Lovells takes vacation scheme international

Top-10 City firm Lovells has extended its summer vacation scheme to some of its overseas offices.

Students who sign up for the 19 June to 7 July vacation scheme next year can for the first time apply for an additional two weeks in Lovells’ offices in Chicago, New York, Paris and Frankfurt.

Eligible candidates need to make a strong application to secure one of the international placements.

Those who are chosen will then spend five weeks with the firm – three in London and the other two in one of the four designated international offices. Flights and accommodation will be provided by Lovells, and students can earn up to 250 per week during the programme.

Lovells graduate recruitment manager Clare Harris told Lawyer 2B: “The placements reflect the international status of Lovells and groups us with a small cohort of truly international firms.”

Magic circle firm Clifford Chancehas offered students the opportunity to have an additional two weeks abroad as part of its summer vacation scheme since 2001. Herbert Smith also has a month-long international scheme where students stay in London for two weeks before going to Paris for a further fortnight.

The application deadline for Lovells’ summer 2006 scheme is mid-February.