Corporate Law

Our aim is to connect you with some of the most prestigious commercial law firms in the UK and to make sure you realise your career potential. We support both law and non-law undergraduates, graduates and career changers. Through extensive training, mentoring and networking opportunities, we help you maximise your chances of gaining a place on a first year programme and/or vacation scheme, and receiving a training contract offer.

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. “Debevoise has a long standing tradition of commitment to fostering an inclusive environment for our diverse and exceptional lawyers. We are delighted to continue that tradition by partnering with SEO, an organisation that Debevoise has long been associated with in the US.”

First Year Programme

Who can apply?

  • All 1st years
  • 2nd year non-law of four year degree
  • 2nd year law of four year degree*
  • Penultimate year non-law*

Support available:

Workshop and introduction to a career in law
Sponsor firm open days and networking events
Pre-first year programme training
Soft skills and technical skills training
Application guidance and mock interviews

Vacation Scheme and Training Contract Programme

Who can apply?

  • 2nd year law of four year degree* 
  • Penultimate year non-law* 
  • Penultimate year law 
  • Final year law and non-law
  • 1st year of two year LLB
  • 2nd year of two year LLB
  • Graduates, Postgraduates, Career changers

* If you fall within these categories, you can apply to both Programmes within Corporate Law.

Support available:

Sponsor firm Speed Networking Event
Sponsor firm open days and networking events
Pre-vacation scheme training
Vacation Scheme Buddies and Mentors
Soft skills and technical skills training
Application guidance and mock interviews

Our Sponsors

Debevoise & Plimpton Logo
Jones Day logo
KLGates logo
Kirkland Ellis logo
Linklaters logo
Mayer Brown
Norton Rose Fulbright logo
Shearman Sterling logo
Simmons & Simmons logo
Weil logo
Winston Strawn logo

Our Sponsor Firms operate in a range of Practice Areas and Sectors including:

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Corporate
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Finance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Pensions
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Trusts
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Infrastructure & Transport
  • Insurance
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Mining & Commodities
  • Shipping
  • Telecommunications, Media & Technology


Our Sponsor Firms also include in-house legal departments of some of the top global investment banks:

- Barclays Compliance

- Goldman Sachs Legal & Compliance

Please contact the SEO Investment Banking Programme for more information (

Applications will open in late August 2019.