Open days

Law firm open day dates and application deadlines

 

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 (e.g. 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.

Below is a listing of law firm open days in 2018/19. It only includes 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.

 

                                                                                                       Who for?    When?    Application deadline
               
  Addleshaw Goddard   First-years   Spring 2020   January 2020, date TBC
               
  Allen & Overy   Open days: students & graduates
A&O First: first-years
 

Open days: 17 March 2020

A&O First: 6-7 April 2020

  Application window for both: 13 January - 13 February 2020
               
  Ashurst   First-year law students & second year law students on four-year course   6-9 April 2020   5 January 2020
               
  Baker McKenzie   Open days: penultimate & final-year students & graduates
First-year programme: first-years
 

Open days: 22 October, 23 October, 15 November, 5 December 2019

First-year programme: 20-21 April 2020

 

Open days: 8 October, 9 October, 31 October, 21 November 2019

First-year programme: 1 February 2020

               
  Bristows  

Science and Engineering Open Day: STEM graduates and undergraduates

Undergraduate open day: all undergraduates

 

Science and Engineering Open Day: April 2020

Undergraduate open day: July 2020

  29 February 2020
               
  Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner   Insight programme: first-years
Open day: other students and graduates
  TBC   TBC
               
  Burges Salmon   Open evenings: all students & graduates   March 2020: Bristol, London and Edinburgh   TBC
               
  Cleary Gottlieb   Not known   Spring 2020   Not known
               
  Clifford Chance  

SPARK scheme: first and second-years

Open days: all students

 

SPARK scheme: June and July 2020

Open days: September, November, December 2019

 

SPARK scheme: 12 December 2019

Open days: 2 weeks before open day

               
  Clyde & Co  

Insight days: all students & graduates

Bright Futures Programme: first-year law and second-year non-law students

 

Insight days: 2nd November 2019, spring 2020

Bright Futures: December 2019

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  CMS   First-year law & penult-year non-law students   2020   Not known
               
  Cooley   Vac scheme applicants   1 December 2019   TBC
               
  Covington & Burling   First-year law & penultimate-year non-law students   Insight days: April 2020   28 February 2020
               
  Curtis   Ad hoc   Ad hoc   Email [email protected]
               
  Davis Polk  

Autumn 2019: 2nd-year law students & grads

Spring 2020: 1st year law students

 

Autumn 2019: 22 November 2019

Spring 2020: 6 March 2020

 

Autumn 2019: 13 November 2019

Spring 2020: 25 February 2020

               
  Dentons   Not known   Not known   TBC
               
  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: 2020

Open days: December 2019

 

Insight scheme: open on 2 December 2019

Open days: 22 November 2019

               
  DWF   All students & graduates   Autumn 2019   TBC
               
  Eversheds Sutherland   All students & graduates   27-28 November; 2, 4, 10 December 2019   Opens 1 October 2019
               
  Farrer & Co   Vac scheme applicants   February/March 2020   31 January 2020
               
  Freshfields  

Freshers meet Freshfields: first-years

Graduate workshop: graduates

Finalist workshop: finalists

Spring scheme: first-years

Open day: all students & graduates

 

Freshers meet Freshfields: December 2019

Graduate workshop: December 2019

Finalist workshop: April 2020

Spring scheme: April 2020

Open day: April 2020

 

Freshers meet Freshfields: November

Others TBC

               
  Gibson Dunn  

General open day: vac scheme applicants

First Year Insight Scheme: first years

 

General open day: December 2019

First Year Insight Scheme: April 2020

 

General open day: November 2019

First Year Insight Scheme: TBC

               
  Herbert Smith Freehills  

Practice area open days: all

First-year open days: first-years

 

Disputes: 26 November 2019

IP and cyber: 6 December 2019

First-years: 6-7 April and 20-21 April 2020

 

Disputes: 29 October 2019

IP and cyber: 8 November 2019

First-years: TBC

               
  Higgs & Sons   Not known   Early 2020   Not known
               
  HFW  

Open day: penultimate year law students & non-law finalists

Insight day: first-year students

 

Open day: 10 December 2019

Insight day: 16 April 2020

 

Open day: 28 November 2019

March 2020

               
  Hogan Lovells   First-year students   10-11 April & 12-13 June 2019   29 February 2020
               
  Howes Percival   Not known   Spring and summer 2020   TBC
               
  Irwin Mitchell   All students & graduates   4, 11, 12, 14, 15, 26, 28 November & 3, 5 December 2019   Week before open days
               
  Jones Day   'Question Time events at universities and the firm's  London office   September, October and November 2019   Register online
               
  K&L Gates   Trainee & vac scheme applicants   December 2019 – May 2020   31 January 2020
               
  Kennedys   All students & graduates   Not known   30 September 2019
               
  Kirkland & Ellis  

November: all students & graduates

March: first-year students

  November 2019 & March 2020   3 November 2019 & 16 February 2020
               
  Latham & Watkins  

Autumn: penultimate year law students, all final year students and graduates

Spring: first year law students and second year non-law students

 

Autumn: 27 November & 4 December 2019

Spring: 26 February 2020 & 25 March 2020

 

Autumn: 10 November 2019

Spring: 9 February 2020

               
  Lewis Silkin   Penultimate year law students, non-law finalists & graduates   Spring 2020   31 January 2020
               
  Linklaters   First-years (Pathfinder programme)   Spring 2020, dates TBC   1 February 2020
               
  Macfarlanes   First-years   Spring 2020   28 February 2020
               
  Mayer Brown  

Winter: all students & graduates

Spring: first-years

 

Winter: December 2019 & January 2020

Spring: March 2020

  31 January 2020
               
  Memery Crystal   Candidates applying for a training contract   21 November 2019   24 October 2019
               
  Michelmores   All students & graduates   TBC   TBC
               
  Mishcon de Reya  

Autumn: all students & graduates

Spring: first-year law students and penultimate year non-law students

 

Autumn: November 2019

Spring: March 2020

  Not known
               
  Norton Rose Fulbright  

Autumn open days: all students & graduates

Spring open day: first-years

  TBC   31 March 2020
               
  Orrick   Penultimate-year students, finalists & graduates   Not known   31 January 2020
               
  Osborne Clarke   First-year law & penultimate-year non-law students   Easter 2020   28 February 2020
               
  Penningtons Manches Cooper   First-year law & penultimate-year non-law students   Easter 2020   31 January 2020
               
  Pinsent Masons   All students   Winter 2019, TBC   Register online
               
  Reed Smith  

Winter open day: graduates

Spring open day: first-years & second-years non-law

  Open day dates TBC   Apply online
               
  Royds Withy King   TBD   Spring 2020   TBD
               
  RPC  

Spring workshop: first-years & second-years non-law 

Insight day: law finalists & penult-year undergrads

 

Spring workshop: February 2020

Insight day: November 2019

  TBC
               
  Shearman & Sterling   All students & graduates   11 September 2019, 23 October 2019, 8 January 2020 & 3 June 2020   29 August 2019, 9 October 2019, 15 December 2019 & 24 May 2020
               
  Shoosmiths   All students & graduates   January & February 2020   Not known
               
  Sidley Austin   First-year students   1 March 2020   Register online
               
  Simmons & Simmons  

Open days: all students and graduates

Spring insight scheme: first year law and non-law and penultimate year non-law students

 

Open days: 9 October, 7 November, 20 November, 27 November 2019 & 22 January 2020

Spring insight scheme: 2 April, 7 April & 15 April 2020

 

Open days: register online

Spring insight scheme: 15 February 2020

               
  Slaughter and May  

Winter: finalists & graduates

Spring: first-year students

 

Winter: 9-10 December & 16-17 December 2019

Spring: 2 April, 7 April & 15 April 2020

 

Winter: 8 November 2019

Spring: 31 January 2020

               
  Squire Patton Boggs  

Winter: all students & graduates

Spring: first-year law & second-year non-law students

  Winter: October 2019
Spring: TBD
  Register online
               
  Stephens Scown   Not known   November 2019 & March 2020   Register online
               
  Stephenson Harwood   All students & graduates   15 January, 12 February, 18 March, 22 April 2020   31 January 2020
               
  Taylor Wessing  

Open days: students & graduates

Insight day: first-years

 

Open days: November 2019

Insight day: March 2020

  Not known
               
  TLT   All students & graduates   TBC   Register online
               
  Trowers & Hamlins   All students & graduates   January 2020   30 November 2019
               
  Vinson & Elkins   First-year law & penultimate-year non-law students   18 March 2020   7 February 2020
               
  VWV   All students & graduates   Not known   Not known
               
  Walker Morris   All students & graduates   Winter 2019   Not known
               
  Watson Farley & Williams   All students & graduates   Winter 2019/20   26 November 2019
               
  White & Case  

Open days: penultimate-year students, finalists & graduates

Insight scheme: First-years

 

Autumn: November 2019

Insight scheme: May 2020

 

Open days: register online

Insight scheme: 31 March 2020

               
  Winckworth Sherwood   Training contract applicants   July 2020   30 June 2020
               
  Withers   First-year students   1 April 2020   28 February 2020

%MCEPASTEBIN%Insight scheme: 31 March 2020