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Ropes & Gray International LLP

Meet the Lawyer

Ropes & Gray International LLP

No two days are the same for Emma Keating – in the special situations team she could be dealing with a finance restructuring one moment and a litigious insolvency the next. Read on to find out more about Emma’s practice and wider life at Ropes & Gray, including training and the firm’s excellent secondment opportunities.

LCN videos

Here are my tips on how I survived GDL exams and avoided being overwhelmed (as much as possible). Ensure you are successful by being prepared and ready for anything.

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Brochure library

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Kirkland & Ellis’s recruitment brochure emphasises the firm’s key offerings to prospective trainees: the opportunities to be a valuable part of the team and be involved in high-quality international work from day one.

The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook

The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook is now available, FREE, from university careers services and  law faculties. Make sure you collect your copy of the preeminent print resource for future lawyers. The Handbook provides in-depth information and advice about how to launch your legal career, features details of over 1,000 potential employers and much more. Don’t miss out on accessing this crucial information!

Irina M


What I wish I had known before doing my mini-pupillage
Irina M

I recently undertook a mini-pupillage with the Exchange Chambers in Manchester, which was new, untested territory for me. It was my first time visiting a UK crown court, my first time doing work experience in the criminal law field and my first time meeting a barrister. Now, I would like to highlight the key things that I wish I had known beforehand in order to help other students who feel that it is a daunting experience.

Ask the oracle

Ask the Oracle

Are the GDL and LPC eligible for postgraduate loan funding?
Dear Oracle ...

I have graduated from my undergraduate degree and need to complete the GDL and LPC before I can start a training contract, but am really going to struggle to finance these hugely expensive courses. I have heard about postgraduate loans and am wondering if GDL and LPC students are eligible?