Open days

Law firm open day dates and application deadlines

 

Below is a list of law firm open days in 2018/19.

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 (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.

                                                                                                       Who for?    When?    Application deadline
               
  Addleshaw Goddard   First-years   Spring 2019   6 January 2019
               
  Allen & Overy   Open days: students & graduates
A&O First: first-years
  Open days: 12 March 2019
A&O First: 8-9 April and 27 September 2019
  Open days: opens 14 January 2019
A&O First: opens 14 January 2019
               
  Ashurst   First-year law students   8-12 April 2019   6 January 2019
               
  Baker McKenzie   Open days: penultimate & final-year students & graduates
First-year programme: first-years
  Open days: 25 October 2018, 6 & 10 December 2018, 9 January 2019
First-year programme: 17-18 April 2019
  Open days: 19 October, 25 November & 31 December 2018
First-year programme: 31 January 2019
               
  Bird & Bird   Students incl first-years   Not known   Not known
               
  Blake Morgan   Students esp 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 2018
Winter workshop: 12 & 13 December 2018
Spring workshop: 9 & 10 April 2019
Summer workshop: 25 & 26 June 2019
  Open days: 28 February 2019
Winter workshop:
18 November 2018
Spring & summer workshops:
31 January 2019
               
  Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner   Insight programme: first-years
Open day: other students and graduates
  Insight programme: spring 2018
Open day: 30 October 2018
  Insight programme: 15 February 2019
Open day: 19 October 2018
               
  Burges Salmon   Open evenings: all students & graduates
15 April 2019: non-law students & graduates
17 April 2019: first-year students
  Open evenings: 22 November & 5 December 2018
Insight days: 15 & 17 April 2019
  Open evenings: 12 November 2018
Insight days: 22 March 2019
               
  Cleary   Not known   Winter 2018 & spring 2019   Not known
               
  Clifford Chance   SPARK scheme: first and second-years
Open days: all students
  SPARK scheme: w/c 22 January 2019
Open days: October, November, December 2018
  SPARK scheme: 16 January 2019
Open days: 2 weeks before open day
               
  Clyde & Co   Open days: all students & graduates
Bright Futures Programme: first-year law and second-year non-law students
  Spring 2019   Mid-November 2018
               
  CMS   First-year law & penult-year non-law students   Spring 2019   4 January 2019
               
  Cooley   Vac scheme applicants   December 2018   23 November 2018
               
  Covington & Burling   First-year law & penultimate-year non-law students   Insight days: April 2019   28 February 2019
               
  Curtis   Ad hoc   Ad hoc   Email [email protected]
               
  Davis Polk   Autumn 2018: 2nd-year law students & grads
Spring 2019: 1st year law students
  Autumn 2018: 23 November 2018
Spring 2019: 8 March 2019
  Autumn 2018: 14 November 2018
Spring 2019: 27 February 2019
               
  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: 2019
Open days: December 2018
  Insight scheme: 31 December 2018
Open days: November 2018
               
  DWF   All students & graduates   15, 21, 27 & 29 November & 5 & 6 December 2018   2 November 2018
               
  Eversheds Sutherland   All students & graduates   1 December 2018   23 November 2018
               
  Farrer & Co   Vac scheme applicants   March 2019   31 January 2019
               
  Freshfields  

Freshers meet Freshfields: first-years
Graduate workshop: graduates
Finalist workshop: finalists
Spring scheme: first-years
Open day: all students & graduates

  Freshers meet Freshfields: 4 December 2018
Graduate workshop: 13 December 2018
Finalist workshop: 25 April 2019

Spring scheme: 10-11 & 17-18 April 2019
Open day: 25 April 2019

  Freshers meet Freshfields: 9 November
Graduate workshop: finalists 9 November
Finalist workshop: 11 December 2018

Spring scheme: 21 February 2019
Open day: 21 February 2019

               
  Gibson Dunn   General open day: vac scheme applicants
First Year Insight Scheme: first years
  General open day: 4 December 2018
First Year Insight Scheme: 25 April 2019
  General open day: 25 November 2018
First Year Insight Scheme: 14 April 2019
               
  Herbert Smith Freehills   First-year students   1-2 April & 15-16 April   15 February 2019
               
  Higgs & Sons   Not known   January 2019   Not known
               
  HFW   Open day: penultimate year law students & non-law finalists
Insight day: first-year students
  Open day: 12 December 2018
Insight day: 20 March 2019
  Open day: 28 November 2018
Insight day: 6 March 2019
               
  Hogan Lovells   First-year students   10-11 April & 12-13 June 2019   28 February 2019
               
  Howes Percival   Not known   Spring 2019   TBC
               
  Irwin Mitchell   All students & graduates   1, 12, 22, 26, 29 November & 4-5 December 2018   Week before open days
               
  Jones Day   'Question Time' events at 10 universities   26, 27 September & 3, 10, 11, 15 October 2018   Register online
               
  K&L Gates   Trainee & vac scheme applicants   December 2018 – May 2019   Rolling
               
  Kennedys   All students & graduates   Not known   15 September 2018
               
  Kirkland & Ellis   Not known   November 2018 & March 2018   4 November 2018 & 17 February 2019
               
  Latham & Watkins   Autumn: all other students & graduates
Spring: first-years
  Autumn: November/December 2018
Spring: February/March 2019
  TBC
               
  Lewis Silkin   Penultimate year law students, non-law finalists & graduates   Spring 2019   31 January 2019
               
  Linklaters   First-years (Pathfinder programme)   18-19 & 20-21 March & 15-16 April 2019   11 February 2019
               
  Macfarlanes   First-years   Spring 2019   28 February 2019
               
  Mayer Brown   Winter: all students & graduates
Spring: first-years
  Winter: 13 December 2018 & 9 January 2019
Spring: 28 March 2019
  Winter: TBC
Spring: 31 January 2019
               
  Memery Crystal   Candidates applying for a training contract   November 2018   Register online
               
  Michelmores   All students & graduates   17 & 21 January 2019   20 January 2019
               
  Mishcon de Reya   Autumn: all studenst & graduates
Spring: first-year law students and penultimate year non-law students
  Autumn: 13 November 2018
Spring: 28 March 2019
  Autumn: 7 October 2018
Spring: 24 February 2019
               
  Norton Rose Fulbright   Autumn open days: all students & graduates
Spring open day: first-years
  Autumn: 24 October, 21 November, 20 December 2018
Spring: 10 April 2019 
  Autumn: 12 October, 9 November 2018 & 7 December 2018
Spring: 29 March 2019
               
  Orrick   Penultimate-year students, finalists & graduates   Spring 2019   8 February 2019
               
  Osborne Clarke   First-year law & penultimate-year non-law students   Easter 2018   28 February 2019
               
  Penningtons Manches   First-year law & penultimate-year non-law students   Easter 2019   31 January 2019
               
  Pinsent Masons   All students   9, 10 & 30 October, 28 November & 4 December 2018   Register online
               
  Reed Smith   Winter open day: graduates
Spring open day: first-years & second-years non-law
  Winter open day: 18 January 2019
Spring open day: 14 & 15 March 2019
  Winter open day: 15 December 2018
Spring open day: 16 February 2019
               
  Royds Withy King   Not known   Autumn 2018   Not known
               
  RPC   Spring workshop: first-years & second-years non-law 
Insight day: law finalists & penult-year undergrads
  Spring workshop: 20 February 2019
Insight day: 14 November 2018
  Spring workshop: 14 February 2019
Insight day: 8 November 2018
               
  Shearman & Sterling   All students & graduates   Autumn: 24 October 2018
Winter: 5 December & 13 February 2018
Spring: 10 April 2019
Summer: 5 June 2019
  Autumn: 10 October 2018
Winter: 21 November 2018 & 30 January 2019
Spring: 27 March 2019
Summer: 22 May 2019
               
  Shoosmiths   All students & graduates   January & February 2019   30 November 2018
               
  Sidley Austin   First-year students   1 March 2019   Register online
               
  Simmons & Simmons   All students & graduates   London: 10, 24 October 2018 & 20 March 2019
Bristol: 31 October & 28 November 2018
  Register online
               
  Slaughter and May   Winter: finalists & graduates
Spring: first-year students
  Winter: TBC
Spring: TBC
  Winter: 9 November 2018
Spring: 31 January 2019
               
  Squire Patton Boggs   Winter: all students & graduates
Spring: first-year law & second-year non-law students
  Winter: 17, 22 & 26 October 2018
Spring: TBD
  Register online
               
  Stephens Scown   Not known   27 November 2018   Register online
               
  Stephenson Harwood   All students & graduates   16 January, 13 February, 20 March & 24 April 2019   31 January 2019
               
  Taylor Wessing   Open days: students & graduates
Insight day: first-years
  Open days: 5, 13 & 28 November 2018
Insight day: 26 March 2019
  Winter: 31 October, 8 & 23 November 2018
Insight day: 31 December 2018
               
  TLT   All students & graduates   8 November 2018   Register online
               
  Trowers & Hamlins   All students & graduates   January 2019   30 November 2018
               
  Vinson & Elkins   First-year law & penultimate-year non-law students   20 March 2019   8 February 2019
               
  VWV   All students & graduates   TBD   TBD
               
  Walker Morris   All students & graduates   November/December 2018   TBD
               
  Watson Farley & Williams   All students & graduates   Winter 2018   15 November 2018
               
  White & Case   Autumn: penult-year students, finalists & graduates
Spring: First-years
  Autumn: 14 & 28 November 2018
Spring: 15-16 May 2019
  Autumn: 4 & 16 November 2018
Spring: 31 March 2019
               
  Winckworth Sherwood   Training contract applicants   1 July 2019   30 June 2019
               
  Withers   First-year students   1 April 2019   28 February 2019