How to get into Commercial Law
Specialisms in Commercial Law
Complexity Intermediate Duration 40 - 45 min
International and national law firms normally specialise in key practice areas and this is how they are structured internally. A trainee will sit in multiple practice areas before choosing a specialism to qualify into. It's important to know about some of the key practice areas before applying and also know which areas the firm specialises in.
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Presenter
Jake Schogger
Jake Schogger
City Careers Series, Founder & CEO
After starting his career as a corporate lawyer, Jake now works as a freelance business consultant for some of the most exciting growing businesses in London. While at university, he set up City Careers Series which offers a range of guides to help students break into competitive City-based careers. Since then, through his books and talks, Jake has helped 50,000+ students with their applications.
After starting his career as a corporate lawyer, Jake now works as a freelance business consultant for some of the most exciting growing businesses in London. While at university, he set up City Careers Series which offers a range of guides to help students break into competitive City-based careers. Since then, through his books and talks, Jake has helped 50,000+ students with their applications.
Lessons in this module
2
1. Introduction
Jake Schogger tells you a little bit more about why it's so important to start understanding core practice areas before you start applying to firms.
1 - 2 minutes
2
2. M&A Law
Osborne Clarke talk you through what an M&A department do, the deals they work on and what it takes to be a good M&A lawyer.
6 - 8 minutes
2
3. IP Law
Intellectual Property or IP Law is a key department for many law firms. Herbert Smith Freehills tell you all about it.
6 - 8 minutes
2
4. Arbitration
Clyde & Co tell you what Arbitration involves and why it could be an exciting career path for you.
6 - 8 minutes
2
5. Banking & Finance
An associate in the Banking & Finance team at Macfarlanes tells you about her role and the projects they typically work on.
6 - 8 minutes
2
6. Employment Law
There's so much that comes under Employment Law - Covington tell you the basics of this key practice area.
6 - 8 minutes
2
7. Real Estate
Burges Salmon take you through what's involved in Real Estate law, the type of clients the team work with and the key skills needed to succeed in the department.
5 - 6 minutes
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