First-Year Opportunities Deadline Table

Here is a breakdown of first-year opportunities offered by The Lex 100 firms, including dates and application deadlines. The following opportunities are generally open to first-year law students or second/penultimate-year non-law students, depending on the undergraduate degree being studied. Please check the firm website for more details.

Firm                                                        

What?                                               

When?       

                                     

When to apply?

              

Addleshaw Goddard First Year Open Day See firm website See firm website
Allen & Overy A&O First

9-10 April 2018 and 28 September 2018

From 15 January 2018
Ashurst Ahead with Ashurst 9 - 13 April 2018 Between 1 September 2017 and 7 January 2018
Baker McKenzie First Year Programme 9 - 10 August 2018 Between 1 March 2018 and 15 May 2018

Berwin Leighton Paisner

London Insight Scheme April 2018 By 31 January 2018
Burges Salmon Insight Day (law students) 22 March 2018  By 28 February 2018
Burness Paull Spring Insight (law students) April 2018 See firm website
Clifford Chance Springboard 25-29 June 2018/16-20 July 2018 Between 25 September 2017 and 3 January 2018
Clyde & Co Bright Futures 4 - 8 December 2017 By 12 November 2017
CMS First Steps See firm website By 3 January 2018
Covington & Burling Insight Day April 2018 Between 1 and 28 February 2018
Fieldfisher Open Day See firm website See firm website
HFW Insight Day 27 March 2018 Between 1 October 2017 and 27 February 2018
Hogan Lovells Insight Event

4-5 April/14 June/11 July 2018 (law)

21 June 2018 (non-law)

Between 1 October 2017 and 25 February 2018
Ince & Co Open Evening 30 November 2017 By 15 November 2017
Jones Day Networking Events See firm website See firm website
Kirkland & Ellis Open Day (law students) March 2018 See firm website
Michelmores Open Day 18 January 2018 By 2 January 2018
Macfarlanes Insight Day 27 March 2018 Between 1 October 2017 and 28 February 2018
Mayer Brown International Open Day 8 and 12 December 2017/16 January 2018/27 March 2018 From 1 November 2017 (recruited on a rolling basis)
Norton Rose Fulbright

Open Day

First Step work experience

17 November 2017/26 January 2018/20 February 2018/26 March 2018/ 20 April 2018

9-13 April 2018

Between 1 October 2017 and 16 March 2018

Between 1 October 2017 and 31 January 2018

Osborne Clarke Insight Scheme Easter 2018 Between 1 November 2017 and 28 February 2018
Reed Smith Open Day 14 and 15 March 2018 By 16 February 2018
Penningtons Manches Information Day See firm website Between 2 November 2017 and 31 January 2018
RPC Spring Workshop See firm website By 14 February 2018
Shoosmiths Insight Evening January and February 2018 (various locations) By 27 November 2017
Simmons & Simmons

Spring Insight Scheme

Open Day

10-11 April 2018

Various dates - see firm website

Between 15 January and 15 February 2018

From 1 September 2017

Slaughter and May Open Day 22 March and 5 April 2018 By 31 January 2018
Squire Patton Boggs Open Day 9/10/16/17 April 2018 20 February 2018
Stephenson Harwood Open Day 17 January/14 February/21 March/25 April 2018 By 31 January 2018
Taylor Wessing First Year Trailblazing Insight Day 27 March 2018 By 31 January 2018
TLT #TLTunpacked 22/28/29 November 2017 By 22 November 2017
Vinson & Elkins Open Day 21 March 2018 By 9 February 2018
Watson Farley & Williams Open Day See firm website See firm website
White & Case Insight Scheme 16-17 May 2018 By 31 March 2018