Summer Vacation Schemes

Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells

  • City Law Firms
  • London

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  • Employees: 5000

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Description of the firm 

We are Hogan Lovells: one of the world’s largest and most established global law firms, solving some of the toughest legal problems in 48 international locations. We’re well-known among our clients for our deep industry sector expertise, and among our people, for our open, supportive and diverse culture. In everything we do, we work as one team, seamlessly across continents, borders and time zones. That’s 2,600 game-changing lawyers in 23 countries for you to work with and learn from. 

Types of work 

Having such global reach means you’ll have exposure to exciting, headline-grabbing legal projects which help our prestigious clients look to the future and become ever more innovative. Not only that, you’ll tap into a huge range of practice areas here, which include: corporate, finance, global regulatory, intellectual property and litigation. With this sheer breadth of opportunities, you’ll be able to grow your legal expertise, sharpen your commercial edge and discover a career path that’s personal to you. 

Vacation schemes 

Our summer and winter vacation schemes offer the perfect launchpad for legal careers. In fact, around three-quarters of trainee solicitors who join us each year have taken part in one. Lasting up to three weeks, these paid schemes will give you invaluable experience that will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to become a great lawyer and business advisor. Working alongside partners, associates and trainees, you’ll get to support real, live client work in our key practice areas. You’ll draft documents, go to meetings, do legal research and, where possible, attend court. It’s hands-on learning that’s reinforced by workshops, discussions, case studies, work shadowing, social events and more. 

Who we are looking for 

Our vacation schemes are open to penultimate-year students, final-year students and graduates from all degree disciplines. We look to recruit smart, collaborative and determined individuals from all kinds of backgrounds and with all kinds of experience. A strong academic record is important: you should have, or be on track for, a good 2:1 or above in your degree. You must also be the kind of person who adapts well to new situations, delivers on their promises and has the creativity to take ideas in new directions. Above all, you must be able to work well with others and build lasting relationships with colleagues and clients alike.