Out of hundreds of applicants from across the United Kingdom, 84 law and non-law students were chosen to join the 2019 DLA Piper UK Insight Programme this year. It was a pleasure to attend this scheme alongside them, and I loved every single moment. This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I am glad I did not miss.
Perhaps this is the most important aspect that influenced my positive view toward the firm. Everyone was very close like family, and that allowed all of the participants to be able to network with each other more comfortably. All of us could clearly see that DLA Piper is definitely a firm that we would like to work for.
I would like to thank the DLA Piper Graduate Recruitment and Development Team for organizing, arranging, and leading the insight programme. I would also like to thank every speaker, panelist, and trainee who took their time to talk to us and answer our questions. I cannot emphasize enough how meaningful the past few days in London was for me.
I believe that DLA Piper has the most favourable working atmosphere that I have seen in any law firm so far. The people of this firm reminded me to stay positive and confident in my life endeavours. DLA Piper seems to encourage the young generation to be kind to oneself, and use that kindness to self-motivate in a positive way. In the words of , ‘Kindness is not softness. Kindness is clarity, and clarity is honesty.’
We heard from various speakers, and participated in interactive workshops. We also had the opportunity to ask questions to panelists. It was an amazing, spectacular experience.
I look forward to applying for the Fast-Track 2020 Vacation Scheme.
I was able to make many connections via the networking sessions, and asked quite a few questions to the trainees as well. I absolutely appreciate all the valuable advice I received throughout the programme.
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Central London and City
24th April 2019