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Student Trainee Public Law

Posted 8 Jul 2024
Work experience
0 to 2 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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Are you a curious student, wanting to acquaint yourself with a Dutch leading law firm with an international focus? Do you have specific interest in public law? And do you want to experience De Brauw's culture and environment for yourself? Then a student traineeship is a suitable opportunity for you!

Your role as a student trainee

A student traineeship is the best way to get to know our firm and the public law practice, as you will get a proper view of what our lawyers do on a daily basis. As a student trainee, you will conduct legal research for the matters we work on. You will work closely with our lawyers, so you will be able to ask them anything - and accompany them to court hearings and client meetings. You will learn on the job. And of course, you will also be able to fully participate in all of our educational and social programmes, whether practice-specific or firmwide.

The practice

De Brauw tackles critical regulatory issues, both nationally and internationally, including environmental and energy law cases like the Porthos (carbon capture project) and the national hydrogen network. We are also involved in significant regulatory actions, such as those concerning nitrogen emissions at airports like Schiphol. As legal counsel to the Dutch parliament, we cover a broad spectrum of legal questions, from constitutional to tax law. Our pro bono work extends to human rights, EU law, and more.

Our cases often require collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams. We serve state-owned and major corporate clients, aiming for the highest quality in our work.

Overall, we advise and litigate on questions ranging from environmental, energy, state aid, market regulation, constitutional, and administrative law, as well as information access and human rights. We excel at complex and innovative cases and often handle politically sensitive issues needing strategic guidance.

We are looking for someone who is…

  • a third-year Bachelor or a Master's student, with a strong academic record
  • eager and excited to learn
  • team player
  • meticulous and well organised
  • proactive
  • fluent in Dutch and English

Our clients, people and drive for quality are the energisers of our firm. They are the basis from which we deliver a powerful corporate practice, a centre of excellence in litigation and arbitration, and an unparalleled team of compliance experts.

630 employees