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Interview: Tips & Advice

2019

"I would always advise a student to be themselves in an interview and try not to come across as arrogant. Showing motivation and enthusiasm is also extremely important."
First year trainee, London
"My advice would be to understand the competitive advance that US firms in London have over other UK City firms and also to understand Morgan Lewis' distinctive features within those US firms in London."
First year trainee, London
"The best advice I can give is to speak with passion about things you are truly passionate about. Do not try to force conversations or try to make tenuous links about how your non-legal work experience prepared you for a career in law."
First year trainee, London
"Research the firm properly and know what you bring to the table."
First year trainee, London

2018

"Read up on current affairs and the business world. Know why you want to practice this type of law and why you want to be at this firm. Beyond that, be yourself. They really do care about personality here."
First year trainee, LONDON
"The interviews are mainly about you as a person and what unique qualities and experiences you can bring to the training contract."
First year trainee, London
"Be yourself, it is as much about being somebody who people want to work alongside as it is about your abilities and potential within the profession."
First year trainee, London
"There is a vacation scheme, but this is not mandatory for a successful training contract application. There is a typical training contract application form followed by several interviews with partners should you be succesful. Avoid cookie-cutter applications, they won't get you anywhere! The firm has a very unique culture for a firm of its size internationally and likes to see that you appreciate that. Given the smaller intake, and relatively small teams working for high-profile clients, the firm likes to see someone who is willing to take on responsibility."
First year trainee, London
"My best tip is to be sure to mention any non-legal or commercial work experience. It's taken for granted that you'll have good academics and legal work experience, so the best way of differentiating yourself is to promote what makes you unique (eg international experiences and commercial work undertaken etc)."
Second year trainee, London
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