25 October 2019

Latham & Watkins offer a virtual experience

Law firm platform InsideSherpa sets up virtual internships to help law students gain real-world experience.

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Latham & Watkins has lanched two Virtual Experience Programs (VEPs) with InsideSherpa, an innovative, open-access platform that connects students with companies and law firms.

First tasks

VEP participants complete an online training program, which allows them to receive feedback on simulated legal tasks and gain real-world experience. In addition to the opportunity to undertake legal work, participants will learn more about life at Latham. The Mergers & Acquisitions VEP takes participants through a high-stakes transaction, from reviewing a nondisclosure agreement to offering urgent advice to shareholders. The White Collar Defense & Investigations VEP lets participants identify relevant documents using search terms, prepare for a witness interview, and perform other tasks related to a white collar criminal investigation.

“What life is like”

Participants will enhance their skills, increase their employability, and develop tools to poise them for quick success. “As part of our efforts to recruit the best and brightest legal talent, we’re committed to developing and exploring cutting-edge platforms and technology,” said Abid R. Qureshi, Chair of the Recruiting Committee. “Our Virtual Experience Programs with InsideSherpa will help law students get a sense of what life is like at a global law firm.” Students can register here.

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