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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP - Frequently Asked Questions

All your questions about Skadden, answered! 

What benefits does Skadden offer?

Skadden trainees receive a variety of benefits: from private medical insurance to a free gym membership and even a substantial technology allowance. 

When do applications open?

Applications for the vacation scheme tend to open in October and close by the end of December. In 2020, applications opened on October 1 and closed December 31. 

How many trainees does the firm recruit each year?

The firm recruits a small number of trainees a year, taking 10 in 2019. 

Where is Skadden based?

Skadden is based in New York. The firm has 22 offices in total, with other offices ranging from São Paulo to Palo Alto.

Where will I study the GDL/LPC?

Skadden prefers their trainees to study at the BPP law school. In return, the firm covers the cost of the LPC and the GDL if needed, as well as a £10,000 maintenance grant.