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Dechert FAQs

Do you have questions about Dechert's first year opportunities, preferred law school and more? You're in luck. You'll find the answers here!

Are there any opportunities available for first year students?

Dechert holds a variety of different events at universities across the country, as well as with different companies. There are also open days which provide insights into life at the firm, provide application tips and allow students to network with trainees. 

Will you cover my travel costs for an interview?

The firm will cover your travel expenses up to £100.

Do you offer feedback if I am unsuccessful?

Dechert only provides feedback if you are unsuccessful after the assessment centre. 

Who is your preferred law school?

Trainees at Dechert should study their LPC at BPP Law School. In return, the firm covers the cost of the course, as well as a maintenance grant of £10,000 per year.

What kind of volunteering opportunities are available?

Past trainees have provided pro bono advice at the Islington law centre and for prisoners seeking appeals. Non-legal volunteering events include reading to primary school children and taking part in firm-wide fundraising events.