Law students (second year undergraduate) and non-law students (final year)
This timetable refers mainly to law firms which recruit two years in advance. Check with individual firms for specific application dates and deadlines.
Research law firms, attend law fairs, read glossy brochures, apply for winter vacation schemes; non-law students apply for Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).
Attend vacation scheme; alternatively, relax and enjoy your Christmas.
Apply for Easter vacation schemes.
Apply for summer vacation schemes.
Attend vacation scheme; alternatively, relax and enjoy your Easter holidays
Apply for training contracts and attend interviews.
Summer vacation 2019
Continue to apply for training contracts and attend interviews. Attend vacation scheme or take an enjoyable trip abroad to talk about at interview – it’s more interesting than doing three vacation schemes back-to-back.
Start final year of degree (law students)/start GDL (non-law students).
Apply for Legal Practice Course (LPC).
Sept 2021/March 2022
Start training contract – good luck!
Sept 2023/March 2024