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Studying History? You Should Consider a Career in Law

2nd January 2019

As a history student you are often the butt of the employability jokes. I remember there were lots of memes (people still use memes, right?) when I was at university implying history graduates never got jobs (see below): However the perception that history is not an employable degree is just wrong. Law is a common […]

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Top 10 Blogs of 2018

28th December 2018

Throughout 2018 we have created a number of blogs. Many have been written to help you with your training contract applications and to help you understand the legal sector better. Here is a list of our 10 most popular blogs written in 2018: 1. 17 WEBSITES YOU CAN USE TO RESEARCH LAW FIRMS There’s a […]

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5 Reasons Why Theology Students Make Good Lawyers

17th December 2018

I studied an undergraduate degree in Theology before starting my training contract at Shearman & Sterling. Like many Theology students, I wasn’t sure how relevant my degree would be to a career in commercial law. Having now started my training contract, I realise my Theology degree prepared me well for the application process and for […]

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A Guide to Legal Project Management – Whiteboard Wednesday

17th December 2018

TRANSCRIPT: A GUIDE TO LEGAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT (LPM) Well, hello, everyone. Welcome to another Whiteboard Wednesday. My name’s Anthony Widdop, I’m the Global Head of Legal Project Management here at Shearman & Sterling. Well, today we’re going to talk about an introduction to legal project management. So what is LPM? LPM is a set of […]

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