An accessible and free learning platform giving everyone the opportunity to experience what it is like to work at Freshfields as a commercial lawyer. Open to all UK based candidates.
Our virtual learning experience programmes are easy to use with each of the 5 modules taking around an hour to complete. You do not need to complete any application and there is no interview. Sound interesting? Just click through the relevant link below.
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Law and Fintech – A Freshfields virtual experience
In this programme, adapted from real Freshfields work, our (fictitious) client wants to buy a crypto asset business. You will help them, working through five modules that cover a Freshfields junior lawyer’s typical responsibilities. The Freshfields virtual experience is uniquely comprehensive, offering multiple perspectives of a single interesting matter from different practices that reflect our full-service offering. By undertaking this programme you will:
- carry out a due diligence exercise;
- advise on a Share Purchase Agreement;
- consider the antitrust aspects of the transaction;
- assist your client with their financial services regulatory concerns; and
- help your client manage a dispute.
The modules should take around an hour to complete, but there is no time limit and you can take as long as you want. Full instructions are also provided.
You’ll be given a score at the end of each module, and a certificate of completion signed by a Freshfields partner. Please don’t take it too seriously; we don’t use this as a test and we won’t crosscheck your results if you choose to apply to Freshfields. Be sure to mention that you did our virtual learning experience in your application!
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Our summer vacation schemes and workshops are a great way to get to know Freshfields better. You can also find out more about our focus on diversity and inclusion, including the Stephen Lawrence Scholarship scheme (which has over 70 participating universities in the UK). Please contact us if you’d like to know more about programmes you might be eligible for.