FAQs about LawyerUp

Why LawyerUp?

Most legal internships only provide you with experience in one sector, but at a young age, it's not possible to know which sector is the right one for you. So, LawyerUp brings you an experience in every sector of law while also developing your career strategies to help you find the right career path.

When is LawyerUp?

Our US and UK programs begin at different times. LawyerUp US will take place from June 1, 2021 to July 30, 2021. LawyerUp UK will take place from July 5, 2021 to August 27, 2021.

Which LawyerUp package is the right package for me?

ULTIMATE: We recommend the ULTIMATE package for students who want to take their career to the next level. On top of a deep dive into the legal field, students will learn to develop their careers with one-on-one personal branding, resume, interview, and LInkedIn workshops. The ULTIMATE package creates the most well-rounded individual.

LIMITED: We recommend the LIMITED package for pre-law and law students who want the deepest dive into the legal field with access to 14 legal sector sessions, 5 career strategy sessions, and 2 legal workshops.

ADVANCED: We recommend the ADVANCED package for students on a budget who want to network within the legal field and find access to some legal sectors but don't have the time for it all.

BASIC: We recommend the BASIC package for students who aren't too sure if law is the right career for them! Our BASIC plan provides access to law sectors that correspond with other fields, so you won’t fall behind even if you decide law is not the right field for you! Plus, you’ll have access to two career development workshops to help push you into the career field you want. When is the internship taking place?

I don’t live in the US or UK, can I still apply?

We welcome applicants from all countries who are interested in the US or UK law system to apply for LawyerUp. When you add your package to your cart, you'll be able to choose which law system you want to intern under for the summer.

Do I get a certificate of completion?

All participants who complete the required commitments of attendance and participation will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the internship.

Which sectors will I gain experience in with LawyerUp 2021?

Each package offers access to a different number of sector sessions. Each one-hour session will provide an introduction into the legal sector, delving into the details behind the sector's key cases, changes in the field, and client interactions. Lawyers will also describe their personal journey and advise interns accordingly, discussing which personalities are best fit for their legal sector and more.

Sectors range from niche areas such as Drugs Law and Sports Law to more wider areas like Criminal Defence and Intellectual Property Law. Sectors will vary depending on the jurisdiction of the program.

Which career strategies will I learn with LawyerUp 2021?

Our career strategy calls will provide you with the necessary skills to excel in your careers with confidence. Whilst each package offers a career strategy session, interns will have the choice to choose between: ‘How to Ace an Interview’, ‘Minimising Procrastination & Maximising Productivity’, ‘Building Your Personal Brand’ and more.

There will also be the opportunity to sign up for exclusive sessions including: ‘How to Master the Art of Negotiation’ and a ‘Guide to Commercial Awareness’. With an ULTIMATE package, you will receive a one-on-one career session with the founder and a professional LinkedIn and resume review.

Which legal workshops will I have with LawyerUp 2021?

Legal workshops are your chance to learn the intricacies of legal writing and research through sessions like ‘How to Read and Write like a Lawyer.’ You will also be introduced to controversial topics to then produce reflections in your preferable form that have the chance to be published.