Law and legal services

Insider tips – working as a Trainee Solicitor

Guest blog by Nitika Patel, Trainee Solicitor at CMS: I thoroughly enjoyed my law degree at LSE and I believe it gave me a strong foundation on the subject. Being surrounded by driven and motivated students, I found myself applying for insight days from my very first year. This proved invaluable as I gained exposure to different law firms, their […]


What are you expecting from a Training Contract?

In this blog, Sarah Stockley from Vinson & Elkins explains why understanding how a firm structures its programme is an important factor. She started her training contract at Vinson & Elkins in 2006 and then qualified into the Complex Commercial Litigation department in 2008. Sarah was an associate and senior associate until the beginning of 2016, when she transitioned internally […]


You don’t have to have a law degree to become a lawyer

You don’t have to have a law degree to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. Many legal employers recruit up to 50% of their trainees from non-law degrees. So what do you need? excitement at the prospect of working closely with clients across all industry sectors (energy, financial services, social media, health – the law gets everywhere) to solve their […]


Insider tips blog series from alumni and employers

Throughout the past few months, we’ve posted blogs from LSE alumni and employers about what it’s like to work in certain sectors, including their advice for current students. In this blog you can find a recap of what they said – check out previous posts too and look out for more posts this year! Training contracts and beyond Guest blog […]


Soham Panchamiya – Trainee Solicitor, DLA Piper

Soham Panchamiya completed the LLB Law at LSE  in 2013. He now works as a Trainee Solicitor at DLA Piper. “Try and get some work experience beforehand – it’s the best way to figure out whether a law firm will actually suit you and your interests.” Find out more about Soham Panchamiya and his experiences on his graduate profile page.


Insider tips – training contracts and beyond

Guest blog by Emma Minihan (LSE LLB 2009) who is a Lawyer in the Government Legal Department: Applying to GLD I applied for my training contract in my final year of study at LSE, having decided during my second year that I didn’t want to be a lawyer! I found out about GLD (or Treasury Solicitor’s Department as it was […]


How to make the most of a client secondment from a law firm

Guest blog by Thomas Manjaly (LLB, 2011) who is an Associate at Vinson & Elkins RLLP: ‘How would you like to join a client on secondment for six months?’ The question from my supervising partner was out of the blue but it taught me a lesson which would serve me well during my time at the client – to expect […]


Greg Robins – Senior Solicitor, Office of Human Rights Proceedings

Greg Robins completed the LLM Master of Laws at LSE in 2013. He now works as a Senior Solicitor at the Office of Human Rights Proceedings in New Zealand. “I loved the LSE. The educational, social and networking opportunities were fantastic and the ability to engage with the heart of London and the UK was second to none.” Find out more about Greg […]


How to get the most out of a mini-pupillage

Guest blog by Gunnar Schulte (LLB 2013) who is a pupil at a barristers’ chambers in London: A mini-pupillage is work experience at a barristers’ chambers, usually for two to five days. Mini-pupillages can vary greatly in character. Mini-pupils usually sit with a barrister, or are assigned to a different barrister for each day of their mini-pupillage. The work experience […]


Maxim Bokov – Head of Research and Analysis, VTB Bank

Maxim Bokov completed the LLM in Corporate and Securities Law at LSE in 2010. He now works as the Head of Research and Analysis for VTB Bank “Postgraduate students should always remember that it only takes one year to get Master’s degree. The time passes quickly so, it is useful to know what topic your dissertation will cover at the start of term. […]


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Clifford Chance Mock Interviews

Starts: 21 Nov 2017 11:00 AM
Finishes: 21 Nov 2017 3:00 PM
‘Sign up for application and interview advice with a graduate recruiter at Clifford Chance. Get feedback and tips before your assessment day.

Applications close Friday 17th November at midday.

You will be notified by Clifford Chance if you have secured an appointment by 12pm on Monday 20 Nov

Skills seminar: Commercial awareness in the legal sector

Starts: 22 Nov 2017 3:00 PM
Finishes: 22 Nov 2017 5:00 PM
Fully booked. Join the waiting list to be notified if places become available.
Commercial awareness is one of the key attributes City law firms look for when acquiring talent, but it is an area where candidates frequently let themselves down. Join Hogan Lovells for an interactive seminar exploring the topic.

DLA Piper Presentation and Networking Evening - London

Starts: 22 Nov 2017 6:30 PM
Finishes: 22 Nov 2017 8:30 PM
Come and experience an evening with DLA Piper where you will learn about the firm's international presence, culture and career opportunities. You will have the chance to meet with inspirational colleagues from across the firm.

Social Entrepreneurship 360 Conference

Starts: 23 Nov 2017 9:15 AM
Finishes: 23 Nov 2017 3:45 PM
LSE Generate, the Latin America and Caribbean Centre, and the Innovation Co-creation Lab are proud to present the Social Entrepreneurship 360 Conference. The event will host a select group of successful social entrepreneurs providing insight into their personal experiences with social enterprise.

Aspiring Solicitors Pride Event

Starts: 23 Nov 2017 2:00 PM
Finishes: 23 Nov 2017 8:00 PM
Aspiring Solicitors is excited to announce its second Annual Pride event focusing on increasing awareness, understanding and confidence for aspiring solicitors in LGBT+ communities on 23 November 2017 at Reed Smith LLP.

Meet an Alum - financial regulation/legal

Starts: 23 Nov 2017 5:30 PM
Finishes: 23 Nov 2017 7:45 PM
Meet an Alum brings together alumni and current students for small 30 minute group discussions so you can find out what it’s really like to work in a particular field or organisation.

Generate: Social Enterprise Fair

Starts: 24 Nov 2017 11:00 AM
Finishes: 24 Nov 2017 2:00 PM
Remaining places: 16
An opportunity to showcase your social enterprise project at our first ever Generate Social Enterprise fair

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Land, law, development: Lessons from the recent global land rush

Starts: 24 Nov 2017 4:00 PM
Finishes: 24 Nov 2017 6:00 PM
Lorenzo Cotula is Research Professor at the International Institute for Environment and Development (iied) and is an expert in law and development.

This event is part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking & Practice series.

QEB Presentation about a City Law career with a difference

Starts: 27 Nov 2017 6:00 PM
Finishes: 27 Nov 2017 10:00 PM
Please join us for a presentation / Q&A session on a career at the family law bar: with pupillage interview advice from the people who might be interviewing you, provided by Queen Elizabeth Building.

Sidley Austin LLP - Munich Recruiting Event

Starts: 28 Nov 2017 5:00 PM
Finishes: 28 Nov 2017 8:00 PM
At the event you will be given an overview of the firm and its practice areas and you will have the chance to network with our Associates and Partners and talk about potential job opportunities in Sidley’s Munich office.

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Gender Team Coordinator

1 Dec 2017
Soho Greater London United Kingdom
We have an exciting new Team Coordinator role in Girl Effect's Gender Team supporting the scaling up of the Girl's Connect brand. This is perfect if you are super organised, have great administrative skills and have an interest in Gender.

Graduate Trainee Programme 2018

24 Nov 2017
Hong Kong
The three-year programme offers merit-based progression, from trainee contract right through to the long and successful careers in the Commission, subject to the availability of appropriate headcount within the Commission.

Strategy & Operations executive

31 Dec 2017
Dublin Ireland
To participate to the definition of the company’s strategy & to create the right conditions for the company’s scaling ahead of a potential Series A investment, Artomatix is looking for a full-time Strategy & Operations Executive to join the company.

Investor and Treasury Services Summer Internship

31 Mar 2018
London Greater London United Kingdom
Royal Bank of Canada is one of the highest rated and trusted banks globally, with a prudent approach to risk management and a high quality liquid balance sheet. We have a significant presence in Europe, which provides us with the strength needed to fully support clients and employees in the region.

Entrepreneur in Residence (m/w)

30 Nov 2017
Hamburg, Berlin Germany
From day one, you join one of our portfolio companies and work on selected projects in close coordination with the management.
You manage your own projects in different functional areas (online marketing, business development, finance, etc.).

Internship Business Development (m/f)

30 Nov 2017
Hamburg Germany
- Work closely with the management of TruVenturo and our portfolio companies on selected projects from online-marketing, over top talent recruiting to UX projects
- Support the partner group at Truventuro in developing business concepts and launching new ventures
- Manage your own projects

Forensic and Litigation Consulting - Construction Solutions - Graduate Consultant

31 Dec 2017
London Greater London United Kingdom
The Construction Solutions Practice provides an advisory service to the global construction and engineering community, on contractual, commercial and technical issues.

Society of Conservative Lawyers Lyell Scholarship

1 Dec 2017
Remotely with some travel to London United Kingdom
The Society of Conservative Lawyers is offering a scholarship of £4,800.

The Scholarship will be awarded to a candidate with a real interest in both law and policy and who wants to engage with legal issues arising from the decision to leave the EU.

Litigation Paralegal

14 Mar 2018
London Greater London United Kingdom
Experienced litigation paralegal required to support a team of commercial litigators on a variety of litigation and arbitration matters.

Penningtons Manches LLP Training Contract 2020

31 Jul 2018
London, Basingstoke, Cambridge, Guildford, Oxford, Reading United Kingdom
Penningtons Manches LLP Training Contract 2020

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