How to Boost Your Commercial Awareness and Ace Your Law Firm Applications – Jake Schogger – S4E24

In our grand finale of Season 4 of the podcast, our host Robert Hanna welcomes Jake Schogger onto the show.

Jake is the Founder of the Commercial Law Academy, which is a comprehensive e-learning platform for lawyers. He’s also the Founder and CEO of the City Career Series, a publishing firm for titles aimed at ambitious young people seeking a variety of careers in the City.

Before these ventures, Jake was a lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, a magic circle firm. In between his publishing and e-learning firm, he also manages Fresh Perspective Communications, and is Head of Marketing & Business Development for WorldLabs.

Luckily, he found the time in his busy schedule to share his story and legal career tips with Robert Hanna!

Topics discussed include:

  • What he learnt from working in a top Magic Circle law firm
  • Why he left the City to set up the Commercial Law Academy
  • His advice on making the most of LinkedIn for your legal career
  • An overview of some core competencies needed to succeed in the competitive and evolving sector
  • His guide to acing those challenging law firm interviews 

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