Weil, Gotshal & Manges Black Mentoring Scheme 2022


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    Aspiring Solicitors is delighted to be partnering with Weil to deliver a mentoring scheme for 10 Black/mixed Black heritage Aspiring Solicitors members.

    Weil’s London office is a leading player in the UK legal market and is consistently regarded as one of the most successful London offices of a US-based law firm. The firm supports a varied client base of European, US and global private equity houses, corporates and financial institutions on domestic and cross-border matters.

    The mentoring scheme will run from 27 July to 28 September 2022 and is open to law and non-law students (per the eligibility criteria below).

    Participants on the scheme will benefit from the invaluable opportunity of receiving mentoring advice from Weil’s lawyers, which will take the form of one-to-one sessions covering a range of topics. You’ll participate in several workshops providing you with application and interview tips and advice on converting a vacation scheme into a training contract. You’ll also have the chance to find out more about Weil and why diversity and inclusion is important to the firm.

    Who should apply?

    Current undergraduate students (law or non-law).

    When does the scheme take place?

    27 July – 28 September (times to be arranged with your mentor).

    Where?

    The Mentoring Scheme will be delivered in person (workshops) and virtually (individual mentor/mentee sessions).

    How to apply

    Please complete the application by clicking the ‘Apply Now!’ button at the top or bottom of this page.

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this mentoring scheme, you must:

    • Be an Aspiring Solicitors member and be of Black or mixed Black heritage;
    • Have secured AAB at A-Level and be on track to receive or have obtained a 2.1 in your degree (taking into account mitigating circumstances);
    • Be either a current law or non-law undergraduate student;
    • Have a strong interest in becoming a commercial lawyer with a global law firm;
    • Not have previously participated in a Weil work placement or training contract interview;
    • Have the right to work in the UK; and
    • Not have secured a training contract.

    Deadline

    The deadline to apply is 5pm Friday 15 July 2022.

    Further information

    Please note this is not a full time role – mentor and mentee sessions will be organised with your mentor at a mutually convenient time.