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Law Summer Vacation Scheme


We believe in being early risers. Improvisers. Front seat drivers.

Burness Paull offers up to twenty, four-week long, paid summer vacation scheme positions.

These take place between June and August, based in one of our three offices.

During your vacation scheme, you’ll work within two key practice areas, across either Corporate, Dispute Resolution or Property & Infrastructure.

You’ll also be involved in training sessions with our Knowledge and Development Lawyers, which will give you an insight into all of our practice areas.

You’ll enjoy a variety of experiences, building your knowledge of the law, the business world and life at the firm.

And you’ll be hands-on from day one, making it a great platform from which to develop your career.

Life as a student in our law summer vacation scheme

You will be learning right from the start.

All practice areas have their own training programmes. You will be assigned a mentor within your department for day to day advice, and have the continuing support of the Graduate Recruitment team.

At the end of the vacation scheme, you will receive detailed feedback on your performance to help support your development.

If you performed well during your vacation scheme, we will look to offer you a traineeship with the firm. The firm would then cover the cost of your diploma.

Click here to read about life as a Summer Student.

To find out more about being a trainee at Burness Paull click here.

Applying for our summer vacation scheme


Who is eligible?

Scots Law Degree.

To apply you should be on track to receive a 2.1 or higher in Scots Law, or be studying for the Accelerated Degree.

Summer placements are suitable for 3rd year LLB students and above or 1st year accelerated LLB and above.

Our applications for 2021 law summer vacation schemes are now open.