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Law firm/Magic circle approaches to Training Contract Applications

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    Hey guys

    I've heard that some magic circle firms tend to treat applications differently and look at them more closely than others.

    I have ABC at A Level but a first class degree and lots of experience, and I always assumed that I wouldn't be able to apply to magic circle firms because of my A Levels, but ppl I have been speaking to think that this is not the case.

    I was wondering if anyone knew which Magic Circle / Silver Circle / US or generally just good law firms that have the attitude of looking at applications more closely than others, or if any of them would look past my A levels?

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    (Original post by efreya)
    Hey guys

    I've heard that some magic circle firms tend to treat applications differently and look at them more closely than others.

    I have ABC at A Level but a first class degree and lots of experience, and I always assumed that I wouldn't be able to apply to magic circle firms because of my A Levels, but ppl I have been speaking to think that this is not the case.

    I was wondering if anyone knew which Magic Circle / Silver Circle / US or generally just good law firms that have the attitude of looking at applications more closely than others, or if any of them would look past my A levels?

    Thanks
    Some will employ automatic filtering of candidates based on A Levels, but knowing which ones do this or write in an override if you have a certain degree or just state it but look at them all is difficult to know without either being the grad recruitment team or working at Apply4Law. Slaughters for example just say 'three very strong A Levels' which suggest they might not have a rigid limit, but could also mean they want AAA and just aren't saying that straight up.

    You could always try ringing up HR and asking if they do filter automatically, otherwise you may just have to take your chances and see what happens.

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