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)
Applications for our 2018 Legal Summer Placements Programme are now OPEN.
Click here (http://www.swsurvey.co.uk/graduate/index.php/433462?lang=en) to access the online application form. Applications will only be considered from candidates who have completed the form.
Please note that placements will be offered on a rolling basis so early applications are encouraged.
We are a member of Aspiring Solicitors. A link to the Diversity & Inclusion Directory can be accessed here: www.aspiringsolicitors.co.uk/legal-diversity-and-inclusion-directory/shepherd-wedderburn/