At Allen & Overy we actively seek to recruit students with exceptional academics, a commitment to law, strong communication skills and an international perspective – which is why we welcome applications from LL.M students.
Our preference is for LL.M students to join an Allen & Overy office in the jurisdiction where they are qualified or qualifying into.
If you are an LL.M student and would like to work in London, please check your eligibility for the relevant scheme and apply for a Vacation Scheme or Training Contract here.
We will attend the NYU and Columbia International Students Interview Programme in New York with partners and other representatives from our global offices. To learn more about these please go to the schools websites.
If you have qualified as a lawyer outside of England and Wales and are looking to become a quasi-trainee with us, you may not need to do the LPC in order to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales. You may be able to re-qualify under the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS). As a quasi-trainee, you would complete a period of training rather than a Training Contract. Your training period would be exactly the same as trainees who have completed the LPC.
Although the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) does not impose any formal experience requirements in order to re-qualify, we ask all QLTS trainees to complete a minimum of 18 months’ training, as we believe this is the minimum length of time required to gain a sufficient overview of the firm and experience in a number of practice areas before qualifying.
We will pay for all necessary QLTS examinations and training. For further information about the QLTS process please visit the SRA website: www.sra.org.uk