Vacation Placement Schemes

Program Overview

Our vacation placement schemes are important for candidates interested in a training contract with Skadden’s Hong Kong office. The schemes provide hands-on experience with active transactions and cases from a diverse client base, often with an international aspect, as well as insight into the firm’s culture.


Start Your Path

Our vacation placements come from a diversity of schools, experiences and backgrounds.  We look for academic achievement, including a minimum of a 2:1 (UK/HK) or HD/D (Australia) at degree level or equivalent. We recruit our vacation placements through interviews on campus in the U.K. and Australia, and through in office interviews in Hong Kong.  We encourage students to attend our information receptions held throughout the year to get a feel for our culture and working environment. We also encourage you to stop by our information stand at the following law fairs to speak about our interview and selection process:

  • Cambridge (Hong Kong) Law Fair
  • London (Hong Kong) Law Fair
  • Oxford (Hong Kong) Law Fair
  • University of Melbourne (Hong Kong) Law Fair
  • University of Sydney (Hong Kong) Law Fair
  • University of New South Wales (Hong Kong) Law Fair
  • Hong Kong Law Fair

For more information on the location and timing of the law fairs, please contact us or your campus careers service.


Application Deadlines

Winter Vacation Schemes: June 1 (Program takes place in Jan/Feb)
Summer Vacation Schemes: January 1 (Program takes place in June/July)

Vacation scheme students will be considered for training contracts.