As part of the new LLB Legal Placement degree, current first year students now have the opportunity to do a placement year at the global firm’s London office.
This new undergraduate degree offers five students the opportunity to enhance their degree with a year-long placement at Reed Smith.
The placement year is set to begin in 2020/2021 and will focus on how technology is changing the role of legal practitioners.
During the placement year students will spend time in two practice areas giving next-generation lawyers a clear understanding of how innovation hubs and technology are improving the delivery of legal services.
The five successful students chosen for the placement will be guaranteed a place on Reed Smith’s training contract assessment day, bringing them a step closer to securing a training contract early.
Lex 100 understands that this course is focused on training lawyers for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination set to commence in 2021.