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    Hi everyone, I have just graduated with a 2.1 (66%) law degree from a RG Uni. My EC's involve being a brand ambassador for a MC firm and a big 4 firm, student tutor, committee member for two uni societies, student ambassador and volunteering for a law clinic as well as LGBT groups, Disability organisations, etc. Realistically what kind of firms should I apply to, as I feel that all firms look for different things?! I am applying for TC's most probably in September.
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    I have also attended a number of open days and have done placements here and aborad!
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    Good chance tbh you will be able to secure one if you apply yourself. Cant see why you would be concerned. Just apply as normal and see what you get.
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    (Original post by Mona103)
    Hi everyone, I have just graduated with a 2.1 (66%) law degree from a RG Uni. My EC's involve being a brand ambassador for a MC firm and a big 4 firm, student tutor, committee member for two uni societies, student ambassador and volunteering for a law clinic as well as LGBT groups, Disability organisations, etc. Realistically what kind of firms should I apply to, as I feel that all firms look for different things?! I am applying for TC's most probably in September.
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    Sounds like you could apply to any firm and have a half decent chance based on this information alone.
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    Thanks J-SP! I'm looking to apply to Freshfields and a few US firms but wondering whether my overall grade (66) is 'high' enough! I know that these firms look for other things as well but I guess I'm being overly anxious!
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    (Original post by Mona103)
    Thanks J-SP! I'm looking to apply to Freshfields and a few US firms but wondering whether my overall grade (66) is 'high' enough! I know that these firms look for other things as well but I guess I'm being overly anxious!
    Definitely being over anxious. Obviously will depend on the spread of your grades (e.g. if you had 66s across the board this would probably be seen better than someone who had low 50s in some modules but bumped up by exceptionally high grades in others), but I'd really struggle to see why a 66 average is not "high" enough. There won't be 1000s of applicants who have an average above that and who have half the other evidence you have mentioned.
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    You have every chance at any firm so switch it round and look into the firm's you want to apply to.

    The fit is very important and that goes both ways


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    (Original post by J-SP)
    Definitely being over anxious. Obviously will depend on the spread of your grades (e.g. if you had 66s across the board this would probably be seen better than someone who had low 50s in some modules but bumped up by exceptionally high grades in others), but I'd really struggle to see why a 66 average is not "high" enough. There won't be 1000s of applicants who have an average above that and who have half the other evidence you have mentioned.

    Hi JSP. Sorry to disturb you during Christmas time, but I wondering whether it would be possible for you to have a look at one of my applications. It is a personal statement. Would appreciate it alot, but again, I totally understand if you are busy.

    Merry Christmas!
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    (Original post by Mona103)
    Hi JSP. Sorry to disturb you during Christmas time, but I wondering whether it would be possible for you to have a look at one of my applications. It is a personal statement. Would appreciate it alot, but again, I totally understand if you are busy.

    Merry Christmas!
    Sure - not sure when I'll get a chance to look over it given the festive break though, so if you want to submit it soon I might not be able to get back to you quickly.


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    Sure - not sure when I'll get a chance to look over it given the festive break though, so if you want to submit it soon I might not be able to get back to you quickly.


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    Thank you-I just sent it to you via PM. If you could get back to me before the new year-that would be ideal, but anytime you can have a glance at it-please let me know what you think
 
 
 
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