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|Minimum qualification:||High 2.1 degree plus AAB grades at A level|
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Application details and method of selection
If you are interested in applying for our summer vacation scheme, please apply via the online application system by 5pm (GMT) on 31 January 2018. Our summer vacation scheme is open to all candidates who are eligible to commence a training contract in 2020.
For those interested in applying for a training contract, please apply via the online application system by midnight (GMT) on 15 July 2018.
The firm does not recruit on a rolling basis and therefore all candidates will be contacted to inform them of the outcome of their application (and next steps where relevant) within three weeks of the deadline date.
Firm description and career prospects
The firm with 30 offices across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, provides comprehensive corporate, transactional, regulatory and litigation services to clients of all sizes across all major industries. The firm’s regulatory and industry focused practices help clients address legal, government and policy challenges. Founded in 1873, Morgan Lewis comprises more than 2,200 legal professionals.
Morgan Lewis’s London office offers a wide range of business and commercial services, including: competition; corporate; debt and equity capital markets; finance and restructuring; labour and employment including employment litigation and immigration advice; private investment fund formation and operation; structured transactions; tax planning and structuring; international commercial dispute, arbitration, insurance recovery, and white collar matters. Morgan Lewis is also strong in various business sectors, including life sciences; financial services; energy and technology, where the firm’s leading regulatory and commercial lawyers provide a real insight into their industries.
We sponsor our trainees through the GDL/LPC at BPP, offering a maintenance grant of £8,000.
The summer vacation scheme at Morgan Lewis provides students with the opportunity to learn more about the firm, meet some of our people, and gain insight into life as a trainee.
Training contract programme
Morgan Lewis’ London training programme is led by an experienced training principal. Our partners and trainee supervisors also have broad experience of working with trainees. Following a full induction to the firm, our programme will provide you with consistently high-quality, challenging assignments, working directly with senior lawyers across a range of practices and industry groups on complex and frequently cross-border matters. Through this hands-on and varied experience, you can expect to build a thorough understanding of the firm’s business and of working with international, high-profile clients.
Over two years you will complete four six-month seats with the opportunity to gain experience in at least three distinct areas of law. International secondment opportunities to our Brussels, Dubai, Moscow and Singapore offices may also be available. In addition to formal appraisals, the office environment allows regular contact with, and feedback from, the training principal, supervisors and other lawyers. Trainees will have the opportunity to actively participate in all in-house associate training sessions, and to take part in pro bono work and business development activities.
Antitrust, corporate and business transactions, finance, investment management, labour and employment, litigation, structured transactions. International secondments: Brussels, Dubai, Moscow, Singapore.
Type of practice
General Commercial, Corporate & Commercial
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