If you decide to pursue a postgraduate degree, then make sure you understand what implications this will have on when you can start a Training Contract. Specifically, you should check whether the course you’ve chosen to study will exempt you from the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).

A number of firms offer Vacation Schemes for postgraduate students, while others will offer open days. You should do your research around the opportunities available to you and whether you’re eligible to apply. Baker McKenzie offers a two-week scheme for postgraduates during the spring.

Baker McKenzie also offers a series of Open Days and postgraduate students are eligible to apply. The day consists of presentations, workshops and opportunities to network with Trainee Solicitors, Associates, Partners and Graduate Recruiters. They’re a fantastic way to find out more about the work of a commercial lawyer and the culture of a global law firm.

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