Our summer programmes are the main route to successfully obtaining a period of recognised training with the firm. They are designed to give you a great insight into some of the exciting work we do, as well as provide you the chance to experience the culture of the firm. If you successfully gain a place on one of our programmes, you will spend your two weeks with Cooley doing real-life work, attending training sessions, and having ample opportunity to meet with a wide range of our people while attending various social events. You will also be 'buddied up' with one of our current trainees for the duration of your placement to give you a real understanding of what life as a Cooley trainee is like.
We will be running two summer programmes over the summer of 2017. The first will take place between 26 June and 7 July and the second will run from 17 to 28 July. There will be four spaces available on each.
Academic excellence, great analytical skills and a rigorous approach are essential for the complexity of the work Cooley does. You will need plenty of energy, drive and determination, as well as great business awareness. You should have impressive communication and interpersonal skills developed from a variety of situations. Understanding teamwork, evidence of leadership and seeking responsibilities are vital. Interesting achievements and making the most of non-academic and work experience (not necessarily all legal) opportunities will help applicants stand-out. Applications should be submitted online through our graduate recruitment portal. The deadline for 2017 summer programme applications is 31 January 2017. Whilst we do not review applications on a rolling basis, we may begin our shortlisting process ahead of the deadline. You are strongly encouraged to submit your application well in advance of the final deadline.
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