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Here are some helpful tips on gaining work experience: 

Law (& other websites)

Substantial number firms with deadlines for summer work placements still to come

Most don’t stipulate which year of study (check websites and perhaps email)

A small number of international firms

(Generally sponsor GLD/LPC)

·       Focus now on open days and workshops 

·       Hogan Lovell (1st year Open Days in March and July)

·       Vinson & Elkins (US-based boutique international law firm; office in London) 

·       Trowers & Hamlins (Final year non-law) 

·       MJ Hudson (Final year non-law) – deadline 31st March (don’t currently sponsor GDL/LPC)

MJ Hudson is keen to hear from St Andrews students-check out the details below! 

Boutique law firm focusing on alternative assets (private equity, hedge, private debt, real estate, mezzanine and other pooled capital structures).

Small but rapidly growing with an ambitious international strategy (offices in London and Jersey currently).

MJ Hudson intends to be one of the very first commercial law firms to take advantage of the Alternative Business Structures allowed by the Legal Services Act 2007. This will enable the Firm to receive external capital and develop a corporate culture with a strong business focus.    See

Quite a few national firms (with offices throughout the UK)

Some sponsor LPC (a few sponsor GDL).  Corporate & Commercial/general practice

·       Shoosmiths ‘One of the fastest growing national law firms’ (40-50 placements) - (Sponsor GDL/LPC)

·       Weightmans (top 50 law firm)‘National Law firm of the year’ award.  Specialises in insurance & public sector: 60 placements

Consider regional firms (with one or more offices)

Don’t normally sponsor GDL/LPC (but some might).  Corporate & Commercial/general practice

Though perhaps not what you have in mind, it would be excellent work experience in lieu of something else (and may change your mind about the kind of firm you’d like to work for).   You will need to make as serious an application as for other firms .


Government Legal Service (apps open 1 April, close on 30 April).  Final year non-Law.  In Treasury Solicitor’s Dept (sponsor LPC)

More information about MJ Hudson: 

Summer Vacation Scheme – Corporate

    Firm: MJ Hudson


MJ Hudson is a boutique law firm that focuses on alternative assets. We are a small but rapidly growing firm with an ambitious international growth strategy.


We offer clients a ground-breaking range of billing arrangements, including fixed fee or shared upside arrangements, as opposed to the legal industry's standard of hourly billing.


This, alongside the technical ability and depth of experience that you would expect from the world's largest law firms and distinctively, a flexible, creative and more industry specific service, puts us in a unique position in the legal market.


Role: Summer Vacation Scheme (4 weeks)


Job description:

Every summer the Firm runs vacation schemes to give aspiring lawyers an idea of the type of work that we do and what it means to be a lawyer in our industry. We are looking for highly intelligent, driven people who have a real interest in the Firm’s specialisms and want to be challenged with complex work in a fast-paced environment.

As a vacation scheme student, you will be given chances to get involved in real client matters in the Corporate, Funds and M&A departments to get a genuine flavour of the life of an MJ Hudson lawyer. You will work with experienced lawyers and also have fantastic opportunities for networking and socialising.

By the end of the scheme, you should have a good idea of whether a career as a lawyer in the alternative assets sector is for you – and whether that career might start at MJ Hudson.

Scheme Dates:


In 2014, we will run two, four-week vacation schemes on the following dates:

16 June 2014 – 11 July 2014
21 July 2014 – 15 August 2014


Application dates:

Applications for these vacation schemes open on 1 January 2014 and close on 31 March 2014.


Eligible candidates:

The following students are eligible to apply:
- For those studying a law degree: final-year or postgraduate students
- For those who studied a non-law degree: postgraduate students
- Current or post-LPC students

Application process:

Please send a covering letter and CV to Mr Karma Samdup at


Email enquiries:


Contact telephone number: 020 3463 3200


Website address:


Location of the position advertised: London


Deadline for applying: 31 March 2014


Remuneration:  Candidates will be reimbursed for all reasonable travel expenses, subject to such expenses being pre-approved by the Firm.