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How Do Smaller Firms Compete Against Larger Firms

27th November 2019

TRANSCRIPT Hello, and welcome to “Whiteboard Wednesday.” Today I’m going to explain how smaller law firms compete against larger law firms. So let’s get started. So today I’m going to explain how smaller law firms, for example, U.S. law firms, can compete against larger law firms, like UK Magic Circle firms. Because often students don’t […]

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How to perform well on a Vacation Scheme

6th November 2019

TRANSCRIPT Hi, I’m Alex Roots, graduate recruitment officer at Shearman & Sterling. And today, I am going to give you some advice on how you can perform well on a vacation scheme. There’s lots of materials out there that talk about how to pass the application stage and how to perform well on an interview. […]

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Vacation Scheme to Training Contract – Whiteboard Wednesday

16th July 2019

Vacation Scheme to Training Contract: 11 Reasons why a vacation scheme can be the best route to get a training contract 1. Vacation Schemes take place earlier in the recruiting cycle Recruitment for vacation schemes usually takes place before direct training contract recruitment. This is the case for most law firms. Law firms may fill […]

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Should You Take the New York Bar Exam? – Whiteboard Wednesday

22nd May 2019

Transcipt – Should you Take the New York Bar Exam? Hi, my name is James Webber. I am the Shearman & Sterling graduate recruitment partner, and welcome to this week’s Whiteboard Wednesday, where we’re going to talk about whether you should take the New York Bar. So, we are increasingly asked whether we encourage people […]

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Breaking Down The Buzzwords – Whiteboard Wednesday

23rd January 2019

Transcript – Breaking Down the Buzzwords Hello and welcome to “Whiteboard Wednesday.” Today, I’m going to be talking about how you can break down some of the buzzwords which law firms use in their promotional material. 1. Global/International Okay. Starting off with probably the most used law firm buzzword which you’ll find in graduate recruitment […]

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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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How to Prepare for a Training Contract Interview – Whiteboard Wednesday

26th September 2018

Transcript – How You Can Prepare for a Training Contract Interview Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of Whiteboard Wednesday. Today, I’m going to be talking about – how you can prepare for a training contract interview. Now, the challenge with preparing for a training contract interview is that you never really know the […]

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What Training Will I Get During My Training Contract – Whiteboard Wednesday

31st July 2018

by Kirsty Wilkins, Professional Development Manager Transcript – What Training Will I Get During My Training Contract? Hello and welcome to this edition of Whiteboard Wednesday. We’re going to be looking at the topic of, “What Training Will I Get During My Training Contract?” Professional Skills Course So, to start off, after your law degree […]

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6 Law Firm Financial Metrics You Need To Understand – Whiteboard Wednesday

10th July 2018

by James Webber, Partner Hi, I’m James Webber. I’m the Shearman & Sterling Graduate Recruitment Partner, and we are going to talk, on today’s Whiteboard Wednesday, about six law firm financial metrics, looking at how we measure financial performance in the business and how we get to profitability. 1. Utilisation So the first one, which […]

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10 Skills You’ll Need as a Trainee Solicitor – Whiteboard Wednesday

13th June 2018

by Paul Gascoyne, Graduate Recruitment Manager Transcript – 10 Skills You’ll Need as a Trainee Solicitor – Whiteboard Wednesday Hello, and welcome to this week’s edition of Whiteboard Wednesday. For anyone watching this who is looking to secure a training contract or a vacation scheme, chances are you’ll have done some research in terms of […]

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17 Websites You Can Use To Research Law Firms

16th May 2018

by Paul Gascoyne, Graduate Recruitment Manager Transcript – The Best Websites You Can Use To Research Law Firms – Whiteboard Wednesday Hello, and welcome to this edition of Whiteboard Wednesday. Today, I’m going to be talking about the best websites you can use to research law firms. One of the things that students always struggle […]

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How to Add International Qualifications to your Training Contract Application – Whiteboard Wednesday

9th May 2018

by Paul Gascoyne, Graduate Recruitment Manager Transcript – How to Add International Qualifications to your Training Contract Application Hello, and welcome to this week’s edition of “Whiteboard Wednesday.” Today, I’m going to be talking about how to add international qualifications to your training contract application. Now, before I get started, I just want to raise […]

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