Commercial Law Academy Membership
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20 in-depth, expert-led courses covering every aspect of the recruitment process, from application writing, psychometric tests and preparing for interviews, to building commercial awareness, acing case studies, converting internships, and developing professional skills.
300+ video lessons and hundreds of articles - including fully animated videos to facilitate visual learning (plus webinar recordings) - all delivered by industry experts, leading City trainers and City lawyers.
Dozens of detailed, consistently-structured firm profiles for Magic Circle, Silver Circle, US and regional firms, covering a broad range of key differentiators.
50+ comprehensive assessment centre insights for City firms, including example interview questions, information about case studies and written exercises, and specific advice from successful candidates.
Dozens of recent (verified) successful applications and cover letters, complete with Jake Schogger's commentary on why these are strong and what could potentially be improved.
Example commercial and legal interview case studies, based on real City law firm interviews.
Monthly subscriber-only webinars, during which Jake reviews member applications and gives mock interviews live on air (feel free to submit your applications or questions for free!).
Members have on demand access to 20 in-depth courses covering every aspect of the recruitment process. Click each card below to see a full break down of the lessons comprising each course.
This course contains one free preview lesson from each of the courses included in our membership plan.
A comprehensive insight into commercial law careers, including the recruitment process, different types of firms, typical training contract challenges, the skills trainees need to demonstrate, the core practice areas, and common trainee tasks.
A comprehensive guide to writing successful CVs, cover letters and applications, including in-depth advice on answering career and firm motivation questions, researching firms, and drawing skills and strengths from a broad range of experiences.
A comprehensive guide to researching law firms, identifying USPs and linking these back to yourself, complete with dozens of firm profiles, 50+ detailed assessment centre insights, and example (verified) successful applications and cover letters.
Practical advice and insider tips on how to effectively tackle assessment centres, including ice breakers, competency and motivation interviews, group and negotiation exercises, presentations, psychometric tests and virtual interviews.
Guidance on how to convert internships into job offers, including insights into how firms expect you to behave, how to tackle the work, how to excel during team presentations and negotiation exercises, and how to prepare for final interviews.
An in-depth look at Watson Glaser, verbal reasoning, logical reasoning, situational judgement and numerical tests, including practice test questions and practical tips on how to improve your technique.
Ex-City lawyers discuss their journeys into law, what they liked about being a lawyer, why they left the City, what they're doing now (journalism, operations, legal tech, entrepreneurship), and how their legal training helped in a non-legal context.
This course explains the meaning of commercial awareness, how it comes up in interviews, how to develop it, and how to structure your answers to commercial awareness questions.
This course offers a solid grounding in the legal, commercial and financial knowledge required for commercial law interviews and internships, including explanations of key M&A-related terminology and jargon.
This course offers in-depth advice on how to research into and confidently discuss current affairs. It also covers legal industry trends and challenges, as well as analyses of topical current affairs from a business, markets and legal perspective.
This course talks you through 14 case studies based on actual commercial law interviews, including questions, answers and advice covering the role of law firms, pitching, written exercises, contract and legislation analysis, disputes, M&A, and more.
An insider insight into key challenges faced by law firms and in-house teams, how firms use legal tech to combat these challenges, cutting-edge legal tech products, and how document automation actually works in practice (including a real life demo).
Insider insights from an ex-City partner into how law firms operate as businesses, including firms' operating models, how they are managed, business development, client fee structures, profitability metrics, and how they remain competitive.
Insider insights into the processes and challenges involved in launching, running and growing a business, from developing, branding and marketing an idea, to raising funding, selling, collaborating, and keeping on top of legal and business admin.
An in-depth guide to networking, including practical tips for networking one-on-one and in a virtual setting, advice on how to make connections and use LinkedIn effectively, and personal anecdotes to help boost your confidence and shift your mindset.
A practical insight into how to effectively negotiate, including effective preparation, key strategies, and the importance of controlling your emotions.
Expert guidance on delivering effective presentations, including tips on how to communicate with confidence, manage nerves, prepare effectively, engage listeners, use visual aids appropriately, and present in a team.
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. Our courses also include exclusive advice from an ex-Magic Circle graduate recruiter, leading City trainers, and experienced City lawyers.
300+ video lessons and hundreds of articles - including fully animated videos to facilitate visual learning - all delivered by industry experts, leading City trainers and City lawyers.
Access to monthly subscriber-only Q&A sessions, where Jake reviews applications live on air, plus a private forum where Jake will answer your questions on a day-to-day basis.
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.
Discounts across our full range of handbooks.
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