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 late spring 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 City 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 City 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.