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Party like a law student

Why you should attend events hosted by Magic Circle law firms

Hey law students!

Don’t stop at the headline.

Before you ruffle feathers, find out what you should do to navigate the intricate world of legal studies and preparing for your future careers: it’s essential to make strategic moves that set you apart.

What’s the purpose?

Securing an internship at a prestigious law firm is no walk in the park, as I’ve already written here.

So, why “partying”?

Attending events hosted by top law firms, like the prestigious Magic Circle firms, can be a game-changer for your journey.

These events offer more than just free food and drinks โ€“ they’re invaluable opportunities to connect with legal professionals, get a feel for different firm cultures, and gain insights into the industry.

Why these events should be a priority on your radar?

In the competitive world of law, success often hinges on more than just academic achievements.

As a law student preparing to embark on your legal career, you are faced with the challenge of distinguishing yourself in a crowded field.

While studying diligently and securing internships are crucial steps towards success, there is another avenue that often goes overlooked: attending events hosted by prestigious law firms, particularly those in the Magic Circle.

What exactly is the Magic Circle?ย 

The Magic Circle is a term used to describe the five leading law firms headquartered in London: A&O Shearman, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, and Slaughter and May.

But let’s consider it as a general concept to indicate a prestigious international law firm that truly allows you to step into Harvey’s world.

These firms are renowned for their global reach, prestigious clientele, and high-profile transactions.

Why are their events so significant for aspiring lawyers?

As such, events hosted by Magic Circle firms offer law students unparalleled opportunities for professional development and networking.


One of the most compelling reasons for law students to attend these events is the networking opportunities they provide.

Rubbing shoulders with partners, associates, and other legal professionals in a casual setting can open doors to internships, training contracts, and even job offers.

Building relationships with individuals within these firms not only enhances one’s professional network but also offers valuable insights into the legal industry and potential career paths.

Firm’s culture

Moreover, attending events hosted by Magic Circle firms offers law students a glimpse into the firm’s culture and working environment.

Firm culture plays a significant role in determining job satisfaction and career progression.

By interacting with lawyers and staff members at these events, students can gain firsthand insights into the firm’s values, work ethic, and team dynamics.

But these aren’t the only reasons you should keep an eye on legal world news if you’re interested in becoming a part of it.

Attending events hosted by Magic Circle law firms is a strategic move that can significantly benefit law students as they navigate their legal careers.

These events offer a wealth of benefits that can shape one’s path to success in the legal profession.

If you’re an aspiring lawyer, you should seize these opportunities to connect with industry professionals, gain valuable insights, and position yourself for future success.

After all, in the competitive world of law, success often depends on making the right connections and taking advantage of every opportunity that comes your way.

Is everything clear now?

Giusy Falco ICF, PCC

I want to improve the legal environment for women one butterfly effect at a time.

My mission is to help top-tiers corporate lawyer mothers, freshly separated, juggling with a high-demanding career and day-to-day responsibilities without forcing them to choose what to give up.ย