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York Law School partners with DLA Piper

Posted on 30 November 2015

The University of York’s York Law School will partner with international law firm DLA Piper to offer work placements and mentoring to first year law undergraduates.

Two unique programmes will allow York undergraduates to apply for an International Scholarship Programme and a Privileged Access Programme.

The International Scholarship Programme will provide two students with a tailored programme of vacation work placements – firstly in the DLA Piper UK offices, followed up by a two-week placement in a DLA Piper international office in a student’s second year of study.

Students will work in legal departments and in other functions such as pro bono, marketing, risk and finance, and possible locations for the second year placement include Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Dubai and Russia. DLA Piper will provide a travel and daily living costs allowance for each placement.

The Privileged Access Programme will select up to eight York students to receive access and support from the firm throughout their degree, including a dedicated DLA Piper link providing one-on-one mentoring, and access to exclusive resources.

Both schemes are intended to supplement undergraduate York Law School degrees and are not linked to training contracts or vacation scheme recruitment.

Professor Matt Matravers, Head of York Law School, said: “We are very grateful to DLA Piper. These scholarships offer both tremendous opportunities for the students of York Law School and shows further evidence of the high standing in which the School is held in the profession.” 

Students are invited to attendthe launch of the partnership scheme at 12.30pm on Wednesday 2 December 2015, in LMB 128 & 129, to meet members of the firm and learn more about the programme and application process.

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