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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


How to write a good application for a law firm

In this blog, Antonia George from Vinson & Elkins LLP discusses how to come across well in a written application, and addresses some of the key things law firms are looking for. Antonia started her training contract at Vinson & Elkins in 2016 and is currently in her first seat with the Complex Commercial Litigation department. Selling yourself to law […]


Careers in law for non-law students

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 (financial services, social media, health – the law gets everywhere) to solve their legal […]


BPTC scholarship deadline and upcoming events for students interested in the Bar

Applications for BPTC Scholarships deadline Final year law students, LLB graduates and master’s degree students with a qualifying law degree intending to take the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) starting in 2018, are advised to apply for a BPTC scholarship from one of the four Inns of Court. Applications should be made direct to the Inns themselves, but students are only […]


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Come and meet the EY Quantitative Advisory Services (QAS) team!

Starts: 23 Apr 2018 6:30 PM
Finishes: 23 Apr 2018 9:00 PM
Come and meet the EY Quantitative Advisory Services (QAS) team!

First Year Insight Scheme

Starts: 26 Apr 2018 9:00 AM
Finishes: 26 Apr 2018 7:00 PM
This insight day is a great opportunity for first year law undergraduates and penultimate year undergraduates in other disciplines who are starting to research a legal career.

UK-CHINA High Level Talent Fair

Starts: 28 Apr 2018 9:00 AM
Finishes: 28 Apr 2018 5:00 PM
We are glad to invite LSE students come to the fair and find a job for themselves. It is free of charge for the entrance.

Launching a Career in Social Impact, with On Purpose Founder Tom Rippin

Starts: 2 May 2018 6:00 PM
Finishes: 2 May 2018 8:30 PM
Generate presents another collaboration with the LSESU Social Innovation Society. This event will give you all an opportunity to discuss with an experienced social entrepreneur how to move into this exciting and innovative sector!

Business Continuity Awards

Starts: 7 Jun 2018 7:00 PM
Finishes: 7 Jun 2018 11:00 PM
​Now in their 20th successful year, the Business Continuity Awards recognise those business continuity, security, resilience and risk professionals whose innovative strategies and industry savvy make them stand out above the rest.

NOW IN SUMMER TERM DATE TBC - Generate: Women in Enterprise Festival

Starts: 10 Jul 2018 9:00 AM
Finishes: 10 Jul 2018 9:00 PM
Remaining places: 119
Generate is organising its first ever women in enterprise festival, coinciding with International Women's Day 2018! Come join us as we hold all manner of panels on entrepreneurship, all with successful female entrepreneurs.

CMS Employer Presentation

Starts: 4 Oct 2018 6:00 PM
Finishes: 4 Oct 2018 9:30 PM
CMS will be hosting a firm wide presentation for LSE students, followed by a networking reception. This will provide students with the opportunity to learn more about the firm, its culture, and the exciting opportunities available.

Herbert Smith Freehills – Inside the Headlines

Starts: 10 Oct 2018 6:30 PM
Finishes: 10 Oct 2018 9:00 PM
We’ll talk you through what went on behind two of our headline deals and give you a taste of what life would be like as a trainee at an international law firm working with some of the world’s biggest and most ambitious organisations.

Slaughter and May - Company Presentation

Starts: 17 Oct 2018 6:30 PM
Finishes: 17 Oct 2018 8:30 PM
Details to follow

2018 Hogan Lovells Evening Reception

Starts: 23 Oct 2018 6:00 PM
Finishes: 23 Oct 2018 8:30 PM
Come and meet us to find out more about what we offer and what you could do if you were to join us.

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Employment Solicitor

31 May 2018
Maidenhead South East England United Kingdom
Employment Solicitor for a British/American law firm:
Excellent writing skills
Collaborative working environment
Bright, new offices.
Easy walking distance to upcoming crossrail

Commercial Advisor

2 May 2018
Milford Haven Wales United Kingdom
A fantastic career opportunity for a high calibre/capacity commercially minded person, to join Dragon LNG as a Commercial Advisor for a 12 month period.

British Red Cross International Youth Volunteering Programme - France, Iceland, Portugal & Norway

29 Apr 2018
This programme offers a great opportunity to volunteer on Red Cross projects whilst learning another culture and language! It's fully funded which may be especially beneficial to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to volunteer overseas.

Junior Analyst - Energy Consulting

15 May 2018
London Greater London United Kingdom
Junior Analyst full-time temporary position with energy consulting company. Opportunity to gain first-hand experience in hydrocarbons law and economics, and NOCs. Possibility of permanent appointment based on skills, background and experience.

Compliance Officer

1 May 2018
Limassol United Kingdom
MeritKapital, a CySEC and FCA licenced investment business, with offices in Limassol and London is seeking to recruit AML Compliance Officer Assistant/Paralegal for their Cyprus office.

Legal & Compliance Internship

31 Oct 2018
Greater London United Kingdom
We are looking to hire an intern with an immediate start date to work with the legal & compliance team.

Consultant for Regional and Urban Development

31 May 2018
Bachelor degree in sciences related with Business Administration, Economy, Architecture, Sociology or Geography and MSc in Urban Economic Development or Regional Development, or related fields of knowledge, interested in developing a professional career in the area of Urban and Regional Planning.

Data Analyst

31 May 2018
London Greater London United Kingdom
This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of bright and dedicated individuals who work on challenging and rewarding projects for the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industries.

Infrastructure Research Analyst

18 May 2018
London United Kingdom
We are seeking to hire a researcher to join our thriving infrastructure data team. This position affords the opportunity to work in a dynamic and expanding segment of the market with a global remit.

Volunteer Mentor to new LSE students

13 May 2018
London England United Kingdom
Off Campus Support Mentors support a group of mentees (who are usually from the same department as them) to settle in to life at LSE and get to know each other. The Off Campus Support Scheme provides support for new, undergraduate or General Course students who do not live in LSE halls of residence.

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