As the training contract application deadline approaches we provide an analysis of the latest data on retention rates and graduate vacancies, along with something for your commercial awareness - a high-powered discussion on the growing influence of human rights on corporations, states and individuals.
We also have a survival guide for application forms, a focus on IP and TMT law from Bird & Bird, a blog post from a recent LPC graduate on his training contract hunt, a profile of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer trainee Richard Harmer, and an Ask Lawyer2B from someone who failed to get onto a vacation scheme.
In News, Linklaters has revealed plans to open its summer vacation scheme to second year non-law students, Mayer Brown got some take up on its £10,000 offer to new trainees to defer their September 2013 places and White & Case posted an 81 per cent retention rate.
Public international law and human rights issues have gained increasing prominence over the past decade. But with the increasing pace of globalisation, The Lawyer’s Round Table in association with The Open University found there are more changes to come.
Recent LPC graduate Nick Weaser is on the hunt for the elusive training contract. He says that however frustrating as it may be, research into every nuance of every firm you apply to is essential; the application should take days, not hours.
I have failed to gain a place on a vacation scheme, how will this affect my chances of securing a training contract? How much of a disadvantage will I be at when applying for a training contract if I haven’t done a vacation scheme? I am a second year law student and it already feels like I am falling behind! (4 responses)