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Sporting achievements, baking action or stripping exploits, you should think carefully about which will be helpful in supporting your career progression, muses Kevin Poulter

10 September 2012

The calibre of trainees commencing their training contracts this month has been intriguingly high. Of course, academic excellence is a given and more often than not this still comes from ?a Russell Group university. I’ll bite my lip and not dwell on the merits of a non-law degree versus a law degree again. Instead I want to think about the extra bits that make one straight ‘A’ student stand out from the tens of thousands of other straight A students seeking to make their mark on ?the legal profession.

For some reason – possibly because I am not as good at regulating my own verbal output as I should be – I seem to have acquired ‘expert’ status where all things legal career are considered. Particularly for those at the junior end of the profession who are just starting out or even considering whether or not to jump on the irregular academic conveyor belt. I’ve spent a lot of time ...

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