Vacation scheme deadlines?

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As good bargains go, vacation schemes stand out as amazing 3-for-1 deals: for just a few weeks of your time, you get to improve your resume, brush up your legal skills and, best of all, you can see first-hand what life’s truly like at your favourite law firm before committing to the full training contract experience.

Because we know a number of you are set on giving vacation schemes a try, we’ve put together a collection of relevant application deadlines to help you along.

Check out the Career Clinic while you’re on the website!


Win a vacation scheme

A 500 word essay for a chance to win a vacation scheme at Clifford Chance? Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Take a look at the link to find out why it might be well worth putting pen to paper to impress one of the UK’s leading law firms.


Opportunities with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • International Workshop
    29-30 March 2012
    Open to all students
    A chance to compare what life is like in two Freshfields offices – London and Paris
    Take part in a case study and meet partners, associates and trainees from both offices
  • First-year Focus Programme
    10-11 April 2012
    Open to first year undergraduate students
    See what life is like in a commercial law firm and gain skills to prepare you for vacation scheme and training contract application forms and interviews

How to apply

Deadline for your application
24 February 2012

Shortcuts! Make the most of the PCC!

This feature by The College of Law’s careers team manager Angela Smith on the site should give you some pointers on the help you can get from the Placement and Careers Service (1st Floor, Bannerman) all year round.

Bird & Bird in house presentation evening

Bird & Bird Offices (15 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1JP): 19 January 2012
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This is your chance to find out more about a career with Bird & Bird, in advance of their summer placement scheme deadline. You will be able to hear talks from their partners and current trainees, and network during informal drinks.