Training vacancies plummet as deferrals rise By The Lawyer 17 May 2009 00:00 17 December 2015 15:03 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Bap 18 May 2009 at 13:29 Allen Overy never even gave law graduates the chance to apply as far as I know. Reply Link Anonymous 18 May 2009 at 16:23 A&O have always recruited heavily from their summer schemes, which are typically 90-95% law students. It is therefore difficult to say, given the relatively small number of law students they take without a vac scheme with the firm, that law graduates were not given the chance. Reply Link JS 21 May 2009 at 22:07 Bap – you seem to be somewhat misguided. Last time I checked, A&O took the standard 50-50 law-nonlaw split. Reply Link Rof 22 May 2009 at 11:24 JS you moron, read the comment, noone was querying the issue of non-law v law, it was the issue of graduated as opposed to students! Reply Link Anonymous 23 May 2009 at 16:20 As far as I am aware Hammonds suggestion that its deferred trainnes opted for this course of action is a nonsense and its suggestion of receiving 11k is also not correct. The placement scheme is good but not an option, more of a requirement. I am sure those trainess affected would rather have started their contracts on time. It makes you wonder if the reporting is accurate or whether the information given is not quite true. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.