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96 resources to help understand the Black Lives Matter movement

15th June 2020

Race and Ethnicity We are grateful that our BLAQUE (Black Lawyers Aligned in the Quest for Excellence) network along with our Sterling Pride network developed this excellent resource toolkit. We understand that it can be difficult to know how you can help or what you can do to combat what is a systemic issue. Educating […]

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99 Training Contract Interview Tips

17th March 2020

If you want a training contract you are going to have to do at least one interview. For many candidates, interviews are the hardest part of the training contract application process. At Shearman & Sterling, we find that some candidates deal with interviews exceptionally well, while others do not. To help all those people who […]

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5 Minutes With… Alicia Loh, Trainee, Shearman & Sterling

14th January 2020

Q. Which seat of your training contract are you in and which department do you sit in? I’m in my first seat and sitting in Finance. Q. What is a typical trainee task in your department? Creating and updating conditions precedent (CP) checklists! Another typical trainee task is compiling finance and corporate documents. Q. Do […]

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5 minutes with…Gordon Houseman, Senior Associate

10th January 2020

Q. When did you join Shearman & Sterling? I first joined Shearman & Sterling in 2012. I spent half of the summer as an M&A associate in New York and the other half of the summer doing leveraged finance transactions in London. I joined full-time in 2013. Q. What’s the first thing you do when […]

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Top 10 blogs of 2019

30th December 2019

Throughout 2019 we have published a number of blogs and videos. These have been created to help you with your training contract applications and to help you understand the legal sector. Here is a list of our 10 most popular blogs of 2019: 1. STUDYING HISTORY? YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A CAREER IN LAW With so […]

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