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.


Application to the Herbert Smith Freehills summer associate program is via on-campus interviews. We interview at the following US law schools in late July and early August.

  • Boston University School of Law & Boston College Law School Joint Program

  • Columbia Law School

  • Cornell Law School

  • Fordham University School of Law

  • Georgetown University Law Center

  • The George Washington University Law School

  • Howard University School of Law

  • New York University School of Law

  • The University of Chicago Law School

  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law


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. Students should wait until second semester grades are released until applications are submitted.


For those candidates not interviewed on campus, interviews will be held in the New York office or can be accommodated via video conference if you are located outside of the New York area.


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. We also encourage candidates to notify us of their preferred practice group and areas of professional interest so that we can schedule the best assortment of interviewers.

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 have any questions regarding the application process or summer program, please reach out: Careers.NY@hsf.com

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