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FUTURE CITY LAWYERS

Future City Lawyers (FCL), an organisation which prides itself on helping students attain crucial Legal Commercial Awareness, is very proud to be a sponsor of BIUCAC 2021. Throughout the year, FCL will be hosting various free events on analysing current business and commercial topics which will help to improve your Legal Commercial Awareness. 

Attending these events will not only help you become more commercially aware but will also improve your business acumen, which underpins any successful contestant in the competition.

In addition to keeping up to date with financial and business stories, you will need to understand the wider issues and be able to apply them to a commercial scenario – especially in the latter stages of the competition.


FCL’s teaching method is through the use of interactive tools such as case studies and robust direct feedback, which will increase your confidence and help you develop various skills. 


Please visit our website to stay up to date with our events: www.futurecitylawyers.com 

Or alternatively, follow our Instagram: 

https://www.instagram.com/futurecitylawyers/

 
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PRACTICE QUIZZES

To give you an idea of the type of questions you should be studying for, we have attached two quizzes that you can attempt.

To get the best out of the quizzes, you should time (18 minutes Quiz 1, 15 minutes Quiz 2) yourself as well as try not to use any external resources. This will give you the best idea of any gaps in your knowledge that you may have!

 

BOOKS

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All you Need to Know About Commercial Awareness 

By Christopher Stoakes

The Money Machine: How the City Works 

By Philip Coogan

All You Need to Know About the City

By Christopher Stoakes

This book offers a great starting point for your preparation. It presents an on-point overview of the most substantial commercial topics every lawyer should be aware of.  It explains basic concepts that come up in most law firm interviews in clear and accessible terms. It explains contemporary aspects of the global financial markets, particularly post-2008 developments. Overall, this acts as a good starting point to developing real commercial awareness.

In this excellent guide the author cut through the headlines, the scandals and the jargon to explain the nuts and bolts of the financial system. What causes the pound to rise or interest rates to fall? Which are the institutions that really matter? Why is it that we need the Money Machine - and what happens when it crashes? Coggan provides clear and concise answers and shows why we should all be more familiar with a system we so intimately depend upon.

This book offers a great starting point for your preparation. It presents an on-point overview of the most substantial commercial topics every lawyer should be aware of.  It explains basic concepts that come up in most law firm interviews in clear and accessible terms. It explains contemporary aspects of the global financial markets, particularly post-2008 developments. Overall, this acts as a good starting point to developing real commercial awareness.