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Rare Foundations is our series of introductory career programmes for Black African and Black Caribbean students and students of mixed race with Black African and Black Caribbean heritage in their first year of a three-year course or second year of a four year course. You must be a Rare candidate to apply. If you would like to apply to Rare, please do so here.

Rare Foundations: Law is a competitive programme for students interested in commercial law. The programme is run in conjunction with Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters and Mishcon de Reya.

This is an exclusive programme that will distinguish participants from their peers in an increasingly competitive market. Successful applicants will get a foot in the door and start building valuable relationships with partners, associates, trainees and graduate recruitment managers at five of the world’s best law firms. It will also mean that you have some of the top international firms’ names, alongside a prestigious programme, on your CV, before you go into your second term at university.

If you are selected for Rare Foundations: Law, you will be fast-tracked to an interview for our extended development programme, Articles.

The programme is very competitive. We ask for a minimum of ABB at A level (or equivalent) We will take into account contextual information and mitigating circumstances.

Applications for Rare Foundations: Law 2020 will open on 13 September 2021 and close on 31 October 2021.

 

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