Course curriculum

    1. Why is firm research important?

    1. Drawing out your motivations

    2. Reputation and capabilities

    3. International footprint and expansion

    4. Training and development

    5. People and culture

    6. Values, D&I, pro bono and CSR

    7. Investment in technology and innovation

    8. Conclusion

    1. Sources to support your research

    2. Simranjeet Kaur Mann guides you through the process of researching firms

    3. Lex 100: awards, rankings and insights

    4. AllAboutLaw: offices, awards, entry requirements and other insights

    5. Legal 500: sector and practice area strength

    6. Firm website: general firm insights

    7. Firm social media channels: insights into culture, employees and opportunities

    8. The Lawyer: firm-related news stories

    9. Firm employees: culture, working environment and day-to-day life at the firm

    1. A word of warning...

    2. Addleshaw Goddard

    3. Allen & Overy

    4. Ashurst

    5. Baker McKenzie

    6. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP)

    7. Bird & Bird

    8. Burges Salmon

    9. Clifford Chance

    10. CMS

    11. Dentons

    12. DLA Piper

    13. DWF

    14. Eversheds

    15. Farrer & Co

    16. Forsters

    17. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

    18. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

    19. Herbert Smith Freehills

    20. Hogan Lovells

    21. Mishcon de Reya

    22. Penningtons Manches Cooper

    23. Slaughter and May

    24. Squire Patton Boggs

    25. Stephenson Harwood

    26. Taylor Wessing

    27. Travers Smith

    28. Weil, Gotshal & Manges

    29. White & Case

    30. Willkie, Farr and Gallagher

    31. Womble Bond Dickinson

    1. Introduction to our assessment centre insights

    2. Addleshaw Goddard

    3. Allen & Overy

    4. Ashurst (x2)

    5. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP)

    6. Burges Salmon

    7. Clifford Chance

    8. CMS

    9. Dechert

    10. Dentons

    11. DLA Piper

    12. Eversheds Sutherland

    13. Freshfields

    14. Gateley

    15. Herbert Smith Freehills (x2)

    16. Hogan Lovells

    17. Kirkland & Ellis

    18. Latham & Watkins

    19. Linklaters

    20. Mayer Brown

    21. Mishcon de Reya (x2)

    22. Morgan Lewis

    23. Penningtons Manches Cooper

    24. Shearman & Sterling

    25. Shoosmiths

    26. Sidley Austin

    27. Skadden

    28. Slaughter and May

    29. Stephenson Harwood

    30. Taylor Wessing

    31. Walker Morris

    32. White & Case

    33. Willkie Farr & Gallagher

    1. Introduction to firm profiles

    2. Allen & Overy

    3. Clifford Chance

    4. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

    5. Linklaters

    6. Slaughter and May

Law firm research, profiles and interview insights

  • 148 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content


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: and or search for “City Career Series” on YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram.


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