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|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree (or equivalent)|
Remember to cite LawCareers.Net on your application form if you apply to Hogan Lovells.
Application details and method of selection
Our insight events will run on two dates between April and June 2019. To attend, you must be in your first year of study at university and have submitted you application by 28 February 2019. You can be from any degree discipline.
As for our vacation schemes, students in their penultimate year onwards must apply by 6 January 2019 to be eligible for our summer vacation schemes. We also have a winter vacation scheme for all final-year students and graduates, the closing date for which is 31 October 2018. These opportunities are open to law and non-law students.
Applications for our training contracts will be open from 17 September 2018. Law students in their penultimate year of study will need to submit their applications by 31 July 2019 at the latest. If you’re a non-law student or graduate, you should apply for your position before 31 January 2019.
Ready to experience our dynamic? Find out more and apply at hoganlovells.com/graduates.
Firm description and career prospects
When you choose Hogan Lovells, you're not just choosing a career in law. You're choosing a career in law with a more progressive international outlook, a clearer focus on innovation and a sharper commercial edge. You're choosing to challenge accepted wisdom, create new opportunities for your clients, and shape the entire business landscape they operate within. In short, when you choose Hogan Lovells, you're choosing to be a Global Game-changer.
Whether you join us as a trainee solicitor after you graduate, or during your studies on one of our insight days or vacation schemes, you'll soon see there's something different about Hogan Lovells.
Yes, it's got something to do with our 2,500+ lawyers based in 47 offices and 25 countries around the world. And yes, it's got something to do with the exceptional range of practice areas they work in and the far-reaching industry expertise they bring. What it's really about, however – and what really sets Hogan Lovells apart – is the uniquely collaborative way we work to drive real and lasting change – for our clients, for our profession and for society as a whole.
Think big. Discover your potential. Become a Global Game-changer.
To find out what it is like to work at Hogan Lovells read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile.
GDL and LPC course fees are paid. The maintenance grants are:
£10,000 for LPC students
£8,000 for GDL students in London
£7,000 for GDL students outside London
Before joining an organisation, one of the best things you can do is get to know them first. After all, you’ll be spending a big chunk of your life at your new firm, so it makes sense to make sure it’s the right one for you. We run insight events for first-year students of any degree discipline. Come along to our offices on any of the two summer dates and enjoy an experience packed with tailored workshops and presentations. You’ll find out everything you need to know and see what life is like at a global law firm.
If Hogan Lovells is the place for you, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up for one of our vacation schemes. Running from two to three weeks, our schemes are a perfect launch pad for a legal career. And each one is carefully tailored to students at different stages of their career planning. Working alongside partners, associates and trainees, you’ll support client work in our key practice areas. You’ll draft documents, go to meetings, do legal research and, where possible, attend court. It’s hands-on learning that’s reinforced by workshops, discussions, case studies, work shadowing, social events and more. As experience, it’s invaluable.
To find out what it's like to undertake a placement at Hogan Lovells read the firm's Vac Scheme Insider report.
Training contract programme
International law evolves constantly. So do our lawyers. So will you. With our two-year training contract, you’ll amass world-class technical skills, gain a holistic view of our firm and learn to master the law. There’s more to our lawyers than legal expertise, you’ll also develop a deep understanding of business and industry too.
It starts with stretching work. We’ll give you as much as you can handle – in our experience it’s the best way to learn. Of course we’ll balance that responsibility with help and encouragement from all corners. As well as a comprehensive legal skills training programme, you’ll have regular reviews and guidance from the trainee development team, mentors, colleagues and more.
It’s not over when you qualify. Far from it. Your professional and personal growth will be top of the agenda throughout your career. At every stage you’ll be in the driving seat, steering your own progress and tapping into the training you need. Your goal? To develop the capability, mindset and networks to solve the complex challenges our clients’ continue to face.
Corporate, finance, litigation, arbitration and employment, government and regulatory, intellectual property, media, and technology, regulatory.
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial
A4ID, Apex Charitable Trust, Aspire Foundation, Citizens Advice Bureau, Criminal Injuries Compensation scheme, Disability Law Service, Environmental Law Foundation, Fair Trials International, Free Representation Unit, LawWorks, Lawyers Without Borders, Liberty, London Legal Support Trust (LLST), PILnet (public interest law), Prince’s Trust, Prisoners’ Advice Service, ProHelp, Refugee Council, Reprieve, Save the Children, The National Pro Bono Centre, The Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau, Tower Hamlets Law Centre, TrustLaw Connect, UnLtd, Victim Support
Diversity access schemes
Aspiring Solicitors, Black Solicitors' Network, Bright Network, DiversCity, Pathways to Law, PRIME, Rare Recruitment, Social Mobility Foundation, Sutton Trust