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Deadlines for vac schemes in 2018/19

 

Below is a list of deadlines for vacation schemes in winter 2018, and spring and summer 2019. Most firms are now accepting applications for their 2018/19 vac schemes. Where applications are not yet open we have listed the opening date.

Some firms look at applications on a rolling basis, so you should apply as soon as possible after applications open – firms which take this approach include AshurstSimmons & Simmons and Jones Day.

The information below was provided to us directly by law firms in summer 2018. Deadlines do occasionally change at the last minute and while we endeavour to keep our information as up to date as possible, please check firms' websites to be absolutely certain of deadline dates.

 

November 2018

11

  Debevoise & Plimpton

18

  Bristows  (winter)

30

  Baker McKenzie (spring)

 

December 2018

14

   Jones Day (spring)

16

  Clifford Chance

27

  Bird & Bird

31

  Allen & Overy (summer)
  Dechert (spring)
  DLA Piper
  Royds Withy King
  Walker Morris

 

January 2019

3

  Freshfields

4

  CMS
  Dentons
  DWF
  Herbert Smith Freehills (spring and summer)
  Winston & Strawn

6

  Addleshaw Goddard
  Ashurst (summer)
  Clyde & Co
  Eversheds Sutherland
  Hogan Lovells (summer)
  Kirkland & Ellis
  Latham & Watkins
  Morrison & Foerster

8

  Squire Patton Boggs (summer)

10

  Jones Day (summer)

11

  Burges Salmon (spring and summer)
  Goodwin  - opens 1 December 2018
  Sullivan & Cromwell

12

  Skadden (spring and summer)

13

  Davis Polk - opens 1 December 2018
  Irwin Mitchell
  Norton Rose Fulbright (spring)

14

  Taylor Wessing
  Watson Farley & Williams
  Weil

15

  Baker McKenzie (summer)
  Mishcon de Reya
  Osborne Clarke
  Simmons & Simmons (summer, London) 
  White & Case (spring and summer)

18

  Covington & Burling
  RPC 

20

  Shearman & Sterling
  VWV - opens October 2018

27

  BLM 

30

  Trowers & Hamlins

31

  Akin Gump
 
 Bates Wells Braithwaite
  Bircham Dyson Bell - opens 1 December 2018
  Birketts
  Blandy & Blandy
  Boodle Hatfield
  Bristows (spring and summer)
  Charles Russell Speechlys - opens December 2018
  Cleary (spring and summer)
  Cooley
  Dechert (summer)
  Farrer & Co
  HFW
  Hill Dickinson
  K&L Gates
  Lewis Silkin opens mid-December 2018
  Macfarlanes
  Mayer Brown
  Memery Crystal
  Michelmores
  Mills & Reeve
  Morgan Lewis
  Muckle
  Northridge
  Norton Rose Fulbright (summer)
  O’Melveny
  Reed Smith
  Penningtons Manches
  Ropes & Gray
  Sidley Austin (spring and summer)
  Stephenson Harwood
  Stevens & Bolton - opens 1 December 2018
  Taylor Vinters
  Travers Smith
  Vinson & Elkins
  Withers

 

February 2019

1

  Browne Jacobson
  Gibson Dunn

12

  Gateley  - opens 12 February 2018

15

  Simmons & Simmons (summer, Bristol) 

28

  Bevan Brittan
  Shoosmiths  - opens 3 December 2018
  Ward Hadaway
  Winckworth Sherwood - opens 15 November 2018
  Womble Bond Dickinson

 

March 2019

1

  Russell-Cooke

3

  Arnold & Porte

31

  BP Collins - opens 1 January 2019
  Howes Percival
  Wilsons  

 

April 2019

1

  Blake Morgan
 
Foot Anstey

30

  Ashfords
  Cripps  - opens 1 December 2018

31

  Simkins

 

Find out more about what to expect from vac schemes in our feature What is a vacation scheme?