Main page content begins

Global summer students' programme 

The global summer students’ programme at Linklaters shows talented law students from around the world what it’s like to be a Linklaters lawyer. For those with the ambition to work on the most important and complex deals across multiple jurisdictions, the summer students’ programme will provide you with invaluable insight in the way we work.

 We created this intensive, London-based, two-week programme of activities to identify and attract the best global talent for our firm. For students on summer placements at one of our offices globally, it’s a chance to find out whether Linklaters is the right place to start your legal career. For a minimum of four weeks (two in London and at least two more in your home country), you’ll experience valuable practical training, gaining both confidence and contacts from the very start.

While in London in your first week, you will build on your knowledge of our firm and your awareness of the commercial environment of the City of London. You will tour our buildings, attend presentations and develop your legal knowledge in a range of engaging, practical tutorials. And thanks to involvement from the College of Law and a huge number of people within Linklaters, you will get the full picture of the firm from a variety of perspectives.

During the second week, you will experience working life in one of our practice areas while completing a group research project to bring what you’ve learnt to life. You’ll gain a great deal of commercial insight, adding to what you have learnt at university.

Whilst activities on the programme are intense, we also make sure they are enjoyable. Getting to know fellow students is a huge part of the experience. For the two-week duration in London, we will house you in apartments with your peers. You will also experience a range of networking and social events.

Students on this programme attend as part of summer schemes, which are run by offices globally.  If you would like further information about career opportunities across the globe, please contact the Linklaters office in your home country.

Here is what last year’s summer programme students had to say about their experiences.

“Great organisation, great people. In short, two thumbs up.”

“Unique, different and unforgettable.”

“Wonderful experience, thank you all.”

 “I really felt I was part of Linklaters.”

 “I recommend everybody to go for it! It's a really amazing experience.”

 “You get to know what it’s like to work in London and at Linklaters.”

 “The lectures and exercises were very, very good, useful, interesting and challenging.”

 “People knew how to explain complex subjects very simply.”

 “I learnt about English and international business law.”

 “I learnt lots in a short time and met some great people from different countries.”