Shearman & Sterling Blog

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5 minutes with Dan Senior, future trainee

4th December 2017

What University did you attend? I attended Durham University. What subject are you studying? I’m currently doing the GDL at the University of Law, Moorgate. I studied Politics at undergraduate level. When do you join as a trainee? I join in August 2019. How did you hear about Shearman & Sterling? Initially it was through […]

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5 minutes with Persis Bhalla, future trainee

14th November 2017

What University did you attend? University of Oxford (Trinity College). What subject are you studying? I recently completed the GDL at the University of Law, having previously studied Philosophy & Theology for my undergraduate degree. When do you join as a trainee? I join the firm in August 2019. How did you hear about Shearman […]

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5 minutes with James Ballantyne, future trainee

30th October 2017

What University did you attend? At undergraduate I attended the University of Cambridge (Girton College) and at postgraduate I attended the University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies). What subject are you studying? The LPC. When do you join as a trainee? I join in August 2018. How did you hear about Shearman […]

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Starting your Training Contract: What to Expect

9th October 2017

The first few weeks of a training contract often seem to be quite a mystery, with terms like ‘PSC’, ‘induction’ and ‘starting your seat’ thrown around without much context given by those using it. Before I started, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect or what was awaiting me and so therefore, in this blog […]

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What is a Vacation Scheme?

20th September 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 […]

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