Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Two International Finance Center, Victoria Harbour - Hong Kong

Our summer program gives you a sense of a junior associate’s life at Latham.

As a summer associate, you will have the opportunity to engage in a range of legal practices, including corporate (M&A and capital markets) and finance (traditional and project financing).  We encourage you to pursue your interests and learn about the firm’s strategic priorities, ensuring you gain valuable substantive experience by collaborating with leading experts across various fields.

Assigned mentors will answer your questions and help guide you through the summer. Like our associates, you will be engaged in substantive matters and receive real-time feedback.

At Summer Academy — a highlight of our summer program — you will join summer associates from across the firm and be immersed in Latham’s culture through training seminars and social events.

Networking and building relationships with Latham professionals is an essential part of your summer — and your career. You will have opportunities to join practice group presentations, participate in affinity group events, and attend casual lunches and social events with our lawyers.

Latham’s summer program in Hong Kong runs for 10 weeks (accommodations are provided).

How to Apply

2025 2L applications are open. Through Latham Early Action Days (LEAD), you can apply early to our summer program from June 10 through June 17 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The 2L general application period is June 18 through July 12 at 5:00 p.m. ET. By participating in LEAD, you can receive a decision earlier on in the process. This is a great approach if you have a strong interest in working at Latham. APPLY NOW.

Selection Criteria

The application process is open to all law students enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school, regardless of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military service, disability, or any other characteristic or condition protected by applicable law.

Latham’s Recruiting Committee will evaluate all applications and consider the following factors:

  • Academic and leadership achievements
  • Life experiences that have shaped values and professional goals
  • Relevant experience (academic, clinical, externship, and/or employment)

General Application Requirements

A complete application package must include the following items:

  • Completed online application
    • Please only submit one application to your most preferred office. If you have additional offices of interest, you may include them in the additional information section of your application. Any subsequent application(s) will not be considered.
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial or official law school transcript (including your complete grades for your 1L year)
    • We strongly encourage you submit your application with your final transcript for a faster review. Your application is complete only after we receive your final transcript. If your spring grades are pending, submit your current transcript now and email your final transcript to AssociateRecruiting.Global@lw.com once available.