Open days

Law firm open day dates and application deadlines

 

Below is a list of law firm open days in 2016/17.

We have only included firms which informed us they have an open day or similar programme. Most of the firms listed below are large national or City firms. Smaller firms may not have a formal open day programme but are more likely to offer informal work experience opportunities. For multi-site firms certain dates may be for events only in a specific location.

Open days are a great way of getting to know a firm if you're a first-year student or have just developed an interest in a career in law. Be aware that specific open days may be aimed at specific groups of students (eg first-years, law students, non-law students). Check each firm's website for more details. Open days specifically designed for first-years are more and more common. For some you'll need to make a full application; for others you just register by email. Always apply/register as early as possible as space will be limited.

                                                                                                    Who for?    When?    Application deadline
               
  Addleshaw Goddard   First-years   14 & 21 March 2017   1 December 2016
               
  Allen & Overy   Open days: students & graduates
A&O First: first-years
  Open days: 15 March 2017
A&O First: April 2017
  Open days: 15 February 2017
A&O First: 15 February 2017
               
  Ashurst   First-years   3-7 April 2017   8 January 2017
               
  Baker McKenzie   Open days: penultimate & final-year students & graduates
First-year programme: first-years
  Winter open days: 1 & 8 December 2016
Spring open days: 16 March
First-year programme: 10-11 August
  Winter open days: 18 November 2016
Spring open days: 3 March
First-year programme: 10-11 August
               
  Berwin Leighton Paisner   Insight programme: first-years
Introduction open day: first-years
Open day: other students and graduates
  Insight programme: April 2017
Introduction open day: summer 2017
Open day: November 2016
  Insight programme: 5 February 2017
Introduction open day: 31 May 2017
Open day: 10 November 2016
               
  Bird & Bird   Students incl first-years   Not known   Not known
               
  Bristows   Open days: all students & graduates
Workshops: penultimate-year & finalists law, finalists non-law & graduates
  Open days: spring & summer 2017
Winter workshop: 14 & 15 December 2016
Spring workshop: 4 & 5 April 2017
Summer workshop: 28 & 29 June 2017
  Open days: 28 February
Winter workshop: 23 November 2016
Spring & summer workshops: 31 January 2017
               
  Burges Salmon   First-year law students, non-law students & non-law graduates   18 & 20 April   30 March 2017
               
  Clyde & Co   First-year law students and penultimate-year non-law students   5-9 December 2016   11 November 2016
               
  CMS   First-year law students & penultimate-year non-law students   2017   31 December 2016
               
  Cooley   Winter: vac scheme applicants
Spring: non-vac scheme applicants
  Winter: 13 December 2016
Spring 2017
  Winter: 28 November 2016
Spring: 27 March 2017
               
  Covington & Burling   First-year law students & second-year non-law students   April 2017   28 February 2017
               
  Davis Polk & Wardwell   Winter: second-year law & graduates
Spring: first-year law students
  Winter: 25 November 2016
Spring: 10 March 2017
  Winter: 15 November 2016
Spring: 26 February 2017
               
  DLA Piper   Insight scheme: first-year law & penultimate-year non-law students
Open days: penult-year law & final year non-law students & graduates
  Insight scheme: 8, 15 & 22 March 2017
Open days: 16, 23 & 30 November & 8 December 2016
  Insight scheme: 2 February 2017
Open days: 30 October 2016
               
  DWF   Students   4 November 2016   16, 18, 29 & 30 November & 1,7 & 8 December 2016
               
  Eversheds   All students & graduates   Penultimate-year law & final-year non-law students & graduates:
November & December 2016
First-years: end March 2017
  First-years: 3 March 2017
               
  Farrer & Co   Vac scheme applicants   March 2017   31 January 2017
               
  Foot Anstey   All students looking for a training contract   1 March 2017   Register by emailing jenna.wickham@footanstey.com
               
  Freshfields   Freshers meet Freshfields: first-years
Spring workshop: first-years
Commercial awareness workshop: first years
penultimate-year workshop: penult-year students
Final & graduate workshop: finalists & graduates
  Freshers meet Freshfields: 1 December 2016
Spring workshop: 22-23 March 2017
Commercial awareness workshop: 7 September 2017
penultimate-year workshop: 11-12 April 2017
Final & graduate workshop: 13 December 2016
  Freshers meet Freshfields: 16 November 2016
Spring workshop: 21 February 2017
Commercial awareness workshop: 31 July 2017
penultimate-year workshop: 6 March 2016
Final & graduate workshop: 25 November 2016
               
  Herbert Smith Freehills   IP open day: STEM students
Disputes open day: all students
  IP open day: 9 December 2016
Disputes open day: 23 February 2017
  IP open day: 11 November 2016
Disputes open day: 6 January 2017
               
  Hogan Lovells   First-year students   15-16 & 27 June & 5 July 2017   24 February 2017
               
  Holman Fenwick Willan   Winter: all students
Spring: first-year law students & penultimate-year non-law students
  Winter: 15 December 2016
Spring: 28 March 2017
  Winter: 26 November 2016
Spring: 1 March 2017
               
  Ince & Co   All students   30 November 2016   16 November 2016
               
  Irwin Mitchell   All students & graduates   November & December 2016   November 2016
               
  Jones Day   'Question Time' events in 7 UK locations   September & October 2016   Register online
               
  K&L Gates   Vac scheme & training contract applicants   January-May 2017   31 January 2017 (for vac scheme)
               
  King & Wood Mallesons   Evening presentations on campus at 10 universities   October & November 2016   Register online
               
  Latham & Watkins   Autumn: all other students
Spring: first-years
  Autumn: 23 November & 7 December 2016
Spring: 22 February & 15 March 2017
  Autumn: 13 November
Spring: 12 February 2017
               
  Linklaters   First-years (Pathfinder programme)   27-28 March, 29-30 March, 19-20 April 2017   17 February 2017
               
  Macfarlanes   First-years   30 March 2017   28 February 2017
               
  Mayer Brown   Penultimate & final-year law & non-law undergraduates & graduates   9 & 15 December 2016   31 January 2017
               
  Memery Crystal   Candidates applying for a training contract   w/c 17 July 2017   30 June 2017
               
  Michelmores   All students & graduates   8 February 2017   20 January 2017
               
  Nabarro   Not known   Not known   Not known
               
  Norton Rose Fulbright   Winter: penultimate-year students, finalists & graduates
Spring: penult-year students & second-years
  Winter: 2 December 2016
Spring: 14 April 2017
  Winter: 13 November 2016
Spring: 14 February 2017
               
  Orrick   penultimate-year students, finalists & graduates   27 & 28 March & 3 & 4 April 2017   10 February 2017
               
  Penningtons Manches   First-year law & penultimate-year non-law students   February/March 2017   31 January 2017
               
  Pinsent Masons   Not known   Leeds: 2 March
Birmingham: 14 March
Manchester: 22 March
London: 27 March
  Leeds: 27 February
Birmingham: 11 March
Manchester: 19 March
London: 24 March
               
  Reed Smith   First-years & second-year non-law students   15 & 16 March 2017   17 February 2017
               
  RPC   First-year law & penultimate-year non-law students   March 2017   17 February 2017
               
  Shearman & Sterling   All students & graduates   Autumn: 30 November 2016
Winter: 11 January 2017
Spring: 11 April 2017
Summer: 7 June 2017
  Autumn: 11 November 2016
Winter: 19 December 2016
Spring: 24 March 2017
Summer: 26 May 2017
               
  Shoosmiths   All students & graduates   January & February 2017   30 November 2016
               
  Sidley Austin   First-year law students   March & June 2017   Register online
               
  Simmons & Simmons   All students & graduates   Bristol: 19 October & 30 November 2016
London: 29 March & 5 July
  Register online
               
  Slaughter and May   Winter: law & non-law finalists & graduates
Spring: first-years
  Winter: 14, 15, 19 & 20 December 2016
Spring: 28 March & 13 April 2017
  Winter: 4 November 2016
Spring: 31 January 2017
               
  Squire Patton Boggs   Winter: all students & graduates
Spring: first-year law & second-year non-law students
  Winter: 28, 29, 30 November & 6 December 2016
Spring: 10, 11, 12 & 13 April
  Winter: 18 November & 2016
Spring: 28 February 2017
               
  Stephens Scown   All students   23 November 2016   Register via graduaterecruitment@stephens-scown.co.uk
               
  Stephenson Harwood   All students & graduates   18 January, 15 February, 22 March & 26 April 2017   31 January 2017
               
  Stevens & Bolton   All students   21 March 2016   31 January 2017
               
  Taylor Wessing   Winter: all students & graduates
Spring: first-years
  Winter: 15 & 23 November 2016
Spring: 13 April 2017
  Winter: 10 & 18 November 2016
Spring: 31 December 2016
               
  TLT   All students & graduates   London: 1 December 2016
Bristol: 6 December 2016
Manchester: 8 December 2016
  London: 20 November 2016
Bristol: 27 November 2016
Manchester: 27 November 2016
               
  Trowers & Hamlins   All students & graduates   13 January 2017   1 December 2016
               
  Veale Wasborough Vizards   All students & graduates   Bristol: 18 November
London: 6 December
  Register via careers@vwv.co.uk
               
  Vinson & Elkins   First-year law & penultimate-year non-law students   22 March 2017   10 February 2017
               
  Watson, Farley & Williams   All students & graduates   30 November & 7 December 2016   18 November 2016
               
  Weil, Gotshal & Manges   Not known   6 December 2016   Register via graduate.recruitment@weil.com
               
  White & Case   penultimate-year students, finalists & graduates   24 November 2016 & 12 January 2017   10 November & 14 December 2016
               
  Winckworth Sherwood   Training contract applicants   25 July 2017   30 June 2017
               
  Withers   First-year students   March 2017   Register online