• Skills
  • Business Insight
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions

Role Description

This was a three-day Insight Programme that provided students with the opportunity to hear from various trainees, associate, and partners at the firm. Students also had the chance to complete a Deal Spotlight Activity, a series of tasks that resembled the kinds of work a trainee may encounter during their training contract.


  • 1. Please give an overview of the insight and what was involved on a day-to-day basis.
  • Students heard from different members of the firm, who provided insights into DLA Piper's pro-bono work, diversity and inclusion, training contract, and application process. The 'Demystifying Law' session helped students understand the fundamental functions of law firms. Each day of the programme also had a spotlight session on trainees who shared their personal journies through their legal careers. Students were also introduced to the Deal Spotlight Activity on the first day.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • During the Deal Spotlight Activity, evaluating the risk of the client's transaction based on previous commercial news surrounding the client's/target's company developed my analytical skills. The email drafting task in the Activity also enhanced my ability to deliver concise and coherent advice to the client. Finally, the opportunities to ask questions throughout the Programme developed my communication skills in a virtual setting.

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the knowledge learned around personal or professional skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how the knowledge learned has helped you with regards to your career development
  • 5/5

    Business Insight

  • 3. What was it like understanding all about the business and potential roles available?
  • It was an invaluable opportunity for me to gain an in-depth understanding of the law firm market and what the role of a commercial lawyer involves on a day-to-day basis. The Programme helped me feel more informed about the industry that I wish to work in.

  • Please rate how insightful you found the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the structure of the insight
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate business leader involvement during the insight
  • 5/5


  • 4. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • The Programme truly demonstrated the firm's friendly and inclusive culture - we were welcomed from the very start till the end of the Virtual Insight Programme.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the networking opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how valued you felt during your insight?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 5. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed every session of the Virtual Insight Programme, and the Deal Spotlight Activity was very well-structured to provide an informative and pleasant experience for the participants.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on the insight
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at DLA Piper
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend DLA Piper to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to DLA Piper
  • Structure your answers coherently and keep track of a few business stories that particularly interest you.

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)

Commercial Law

15th April 2021

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