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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.

University Quarter Final Teams University Quarter Final Teams
King’s College London 6 Manchester University 1
University College London 3 SOAS, University of London 1
University of Bristol 2 Trinity College Dublin 1
BPP University Law School 2 University of Edinburgh 1
London School of Economics 2 University of Greenwich 1
Queen Mary University of London 2 University of Kent 1
University of Cambridge 2 University of the West of England 1
University of York 2 University of Winchester 1
University of Leicester 1 Warwick University 1
The University of Law 1 University of Hertfordshire 1
University of Leeds 1 University of Sussex 1
Keele University 1 University of Oxford 1

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.