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Plenty of news this week on newly qualified (NQ) retention rates, along with a tricky proposal for new trainees at Wragge & Co.
We also have articles on the difficult question of whether to disclose a disability to a potential employer and what Barclays’ lawyers’ main task will be in any possible future litigation.
Followed by: a survival guide for networking events; a focus on corporate law from Linklaters; a blog post from an attendee on Shearman & Sterling’s summer scheme; a profile of Hogan Lovells graduate recruitment partner Ben Higson, and an Ask Lawyer2B from a mature student without conventional qualifications.
For those of you interested in public international law, The Lawyer recently teamed up with the Open University to deliver a round table event on corporations, individuals and the state - if you are interested, watch it here.
That precious little bit of face-to-face time with a law firm is crucial to getting yourself noticed, and a successful networking event could do more that put a face to your name, but also a personality.
I’m a mature student at a former polytechnic university. I don’t have conventional qualifications such as GCSEs and A-levels, but I do have other qualifications to offer. Will this go against me when applying for training contracts? (7 responses)