Shearman & Sterling Head Start Programme Open Day

Event date
6 May 2020
Event time
Oxford week

Head Start

Shearman & Sterling's ‘Head Start’ programme is a one-day event specifically designed for First Year law students and Second Year non-law students looking for an introduction to City law. The day will comprise of the following:

  • An introduction to the industry and to Shearman & Sterling
  • The opportunity to meet and question partners, trainees and associates
  • An insight into the work of a trainee solicitor and what you can expect from a training contract at a leading international law firm like Shearman & Sterling
  • An overview of a deal and insight into our practice areas
  • A look at the skills you need to develop in order to become a successful lawyer
  • Hints and tips on the recruitment process and how to see yourself by identifying your own brand

“This was more than just an open day – it was actually about putting you in the best possible position for future applications. The day was well structured with opportunities to meet lawyers at every level. Trainees led a task on document editing to show what they might do to a contract and change things depending on the position they were taking for their client. This really stood out as it finally made sense as to what kind of responsibility a trainee will initially have and how this relates into the actual work they do.”
– Head Start Attendee 2017

The programme will run on the following dates:

  • 6 May 2020
  • 27 May 2020

Please let us know your preferred date when applying.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, this event will be online.

How to apply

During the application process we will be looking at a few key things, to decide whether you’re right for us – and whether we’re right for you…

  1. Your academic performance to date
  2. Why you would like to perform in the scheme
  3. What you would like to achieve from the programme
  4. Why you are interested in Shearman & Sterling

Applications will be accepted until 26 April 2020.


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