Ropes & Gray Launches Innovative New Student Social Mobility Programme

In The News
May 10, 2022

Global law firm Ropes & Gray has launched a new social mobility scholarship programme for first year university students from diverse and underserved low socioeconomic backgrounds in the UK. The programme, called BRidge To The City, is supported by Bloomberg LP, and aims to provide students with the opportunity to explore legal and compliance careers and more in a global business and law firm in the City of London. 

The programme will invite 12 SEO London students – studying any type of degree – for a two week paid work experience scheme, taking place this summer, at the London offices of both Bloomberg and Ropes & Gray. The scheme will feature panel and networking events as well as a variety of masterclasses, designed to provide the students with the necessary skills to successfully apply for future graduate positions. 

At the end of the scheme, two students will each receive a £20,000 scholarship, a vacation scheme at Ropes & Gray, and long-term mentoring. 

Ruchit Patel, Trainee Recruitment partner at Ropes & Gray, said: “We’re hugely excited to be working with our friends at Bloomberg on this innovative new programme, which will help prepare talented students from underrepresented backgrounds for career success. We recognise that many first year students have not made up their minds about which direction to take their careers. As such, we wanted to work together to give students the opportunity to explore a number of options across the City in a single placement. I look forward to welcoming our first students later this year and supporting them on their journey, wherever that may take them.”