FAQs

Frequently asked questions.

More questions? No problem. We hope we have covered the most popular questions here, please select your topic.

Applications
 

When will I know the outcome of my application?

Can I have feedback on my application?

I don’t have the grades you’re looking for – can I still apply?

I don’t have any legal work experience, will this count against me?

I need a work permit – will that be a problem?

How do I complete the application form if I did not study in the UK?

Open Day & Campus Events
 

When is the A&O Open Day?

How can I get a place on the A&O Open Day?

Which year groups can apply to attend the Open Day?

How do I find out about A&O events at my university?

A&O First
 

Who can apply for A&O First?

What is the application process?

What do you look for on an application form?

Who will be my trainee ‘buddy’?

Is the cost of travel covered?

Vacation Schemes
 

Can I do a Vacation Scheme in my first year?

Can I do a Vacation Scheme in my second year of a four year degree (if I am going abroad in my third year)?

What are Vacation scheme students paid?

How am I assessed during my Vacation Scheme?

Do you offer vacation placements in your international offices?

Law School
 

Do you mind where I study the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)?

Why have you chosen to develop a bespoke Legal Practice Course (LPC) for Allen & Overy?

Do you choose my LPC electives?

Do you provide financial assistance through law school?

What about the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme?

Your Training Contract
 

How many people are in each Training Contract intake?

Is it possible to start a Training Contract before or after the dates you are currently advertising?

Can I choose my seats during the Training Contract?

Can trainees do an international seat?

Can trainees undertake client secondments?

How many trainees stay with Allen & Overy on qualification?

LLM
 

When can LLM students apply?

Diversity & Inclusion
 

I have a disability and require the application form in an alternative format, can you provide this?

What should I do if I require any changes to be made during the process for a reason related to a disability or long-term health condition?

I am worried that if I am open about my disability this will be perceived negatively.