We look to recruit exceptional people, whatever your background.

Complex cross-border deals. A market-leading disputes division. If you’re ready to be a part of it all, we’re ready to hear from you.

Please note: we conduct pre-employment screening prior to the start of your employment. This will include checks of previous employment, qualifications, references and criminal records.


Application to the Herbert Smith Freehills summer associate programs is via on-campus interviews – we interview at the following US law schools in late July and early August:

  • Columbia Law School
  • New York University School of Law
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Harvard Law School
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School


If we are not visiting your school this summer, we encourage all highly-qualified second year law students to submit your resume and transcript through the Herbert Smith Freehills application system.

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For those candidates not interviewed on campus, all initial interviews will be held in the New York office. 


Candidates who receive a call back offer for the New York office will be invited to spend half of the day at the office. During the call back process, you will have the opportunity to interview with partners, senior associates and junior associates from the New York office.

Candidates who receive a call back offer for our international offices will be interviewed by members of the respective office by video-conference from the New York office before being extended an invitation to travel.

We endeavour to review applications in a timely manner and to extend offers within one week of an applicant’s visit to the office of interest.


If you need any adjustments to be made to enable you to participate fully in the recruitment process for US-qualified attorneys at Herbert Smith Freehills, please get in touch with Anna Andreani in the Human Resources team.