teams, is designed to help boost students’ business and legal sector knowledge as they apply for training contracts. The Academy is a series of five sessions running from October 2021 through to May 2022.

After each session you sit a short test to demonstrate full understanding of the topic. If you pass all five tests you will receive a certificate of completion.

The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy (law firm economics) — with Eversheds Sutherland and BARBRI

Here is the full video for the first in the series, ‘The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy (law firm economics) — with Eversheds Sutherland and BARBRI‘, which took place on Wednesday 6 October 2021.

The session featured:
Paula Gaddum, partner at Eversheds Sutherland
Victoria Cromwell, former magic circle lawyer and BARBRI’s senior director of business development
The session was chaired by Legal Cheek founder and publisher, Alex Aldridge

After watching the video, you can sit the test here.

The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy (people skills) — with the O Shaped Lawyer and BARBRI

Here is the full video for the second in the series, ‘The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy (people skills) — with the O Shaped Lawyer and BARBRI‘, which took place on Wednesday 1 December 2021.

The session featured:
Dan Kayne, general counsel (routes) of Network Rail, former lawyer at Dechert and founder of the O Shaped Lawyer
Emma Lilley, sole legal counsel (UK&I) at SD Worx
Victoria Cromwell, former magic circle lawyer and BARBRI’s senior director of business development
The session was chaired by Legal Cheek founder and publisher, Alex Aldridge

After watching the video, you can sit the test here.

The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy (‘The world in 2022’) — with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and BARBRI

Here is the full video for the third in the series, ‘The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy (‘The world in 2022’) — with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and BARBRI‘, which took place on Tuesday 1 February 2022.

The session featured:
Carol Osborne, partner, training principal and practice group leader for Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s (BCLP) technology, commercial & government affairs team
Chris Bryant, antitrust and competition partner in BCLP’s white collar, antitrust, and international trade department
Victoria Cromwell, former magic circle lawyer and BARBRI’s senior director of business development
The session was chaired by Legal Cheek events coordinator, Sam Jewell

After watching the video, you can sit the test here.

The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy (listed law firms and the deregulation of the legal market) — with DWF and BARBRI

Here is the full video for the fourth in the series, ‘The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy (listed law firms and the deregulation of the legal market) — with DWF and BARBRI‘, which took place on Tuesday 8 March 2022.

The session featured:
Rebecca Lilly, business manager to the group Chief Operating Officer at DWF
Clare Collins, head of learning and development at DWF
Victoria Cromwell, former magic circle lawyer and BARBRI’s senior director of business development
The session was chaired by Legal Cheek senior events coordinator, Sophie Yantian

After watching the video, you can sit the test here.

The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy (technology and the future of law) — with Mayer Brown and BARBRI

Here is the full video for the fifth and final in the series, ‘The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy (technology and the future of law) — with Mayer Brown and BARBRI‘, which took place on Tuesday 17 May 2022.

The session featured:
Adam Curphey, senior manager of innovation at Mayer Brown
Victoria Cromwell, former magic circle lawyer and BARBRI’s senior director of business development
The session was chaired by Legal Cheek events coordinator, Sam Jewell

After watching the video, you can sit the test here.