The firm offers a structured two-week placement for up to eight students in June/July of each year. We limit the number of places in order to give students a really 'hands-on' experience, normally in two differing areas. This enables you to get involved in a variety of work, with a variety of people, giving you the opportunity to really get to know the firm, its culture and the work it does. Applications should be made online from around the end of October 2017. We do not review applications on a rolling basis but shortlisting may begin ahead of the final deadline of 31 January 2018. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete an online critical thinking appraisal, those who perform most impressively will be invited to attend a half-day assessment consisting of a commercial case study (group exercise). Those who most closely match what Cooley is looking for will be offered interviews with a variety of the firm's lawyers in the afternoon of this day. The summer programme is open to law students in their penultimate and final years', non-law students in their final year and graduates/those already at law school.
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