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Vacation scheme deadlines

Don’t miss vacation scheme deadlines this winter

Law vacation placement deadlines are now scattered between October and February to keep you on your toes. We’ve put together a list of the need-to-know deadlines along with links to each law firm's information.
Most law firms offer these structured work experience programmes to second- or final-year law and non-law students, and tend to pay a subsidy of £250–£500 per week.

Vacation schemes are a significant (and sometimes essential) part of the recruitment process for most large law firms. The best way to obtain inside knowledge about a firm's culture and the sort of legal work it does is to spend between one and three weeks on its vacation scheme (also known as a vacation placement but rarely, in this sector, as an internship).

Law vacation placement deadlines in October and November 2017

27/10/2017

29/10/2017

31/10/2017

1/11/2017

3/11/2017

4/11/2017

5/11/2017

6/11/2017

22/11/2017

Law vacation placement deadlines in December 2017

15/12/2017

28/12/2017

29/12/2017

30/12/2017

31/12/2017

Law vacation placement deadlines in January 2018

3/01/2018

4/01/2018

5/01/2018

6/01/2018

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (spring and summer vacation schemes)
  • 7/01/2018

    10/01/2018

    12/01/2018

    15/01/2018

    19/01/2018

    20/01/2018

  • Shearman & Sterling LLP

    30/01/2018

    31/01/2018

    Law vacation placement deadlines in February and April 2018

    1/02/2018

    15/02/2018

    28/02/2018

    1/04/2018

    20/04/2018

    See these firms' websites for their individual vacation scheme deadlines 

    Most law firms offer these structured work experience programmes to second- or final-year law and non-law students, and tend to pay a subsidy of £250–£500 per week. Typically, firms offer winter vacation schemes to finalists and graduates, and summer vacation schemes to penultimate-year students, but it’s worth checking individual firms’ requirements by clicking on the links below. Common deadlines for summer vacation placements fall in November, December and January.

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