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Employability Skills for Law Students

Employability Skills for Law Students (1st edn)

Emily Finch and Stefan Fafinski
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date: 22 March 2023

6. Commercial awareness and networkinglocked

6. Commercial awareness and networkinglocked

  • Emily Finch
  •  and Stefan Fafinski


This chapter discusses two aspects of employability that can help students stand out from other applicants: commercial awareness and networking. It first explains the meaning of commercial awareness and goes on to provide some practical advice on how to develop it, and then explains why networking is important, giving some pointers on how to start networking and how to make the most of it. The chapter provides a brief introduction to LinkedIn—an online tool for professional networking—and concludes with some practical advice on making the most of law fairs.

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