In-house guidance on commercial awareness

The Lexis®PSL in-house team have recently published a blog post on how you can demonstrate commercial awareness for law students looking to secure training contracts or work in-house.  Although the post is aimed at those looking for in-house roles, it may well be of interest to anyone looking to secure a training contract at a law firm, and those seeking pupillages might find some of the points of interest as well.

The main message of the article is not to panic if you cannot find specifically legal work experience, (eg a vacation placement in a law firm) and to consider ways in which you can demonstrate commercial awareness and other useful transferable skills from other activities you have undertaken, such as working in a shop or cafe, or volunteer activities such as organising a university ball. As a result, COMET readers may also find the article helpful.

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