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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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Brexit Forum with Sir Keir Starmer (Shadow Brexit Secretary)

Starts: 22 Jan 2018
Finishes: 22 Jan 2018 11:59 PM
Is our government really prepared to get us the best Brexit deal possible?
Join the London Legal Forum on 22 January 2018 for an opportunity to get an unprecedented insight into the inner workings of Brexit, from someone intimately involved with the process.

LSE Commercial Awareness Workshop

Starts: 22 Jan 2018 12:00 PM
Finishes: 22 Jan 2018 2:00 PM
Linklaters are going to be holding an interactive workshop which will help you understand what this skill really entails and how you can develop it. This session will also allow you to develop essential communication and presentation skills.

Using LinkedIn in your Job Search

Starts: 24 Jan 2018 12:00 PM
Finishes: 24 Jan 2018 1:00 PM
Remaining places: 72
This seminar will cover building an effective LinkedIn profile with tips on what to include in each section, how to increase your visibility, and techniques to help you connect and build relationships with LSE alumni. It is most suitable for students with a basic understanding of LinkedIn.

Skills Seminar: Video Interviews - How to succeed

Starts: 24 Jan 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 24 Jan 2018 3:00 PM
Remaining places: 51
Experienced recruiters from Accenture will guide you through the video interview process. Why do employers use them and what do they look for? How can you best prepare? Accenture will also give you lots of great hints and tips to help you succeed.

CodeFirst: Girls - free advanced coding course for female students

Starts: 24 Jan 2018 6:30 PM
Finishes: 24 Jan 2018 8:30 PM
CodeFirst: Girls and Generate at LSE Careers are offering a free, part-time coding course at the LSE for female students who want to be part of the digital revolution.

Understanding the differences between UK and US law firms

Starts: 25 Jan 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 25 Jan 2018 2:00 PM
Remaining places: 56
Thinking of applying to a US firm but not sure how it really differs from a UK firm? How do firm’s business models differ? Come and learn what the key structural differences between UK and US firms and learn about what to look out for when approaching your application research.

Applying for a taught masters

Starts: 25 Jan 2018 2:00 PM
Finishes: 25 Jan 2018 3:00 PM
Remaining places: 113
For students who are in the early stages of applying for a taught master's, this seminar will help you understand the principles behind a successful master's application and key points you should consider before applying.

How to approach speculative applications

Starts: 29 Jan 2018 4:00 PM
Finishes: 29 Jan 2018 5:00 PM
Remaining places: 60
A speculative application involves proactively approaching an employer to seek out opportunities that have not been advertised. This seminar will help you understand the scenarios where you may need to use a speculative application and what you should include.

Generate: Social Enterprise Case Studies

Starts: 31 Jan 2018 3:00 PM
Finishes: 31 Jan 2018 5:00 PM
Remaining places: 60
Generate's Lent Term programme concentrates on social enterprise and social innovation. Throughout the term, we're hosting a number of speakers from organisations and ventures focused on social impact to help educate students.

Mock Assessment centre

Starts: 1 Feb 2018 4:00 PM
Finishes: 1 Feb 2018 7:00 PM
Remaining places: 40
Assessment centres are a critical part of the recruitment process for many employers. This workshop is structured to simulate parts of a typical assessment day and will provide an overview of the types of tasks involved.

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Administrative Assistant

26 Jan 2018
United Kingdom
Donohoe & Co is a boutique family law firm based in central London, specialising in cases with an international element.


6 Feb 2018
London Greater London United Kingdom
Full time paralegal vacancy at Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP

Delegate Sales Executive

28 Feb 2018
London Greater London United Kingdom
This is an entry level role, working across our portfolio of events. You will be responsible for securing delegate places from new and existing clients. Our events are held in key locations worldwide, so you will be selling across international markets.


31 Jan 2018
Farringdon Greater London United Kingdom
Leigh Day is seeking to appoint a Paralegal to join its highly coveted Human Rights (HR) Department.

Volunteer Interpreter

31 Jul 2018
England United Kingdom
Detention Action is a small cutting edge NGO working in the field of human rights. We support people in the two immigration detention centres near Heathrow alongside London prisons and the Verne in Dorset, providing emotional and practical support and advice over the phone and in person.

Legal Consultant (Intellectual Property)

29 Jan 2018
Luxembourg Luxembourg
infeurope is looking for a “Legal Consultant (Intellectual Property)” to work with us on a project in collaboration with a key European Institution, based in Luxembourg.

Fundraising and Communications Assistant

22 Jan 2018
London Greater London United Kingdom
We are looking for an organised, creative and motivated individual to join the fundraising and communications team.

2018 Loss Prevention Internship (m/f)

1 May 2018
Prague Czech Republic
This is a 3 to 6 months internship (full or part time) aimed at 2+ year university students or recent graduates. An Amazon internship will provide you with an unforgettable working experience in a fast-paced, dynamic and international environment.

Fundraising Volunteer

21 Jan 2018
London United Kingdom
Gain professional fundraising experience with The Bar Pro Bono Unit and LawWorks.

Communications & Research Internship

5 Feb 2018
London United Kingdom
Paid internship at a strategic communications consultancy that works with multinational companies, governments, high net worth individuals often in complex international litigation. Interns assist with research, policy analysis, copyediting and media relations.

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