Baker McKenzie & Google EMEA Legal Summer Institute

The EMEA Google Legal Summer Institute (LSI) is a unique experience where law school students who are underrepresented in the legal field are invited to spend a week of their summer with Google immersed in legal knowledge sessions as part of a summer internship with Baker McKenzie. LSI aims to improve access to in-house careers at tech companies by expanding opportunities and removing barriers for talent underrepresented in the legal industry.

LSI students are a diverse group of students with interests across all legal practice areas. We consider students who are attending law schools in EMEA. Students who identify with a group that is underrepresented in the legal profession and the technology industry are especially encouraged to apply.


LSI measures success through four objectives:

  • Providing students with work experience with Baker McKenzie
  • Providing early exposure to in-house careers at Google for students underrepresented in the legal field and technology industry
  • Sharing information across the corporate sector regarding best practices to develop a legal internship program that prioritizes underrepresented talent
  • Improving diversity within law firms, especially Google’s outside counsel

LSI students will learn more about the different opportunities and possible career paths within Law. They will also participate in some interactive and practical workshops (e.g. interview and CV skills).

Law Firm Participation

LSI is a paid opportunity and all participating partner firms are deeply committed to contribute to make this experience for LSI students as similar as their other paid summer internships.


The program enables LSI students to develop their networking skills by connecting with and investing in a mentor. A Baker McKenzie and Google mentor is an unbiased resource, untied to the student’s work, who will aid in the student’s development by expanding their network, providing legal career advice, sharing insight and building an authentic relationship.


The LSI team facilitates candid conversations with top legal leaders throughout their week at Google. Past speakers include Yoram Elkaïm, EMEA Legal Lead, various members of the EMEA legal team (including Head of Regions, Privacy, Competition, Copyright) and the broader global and policy teams.

Community and Diversity

LSI students are able to pursue interests and participate in the company’s inclusive culture, in which everyone is a hands-on contributor and encouraged to share ideas and opinions. LSI students, who represent a diverse set of backgrounds and have an array of unique skills, are encouraged to engage with and learn from Baker and Google colleagues through workshops and social events throughout the week at Google and the internship at Baker McKenzie.


To apply, students must:

  • Have work authorization in the country of internship
  • Be a law student
  • Demonstrate academic excellence
  • Provide motivation letter and resume

Students who identify with a group that is underrepresented in the legal profession are especially encouraged to apply.

Dates & Locations


The LSI week at Google takes place w/c 29th August 2022. The LSI week at Baker McKenzie takes place 1st August 2022 - 26th August 2022 or alternatively 5th September 2022 - 30th September 2022. 


One week of the program is hosted by Google across EMEA. Besides this week, students will carry out their work experience with Baker McKenzie in Berlin, Dusselsorf, Frankfurt or Munich.