International Clerkship at Linklaters

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
Less than £ 10,000
Roles
Corporate Law

9.4/10

About You
10.0
The Organisation
9.7
Everything Else

8.5

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

I had a very fun time during the Vacation Scheme. The Graduate Recruitment team at Linklaters is extremely efficient and kind. They plan quite a few events (socials) during and after office hours for Vac Schemers to interact with one another and with the people at the firm. To enjoy the opportunity to the fullest, I would recommend being as open and welcoming to meeting new people and learning from their stories as possible.

10/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

I was made to feel valued during my time at the firm. Everyone at Linklaters is extremely approachable and helpful. You are expected to ask as many questions and also provide diverse set of ideas. Whenever anyone assigns a task to you, they will ensure to take some time out for you to explain the context behind the task and where exactly that task fits in the bigger picture.

10/10

3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

During the vacation scheme, students are assigned to a Principal. The Principal is your first point of contact whenever you need any guidance, they also make sure to introduce you to the rest of the team. Since everyone is extremely approachable you can ask as many questions as you want and also have conversations about life as a commercial lawyer. The culture of feedback is vibrant and ensures that you always stay on the right track.

10/10

4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

I don't believe that my law degree is as helpful in the practical world as I thought it was. Spending a few weeks at Linklaters allowed me to understand how a Magic Circle law firm operates and it also allowed me to learn how to translate complex legal concepts into simple commercial ones.

10/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The Graduate Recruitment team at Linklaters is amazing. They do a wonderful job in ensuring that Vac Schemers have enough on their plate everyday. There are multiple scheduled sessions to provide information about different practice areas and the initiatives of the firm. Overall, the insight provided to us was ectremely well structured.

10/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Everyone at Linklaters is very professional and friendly. You are never made to feel that you don't belong there. Unlike other law firms, Linklaters is not at all hierarchical in structure. It is extremely helpful and yet simple to approach senior members of the firm and ask them about their journey and approach to the legal profession.

10/10

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7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

The firm invested in the students in multiple ways. People in the firm took out time from their busy schedules to conduct sessions and attend socials. More importantly, the people in the firm would take out considerable amounts of time to engage with the students and guide them.

10/10

8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

Extremely helpful.

9/10

9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

The insight was extremely helpful in understanding the culture of the firm.

9/10

10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

Very valuable.

10/10

Other Information

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?


12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

Yes.

10/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

Graduate Recruitment had planned very exciting socials throughout the scheme allowing students to interact with as many people.

5/10

14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

Yes.

9/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

Yes.

10/10

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