TCLA Premium 2.0 provides high-level training and resources to help aspiring lawyers secure training contracts at elite commercial law firms.
Our monthly membership programme gives you unlimited access to all our TCLA courses and premium materials, including all our future courses.
Why TCLA Premium?
Commercial law is one of the most competitive industries to enter. Thousands of candidates apply for a small number of vacation schemes and training contracts places each year. Only a handful secure training contracts.
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Aspiring lawyers run into the same fundamental problems. They have good grades, interesting extra-curricular activities and a clear motivation for commercial law. Yet time and time again, they fall down on interviews that test their commercial awareness.
But how do you develop commercial awareness? What should you be learning? How can you excel in case studies and partner interviews?
The problem is that all of this information at the moment is fragmented. That makes things easy to miss and hard to find. It means many aspiring lawyers aren't prepared for commercial interviews.
TCLA Premium solves this problem. It combines the commercial knowledge you need to know for your interviews and assessment centres in a single, straightforward package.
What does TCLA Premium offer?
It's a monthly package that gives you access to past content and all our future materials.
You will have access to:
1 Application Review every month
Our thorough and personal application review service, offers you detailed, line-by-line comments on your vacation scheme or training contract application. TCLA Premium members are eligible for one free application review every month.
TCLA's Introduction to the City Course
This course is designed to develop your commercial awareness.
It breaks down the commercial topics likely to come up at interviews and assessment centres in 2019/2020, including the financial markets, the business of law firms, topical news stories, and fundamental business knowledge.
Monthly commercial courses
Every month, we release a new course on a commercial topic. This course will teach you what you need to know about that topic ahead of your interviews and assessment centres. We use a combination of video tutorials, case studies and graded quizzes to cater to different styles of learning.
More than "commercial awareness", we hope to provide you with an in-depth understanding of a topic to take you forward in your career.
Our classes are released on a monthly schedule. The current schedule is as follows:
February 2019: Private Equity - Released!
April 2019: Mergers & Acquisitions
May 2019: Brexit
June 2019: Finance and the Capital Markets
July 2019: Law Firms as a Business
More to follow...
Law firm insights
To secure a training contract, you need to demonstrate a clear motivation for applying to a particular firm. But it's not always easy to work out what makes law firms different. Our detailed law firm profiles have been designed to help you to tailor your applications and justify what makes a law firm different at interviews.
We use our premium subscriptions to The Lawyer and Legal Week, along with our existing knowledge of firms, to give you a detailed explanation of a firm's unique selling points.
Access 45+ threads in our private forum
Members of TCLA Premium have access to our past content. That's over six months worth of content in our forum.
Inside, you will find: 15+ successful applications and cover letters, high-level application advice, our third M&A mock case study, business news roundups, and much more!
- Camilla Gionso, Third Year Student, University College London
- William Nicholson, Master's student, King's College London