• Workshops

    Every year we hold seven 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 workshops (15 and 16 December 2014)

    Our one-day law workshops are open to law students who have completed at least one year of their undergraduate degree or who have graduated.

    The workshops provide 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 Wednesday 1 October to Thursday 27 November 2014.

    Non-law workshops (18 and 19 December 2014)

    Our one-day non-law workshops are 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 Wednesday 1 October to Thursday 27 November 2014.

    International workshop (9 to 10 April 2015)

    This two-day international workshop is open to all students irrespective of academic subject and year of study.

    The 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), Brussels (2013) and Paris (2014).

    Apply from Wednesday 1 October 2014 to Friday 27 February 2015. 

    First-year focus programmes (30 and 31 March 2015)

    Our First-year focus programmes are one-day events 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 Wednesday 1 October 2014 to Friday 27 February 2015.

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

    Apply online. Tell us in 400 words:

    • why you want to join a workshop;
    • what interests you about commercial law;
    • what interests you about Freshfields; and
    • your A-Level results (or equivalent) and a breakdown of your university modules to date.

    Please make sure you apply within the relevant application dates. We will offer places on each workshop once the deadline has passed.

     

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