Poor 2:1 in second year - Is getting a 2017 training contract hopeless? Watch

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I am a law student at the UCL, going to my final year. I am originally from Hong Kong (not holding a British passport/citizenship) and plan to work at an international law firm in the UK upon graduation.

I have done two internships in Hong Kong this year - one at Skadden and one at Cleary this year. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to secure a training contract from either of them. I have obtained an average of 64% in my first year and 62% in my second year - pretty poor.

I hope that I could secure a job in a big firm in London upon graduation so I will not be creating too much financial burden to my family. However, is my situation really hopeless right now?
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Not hopeless but I suspect there will be more of a question as to why the UK if your work experience is all in HK. That to me would be slightly more concerning than your grades.


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(Original post by singalaw)
I am a law student at the UCL, going to my final year. I am originally from Hong Kong (not holding a British passport/citizenship) and plan to work at an international law firm in the UK upon graduation.

I have done two internships in Hong Kong this year - one at Skadden and one at Cleary this year. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to secure a training contract from either of them. I have obtained an average of 64% in my first year and 62% in my second year - pretty poor.

I hope that I could secure a job in a big firm in London upon graduation so I will not be creating too much financial burden to my family. However, is my situation really hopeless right now?
How consistent were your module grades?

Agree with J-SP that you'd need to really sell your desire to work in the UK in applications.
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wide range: from 58 to 71
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The drop in your average module score will be slightly concerning - firms usually like to see consistency or progression. But I still think the main issue will be "why UK/London".


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