College Students

Spring School

The 14th edition VdA Academia Spring School 2022 has returned this year to the face-to-face format and took place on 11, 12 and 13 April at the MH Atlântico hotel in Peniche.

VdA Academia Spring School is an inclusive and parity-based training course for law students, which develops the soft skills most appreciated by law firms and thus to complement the legal skills (hard skills) acquired in universities as well as to promote equal opportunities.

Under the motto Empowering Sustainability Generation - Act Now, the 14th edition of Spring School had a strongly focus on Sustainability.

The registration fee (€50) will be donated to the youth employability promotion projects of TESE - Associação para o Desenvolvimento, a non-profit organization.



Law students. 

The participants will be able to:

  • Develop the soft skills most valued by law firms, allowing for a smoother integration in the job market
  • Know how a law firm works and contact professionals
  • Increase your network
  • Be selected to perform a summer internship at VdA

The process consists of 3 stages:

  • Application period
  • Review and selection of applications
  • Formalization of registrations and assessment of the students selected

“VdA Academia Spring School has given me an innovative and very up-to-date perception of what a Lawyer’s real day-to-day is and the need to continually improve ourselves in order to achieve success. Because it is indeed a time when we realize the importance of soft skills and how to work with them, leaving our comfort zone.”

Spring School

 “I believe that Spring School is a very enriching experience at a personal and academic level, which helps us to develop the necessary tools to be a successful Lawyer. It allows a practical learning of "soft skills", a privileged contact with several professionals of a great Law Firm (mainly because they are not only Lawyers) and the contact with a new paradigm of the Profession".

Spring School

Application Form Spring School

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Personal Data
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Higher Education
Bachelor's Degree
Masters Degree
Spring School Ambassador Challenge
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