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DLA Piper

Best Student Employer
545 Reviews

About DLA Piper

"DLA Piper is one of the world’s leading business law firms. With over 90 offices in more than 40 countries, the firm provides seamless local and cross-border advice. The firm believes great businesses can make a better world.

DLA Piper's progressive mindset challenges conventions and evolves its global legal offering into broader advisory services and new business areas. Through the firm's deep industry knowledge, technological solutions, and diversity of thought and experience, clients embrace change and seize opportunities.

DLA Piper’s ten sector groups cover the full range of business law services. Clients include multinationals, start-ups, public sector bodies and governments. The firm has over 1,839 lawyer rankings with 1960 mentions. DLA Piper has a world-leading global pro bono practice, with lawyers working across Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and North America. In 2021, the firm contributed 197, 512 hours of pro bono legal services globally. Internationally, the firm focuses on displaced people. Its practice is uniquely placed to work to protect the rights of refugees, displaced people and those who are stateless, with a particular focus on supporting the most vulnerable groups, including women, children, and members of the LGBT+ community.

DLA Piper is looking for ambitious, capable, and forward-thinking graduates from any degree discipline to join its journey. The firm hires graduates internationally across 14 offices in Australia, Hong Kong, Ireland, UAE and the UK.

During their two-year International Graduate Programme, graduates will complete four six-month rotations, and the majority will undertake an international or client secondment. As part of DLA Piper’s future, all graduates are given the resources and opportunities to build an exciting, fulfilling career."

DLA Piper is proud to be a disability confident employer. We work with MyPlus who support the 15% of disabled students and graduates applying for jobs, internships and placements. What does this mean? Click here to find out more


Best Student Employer

Awarded 1st in Law Best 100 Student Employers 2023-2024


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"The programme included various sessions led by senior DLA Piper lawyers with opportunities for questions and answers Additionally there were breakout sessions in smaller groups focused on the experiences of different solicitors at the company Finally " Read full review


"The insight programme involved sessions explaining the practice groups and sectors at DLA Piper and the importance of responsible business and diversity and inclusion to the firm There was opportunities to talk to trainees at the firm and find out more a" Read full review

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Opportunities offered:

  • Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

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