Shearman & Sterling Blog

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Studying economics? A career in law might be for you.

19th July 2019

When I started studying Economics at university, I immediately jumped on the bandwagon and joined the rest of my classmates pursuing careers in financial services. Only in my final year did I realise the plethora of skills that make Economics students attractive in the legal industry. In fact, at Shearman & Sterling, economics is one […]

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Vacation Scheme to Training Contract – Whiteboard Wednesday

16th July 2019

Vacation Scheme to Training Contract: 11 Reasons why a vacation scheme can be the best route to get a training contract 1. Vacation Schemes take place earlier in the recruiting cycle Recruitment for vacation schemes usually takes place before direct training contract recruitment. This is the case for most law firms. Law firms may fill […]

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5 Minutes with Future Trainee – Natasha Lindon

24th June 2019

Q. What University did you attend? University of Bristol. Q. What subject did you study? I studied LLB Law, and I start the LPC at the University of Law in September 2019. Q. When do you join as a trainee? I will join Shearman & Sterling in August 2020. Q. How did you hear about […]

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5 Minutes with Future Trainee, Beth Watkinson

28th May 2019

What University did you attend? Edinburgh University. What subject are you studying? I studied Law. When do you join as a trainee? August 2020. How did you hear about Shearman & Sterling? I first heard about Shearman & Sterling via word of mouth and various legal websites. I then attended an Open Day in November […]

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5 Minutes with Future Trainee, Matthew Rees

28th May 2019

What University did you attend? Oxford University (Trinity College). What subject are you studying? Law, undergraduate and postgraduate. When do you join as a trainee? August 2020. How did you hear about Shearman & Sterling? During University I participated in the Shearman & Sterling Moot, where a number of the judges were lawyers from the […]

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