How to get into Commercial Law
The ultimate guide to training contracts
Complexity Easy Duration 20 - 30 min
In this module you will gain a comprehensive understanding of training contracts. Ex-Freshfield's lawyer Jake Schogger will share key insights with you, that you won't be able to get anywhere else, on what you can expect from the job and the type of work you'll be undertaking.
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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 to training contracts
In this first lesson, Jake shares with you the key skills you'll develop whilst completing your training contract and gives you top tips on how to make a great impression from the get-go.
1 - 2 minutes
2
2. Key training contract challenges
It's natural to face multiple challenges during your trainee years, this will help you to build resilience and the necessary capabilities to be a successful lawyer post-qualification. Jake provides you with the tools you'll need to manage these challenges and de-bunks common myths about the legal sector including the working hours and much more.
5 - 6 minutes
2
3. Key benefits of a training contract
Securing your training contract is a really exciting opportunity and one that you've worked extremely hard for. There are so many benefits to a training contract, which Jake takes you through in this module including the pay, the training opportunities and intellectual fulfilment.
2 - 3 minutes
2
4. Due diligence: a trainee's role
Due diligence is a key task that trainees are in charge of. In this lesson, Jake explains exactly what due diligence is, as well as the complexities of the task - giving you a comprehensive understanding.
2 - 3 minutes
2
5. Document review: a trainee's role
Another typical trainee task is document review. This is most commonly a task in a litigation team, this lesson will help you develop a better understanding of what a document review entails and what types of documents you could be reviewing.
3 - 4 minutes
2
6. Legal and business research
Jake shares the type of research you'll be undertaking as a trainee and gives you insight how you can hit the ground running.
3 - 4 minutes
2
7. Additional trainee tasks
As well as the specific tasks outlined in the previous lessons, trainees also have a number of other tasks to manage. This lesson gives you a broader understanding of these including project management and proof reading.
1 - 2 minutes
2
8. Non-chargeable work
This final lesson focuses on the type of non-client, or non-chargeable, tasks. These are tasks you may have not realised you can get involved with, so Jake shares with you the fulfilling and exciting projects that you'll be able to work on.
2 - 3 minutes
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