• Workshops

    Every year we hold four workshops. These are for students keen to get a sense of what life as an international commercial lawyer would be like. They also give you an idea of how to prepare if you think you might want to apply for a training contract with us in the future.

    Join us on a workshop

    Law workshop (16 - 17 December 2013)

    The two-day law workshop is open to law students who have completed at least one year of their undergraduate degree or who have graduated.

    It provides a taste of life at a commercial law firm in the City. This is your opportunity to visit our office and find out what it is really like at Freshfields.

    Apply from Friday 25 October to Friday 22 November 2013.

    Non-law workshop (19 - 20 December 2013)

    The two-day non-law workshop is open to students from any non-law discipline who have completed at least one year of their undergraduate degree or who have graduated. This is your chance to gain an insight into commercial law to help decide whether it's for you. You'll have the chance to talk to partners, associates and trainees, so you'll hear at first-hand what it's like.

    Apply from Friday 25 October to Friday 22 November 2013.

    International workshop (7 - 8 April 2014)

    The international workshop is open to all students who have completed at least the first year of their undergraduate degree.

    This two-day workshop gives you an insight into the international nature of our work, and how we work together on cross-border deals.

    You will be able to compare what life is like in our London office with another Freshfields office. You will take part in an interactive case study and meet partners, associates and trainees from both offices.

    Previous participants have visited our offices in Amsterdam (2011), Paris (2012) and Brussels (2013).

    Apply from Saturday 1 February to Friday 28 February 2014.

    First-year focus programme (14 - 15 April 2014)

    The First-year focus programme is open to all first-year undergraduates. You will see what life is like inside a commercial law firm. We will provide you with valuable skills-focused training that will help prepare you for a place on a vacation scheme.

    Apply from Saturday 1 February to Friday 28 February 2014.

    How to apply for a place on a workshop or the First-year focus programme

    On one page of A4 please tell us which workshop you would like to join, plus: 

    • what interests you about commercial law; and
    • what interests you about Freshfields.

    Upload this statement with your CV as one document to apply

    In your CV or cover letter you must include your A-level results (or equivalent) and a breakdown of your university modules to date.

    Please ensure that you apply within the relevant application dates.