Do your research

Knowing the law sector well is an important part of a successful route through the application process. The more you know about:

  • The areas of law, the more confident you will appear when asked questions such as 'What areas of law are you interested in and why?'. See Researching areas of law for advice.
  • The employer, the strong your motivation appears to employers and the more confidently you can address questions such as 'Why are you applying for this firm?'. See Researching employers and individuals for advice.
  • The sector and current trends and news, the more able you will be to show your commercial awareness, when asked questions such as 'What legal matters, changes to the law have you noticed of late and why?'. See Legal news sources for advice.

Apply your knowledge and research to writing successful and professional CVs, cover letters and applications. Find out how at Applying your research to applications|

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