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



October 2017

1 October 2017

Simmons & Simmons (Winter: recruited on a first come first served basis from this date)

Travers Smith LLP (Winter: rolling application from this date)

15 October 2017 Simmons & Simmons (Summer: recruited on a first come first served basis from this date)
27 October 2017 Jones Day (Winter)
29 October 2017 Norton Rose Fulbright (Winter)
31 October 2017

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (Winter)

Hogan Lovells (Winter)

November 2017

1 November 2017 Squire Patton Boggs (Winter)
3 November 2017 Burges Salmon LLP (Winter)
4 November 2017 Shearman & Sterling LLP (Winter)
5 November 2017

Ashurst LLP (Winter)

White & Case LLP (Winter)

12 November 2017 Stephenson Harwood (Winter)

December 2017

15 December 2017 Jones Day (Spring)
28 December 2017 Bird & Bird LLP (Spring, Summer)
30 December 2017 Addleshaw Goddard (Spring, Summer)
31 December 2017

Dechert LLP (Spring)

Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP

January 2018

3 January 2018 Clifford Chance
5 January 2018


Dentons (Spring, Summer)

7 January 2018

Ashurst LLP (Spring, Summer)

Clyde & Co LLP (Spring, Summer)

Hogan Lovells (Spring, Summer)

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP (Spring, Summer)

9 January 2018 Squire Patton Boggs (Summer)
10 January 2018 Jones Day (Summer)
11 January 2018 Burges Salmon LLP (Spring, Summer)
12 January 2018 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher& Flom (UK) LLP (Spring, Summer)
14 January 2018 Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (Summer)
15 January 2018

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Fieldfisher (Spring, Summer)

Irwin Mitchell

Mishcon de Reya LLP (Spring, Summer)

Osborne Clarke LLP

Simmons & Simmons (Spring: recruited on a first come first served basis from this date)

19 January 2018 RPC
20 January 2018 Shearman & Sterling LLP (Spring)
26 January 2018 Watson Farley & Williams (Spring, Summer)
30 January 2018 Taylor Wessing LLP
31 January 2018

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Bates Wells Braithwaite (Spring, Summer)

Birketts LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys

Cooley (UK) LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Dechert LLP (Summer)

Forsters LLP

HFW (Spring, Summer)

Hill Dickinson LLP

Ince & Co (Spring)

K&L Gates LLP

Leathes Prior

Macfarlanes LLP (Spring, Summer)

Mayer Brown International LLP (Spring, Summer)

Mills & Reeve LLP

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy (Summer)

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP (5.00pm GMT)

Norton Rose Fulbright (penultimate-year undergraduates and finalists)


Penningtons Manches LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Stephenson Harwood (Spring, Summer)

TLT Solicitors LLP (Spring, Summer)

Taylor Vinters

Travers Smith LLP (Summer)

Vinson & Elkins RLLP

White & Case LLP (Spring, Summer)

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February 2018

February 2018

Bevan Brittan LLP

Shoosmiths LLP

28 February 2018 Michelmores LLP

March 2018

March 2018 Stephens Scown LLP
1 March 2018 Lester Aldridge LLP
28 March 2018 Roythornes Solicitors

April 2018

1 April 2018 Foot Anstey LLP
20 April 2018 Shearman & Sterling LLP (Summer)
30 April 2018 Ashfords

September 2018

30 September 2018 Kennedys Law LLP (Winter 2019)

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Allen & Overy LLP

Baker McKenzie

Bristows LLP

Burness Paull LLP

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Slaughter and May

Wedlake Bell LLP

Wilsons Solicitors LLP

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