Shearman & Sterling Blog

News and views, thoughts and discussion points

What is a Vacation Scheme?

22nd June 2017

If you are new to researching a career in the legal profession, you maybe asking ‘What is a Vacation Scheme?’. Simply, a vacation scheme is paid work experience in a solicitors firm. The vacation schemes aim to give participants a taste of what life would be like for them as a trainee solicitor with that […]

Read More

A Student’s Guide to Derivatives

5th June 2017

Derivatives form part of the world of structured finance, a sphere of the modern financial system that is often considered to be confusing to outsiders. This guide to derivatives aims to provide a brief outline of some of the main types of derivatives are and how they are used in the global economy. So, What […]

Read More

Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAW17

8th May 2017

This week is crucial to promoting mental health. Whilst breaking the stigma of mental health, the aim is to educate people on what exactly mental health is and the issues people can face. With 1 in 4 people in the UK experiencing a mental health problem each year, we can no longer ignore that people […]

Read More

100 Ways to Improve your Training Contract Application

3rd May 2017

Writing and submitting an excellent training contract application is one of the hardest things you’ll do. There’s a lot of information online and people providing their top tips on writing applications forms, but these tend to be limited to 5 top tips or generic themes. In my experience there are so many factors that go […]

Read More

Register now for news & updates