Baker McKenzie Hong Kong is currently accepting applications from law students for the 2024 Summer Clerkship Programme / 2026 Training Programme.


A world of talent

The Clerkship Programme will give you a real insight into what it is like to work at a premier global law firm and will help you make an informed decision about your future. Our unique Hong Kong Clerkship Programme is designed to provide you with:

  • an introduction to our Firm and the type of work we do, both in Hong Kong and globally;
  • a rotation in two practice groups;
  • a personally assigned partner and associate mentor;
  • an extensive programme of seminars, training sessions, and coaching opportunities; 
  • an opportunity to undertake a pro-bono project;
  • a commercial perspective to complement your legal education;
  • plenty of social events and networking opportunities; and
  • practical skills to help you further your career.

Our aim is to make your clerkship experience a genuine one. We will involve you in live work and invite you to attend client meetings and network with lawyers of all levels – Partners, Associates and Trainee Solicitors.


Exploring beyond the boundaries

Our programme is designed for people who enjoy a challenge and want new opportunities; who are practical in their approach; who like taking responsibility and getting things done; who express themselves confidently while staying open to new ideas; and who seek a friendly and inclusive culture where making a difference to our local and global communities matters.


Ready To Explore Our World?

We invite you to meet our people, learn about our work and discover the opportunities we offer.

To apply, candidates should be penultimate to final year law or final year non-law students, have strong academic results and good research skills, preferably be fluent in Chinese language skills (written and spoken) and be firmly committed to establishing a legal career in Hong Kong.

The Baker McKenzie Clerkship Programme is the main pathway into securing a training contract with the Firm, as Clerks who perform well during the Programme will be selected to join our Hong Kong office as Trainee Solicitors after they have completed their legal studies and their Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (P.C.LL). Participation is therefore mandatory for those seeking a 2026 training contract.

The 2024 Summer Clerkship Programme will be running across the following dates:
  • 3 June to 28 June 2024
  • 2 July to 26 July 2024


Applications will close on 15 January 2024.


To find out more about Baker McKenzie and our Summer Clerkship programme, click HERE.

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