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Legal work opportunities for postgrad students
Dear Oracle ...

I have recently graduated with a 2.1 in philosophy and plan to earn some money before enrolling on the GDL. What kind of paid work could I do which a) looks impressive to employers, and b) would be flexible enough to allow me to keep putting my legal career first?

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Ashurst LLP
Sonica Tolani
Ashurst LLP

Having already lived in three countries growing up, working on international deals that appear on the front page of the Financial Times and the globetrotting that this entails suits Sonica Tolani down to the ground. Here are her tips on how to be successful in the corporate world.

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Insight into: client secondments

Client secondments provide trainees with a valuable opportunity to spend time working closely with a client in its in-house legal team; taking on greater responsibility, developing an understanding of the client’s business and building strong client relationships that will have long-term benefits well after the trainee has qualified. 

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The value of pro bono
The value of pro bono
Grace Kelly

Described by a colleague as 'Fashion Week' for the pro bono community, Pro Bono Week presents a fantastic opportunity to promote pro bono projects and celebrate those who volunteer their time and their expertise.


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