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.

First Year Programme

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 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

Early exposure into the world of the corporate law. Receive comprehensive training and insight to help make strong applications to First Year Schemes.

Sponsor firm open days and networking events

Meet and network with sponsor firms to gain first-hand insight into their work, environment and culture.

Pre-first year programme training

Training to help you make the best of your First Year Insight Scheme

Soft skills and technical skills training

Help you develop both personally and professionally

Application guidance and mock interviews

Help you tailor each application and boost confidence for interview

Vacation Scheme and Training Contract Programme

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 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:

Speed Networking Event

Opportunity to network with key representatives from sponsor firms

Exclusive Open Days and Networking Events

Gain first-hand insight into the work, environment and culture of our sponsor firms

Pre-Vacation Scheme Training

Tailored training to help you convert Vacation Scheme into Training Contract offer!

Vacation Scheme Buddies and Mentors

Expand network with alumni who work in legal industry after securing placements

Soft Skills and Technical Skills Training

Help you develop both personally and professionally

Application Guidance and Mock Interviews

Help you tailor each application and boost confidence for interview

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

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

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate
  • Capital Markets
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation
  • Employment
  • Environment & Climate Change
  • Finance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Islamic Finance
  • Pensions
  • Projects
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Risk Advisory
  • Tax
  • Trusts
  • White Collar Crime


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.