The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy 2022-23 — in partnership with BARBRI

The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy is back! The Academy, run in 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. It is a series of five virtual sessions running from October 2022 through to Spring 2023.

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 Cooley and BARBRI

Here is the full video for the first in the series, ‘The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy (law firm economics) — with Cooley and BARBRI‘, which took place on Friday 21 October 2022.

The session featured:

  • Nicola Squire, associate at Cooley
  • Victoria Cromwell, former magic circle lawyer and BARBRI‘s senior director of business development

The session was chaired by Legal Cheek bar coordinator, Colleen Cumbers

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

The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy (law firm client dynamics) — with Weil and BARBRI

Here is the full video for the second in the series, ‘The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy (law firm client dynamics) — with Weil and BARBRI‘, which took place on Thursday 1 December 2022.

The session featured:

  • Jonathan Woods, associate in the restructuring team at Weil Gotshal & Manges
  • Victoria Cromwell, former magic circle lawyer and BARBRI‘s senior director of business development

The session was chaired by Legal Cheek features editor, Aishah Hussain

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

The remaining Academy sessions run through to Spring 2023.