Not having a law degree is no barrier to becoming a lawyer – in fact, the modern legal profession is full of non-law graduates, and the skills and experiences gained studying and working in other fields can be used to your advantage.
Experienced City recruiter Kate Osborne has a wealth of wisdom to share about the world of commercial law. Read on for advice on applying to US firm Kirkland & Ellis, whose London office is based in the city’s glamorous Gherkin.
At a recent careers conference, recruiters were unanimous that one of the most important aspects of applying is the ability to think about your wider experiences and present them effectively to show how they would benefit you in a legal role.
The firm expects 100% from you, but gives 100% back. You can expect top quality work, in a commercial yet supportive and fun environment. You will be encouraged to reach your full potential and be part of a team, where people come to work because they enjoy what they do.