Open days

Law firm open day dates and application deadlines

 

Below is a list of law firm open days in 2017/18.

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   TBC   TBC
               
  Allen & Overy   Open days: students & graduates
A&O First: first-years
  Open days: 14 March 2018
A&O First: April 2018
  Open days: 15 February 2018
A&O First: 15 February 2018
               
  Ashurst   First-year law students   9-13 April 2018   7 January 2018
               
  Baker McKenzie   Open days: penultimate & final-year students & graduates
First-year programme: first-years
  Winter open days: 7 & 11 December 2017
Spring open days: 19 March 2018
First-year programme: 9 & 10 March 2018
  Winter open days: 30 November 2017
Spring open days: 30 November 2017
First-year programme: 15 May 2018
               
  Berwin Leighton Paisner   Insight programme: first-years
Open day: other students and graduates
  Insight programme: April 2018
Open day: 1 November 2017
  Insight programme: 31 January 2018
Open day: 31 October 2017
               
  Bird & Bird   Students incl first-years   14 November 2017   November 2017
               
  Blake Morgan   Students esp first-years   6, 13, 20 & 27 February 2018   3 January 2018
               
  Bristows   Open days: all students & graduates
Workshops: penultimate-year & finalists law, finalists non-law & graduates
  Open days: spring & summer 2018
Winter workshop: TBC
Spring workshop: TBC
Summer workshop: TBC
  Open days: 28 February 2018
Winter workshop: TBC
Spring & summer workshops: TBC
               
  Burges Salmon   20 March 2018: non-law students & graduates
22 March 2018: first-year students
  20 & 22 March 2018   28 February 2018
               
  Clifford Chance   First Year Springboard Scheme: first-years
Open days: all students
  First Year Springboard Scheme: 25-29 June & 16-20 July
Open days: October, November, December 2017
  First Year Springboard Scheme: 3 January 2018
Open days: 2 weeks before open day
               
  Clyde & Co   All students & graduates   Early 2018   Rolling
               
  CMS   First-year law & penult-year non-law students   2018   TBC
               
  Cooley   Vac scheme applicants   December 2017   24 November 2017
               
  Covington & Burling   First-year law & penultimate-year non-law students   Spring 2018   28 February 2018
               
  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: TBC
Open days: December 2017
  Insight scheme: 31 December 2017
Open days: TBC
               
  DWF   All students & graduates   13, 17, 23, 24 & 28 November & 5 & 6 December    3 November 2017
               
  Eversheds Sutherland   All students & graduates   Autumn 2017   TBC
               
  Farrer & Co   Vac scheme applicants   March 2017   31 January 2017
               
  Freshfields   First-year, penultimate year, final year & graduates   Spring 2018   4 January 2018
               
  Gibson Dunn   General open day: vac scheme applicants
First Year Insight Scheme: first years
  General open day: 5 December 2017
First Year Insight Scheme: 26 April 2018
  General open day: 26 November 2017
First Year Insight Scheme: 15 April 2018
               
  Herbert Smith Freehills   First-year students   16-17 March & 9-10 April   31 January 2018
               
  HFW   Open day: penultimate year law students & non-law finalists
Insight day: first-year students
  Open day: 14 December 2017
Insight day: 27 March 2018
  Open day: 28 November 2017
Insight day: 27 February 2018
               
  Hogan Lovells   First-year students   Summer 2018   25 February 2018
               
  Howes Percival   Not known   Spring 2018   TBC
               
  Irwin Mitchell   All students & graduates   21, 23, 27, 29, 30 November & 5 & 7 December 2017   Week before open days
               
  Jones Day   'Question Time' events at 12 universities   27 & 28 September, 5, 9, 12, 17, 19 & 23 October
8, 9 & 15 November
  Register online
               
  K&L Gates   Trainee & vac scheme applicants   December 2017 – May 2018   Rolling
               
  Kennedys   All students & graduates   27 October 2017 et al   23 October 2017 et al
               
  Kirkland & Ellis   Not known   24 November 2017 & March 2018   5 November 2017 & 18 February 2018
               
  Latham & Watkins   Autumn: all other students & graduates
Spring: first-years
  Autumn: November/December 2017
Spring: February/March 2018
  Autumn: 5 November 2017
Spring: 12 February 2018
               
  Lewis Silkin   Penultimate year law students, non-law finalists & graduates   Spring 2018   31 January 2018
               
  Linklaters   First-years (Pathfinder programme)   TBC   15 February 2018
               
  Macfarlanes   First-years   Spring 2018   28 February 2018
               
  Mayer Brown   Penultimate & final-year law & non-law undergraduates & graduates   December 2017 – April 2018   31 January 2018
               
  Memery Crystal   Candidates applying for a training contract   July 2018   TBC
               
  Michelmores   All students & graduates   18 January 2018   2 January 2018
               
  Mishcon de Reya   First-year law students and penultimate year non-law students   27 March 2018   28 February 2018
               
  Norton Rose Fulbright   All students & graduates   20 October & 27 November 2017,
26 January, 20 February, 30 March &
20 April 2018
  Rolling, 16 March 2018
               
  Orrick   penultimate-year students, finalists & graduates   TBC   9 February 2018
               
  Osborne Clarke   First-year law & penultimate-year non-law students   Easter 2018   28 February 2018
               
  Penningtons Manches   First-year law & penultimate-year non-law students   Easter 2018   31 January 2018
               
  Pinsent Masons   Student (priority for first-years)   Not known   Not known
               
  Reed Smith   Winter open day: graduates
Spring open day: first-years
  Winter open day: 18 January 2018
Spring open day: 14 & 15 March 2018
  Winter open day: 15 December 2017
Spring open day: 16 February 2018
               
  RPC   First-year law & penultimate-year non-law students   Spring 2018   14 February 2018
               
  Shearman & Sterling   Head Start: first-years
Open days: all students & graduates
  Autumn open day: 19 October 2017
Winter open day: 29 November 2017
Spring open day: 11 April 2018
Head start: 9 & 30 May
Summer open day: 6 June 2018
  Autumn open day: 29 September 2017
Winter open day: 10 November 2017
Spring open day: 23 March 2018
Head start: 20 April 2018
Summer open day: 18 May 2018
               
  Shoosmiths   All students & graduates   January & February 2018   27 November 2017
               
  Sidley Austin   First-year law students   March & June 2018   Register online
               
  Simmons & Simmons   All students & graduates   Bristol: 30 October & 29 November 2017
London: 4 & 18 October 2017, 21 March & 27 June 2018
  Register online
               
  Slaughter and May   Winter: law & non-law finalists & graduates
Spring: first-years
  Winter: 11, 12, 18 & 19 December 2017
Spring: 22 March & 5 April 2018
  Winter: 10 November 2017
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 & 5 December 2017
Spring: 9, 10, 16 & 17 April 2018
  Winter: 10 November 2017
Spring: 20 February 2018
               
  Stephenson Harwood   All students & graduates   17 January, 14 February, 21 March & 25 April 2018   31 January 2018
               
  Taylor Wessing   Winter: all students & graduates
Spring: first-years
  Winter: 8, 13 & 23 November 2017
Spring: 5 April 2018
  Winter: 5, 10 & 20 November 2017
Spring: 31 December 2017
               
  TLT   All students & graduates   22, 28 & 29 November 2017   Register online
               
  Trowers & Hamlins   All students & graduates   December 2017   1 December 2017
               
  Vinson & Elkins   First-year law & penultimate-year non-law students   21 March 2018   9 February 2018
               
  VWV   All students & graduates   Watford: 20 November 2017
London: 21 November 2017
Bristol: 27 November 2017
  Register via [email protected]
               
  Walker Morris   All students & graduates   4 December 2017   10 November 2017
               
  Watson, Farley & Williams   All students & graduates   Winter 2017   16 November 2017
               
  White & Case   penultimate-year students, finalists & graduates   9 & 29 November 2017   31 October & 13 November 2017
               
  Winckworth Sherwood   Training contract applicants   24 July 2018   30 June 2018
               
  Withers   First-year students   10 April 2018   31 January 2018