Baker & McKenzie LLP is accepting applications for qualified second year law students to be considered for our Washington, DC 2021 Summer Associate Program.

Baker McKenzie's Summer Associate Program is designed to introduce law students to the practice of law at the Firm and to allow lawyers and summer associates to become mutually acquainted for the purpose of evaluating the interest of a future employment relationship. Every effort is made to expose summer associates to all aspects of the Firm's practice by receiving substantive legal work, professional training and social networking opportunities.

Our North American offices are organized into practice groups, and our summer associates are given the opportunity to work on a wide range of assignments from all practice groups. Additionally, our summer associates are provided with client work of the same caliber as performed by the Firm's lawyers. Because our primary goal is to offer a realistic professional experience, we place great importance on providing our summer associates with "real" work.

The importance we place on our summer program cannot be overstated. The Firm is deeply committed to developing our lawyers through our highly respected Development Framework, and we ensure that our summer associates receive ample opportunity for development through participation in a variety of areas, including our North American Regional Summer Associates' Meeting. Please submit a resume, cover letter and unofficial transcripts with your application.


Thank you for your interest in the Baker McKenzie summer program. We will start the 2L recruiting process for the 2021 summer program in December 2020. In the meantime, we are accepting applications through our website. Please click apply above, and be sure to include your resume, cover letter and unofficial transcript in your application. We will get back to you with the status of your application on or after January 15, 2021.

Please note, if you are interested in more than one office, indicate that in your cover letter. It is not necessary to apply to multiple US offices. Also, if you attend a law school where we traditionally host on-campus interviews, please wait until the on-campus interview process starts at your law school.