We do look to test legal knowledge where someone has studied law, yes. That doesn't mean an ability to recite lots of cases but we do want to see that you understand fundamental principles and it is good to link answers to the case study or scenario based questions back to the law.
In terms of what makes people stand out, having original examples of things that you have done in the past is always interesting. Don't think that retail work experience or your part time job aren't relevant to the process - those types of experience can help show many of the skills that we look for in our trainees.
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