updated on 24 August 2023
Commercial awareness is a key skill that all law firms look for in their applicants. Understanding what commercial awareness is and how you can demonstrate yours is fundamental to your success.
LawCareers.Net’s Commercial awareness hub, sponsored by Mayer Brown International LLP, has all the information you need. Whether you’re just starting out on your commercial awareness journey, are applying for vacation schemes or getting ready for that all-important training contract interview, we’ve got you covered.
“At Mayer Brown we recognise that developing commercial awareness is something that all our fee earners – trainees to partners – have to continuously invest in. In order to successfully advise our clients, our lawyers need to develop a deep and meaningful understanding of the sectors they operate in, their strategic aims, and potential challenges they might face. A great applicant should demonstrate an intellectual curiosity in the work we do, showcase their knowledge and understanding of how a law firm operates as a business, and show genuine enthusiasm for building commercial awareness from day one!” – Mayer Brown International LLP
There’s a huge variety of commercial awareness-related content for you to digest on LawCareers.Net:
On top of the above, keep an eye on our Features, LCN Says and Oracles for tips on how you can show firms you ‘think business’, as well as general guides to this skill.
Welcome to your commercial awareness journey – we’ll be there every step of the way as you develop this vital skill and start understanding how the business world impacts what lawyers do.