Fifth Annual Corporate and Commercial Study Visit to London

Students at Slaughter & May

The 5th annual UCD Corporate and Commercial Law Study Visit to London took place in March 2017. Twenty second year students from across the Law, Business and Law, Law with Economics and Law with Politics degree programmes were selected to accompany Dr. Oonagh Breen, Head of Alumni and Career Development at the Sutherland School, Dr. David Foster Director of the UCD Career Development Centre and Ms Sarah Brown, UCD Career Skills Consultant on the 5-day trip to London. 

Over the course of the week, students met with lawyers at leading firms Clifford Chance, Clyde and Co, Slaughter and May, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills, Dentons and DLA Piper. Students participated in a number of skills related exercises that explored their negotiation and advocacy skills, their contract and commercial knowledge and their ability to speed network! 

The trip provided participants with the invaluable opportunity to experience life as a city lawyer first hand, to meet with trainees, associates and partners at the various law firms and to begin to think about their future career paths.  An added bonus was the welcome chance to meet up with some of our alumni – Michael Dwyer (Law with Econs) and Jodie Jane Tingle (Law with Econs) from Slaughter and May; Anne Collins (BBL) at Clifford Chance, Vincent Keaveny (BCL) at DLA Piper and Nadine McMahon (BBL) at Herbert Smith Freehills.  Nadine was a student on the very first corporate study visit to London back in 2013 so it was a particular pleasure to have a study visit alumna introduce our current students to her new firm!

Students listened to a briefing from Partner Dan Neidle before lunch at Clifford Chance.

UCd Alumnus Nadine McMahon (trainee solicitor at Herbert Smith) with UCD Students and and Dr Oonagh Breen.‌