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Baker McKenzie LLP

The firm

Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and we are redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st .

We bring to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than 4,000 locally admitted lawyers in over 70 offices worldwide. We have a distinctive global way of thinking, working and behaving – "fluency" – across borders, issues and practices.

We understand the challenges of the global economy because we have been at the forefront of its evolution. Since 1949, we have advised leading corporations on the issues of today’s integrated world market. We have cultivated the culture, commercial pragmatism and technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver world-class service tailored to the preferences of world-class clients worldwide.

Ours is a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities. We have the deep roots and knowledge of the language and culture of business required to address the nuances of local markets worldwide. And our culture of friendship and broad scope of practice enable us to navigate complexity across issues, practices and borders with ease.

The Training Contract

At Baker & McKenzie, we strongly believe that the quality of our firm is defined by the quality of our people. It is why we invest so much in recruiting the best and then providing the best possible training to enable you to multiply your potential. Your training contract will typically take two years to complete, comprising four six-month seats in four different practice areas. On joining your first department, you'll be allocated a supervisor, who not only acts as a work provider, but as a mentor during your seat. In addition, each department has a trainee partner who is responsible for overseeing your progress, while ensuring you are continuously developing appropriate skills and experience.

The Graduate Recruitment and Development team will work closely with you to understand your interest in particular departments. You will be given the opportunity to express a departmental preference prior to the start of each seat, which we will consider in line with business needs.

Who should apply?

We welcome applications from students from all degree disciplines with a minimum of 340 UCAS points or equivalent. We expect you to have obtained, or be expected to achieve, at least a 2:1 in your degree and in all modules. To find out more, please visit: bakermckenzie.com/londongraduates