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Non-Russell Group holds its own in the unique CV blind Commercial Awareness Competition

1/3 of successful teams progressing to the Quarter Finals of the Aspiring Solicitors Commercial Awareness Competition are from Non-Russell Group Universities.  The Competition which tests’ commercial awareness and understanding over six screened telephone/face to face interviews and assessment centres at law firms and Barclays headquarters has reached the Quarter Final stages.

Members of the winning team will be offered legal work experience in 2018 with supporting law firms/legal teams Barclays Legal, Clifford Chance, Dechert, Mayer Brown, TLT and Travers Smith and will also receive a bespoke suit and shirt each courtesy of LexisNexis.

The Quarter Finals will take place in Manchester, Bristol and London in January 2018.

The full list of university teams to make it through to the Quarter Finals can be seen below.  25 mixed teams and 9 “WildCards” have also made it through to the Quarter Finals.

UniversityQuarter Final TeamsUniversityQuarter Final Teams
King’s College London6Manchester University1
University College London3SOAS, University of London1
University of Bristol2Trinity College Dublin1
BPP University Law School2University of Edinburgh1
London School of Economics2University of Greenwich1
Queen Mary University of London2University of Kent1
University of Cambridge2University of the West of England1
University of York2University of Winchester1
University of Leicester1Warwick University1
The University of Law1University of Hertfordshire1
University of Leeds1University of Sussex1
Keele University1University of Oxford1

The video from the Grand Final of the Competition 2016/17 can be seen below.  To register your interest in particpating in the 2018/19 Competition, please click HERE.