Why TCLA Premium?
If you're on this page, chances are you want to be a commercial lawyer. It's a profession that offers interesting work, global opportunities and the chance to work on headlining deals.
However, commercial law is also one of the most competitive industries to enter. Thousands of candidates apply for a small number of places each year. Only a handful secure training contracts.
Just look at the reported application to interview ratio for these firms:
Data from Lex 100 (2018)
TCLA Premium has been designed to turn good candidates into great candidates at all levels of the process. We detail how to write the top 1% of applications. We break down how you can excel in case studies and partner interviews. And we teach you the fundamentals of commercial awareness.
We're not here to give you the secret to securing a training contract because, quite frankly, there isn't one. But what we can do is share everything we've learned, having been through the process ourselves and having worked with thousands of candidates over the last few years (over the past few years, we've reviewed several thousand applications for vacation schemes and training contracts).
Contrary to what you might think at the moment, much of reaching the top 1% percent is about learning skills. Application writing, interview performance, debating commercial topics... they're just like any skill, which means they can be developed through consistent, deliberate practice.
Now, at the moment, some of this information is already out there. But it's fragmented. That means different candidates have access to different information. It also means many aspiring lawyers don't have access to high-quality resources to teach them how to write a stand-out application or excel during law firm case studies. That's a huge problem because, for many firms, you only have one shot per cycle.
So, TCLA Premium offers high-level training and resources on teach candidates the skills they need to secure training contracts, all in one easily-accessible location.
It won't be for everyone and it's not a secret sauce; you can definitely still secure a training contract without TCLA Premium.
What it does do is combine the knowledge you need to know for your applications, interviews and assessment centres in a single, straightforward package. We've put hundreds and hundreds of hours into providing the best resources we can think of to help you secure a training contract.
TCLA is the largest dedicated forum for aspiring lawyers. Our mission is to help aspiring lawyers become the best version of themselves.
TCLA is also an educational platform. It’s our goal to turn aspiring lawyers, from student to trainee solicitor, into exceptional commercial lawyers. Through TCLA Premium, we provide an extensive list of online courses designed to upskill the next generation of lawyers.