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I have a law degree 2:1 (66%) and LLM with distinction (80%). Could anyone tell me what my chances are of a training contract?
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Where did you study your various courses? Do you have any relevant extra-curricular experience? Have you done any vacations schemes? Do you have any language skills? Which firms are you thinking of applying to? Do you feel like you've got a fairly strong grasp on the 'commercial awareness', and are you confident at interview?

More of this kind of info is needed before anyone can gauge what your chances are!
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Honestly, an LL.M is quite an insignificant factor in securing a training contract. If you did it because of that, that's a waste of both time and money. Firms don't particularly care for LL.M's.
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Where did you study your various courses? Do you have any relevant extra-curricular experience? Have you done any vacations schemes? Do you have any language skills? Which firms are you thinking of applying to? Do you feel like you've got a fairly strong grasp on the 'commercial awareness', and are you confident at interview?

More of this kind of info is needed before anyone can gauge what your chances are!
Studied the courses at Manchester uni
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Honestly, an LL.M is quite an insignificant factor in securing a training contract. If you did it because of that, that's a waste of both time and money. Firms don't particularly care for LL.M's.
I have an llm in intellectual property law, if that helps.
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I have an llm in intellectual property law, if that helps.
Not particularly! Sure it might help you once you're in the job but it's unlikely to be an important factor in securing a TC.
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You know, firms don't ONLY recruit on academics! For many (most), that is only the starting point of what they are looking for. So, whereas I could say, your academics seem good, you really do have to look at the other areas indicated above PLUS your own personality - what are you like in a team? Are you good to work with? Can you be left in a room with a client? Are you going to bring any more work in? That kind of thing...
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You know, firms don't ONLY recruit on academics! For many (most), that is only the starting point of what they are looking for. So, whereas I could say, your academics seem good, you really do have to look at the other areas indicated above PLUS your own personality - what are you like in a team? Are you good to work with? Can you be left in a room with a client? Are you going to bring any more work in? That kind of thing...
:ditto:

I think your academic profile is fine. If you want a TC, it's the additional hoops that you have to jump: extracurriculars, competencies, shinning in interviews, etc. There's a lot more to it than just top grades.

I don't think your LLM will really make much of a difference tbh.
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