In June 2020 Law Careers Net said (4 Step Applications Masterclass) that a TC ‘applicant for Macfarlanes was competing with over 700 others for just 31 vacancies and someone applying to Stephenson Harwood was up against 1,300 applicants for 20 places’. More recently (April 2021) a recruiter at an international law firm said that vac … More Vacation scheme and training contract applications – tailor your approach.
I’m Monique Chan, a final year Law and Business student at the University of Warwick, and a future trainee solicitor at Allen & Overy in Hong Kong. I’m thrilled to be able to share my experience of their Summer Vacation Scheme. I’ve always been very interested in learning about how to facilitate commercial deals, as … More Allen & Overy Hong Kong 2020 Summer Vacation Scheme
In July 2019 Valerie (careers consultant for Warwick Law School) spoke to student Amy Wang about how she secured her vac scheme at Morgan Lewis. Valerie: Why did you want to do a vacation scheme in the first place? Amy: A vacation scheme is the ultimate opportunity to assess how the cultural fit of a … More “Your greatest resource is your time”: How to balance applications with your university life
If you don’t have a vacation scheme lined up for the summer, there are plenty of other ways to gain relevant experience and boost your legal CV. Of course, any legal experience is good experience, but depending on where you see yourself ending up, you might also think about gaining business experience and/or sector relevant … More A vacation without a vacation scheme?
Demi Joannides is in the final year of her law degree at Warwick and has successfully converted a vacation scheme into a training contract offer at top city firm Herbert Smith Freehills, where she is now a future trainee. She also secured a place on their international vacation scheme and recently spent two weeks in … More How to convert your vacation scheme into a training contract offer