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.
My work in the banking department brings me into contact with banks, corporates and other lawyers all over the world on a daily basis. I have the opportunity to work on high profile, fast paced deals, which makes every day interesting and varied. The continuing professional training is also superb.