How do I make my non-law background appealing to commercial law firms?

“Why do you want to be a commercial lawyer” is a question that all aspiring lawyers should expect to be asked at some point on their journey to securing a training contract at a commercial firm. This question holds even more significance when targeted at someone who did not study law at university as firms need to be sure that their trainees are committed to the legal profession. A carefully thought-out answer that pinpoints the advantages of your non-law background will make you a stronger candidate.