CMS McKenna Talk
On 30th April, the members of LawSoc received a talk from two lawyers from the global law firm CMS McKenna. It recently expanded and joined with two other smaller firms: Nabarro and Olswang, and is now sitting at sixth largest law firm in the world.
They first spoke to us about the different types of law degrees and entry requirements on offer to us at the most respected universities. These included dual honours, ‘sandwich’ degrees and courses with one year in industry. We also learnt about conversion courses, if we were to do something other than law (or dual honours at university. They then introduced us to the LNAT, an admissions test some universities require for admission to their courses. It helped us all to grasp the true extent of the commitment required to get into law school.
Next, they spoke to us about the law practised at CMS and the summer courses they offer. We found out that they specialise in real estate, tax and technology but do not deal with criminal law. They also mentioned their summer placements and vacation schemes for students or recent graduates, which we all found motivating and exciting as this could apply to us in the future.
The talk was very informative and inspired many of us to research more about the subject we are interested in and seriously consider law as a possible career path.