Hogan Lovells Summer Vacation Scheme
at Hogan Lovells

Summer vacation scheme dates from 24 June - 12 July 2013 and 15 July - 2 August 2013

The practice

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.

Summer vacation scheme

We offer up to 70 places over two highly regarded summer vacation schemes and one winter vacation scheme. Each scheme is carefully designed to give students the opportunity to gain a broad insight into the work of the firm, as the time is split between up to three of our major practice areas (corporate; finance; government regulatory; Intellectual Property; Litigation, Arbitration & Employment).

Students get involved in real work with real clients in much the same way as our trainee solicitors. This includes drafting, attending meetings, doing legal research and, where possible, attending court. To complement this there is a comprehensive programme of talks, workshops and social 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.

Application process

Our summer vacation schemes are open to penultimate year law students. Selection is based on your application form, your performance at interview and the results of the online and paper critical thinking tests. Vacation scheme students are paid £300 per week.

The deadline for applications is Friday 18 January 2013.