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Trips to Paris, flights on the London Eye, lunch at the Graucho Grill, West End musicals and more booze than you can shake a stick at. It seems the skys the limit when it comes summer vacation scheme jollies.
Trips to Paris, flights on the London Eye, lunch at the Gaucho Grill, West End musicals and more booze than you can shake a stick at. It seems the skys the limit when it comes to summer vacation scheme jollies.
So me being me I was desperate to get a slice of the action and used my charm to persuade US firm Weil Gotshal & Manges to invite me to one of their vac scheme outings last week an evening of virtual golf at the swanky, albeit not very wheelchair friendly, City Golf & Health Club.
I wasnt really sure what to expect from the evening as Id only ever dabbled in crazy golf. But I was pleasantly surprised. The students I met were very charming especially the University of St Andrews graduate whose claim to fame was spilling a drink over Prince William. Seriously, they were also frighteningly intelligent as demonstrated by their knowledge of how the private equity market (a practice area in which Weil Gotshal excels) is being affected by the credit crunch.
Credit crunch aside what I really wanted to find out was what students really thought of law firm jollies? Are they impressed by whats on offer or as one of the Weil Gotshal schemers put it are firms trying too hard to get down with the kids (incidentally the student was referring to a previous vac scheme they participated in).
Provided I keep getting more invites I say bring it on. Do you agree or do you think theyre bribes? Whatever your views why not get in touch?