Summer Program for US Law Students
Latham’s summer program in London is designed to give US law students the opportunity to experience what it is like to live and work as a US-admitted lawyer in London.
Our London summer associates will have the opportunity to work on challenging and exciting capital markets transactions for clients located across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, with significant partner and client access and the chance to travel to international client meetings. Our summer associates also participate in our London training program, which has been developed to help associates learn how to manage and execute deals in the cross-border context.
The London office seeks 2L law students interested in practicing exclusively in the US Capital Markets Group. US-admitted lawyers in the London office focus on high yield debt and equity capital markets offerings. The practice is fully integrated into the firm’s broader worldwide Corporate and Finance Departments. The US Capital Markets Group in London consists of approximately 45 lawyers and it is part of a growing London office of 250 fee earners. The US team works closely with our English-law trained colleagues in the London office, Latham lawyers in our 16 other offices in Europe and the Middle East and with our colleagues across the firm globally.
During the summer, the London summer associates can expect to participate in drafting sessions with opposing counsel, bankers and senior management, reviewing offering documents and a wide range of other projects. In addition to gaining hands-on experience, London summer associates will participate in the firm’s formal training curriculum and introductory courses covering a broad range of practical topics relating to equity and high yield capital markets transactions. The training sessions are designed to give summer associates a general understanding of our practice and the work they would do as associates in the London office. The London summer associates also participate in Summer Academy, which brings together the firm’s summer associates from around the world for three days of training, social events, and the opportunity to meet with lawyers and leaders across the firm. We take pride in the collegial nature of the team in London and our summer associates will meet and interact with the partners and associates, both in the office and at a full range of social events.
Latham’s summer program in London runs for ten weeks and accommodation is provided.
Click here for additional information on Latham's summer program for US law students and click the "Summer Program" tab at the top of the page.
How to Apply
During the law school interview season, Latham & Watkins conducts interviews with JD candidates around the country for summer and first-year associate positions. Along with the firm’s US offices, the London office participates in on-campus interviews at a number of US law schools and considers applications through resume collections at a number of additional law schools. For a complete list of schools, please click here and select "Where to Meet Us."
In keeping with Latham’s “one-firm” culture, we typically send a team of lawyers who are committed to outreach at that particular school to interview students on behalf of all of our offices.
The London office also participates in job fairs and interview programs throughout the year and sponsors various on-campus information sessions, substantive presentations and receptions. If your school is not listed on Latham’s US Law School Interviews and Events Calendar — or if you are unable to meet with us while we are on campus for interviews and you would like to pursue opportunities with Latham — please forward a cover letter, resume and transcript to email@example.com.
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