Which law firms recruit on a rolling basis? 2019-20

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  1. Abstruser

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    Hi all,

    @Jaysen has asked me to update the list of firms that accept applications on a rolling and non-rolling basis for the 2019-20 cycle.

    If anyone has anything to update or add to the list, please feel free to leave a comment. Otherwise, I hope you all find this useful and good luck with your applications!

    Law firms which recruit on a rolling basis:


    Addleshaw Goddard (Facebook 2015)
    Allen & Overy (website)
    Ashurst (Facebook 2015)
    Baker McKenzie (website)
    BCLP (Rolling for all VS and TCs except Manchester and Hong Kong TCs) (website)
    Bird & Bird (website)
    Burges Salmon (website)
    Cleary Gottlieb (VS rolling, TC non-rolling) (2019/20 recruitment brochure)
    Clyde & Co (website "the sooner you apply the better")
    CMS (website under FAQ "What is the deadline for applications?")
    Dechert (TCLA member, 2018)
    Dentons (website)
    DLA Piper (lawcareers.net)
    Eversheds (Wikijob)
    Gibson Dunn (website under "Summer Vacation Scheme" tab)
    Hogan Lovells (website)
    Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF discussion board)
    Jones Day (Apply4Law)
    Macfarlanes (website)
    Mayer Brown (Open Days, VS and TC all rolling basis) (website "When is the deadline for applications")
    Morrison Foerster (website, under "London" tab)
    Mishcon de Reya (website)
    Norton Rose Fulbright (website)
    Pennington Manches (confirmed by graduate recruitment, 2019/20)
    Reed Smith (website)
    Ropes & Gray (website)
    Slaughter and May (TCs on rolling basis, VS unconfirmed) (website)
    Sidley Austin (VS rolling, TC non-rolling) (website)
    Skadden (Graduate recruitment brochure, download here)
    Shoosmiths (confirmed by graduate recruitment, 2019/20)
    Stephenson Harwood (confirmed by graduate recruitment, 2019/20)
    Travers Smith (website)
    White & Case (VS rolling, TC non-rolling) (Graduate recruitment brochure, download here)


    Law firms which do not recruit on a rolling basis

    Bristows (website suggests non-rolling "we begin considering applications in January")
    Charles Russell Speechlys (The Lawyer Portal)
    Cleary Gottlieb (VS rolling, TC non-rolling) (2019-20 recruitment brochure)
    Clifford Chance (website)
    Cooley (lawcareers.net)
    Covington & Burling (website)
    Davis Polk (job listing 2017)
    Fried Frank (confirmed by HR rep)
    Trowers and Hamlins (Twitter 2016)
    Linklaters (confirmed by graduate recruitment)
    Osborne Clarke (website)
    Pinsent Masons (website "After the deadline, we'll review all applications...")
    Taylor Wessing (confirmed by graduate recruitment)
    Kirkland & Ellis (confirmed by graduate recruitment)
    Latham & Watkins (confirmed by graduate recruitment, 2019/20)
    Freshfields (website)
    Shearman & Sterling (website) (UPDATE: Shearman may review and interview before the deadline, but will not offer spaces until after the deadline; see thread here)
    Watson Farley & Williams (confirmed by graduate recruitment)
    Withers (website suggests non-rolling "we start to review applications approximately one month prior to the deadline”)


    Unconfirmed

    K&L Gates (no information on website)
    Simmons & Simmons (no information on website this year)
    Weil Gotshal & Manges (no information on website this year)
     
    #1 Abstruser, Oct 31, 2019
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  2. W

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    How about Charles Russel and Dechert?
     
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    I believe CRS is non-rolling. Can’t find any information on Dechert for this cycle - if you have information from a grad recruiter, feel free to post a reply. Have updated the list accordingly!
     
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    Stephenson Harwood is rolling
    Pennington Manches Cooper is rolling

    (both confirmed by grad recruitment at a law fair)
     
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    Have updated the list, thank you!
     
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    Is Orrick rolling?
     
  9. Abstruser

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    Unfortunately couldn’t find any information on this!
     
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    It was rolling last year, not sure about it this year. Probably the same!
     
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  12. OBenson

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    Just had Burges Salmon grad recruitment confirm that they no longer recruit rolling (even though it is still on their website!)
     
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    Strange! I contacted them about a month ago and received a response that "an early application is strongly encouraged" which I took as a confirmation that they recruit on a rolling basis (albeit not explicitly worded).

    I do not want to undermine what OBenson said in any way, but can anybody else confirm that they are no longer recruiting on a rolling basis?
     
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    That's strange, I had an email today saying they won't get back to anyone until after the deadline?!
     
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  16. W

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    Anyone that’s done an app to Orrick, who do you address the cover letter to?

    many thanks
     
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    Just confirmed from graduate recruitment that Shoosmiths are rolling.
     
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