Freddie Mehlig studied Law at the University of Bristol. He completed vacation schemes with Kennedys and Capsticks in 2014, and began his training contract with Kennedys in September 2016. He is therefore well-placed to share with us his advice on all things vacation schemes…
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:
Russell-Cooke is now recruiting for the 2018 vacation scheme
Applications for vacation schemes at Fieldfisher in London, Birmingham and Manchester are now open until 15th January! The firm run two paid vacation schemes per year lasting for two weeks – one at Easter and one in the Summer. It is a great way to see what it would be like to be a Trainee Solicitor at the firm.
Memery Crystal is delighted to announce that it will be running a vacation scheme for the first time in April 2018. This is a great opportunity for you to really get to know the firm, its culture and people.
The majority of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK)’s training contracts are offered to students who participate in the firm’s vacation placement programme, which provides participants with first-hand experience working on actual global transactions. The programme also provides insight into the firm’s culture and atmosphere. Each student is paired with an associate supervisor and trainee liaison who identify substantive and suitable assignments.
The Charles Russell Speechlys application process is now open!
Apply for a Macfarlanes vacation scheme by 31 January 2018.
You will be given as much hands-on experience as possible, enabling you to develop a real understanding of the firm's culture and work. You might draft a letter and then work through the draft with a solicitor or trainee; or you might do some research on a live issue for a client. Alternatively, you may be taken to client meetings or to meet counsel.
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is a 2,000-attorney law firm representing global clients in offices around the world; in Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C. For over 100 years, major national and international clients have called upon Kirkland & Ellis to provide superior legal advice and client services. Our London office has been the hub of European operations since 1994. Here, over 200 lawyers’ offer detailed expertise to a wide range of UK and international clients.
If you are looking to grow your career in the South West and want to join a top international firm in the city that you love, apply for the Simmons & Simmons Summer Vacation Scheme in Bristol! The firm is looking for their future partners in trainees that want to start and grow their career in the South West. Uncover the world of law with Simmons & Simmons in Bristol. Apply now! http://graduates.simmons-simmons.com/
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