Students, Trainees
& Judicial Clerks

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Attracting and developing talented professionals who are committed to excellence is critical to our success. We offer students, trainees and judicial clerks unparalleled opportunities for interesting work, a supportive and collegial environment, and a promising pathway to career development.

Our summer program and trainee program give an immersive experience. We provide real-life insight into the workings of an established, broad reaching law firm and the chance to share our commitment to client, public and community service. Each office creates a unique program of events, giving law students a taste of life and work in that office.

Our summer associates and trainees are given high-quality, challenging assignments and work directly with senior lawyers across practices and industry groups on complex and, frequently, cross-border matters.

We know that former judicial clerks bring valuable real-world experience to our legal practice. Your experience, skills, and knowledge add to our rich and dynamic culture and contribute directly to our ability to meet the diverse needs of our clients. We've established a legacy of attracting and retaining former judicial clerks. Morgan Lewis is proud to have more than 150 former judicial clerks.

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We offer one of the most innovative work experiences for second-year law students in the United States – one that combines a rich summer experience with hands-on, in-depth work at Morgan Lewis and then in-house at corporate client or at a public interest or community-based organization.

ML Experiences is a program through which law students can pursue three different options—ML Client Experience, ML Community Experience, and ML Firm Experience—during their summer with the firm. All of the ML Experiences provide summer associates the opportunity to participate in client work, pro bono challenges, and professional development training during their time with the firm.

Our Summer Associate Program starts with an experiential get-together where firm leaders and all summer associates from across the US gather for a multiday orientation and bonding program.

Our kickoffs have happened everywhere from the beach in Santa Monica, where we went barefoot and ate s’mores, to major urban centers, where we planted trees for the community. Wherever we gather, the goal remains the same: to introduce our summer associates to the firm, to our summer program, to our unique firm culture, and to our enthusiasm for working together.

A cornerstone of each program is our Pro Bono Clinic. Our summer associates’ first assignment is meeting with and counseling real clients. Most recently, we collaborated with the DC Bar Pro Bono Program to host a pro bono clinic which provided transactional legal advice to 27 Washington DC area non-profits that provide critical services to some of the most vulnerable populations in the DC area. In addition to the Morgan Lewis summer associates and firm attorneys, we also had participating lawyers from three of our corporate clients.

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Work in-house with some of our most important clients during your summer.

Our unique Client Experience Program facilitates the professional development of law students, with the goal of developing client service skills at the beginning of their legal careers. We provide students with a deep understanding of the operations and issues handled by in-house legal departments, and provide clients with the opportunity to work with talented law students who can assist with basic legal research, and writing and related skills, in support of the client’s legal department.

We established the Morgan Lewis Client Experience in 2012 when select summer associates worked for one of our largest clients for four weeks. Feedback from the client and the participating summer associates was very positive, compelling the firm to launch the ML Client Experience as one of our three program options for law students. In 2015, 44% of our summer class participated in the ML Client Experience, working with 17 different firm clients. Summer associates who select the client experience are paid for the time they spend at the client.

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Here is what a few of the participants had to say:

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Serve the public interest and the community as part of your summer work.

The Community Experience allows summer associates the opportunity to spend part of the summer in our traditional program, followed by an assignment at a public interest or community service organization. Summer associates spend up to four weeks with the organization and, together with our firm’s pro bono partner, choose where they will work.

We established the Morgan Lewis Community Experience in 2001. Summer associates who select the ML Community Experience will receive a stipend equal to the salary that they would have received at the firm as a summer associate.

In prior years, summer associates have worked for organizations including:

  • Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
  • Manhattan Legal Services
  • Education Law Center
  • Legal Aid Society - Brooklyn Neighborhood Office
  • Goddard Riverside Community Center
  • LSNY Manhattan Legal Services
  • National Center for Law and Economic Justice
  • East Bay Community Law Center
  • Center for Reproductive Rights
  • The National Veterans Legal Services Program
  • National Geographic Society
  • National Public Radio
  • Cabrini Green Legal Aid
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Experience a fully immersive summer working at one of our offices in the United States.

Our Firm Experience offers summer associates a traditional law firm experience. Law students spend all 10 weeks working on real assignments and engaging with lawyers and clients in one of our US offices. At the end of the 10-week period, law students leave with a very clear picture of the day-to-day life of a Morgan Lewis attorney.

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Be selected as a fellow for promoting diversity in our firm and in the legal community.

Our ML Diversity Career Fellowship provides stipends that are designed to assist Diversity Fellows with law school-related expenses. Our goals are to promote diversity in the legal profession and to attract future leaders who are committed to the importance of diversity.

Fellowships

The Fellowship awards salaried summer associate positions and a $15,000 stipend to highly qualified second-year students. The stipends are paid to fellowship recipients who complete the Summer Associate Program and accept offers of full-time associate employment with the firm. Half of the stipend is paid when the summer associate accepts the offer of associate employment, and half is paid upon commencement of associate employment.

Eligibility

The Fellowship is open to any second-year law student. Eligible applicants will (1) have successfully completed one year of law school, (2) have demonstrated academic excellence, (3) have outstanding leadership skills, (4) have an interest in employment with Morgan Lewis, and (5) have a demonstrated interest in promoting diversity at the firm and within the legal profession.

Process

Interested students should sign up for an on-campus interview for summer associate positions. If Morgan Lewis does not recruit at your law school, please contact a local Morgan Lewis office to apply for a summer associate position, or apply online here any time after June 1: ML Diversity Career Fellowship Application.

All fellowship applications must be accompanied by a resume, law school transcript, and a brief, detailed personal statement.

If you have any questions, please email diversityfellowship@morganlewis.com.

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In early July, Morgan Lewis begins accepting resumes for our summer associate program from law students going into their second year of law school. We typically conclude our interviewing process by early November.

Please check back in May for this year’s on campus dates. If you are unable to secure an on-campus interview, you may submit your resume here.

Campus Visits Schedule
Law School Date
Boston College Law School 08/10/16
Boston University School of Law 08/09/16
Catholic University of America Law School TBD
Columbia University Law School 08/05/16
Duke University School of Law 08/11/16
Fordham University School of Law 08/03/16
George Washington University Law School 08/08/16
Georgetown University Law Center 08/09/16
Harvard Law School 08/09/16
Howard University School of Law 08/22/16
Indiana University School of Law
08/03/16
Loyola University Chicago School of Law 08/09/16
New England School of Law
08/15/16
New York University School of Law 08/10/16
Northeastern University School of Law 08/05/16
Northwestern University School of Law 08/09/16
Rutgers University School of Law, Camden 08/08/16
Santa Clara University School of Law 08/09/16
Stanford University Law School 08/11/16
Suffolk University Law School 08/16/16
Temple University, Beasley School of Law 08/08/16
University of California, Berkeley School of Law 08/01/16
University of California, Davis School of Law 08/01/16
University of California, Hastings College of Law 08/03/16
University of California, Irvine, School of Law 08/01/16
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law 08/03/16
University of Chicago Law School
08/08/16 
University of Houston Law Center 08/17/16
University of Illinois College of Law 08/08/16
University of Michigan Law School 08/04/16
University of Pennsylvania Law School 08/09/16
University of San Francisco School of Law 08/08/16
University of Southern California Law School 08/02/16
University of Texas School of Law 08/10/16
University of Virginia School of Law 08/09/16
Villanova University School of Law 08/08/16
Yale Law School 08/08/16
In addition to our on-campus recruiting efforts, we participate in select job fairs. Please check back in May for this year's dates.
Job Fairs Schedule
Fair Date
BC/BU Job Fair - New York 07/28/16
Bay Area San Francisco Job Fair 07/23/16
Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair
08/02/16
Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair 08/12/16
Cornell Boston Job Fair
08/08/16 
Cornell Philadelphia Job Fair
08/03/16
George Washington Regional Interview Program - New York 08/01/16
George Washington Regional Interview Program - Philadelphia 08/05/16
Lavender Law Job Fair 08/04/16-
08/06/16
Loyola Patent Fair 08/04/16-
08/05/16
Mid-Atlantic BLSA Job Fair 08/06/16
Midwest-California-Georgia Consortium Interview Program - Chicago Office
08/08/16
Midwest-California-Georgia-Consortium -Bay Area Job Fair
08/05/16
Northeast BLSA Job Fair 07/29/16
Northeast Interview Program - William & Mary - New York 08/05/16
On Tour Interview Program - Los Angeles 07/25/16
Penn Regional Interview Program - Los Angeles 07/28/16
Penn Regional Interview Program - San Francisco 07/25/16
Penn Regional Interview Program - Silicon Valley 07/26/16
Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair 08/01/16
Rocky Mountain Black Law Students Association Job Fair 08/06/16
San Francisco IP Law Association 07/16/16
The Law Consortium (San Francisco Off-Campus Recruitment Program) 07/25/16
Western Region Black Law Students Association (WRBLSA) Job Fair 07/30/16

Whether you join us as a summer associate or trainee, from a judicial clerkship or as a lateral attorney, there is a career path at Morgan Lewis for you.

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Relationships matter; start building one with us today.

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Morgan Lewis alumni span the globe. Connect here.

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Former judicial clerks bring valuable real-world experience to our legal practice. Their experiences, skills, and knowledge add to our rich and dynamic culture and contribute directly to our ability to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Because of this, we've established a legacy of attracting and retaining former judicial clerks. Morgan Lewis is proud to have more than 150 former judicial clerks.

To serve the diverse needs of our clients, we actively seek lawyers with experience as judicial clerks from both state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

We recruit judicial clerks into specific practices and offices.

Whether you join us as a summer associate or trainee, from a judicial clerkship or as a lateral attorney, there is a career path at Morgan Lewis for you.

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Morgan Lewis has international programs for students in Frankfurt, London, Paris, Moscow, and Singapore. Each program is designed to give law students real world experience with a genuinely global perspective.

The Frankfurt office sends promising German Referendare to our US offices for internships. The typical Referendare has received excellent training in German law, but has not been trained in the US or in any other common law system. This program helps bring a global dimension to your education. If you have completed a two-year clerkship, the Second State Legal Exam, and are fluent in English, you may qualify.

As a Referendare, you will spend your first three weeks in the Morgan Lewis Frankfurt office, where you will receive an overall orientation. You will then spend approximately two months working with a partner in one of our US offices, who will serve as your mentor. You will be given many opportunities to experience the similarities and differences between German statutory and American common law. While in the US, you will work on active cases and be immersed in the day-to-day business of the firm.

For further information, please contact Jürgen Beninca, partner and sponsor of the program, at our Frankfurt office.

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Trainees in our London office work directly with senior lawyers across practices and industry groups on complex and, frequently, cross-border matters. We offer a hands-on and varied experience where trainees build a thorough understanding of our firm’s business and of working with international, high-profile clients.

Minimum qualifications: High 2:1 degree plus AAB grades at A Level, or DDM 1/2 grades at Pre-U. 

Engagement and teamwork are the foundation of the training you will experience at Morgan Lewis. You can expect to be an active member of a busy team, and play a real part in doing challenging legal work. While classic “seat” allocations bring a practice area focus to each six-month phase of your training, the versatility and integration of our lawyers ensures that you will have a varied workload and regular exposure to diverse learning experiences.

We currently offer seats in Antitrust, Corporate, Finance, Investment Management, Labour & Employment, Litigation, Structured Transactions and Tax.  Due to the London office’s close connection with the firm’s international offices, seats may be available in Brussels, Dubai, Moscow, or Singapore.

Pay and Benefits

1st year salary: £43,000 per annum.
2nd year salary: £48,000 per annum.
Qualification salary: £90,000 per annum.

Benefits include life, health and travel, dental, and long-term disability insurance.

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Deadline to apply is 31 July 2017. You can send any queries about our training programme to: LondonTrainingProgramme@morganlewis.com.

Vacation Placement Scheme

Our London office will offer a summer vacation scheme in 2017, which will give students the opportunity to learn more about the firm, meet some of our people, and gain insight into life at Morgan Lewis.

If you are interested in applying for our summer vacation scheme, please apply via the Online Application System by 5 p.m. GMT on 31 January 2017.

Our summer vacation scheme is open to all candidates who are eligible to commence a training contract in 2019.

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Our summer program is designed to let law students experience the real professional life of a lawyer from the inside of a leading global law firm. To qualify, students must have completed at least three years of law school, be fluent in both Russian and English, reside in Moscow permanently or for the summer and, if applicable, have a Russian work permit.

Our summer associates develop their abilities while working on a wide variety of projects with our lawyers. We are proud to say that a number of our current associates began their careers as summer associates. To apply, please submit the following to cvmoscow@morganlewis.com: your CV with grade point average, and a one-page essay in English about any recent amendment to the Russian Civil Code that you believe will have a significant impact.

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Get a head start and enhance your appreciation for the practice of law at our Singapore office. We offer a practical training programme that gives outstanding students an opportunity to get hands-on training in regional and international transactions and cases. Successful candidates are talented law students with strong academics, drive, and curiosity, who are eager to learn.

The Morgan Lewis Stamford Practice Training Contracts programme offers trainees maximum exposure through a rotation of all our practice groups. You will receive support from senior lawyers, practical scheduled training modules covering major aspects of corporate, commercial, finance and dispute resolution practice, and a dedicated mentor for career guidance.

  • Attractive honorarium through the Practice Training Period, currently set at S$2,000/month
  • Reimbursement of compulsory course fees upon retention
  • A market-leader for annual packages of newly qualified lawyers

Our internship programmes run from May to August. Send applications by mail or electronically to:

The Recruitment Director
Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC
10 Collyer Quay
Level 27-00 Ocean Financial Centre
Singapore 049315
Email: singaporerecruitment@morganlewis.com

Applicants should include: Cover letter stating your preferred area of practice, a recent photo, your Curriculum Vitae, transcripts of results achieved in your LLB examinations to date, and copies of “O” and “A” level certificates.

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Relationships matter; start building one with us today.

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Morgan Lewis alumni span the globe. Connect here.

CONTACTS

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