First Year Open Day dates are 26 March 2013 and 2 July 2013
Hogan Lovells is a top global law firm, with over 2,300 lawyers working in over 40 offices in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States. Our unique balance of ambition and approachability attracts prestigious clients and creates a working culture where the ambition of our trainee solicitors is supported to ensure their success.
Types of work
Our global diversity and wide range of practice areas gives us a strong reputation for corporate finance, dispute resolution, government regulatory and intellectual property. Exposure to a variety of legal disciplines provides good training and development opportunities for those joining us.
We offer up to 48 open day placements for first year law students. The scheme is designed to give first year law students an insight into commercial law and working in a global legal practice.
Students will gain a broad overview of the firm and liaise with employees at a variety of levels through a comprehensive programme of presentations, workshops, panel discussions and networking events.
What we are looking for
We are looking for students whose combination of academic excellence and desire for specialist knowledge will contribute to developing business and taking it forward. Although we are one of the largest global legal practices, we work in small, hard-working teams where everybody is committed to our collective success.
As a consequence of the high profile, demanding work we do, we expect applicants to show a track record of attainment with excellent academic results from GCSE (or equivalent) onwards. Candidates should be aiming to achieve, or have achieved, at least a good 2:1 (or equivalent) consistently, throughout their studies and as their final degree classification.
The personal qualities our people possess are as important as their qualifications. You need to be happy collaborating with a team yet capable of, and used to, independent action. You will need to demonstrate an ability and desire for lateral thinking, be capable of close attention to detail, and have the energy, resilience and ambition to succeed in a top global law firm.
Our open days are designed to introduce first year law students to life in a global law firm and to give you hints and tips on the application process for vacation schemes and training contracts.
Selection is based on your application form, your performance at interview and the results of the online and paper critical thinking tests.
The deadline for applications is 15 February 2013.