During the summer months, we employ a number of law students who want to gain experience of working in a large, commercial law firm. We offer short summer internships in our Edinburgh, Glasgow and London offices. This is an excellent way to experience the reality of life in a commercial law practice and you could potentially get fast-tracked entry into our graduate recruitment process.
The work that a summer student may be involved in can include conducting legal/primary research, looking up case law and developing appropriate briefing notes, accompanying the fee earner to client meetings and taking minutes of the meeting for future reference, correspondence work, court running, precognitions, drafting and preparing presentations.
In addition, there are five workshops organised during this placement to give you a further insight in to life as a lawyer.
“The work was challenging but with the support of the team I was able to do it and really felt like I was making a contribution.”
- Elouisa Crichton – Solicitor Employment (summer placement participant)
Application process for legal summer placements 2017
- All applications can be made via our online application process - please click here to access the application form.
- Please note that CV’s will not be considered.
- Only applicants who are eligible to commence a two-year traineeship in August 2019 will be considered
Applications close 1 February 2017.