Osborne Clarke legal technology placement

The Law School, School of Computer Science and law firm, Osborne Clarke have teamed up again to offer current law students an exclusive two-week paid placement in September 2021, focused on emerging technologies in the legal world.

Award-winning multinational law firm Osborne Clarke has grown rapidly over recent years, with 25 offices around the world. The core sectors they work in all thrive on innovation; digital business, energy, financial services, life sciences, real estate, recruitment and transport.

They are looking for candidates who are passionate about legal tech to join them in September for a two-week placement. Based within their IT team, these technology-focussed placements will allow students to evaluate legal and emerging technologies and assess if they are viable and of use to Osborne Clarke. While these roles will be based in their IT team, it will be necessary for students to work with a cross-section of individuals, from associate to partner, as well as their OC Solutions and business support teams.
 
With an interest in legal tech a given, they are looking for students with a problem-solving approach, excellent communication skills and a team-working ethos. This is a paid opportunity, and successful candidates can expect to receive £320 per week.

To apply, please complete an online application form which can be accessed hereApplications should be received by 7 May 2021. 

There is a possibility that the project work may continue beyond the initial 2 week placement on an ad-hoc basis, and Osborne Clarke will work with selected candidates to establish how this can work successfully with existing university commitments. This additional work will be paid at the same rate as the placement. 

*Please note that these placements may not involve any coding or development work, but will primarily be focussed on researching emerging third party solutions. 

If you have any questions about the placement, please contact law-employability@bristol.ac.uk.

Find out more about what to expect from this opportunity by reading this Q&A by previous candidate and law student, Niamh Greene.

How to apply

Applications are now open. Visit the Osborne Clarke Future Trainees page to apply by 7 May 2021.

I really enjoyed explaining our ideas and collaborating with professionals in order to discover new, creative ways of using technology to increase the efficiency of different legal matters.

Niamh Greene, Law student
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