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If you are interested in applying for a place on our first-year open day, please email a CV and covering letter to [email protected]. Applications open on 1 December 2021 and close at midnight on 25 February 2022. Applicants will be shortlisted for a telephone interview before, before successful candidates are offered a place on one of two open days, which run in spring each year. Our open days are open to first-year law students and second-year non-law students.
If you are interested in applying for our summer vacation scheme, please apply via the online application system by midnight on 26 January 2022. Successful applicants will be shortlisted for a telephone interview, followed by a second-stage partner interview. Our two-week summer vacation scheme is open to all candidates who are eligible to commence a training contract in 2024.
For those interested in applying for a training contract, please apply via the online application system by midnight (GMT) on 8 July 2022. The first stage of the training contract recruitment process is a telephone interview conducted by a member of the graduate recruitment team. Successful candidates will then be invited to attend an assessment centre, which includes partner interviews, a written exercise and a group activity, as well as a networking lunch with some of our partners.
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.
Morgan Lewis is seeking candidates with a consistently strong academic record, including a minimum of AAB at A level (or equivalent) and a 2.1 (predicted or gained) in their undergraduate degree. We look for a range of prior work experience (a mixture of law and non-law), volunteering and extra-curricular activities to demonstrate the development of various skills and experience. In particular, we are looking for candidates to show us their commercial awareness, team spirit, resilience and passion for a career in law.
How to applywww.morganlewis.com
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Method of applicationOnline application form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- HR-led interview
- Panel interview
- Partner interview
- Telephone interview
- Written exercise
With 31 offices across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, the firm 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; investment mangement; structured transactions; tax; international commercial dispute, arbitration, insurance recovery, and white collar matters. Morgan Lewis is also strong in various business sectors, including life sciences; financial services and technology, where the firm’s leading regulatory and commercial lawyers provide a real insight into their industries.
Our summer vacation scheme provides students with the opportunity to learn more about the firm, meet some of our people, and gain insight into life at Morgan Lewis. Further details can be found on our website.
Trainees complete four six-month seats over the course of the training contract. They can expect to receive high-quality, challenging assignments and the opportunity to work directly with senior lawyers across a range of practices and industry groups. The work will be varied, complex, and will most likely involve working across a variety of jurisdictions. 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.
Candidates who have accepted a training contract offer with Morgan Lewis will receive a maintenance grant of £10,000 (paid in instalments), as well as the full payment of fees for both the GDL and LPC. The firm does not provide retrospective funding for law school fees or maintenance grants.
- Business transactions
- Investment management
- Structured transactions
- Intellectual property
- International secondments
- General Commercial
- Corporate & Commercial
Banking & finance
Banking and finance involves many financial products, from bank loans to companies to highly structured financing arrangements across multiple jurisdictions.
Capital markets lawyers work with transactions involving the issue of debt or equity securities to the public or investors.
Commercial property/real estate
Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Competition & EU law
Competition and regulatory work includes merger control, regulatory and court proceedings, issues arising from sector-specific regulation and utility procurement issues.
Corporate finance/mergers & acquisitions
Corporate finance lawyers advise companies on all aspects of the buying and selling of whole businesses or business assets.
Corporate tax involves advising on the most tax-efficient means of acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes in the corporate and commercial sphere.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Energy & natural resources
The energy sector is an important part of the legal landscape and is making more headlines than ever before.
This area of legal practice involves advising financial services clients on the myriad regulations that affect their sector.
Immigration lawyers deal with all legal matters relating to immigration and nationality.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
IP barristers advise on issues that range from commercial exploitation and infringement disputes to IP rights in large commercial transactions.
Outsourcing involves the transfer of projects and functions to specialist third-party providers in return for a fee.
Large projects involve lawyers specialising in finance, construction and corporate law.
|Training contract applications:||350 (2021)|
|Retention rate:||81% (2020)|
|Has client secondments:||Yes|
|Has overseas secondments:||Yes|
- Abu Dhabi
- Century City
- Hong Kong
- Los Angeles
- New York
- Nur Sultan
- Orange County
- San Francisco
- Silicon Valley
- Washington DC
- PILnet (Public Interest Law)
- City Parents
- InterLaw Diversity Forum