Vacation Scheme Deadlines

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. Many thanks to Taylor Wessing for sponsoring the following information table:

Vacation Scheme Deadlines

Deadline

Firm

 October 2016

 
From 1 October 2016 Simmons & Simmons LLP (Winter; first come, first served)
   
28 October 2016 Jones Day (Winter)
   
30 October 2016 Norton Rose Fulbright (Winter: finalists and graduates)
   
31 October 2016 Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (Winter)
   

 November 2016

 
2 November 2016 White & Case LLP (Winter)
   
4 November 2016 Burges Salmon LLP (Winter)
4 November 2016 Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP (Winter)
   
6 November 2016 Ashurst LLP (Winter)
   
12 November 2016 Stephenson Harwood LLP (Winter)
   

 December 2016

 
16 December 2016 Jones Day (Spring)
   
30 December 2016 Addleshaw Goddard LLP (Spring, Summer)
   
31 December 2016 Dechert LLP (Spring)
 31 December 2016 Dentons (Spring, Summer)
   

 January 2017

 
January 2017 Bates Wells Braithwaite (Spring, Summer)
   
From 1 January 2017 Simmons & Simmons LLP (Spring; first come, first served)
   
3 January 2017 Nabarro LLP
   
8 January 2017 Ashurst LLP (Summer)
8 January 2017 Norton Rose Fulbright (Summer: penultimate year undergraduates and finalists)
   
   
12 January 2017 Burges Salmon LLP
12 January 2017 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom (UK) LLP
   
13 January 2017 Jones Day 
13 January 2017 Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
13 January 2017 Weil, Gotshal & Manges (Spring, Summer)
   
15 January 2017 Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
15 January 2017 Fieldfisher (Spring, Summer)
15 January 2017  Irwin Mitchell
15 January 2017 Mishcon de Reya (Spring, Summer)
15 January 2017  Olswang
15 January 2017  Osborne Clarke LLP
15 January 2017 Simmons & Simmons LLP (Summer (London); first come, first served)
   
16 January 2017 Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP
   
20 January 2017 Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP (Spring, Summer)
   
   
27 January 2017 DWF LLP
27 January 2017  PwC
27 January 2017  Watson Farley & Williams LLP (Spring, Summer)
   
30 January 2017 Taylor Wessing LLP
   
31 January 2017 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
31 January 2017 Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (Spring, Summer)
31 January 2017  Birketts LLP
31 January 2017  Charles Russell Speechlys
31 January 2017  Cooley (UK) LLP
31 January 2017  Covington & Burling LLP
31 January 2017  Dechert LLP (Summer)
31 January 2017  Hill Dickinson LLP
31 January 2017  Ince & Co LLP (Spring)
31 January 2017  K&L Gates LLP
31 January 2017  King & Wood Mallesons (Spring, Summer)
31 January 2017  Leathes Prior (Spring, Summer)
31 January 2017  Macfarlanes LLP (Spring, Summer)
31 January 2017  Mills & Reeve LLP
31 January 2017  Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP
31 January 2017  O’Melveny
31 January 2017  Penningtons Manches LLP
31 January 2017  RPC
31 January 2017  Reed Smith LLP
31 January 2017  Stephenson Harwood LLP (Spring, Summer)
31 January 2017  Travers Smith LLP (Summer)
31 January 2017  Vinson & Elkins RLLP (Summer)
31 January 2017  Wedlake Bell LLP
31 January 2017 White & Case LLP (Spring, Summer)
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 February 2017

 
February 2017  Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
February 2017 

Shoosmiths LLP

   
1 February 2017 Browne Jacobson LLP
   
14 February 2017 Holman Fenwick Willan (Spring)
   
15 February 2017 Simmons & Simmons LLP (Summer (Bristol); first come, first served)
   
28 February 2017 Ashfords LLP
28 February 2017  Bond Dickinson LLP
28 February 2017 Michelmores LLP
28 February 2017  Roythornes Solicitors
28 February 2017  Ward Hadaway
   

 March 2017

 
11 March 2017 Anthony Collins Solicitors
   

 April 2017

 
April 2017 Stephens & Scown LLP 
   
1 April 2017 Foot Anstey
   

  July 2017

31 July 2017 Holman Fenwick Willan
   

  September 2017

30 September 2017 Kennedys Law LLP
   

 Rolling application

Travers Smith LLP (Winter)
   

 See website/contact firm

Allen & Overy LLP 
  Baker McKenzie LLP
Bristows LLP 
Burness Paull LLP
  CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
  Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  Clyde & Co LLP
  DLA Piper UK LLP
  Farrer & Co (Spring, Summer)
  Hogan Lovells International LLP 
Latham & Watkins
Mishcon de Reya (Winter)
  Slaughter and May 

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