Our student and graduate programmes

At ALG we offer four programmes, all of which give you the opportunity to experience life in a corporate law firm - whether you’re curious to know if a career in corporate law is for you or you’ve made your mind up that it is!

Our LawStart, Student Placement and Summer Intern Programmes help us to identify candidates for our Trainee Solicitor Programme and give undergraduates a realistic job preview before accepting a position on our Trainee Solicitor Programme.

We see our trainee solicitors as key future members and leaders of the firm but also as valuable and much relied upon support for our legal teams during the trainee solicitor, summer intern or work placement period. Our trainee solicitors, summer interns and placement students assist us in successfully delivering for our clients, time and time again.

Programme duration 1-7 months

Open to all students, who are attending a course that offers an integrated work placement programme.

As a placement student, you are assigned to a legal team with a partner, associate and trainee solicitor buddy, dedicated to ensuring you have a real and positive experience in the firm. You can expect to receive formal and informal feedback and mentoring throughout your placement.

You will also participate in formal training sessions which, along with your on the job experience, help you to develop your legal, business, people and communication skills. Training is interactive where practical and includes weekly lectures, workshops and team meetings. All placement students are given the opportunity to interview for our Trainee Solicitor Programme. Placement duration varies, depending on the course and university.

Over the course of my time as a placement student I gained a significant insight into the inner workings of a top Dublin law firm by becoming heavily involved in day to day transactions and advisory work, in addition to integrating with the life and culture of the firm.

Andreea Stefania Boltasiu

Bachelor of Law (Clinical), Maynooth University

Programme duration 1 month

Open to 2nd, 3rd & 4th year undergraduate students, postgraduates and graduates with a third level degree.

All summer interns work within one of our main departments: Corporate and M&A, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Finance, Commercial Property, Tax, and Pensions. As part of our structured development programme, each week we focus on what our main departments do. By the end of your internship, you will have a full appreciation of the work we do, who our clients are and the role of the trainee solicitor.

As a summer intern, you experience the work of a trainee solicitor and are assigned to a legal team with a partner, associate and trainee solicitor buddy dedicated to ensuring you have a real and positive experience. You are fully involved in the work of your team and receive comprehensive ‘on the job’ training. Your buddy wil help ensure that you settle in quickly and make the most of your internship.

As part of our structured training programme, the following learning and development initiatives are included:

  • Full day induction programme
  • Legal and executive skills training
  • Themed departmental weeks
  • Team and individual projects
  • Legal workshops and seminars
  • Social events
  • Participation in responsible business programme
"SIP is a fantastic way to experience the work and culture of ALG."

Catherine Mannix

Summer Intern

Bachelor in Law, TCD

Programme duration 1 day

Open to 1st & 2nd Year undergraduate students.

Spend a day in ALG to learn what it is like to work here. Our LawStart Programme is designed to give you an insight into ALG and to help you to decide if a career in corporate law is right for you. We know that gaining work experience as a first or second year undergraduate student can sometimes be difficult. A LawStart day will help you get a better understanding of our work, our practice and our culture – insights that will help you with your application for our Summer Intern, Student Placement or Trainee Solicitor Programmes in the future.

“I got to attend a meeting with a partner, and shadow a trainee solicitor during the day.”

Shannon Owens

LawStart Student

Bachelor in Law & Politics, TCD