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Our summer schemes are a great way for you to gain genuine insight into life as a trainee at Morgan Lewis. We offer up to 10 places in our two-week programme, which runs in early July of each year. During the scheme, you will be given as much hands-on experience as possible and will be supervised by a senior lawyer who will provide advice and guidance throughout the placement. You could be conducting legal research for live deals/cases, attending client meetings, sitting in on conference calls, or drafting engagement letters during your time at the firm. You will also be assigned a trainee “buddy” who will act as an informal mentor throughout the placement. You will have the opportunity to attend a number of seminars and workshops, including presentations from each of the London office’s practices and a Q&A session with some of our trainees. We also organise a number of social events during the scheme, providing you with the opportunity to meet many of our partners, associates, trainees, and business support staff in a more informal setting.

Summer scheme students are assessed for a training contract during the course of the placement. Assessments vary each year, but typically will include a comprehension or written exercise, a research activity, and a group presentation, as well as a partner interview at the end of the scheme.

Application process

The minimum entry requirement is AAB at A Level (or equivalent) and applicants should be on track for, or have attained, a high 2.1 degree in any discipline.

Applications should be made via using our online application form.

Assessment process

Our summer scheme programme is open to penultimate year law students, final year non-law students, and graduates. If your online application is successful, you will be invited for a telephone interview with a member of the graduate recruitment team, followed by a second-stage interview held with two partners at the London office.

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6 to 10
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