While Goldman Sachs may have taken on ten new apprentices and called on “the City” to step up and follow suit, law firms are ahead of the game in providing for this alternative career route. Lawyer2B looks at the pros and cons for hopeful lawyers.
We also have a quick survival guide for first year students, a focus on projects and infrastructure finance by Shearman & Sterling, a blog post defending the traditional law degree from BCL student Richard Ridyard and law graduate Daniel Money, a profile of DLA Piper first seat trainee Joe Smith, and an Ask Lawyer2B on the differences between a paralegal and a training contract interview.
In News, Chairman of the Bar Michael Todd QC tells the Government to “practise what it preaches” on social mobility, and London Met has been granted permission to apply for judicial review over the border agency’s decision to revoke its licence to sponsor international students.
Apprenticeships: you’re hired! Apprenticeships offer a cost-effective alternative to the traditional route into law, providing trainees with on-the-job experience. With even Goldman Sachs looking to hire apprentices Lawyer2B weighs the pros and cons.
Practice area focus -Projects and infrastructure finance Love may make the world go round but you need finance if you want to build infrastructure and industrial projects such as power stations, wind farms, oil and gas pipelines, petrochemical plants, sports stadia, mines, prisons, hospitals, schools and transport networks.
60-second interview DLA Piper first seat trainee Joe Smith advises candidates to be patient and get some credible work experience.
Ask Lawyer 2B -Training Contract v Paralegal interview I am about to go for a paralegal interview - how will it differ from a training contract interview? I have had a few TC interviews before so I am aware of the types of questions and format they tend to follow, but I have a paralegal interview coming up and I don’t know what to expect. Can anyone advise me how these differ to TC interviews and what to expect? (1 response)