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Summer work experience scheme 2017

Slaughter and May is one of the most prestigious law firms in the world.  We advise on high-profile and often landmark international transactions. Our excellent and varied client list ranges from governments to entrepreneurs, from retailers to entertainment companies and from conglomerates to Premier League football clubs. We are a full service law firm to corporate clients and have leading practitioners across a wide range of practice areas including Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Commercial, Financing, Tax, Competition, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Pensions and Employment, Financial Regulation, Information Technology and Intellectual Property.

There are clear differences between us and other global law firms.

At Slaughter and May we train each of our lawyers to be a multi-specialist equipped to advise on a broad range of legal matters, which at other firms would be handled by a number of different lawyers.  We think that by broadening your training and experience, you will be a better lawyer.  We have built a reputation for delivering innovative solutions to difficult problems.  This reputation has been earned because each of our lawyers advises on broad legal areas, combining experience gained on one type of transaction to solve problems in another.  In this way, our lawyers have a varied and interesting workload and ample opportunities to develop close relationships with clients.

Nearly all of our work has an international element and we have offices in the major financial centres of London, Brussels, Hong Kong and Beijing, as they are fundamental strategic hubs for international business.  In other jurisdictions we prefer to remain agile by leading unified, hand-picked teams of lawyers from market-leading law firms.  All the firms we work with across the world have a reputation for excellence and independence that mirrors our own.

At Slaughter and May we also take a different approach to time; there are no set billing or time targets. Some ideas take a matter of seconds but are can save companies millions of pounds a year.  The type of work we do is not always measurable in minutes.  In this way, our lawyers are free to work collaboratively, sharing expertise and knowledge, so that they can concentrate on what matters most – the quality of the work and client service.

We run summer work experience schemes for penultimate year law and non-law students every year. The next summer work experience schemes are taking place as follows:

  • Monday 19 June to Friday 7 July 2017 (law students)
  • Monday 10 to Friday 28 July 2017 (law students)
  • Tuesday 29 August to Friday 15 September 2017 (non-law students)

How to apply

Applications are now open and the deadline to apply is 5pm on Thursday 5 January 2017.

Applications for work experience should be made through our online application system. You will be asked to complete a short form and attach a copy of your covering letter and CV - this should include a full percentage breakdown of all examination results.

Interviews for places on the summer work experience schemes will take place in London and, where possible, on campus. If you are spending your third year overseas, we are happy to conduct your interview by telephone.

The interview will be conducted by a partner and an associate and will last for approximately 45 minutes. They will engage you in a discussion about your CV and on a short current affairs article, which you will be given to read before the interview.

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