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    I decided to answer a few questions, as when I was previously on TSR a few years back, I got a lot of helpful advice regarding applications etc.

    Feel free to ask away. Although, please refrain from asking; what firm, salary questions, as I will not answer.

    Anything else (to an extent), is green zone, ask away.

    Obvious Disclaimer: Any advice is just MY opinion and not the opinion of my firm.
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    Did you study law at uni? Did you go to a RG university? How many rejections did you face before getting a TC offer? What do you think set your application and interview/s apart, if anything?
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    Ah, I spot some unfortunate vagueness in the title.

    Is this 'top international law firm' US, MC, SC, or below?

    I don't think that we can take anyone as authority if they we don't know exactly how selective and distinguished their firm is.
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    (Original post by JohanGRK)
    Ah, I spot some unfortunate vagueness in the title.

    Is this 'top international law firm' US, MC, SC, or below?

    I don't think that we can take anyone as authority if they we don't know exactly how selective and distinguished their firm is.
    Hi Johan,

    It is a US Firm. I was reluctant to put it in the title, as people will always ask questions to guess the firm.
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    The more specific you are, the more helpful you can be.
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    (Original post by Insecable)
    Did you study law at uni? Did you go to a RG university? How many rejections did you face before getting a TC offer? What do you think set your application and interview/s apart, if anything?
    (Original post by JTBennett)
    Of course, I understand where you are coming from. However, as evidenced, people will usually try and ring around a question to gather "which firm". I will try and be clear in my responses to questions.
    Fair enough. See above poster's question.
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    (Original post by Insecable)
    1) Did you study law at uni? 2) Did you go to a RG university? 3) How many rejections did you face before getting a TC offer? 4) What do you think set your application and interview/s apart, if anything?
    1) Yes
    2) I attended a RG university
    3) Whilst I cannot remember the exact amount, I would say around 15-20 (A whole cycle worth of TC apps) and maybe 25ish VS apps.

    4) There are a number of things, which I personally believe, I improved;

    a) Confidence - Attending so many interviews, assessment centres helped ease my nerves. (Been there done that attitude). Plenty of people, take rejection to heart, I advise not too. It is very unlikely that, you will apply to one firm and get in. Use EVERY application, as a learning opportunity. The very first firm I applied for, I got to the AC (3 previous stages), I was gutted when I got rejected, in fact I lost a lot of confidence. Looking back, I am not surprised, comparing my first AC to my successful AC, there was a huge difference.

    b) My grades. I averaged (scraped) a 2:1 in first year. Inevitably got straight rejections from a lot of firms. In second year, I picked myself up, mostly firsts few 2:1s although I did fail a module, simply due to very bad decision making on my part. Last year 70+ in each module.

    c) Apply for firms where you have a genuine interest in their practice areas.

    EDIT: I cannot obviously know what set my application apart, but I feel the things above, are what I did better than before.
 
 
 

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