Our courses provide insights into legal careers, comprehensive networking tips, expert advice on writing applications and tackling psychometric tests, resources to help you prepare for interviews and internships, examples of interview case studies, and in-depth practical content designed to help you understand and confidently discuss commercial concepts and current affairs. 

In other words, we've got you covered!

Why choose us?

Our content has been created and curated by ex-Magic Circle lawyer and best-selling commercial awareness author Jake Schogger, based on his experiences coaching, mentoring and training thousands of aspiring lawyers.

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  • 100+ videos and articles focusing on a broad range of employability topics, delivered by industry experts and trainee solicitors

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  • A comprehensive range of practical tips, insider insights and exclusive guidance from City Career Series' career-focused handbooks

  • Interactive quizzes, rich media and downloadable e-guides to support your learning and professional development

  • Certificate of completion for every course

  • Learn on the go, with access via laptop, mobile and tablet

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Demi, Law graduate

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"Putting your advice into practice, I've landed a training contract with the largest of Ireland's top 5 firms. The Commercial Law Academy was an invaluable investment for my career. Jake has an outstanding teaching style..."

Final year History student

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"Brilliant, so in-depth and insightful...I feel much more confident about how to approach applications and demonstrate my skills in a way that matches those required."

Kristy, Australian Law graduate

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"I have just received an email from [Magic Circle firm] saying that I passed the case study interview! It involved mostly contents covered by your M&A course - thank you so so much!! Honestly would not have made it without your courses."

GDL & Ph.D Law student

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"Highly insightful, helpful, and instructive. The contributions were excellent."

Final year PPE student

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"Thought-provoking and provided a fresh perspective for the upcoming application cycle, including insights to further my commercial awareness and tips to cultivate my personal brand."

University employability adviser

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"Very insightful and full of advice!"

Final year Politics & International Relations student

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"I found the insights you provided extremely helpful and easy to understand, especially as a non-law undergraduate entering the legal sector."

Masters student

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"I've been to over 100 legal events in the last 4 months. This was truly the most comprehensive webinar I've had on the topic."

2nd year Law student

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"Really insightful, informative and eye-opening! You have provided us with a wealth of information, which I will utilise to the fullest!"

LLM student

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"I feel a lot more confident now for the upcoming application cycle, as I will be using all the tips yourself and the speakers kindly gave."


Jake Schogger, Hannah Salton, Harry Clark, Ali Obeid, Gordon Chung, Sim Mann, Akil Hunte, Joe Mallet

City Career Series Founder & Ex-Freshfields Lawyer

Jake Schogger

Jake Schogger is a qualified lawyer, career coach, entrepreneur, author, copywriter and consultant. He is the founder and CEO of City Career Series, a publishing company that has sold ~50,000 handbooks designed to help students secure City careers, including the critically acclaimed Commercial Law Handbook. He trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and now acts as a legal adviser to start-ups and scale-ups, whilst also working as a career coach and delivering career-related presentations at universities across the UK. In addition, Jake works with tech start-ups and runs a variety of his own businesses, including a creative/commercial consultancy (Fresh Perspective) and a luxury cake business (Whisk & Drizzle). For more information, visit: www.citycareerseries.com and www.linkedin.com/groups/8944518 or search for “City Career Series” on YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Career Coach & Ex-Magic Circle Recruiter

Hannah Salton

Hannah Salton is a qualified executive coach, career consultant and former corporate graduate recruiter. She spent the first eight years of her career recruiting graduate talent for leading international corporations, including telecoms giant BT and elite law firm Allen & Overy. In 2017 she transitioned to a career in coaching and professional development, specialising in helping graduates achieve ambitious career goals. Through her personalised one-to-one and group coaching programmes, she helps people develop the skills, confidence and awareness needed to secure their dream job. For more information, visit www.hannahsalton.co.uk and connect with Hannah on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/hannah-salton-coaching

Podcaster & Baker McKenzie Trainee

Harry Clark

Harry Clark, future Baker McKenzie Trainee Solicitor, is best known as the host of the More From Law podcast, an employability and commercial awareness podcast that has accumulated tens of thousands of streams to date. He also produces comprehensive resources for aspiring lawyers, including a broad range of articles, e-books and other content designed to help increase access to the legal profession. For more information, visit harryclarklaw.com, search @harryclarklaw across social media and connect with Harry on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/harryclarklaw

Influencer & Baker McKenzie Future Trainee

Gordon Chung

LinkedIn personality Gordon Chung is a future trainee solicitor at Baker McKenzie. He completed his Bachelor of Laws degree at City University of Hong Kong before obtaining his postgraduate Master of Corporate Law degree at University of Cambridge. Recently, Gordon also passed the July 2019 New York state bar examination and is currently awaiting admission as a New York attorney-at-law.

Motivational Influencer & CMS Future Trainee

Akil Hunte

Akil Hunte is a future trainee solicitor at CMS and a multi-award winning law graduate from Nottingham Trent. He is a public speaker, a motivational influencer, the author of ‘Unlocking Yourself After Lockdown’, a mentor to dozens of aspiring lawyers, and the founder of a marketing and branding programme called ‘LinkedIn Skills For Lawyers’.

Womble Bond Dickinson Future Trainee

Simranjeet Mann

Simranjeet Kaur Mann is a future trainee solicitor at Womble Bond Dickinson, having received three training contract offers after finishing university. She has amassed an impressive range of work experience, having completed three vacation schemes, undertaken three paralegal roles, attended four assessment centres and briefly worked at a “Big 4” accounting firm. She’s passionate about increasing diversity across, and access to the legal profession, which has led to her offering regular guidance to aspiring solicitors via her Instagram page and her (light-hearted yet informational) YouTube channel, ‘Sim’s Legal Mentoring’.

Influencer & Future Vinson & Elkins Trainee

Joe Mallet

Joe Mallet is an incoming trainee solicitor at global US law firm Vinson & Elkins, having previously secured five vacation schemes. He’s best known for his free LinkedIn commercial law resources group, in which he pools his best advice, resources and template application answers, all of which are based on the lessons he’s learned throughout his journey from student to lawyer. For more information, search for ‘Joe Mallet Resources for Aspiring Lawyers’ on LinkedIn and connect with Joe via www.linkedin.com/in/jm16328

YouTuber & White & Case Future Trainee

Ali Obeid

Ali Obeid, a non-law graduate from LSE, is best known for his highly-personal and insightful career and university-related YouTube videos, as well as the comprehensive tips and resources that he publishes on LinkedIn. Coming from a lower socio-economic single-parent family, Ali truly understands the struggles of 'fitting in' and 'keeping up' with others, which is why his content focuses on helping students to break barriers and reach new levels, efficiently and effectively. He secured a training contract at White & Case just before sitting his second-year university exams, having also interned at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and is now gearing up to study the GDL and LPC at BPP University. For more information, search for Ali Obeid on YouTube and connect with Ali on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/aliobeid1

Entrepreneur, marketeer and professional musician

Kier Kemp

Kier Kemp is an entrepreneur, marketeer and professional musician, with a background working in creative agencies. Kier founded his own record label aged 21 and built a successful career as a touring musician, before transitioning into the start-up world. In his mid 20s, Kier started consulting for tech start-ups and freelancing as a creative consultant and marketing manager, applying the many transferable skills he had developed and lessons he had learned to help businesses hone their offerings and connect with their target audiences. He then launched his own food business – Condimaniac – which has since garnered an impressive array of press attention, won a variety of awards, and grown exponentially. For more information, visit https://condimaniac.com and connect with Kier on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/kier-kemp-61b72828)

Peter Watson

Peter Watson has been a stockbroker, headhunter and entrepreneur for over 20 years. He writes and publishes the Watson's Daily blog on business and financial markets news, helping professionals and students alike to understand key trends and developments on a daily basis. Peter studied Law and Japanese at Cardiff University and so when he started working in the City, he had to "learn" economics and markets rapidly in a highly pressurised and competitive environment. He knows what you need to know and serves it up in an approachable way. Peter's markets knowledge comes from being a stockbroker for 13 years at four different investment banks in London and Tokyo, where he advised some of the world's biggest investors who traded on the UK, European and Japanese markets. He also advised CEOs and Chairmen of global blue-chip companies on investor trends and strategies. He has also been a City headhunter in finance and investment banking and a successful candidate in many different professions! www.watsonsdaily.com I @watsons_daily

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Commercial awareness handbooks

We have also published a range of books directly relevant to the recruitment process for careers in commercial law. The content has been designed and collated to assist you right the way through your pursuit of a City career, whether you are just starting out, working on applications, preparing for interviews, gearing up to undertake internships or readying yourself for the world of work.