Students of all undergraduate and masters programs at IE Law School have had the opportunity to participate in Talent Forum, an annual event where the most important law firms and Big Four consulting companies in the country come together.
“IE Law School’s biggest recruitment event of the year. It is a key opportunity for students to network, to learn about the selection processes and to highlight their professional profiles before those responsible for hiring.”
Silvia Martínez Ruiz, Senior Associate Director at IE Talent & Careers
For all undergraduate and masters students, Talent Forum is a first contact with key players in the legal sector. In this way, they can learn first-hand about their practice areas, selection processes, corporate culture and other aspects that will be key when they want to apply for a job in these firms.
This event allows them to gather information about the labor market from the beginning of their experience at IE Law School, increasing their chances of finding job openings that fit their profile, preferences and career aspirations. Likewise, the Talent Forum event also offers recruiters for various companies the valuable opportunity to meet some of the brightest minds of today, offering firsthand look at the future of legal professionals.
IE Law School Talent Forum stands out for its exclusivity, as well as the relaxed atmosphere in which attendees can engage in close and personal conversations with representatives of leading law and consulting firms. At the latest Talent Forum, we welcomed several long-standing partners. We wish to thank all of our partnering law firms and consulting companies for their trust and participation,, including Andersen, Baker Mckenzie, Cases & Lacambra, CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo, Cuatrecasas, Deloitte Legal, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Garrigues, Hogan Lovells, King & Wood Mallesons, Latham & Watkins, Linklaters, Pinsent Masons, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Uría Menéndez, Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Bird & Bird, Ceca Magán, Clifford Chance Dentons, DLA Piper, ECIJA, Ernst & Young (EY), Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Herbert Smith Freehills, KPMG Abogados, Ontier, Pérez-Llorca, White & Case.
The firms participating in our Talent Forum have very diverse and international teams, and all of them are looking for teamwork and language skills. For this reason, they highly value the English language training that IE Law School students receive and their international outlook, which prepares them to work in all types of situations with a variety of global players. Another quality they look for in a professional is proactivity and the motivation to continue learning and develop a career within their firms. Likewise, flexibility and adaptability are very important qualities for them to see in a potential candidate.
Human Resources managers at these firms agree that IE Law School students stand out because of their solid legal training, communication skills and practical knowledge that prepares them for when they enter the professional world. These are highly qualified candidates, who often have a background in complementary disciplines and demonstrate a great intellectual curiosity for political, economic and technological issues, which is highly valued during the selection process.
A key aspect in developing these skills is the case method, where students learn to acquire a problem-solving and analytical vision that they will later apply in solving real cases. The experience of the faculty is also fundamental. They are not only top-level academics but also outstanding professionals in large law firms and consulting companies who share a very complete and broad vision of their professional practice with students.
For a future interview, recruiters recommend gathering information about the firm’s history, mission and values, as well as their most important projects. They also advise using this information to prepare specific questions to ask in the interview—something that is highly valued because it demonstrates the candidates’ interest.