Sommeruni 2014: Six Weeks of Hands-on Work Experience for 11 Law Students


This year’s Sommeruni came to a close with a hike in the Eifel national park followed by a visit to the open-air exhibition in Kommern and a barbecue. The 11 law students joined lawyers and employees on the firm’s all-day office outing where they had the chance to review the preceding six weeks amongst themselves, with their mentors and with the rest of the firm’s staff. During their six week-trainee at O&P, they were introduced to a lawyers’ daily work by partners and associates of the Cologne office.


For the fourth year running the commercial law firm has conducted its legal trainee programme, which has been distinguished with the azur Award 2012: six straight weeks of practical training in two practice areas under the guidance of a personal mentor; insights into numerous areas of law which are not on the mandatory university curriculum but are often of major practical relevance; countless practical workshops such as a mini moot court, negotiation training, team-based case work and a M&A workshop; and finally constant opportunities for personal talks with the lawyers and their fellow trainees.


More information and reports of previous participants can be found here or on our Facebook page.

The next Sommeruni will be held from 17 August to 25 September 2015.

Students who are at least in their 3rd semester and interested in participating in next year’s Sommeruni can apply from now on until April 2015 by sending their CV, Abitur certificate and details of their previous study results and preferred areas of law to Katrin Heuel-Ortmann.