China Law Graduates

Each year, we recruit a limited number of outstanding fresh law graduates who are looking for a long-term career in China.

Lawyers in our Beijing office work with our global team to provide a wide range of services to our clients. All of our junior lawyers will have the opportunity to work with lawyers from each of our Asia offices and may have secondment opportunities during their training.

  • Beijing. Students studying for a law degree in mainland China who have or will have a PRC bar qualification should apply for our PRC internships in order to be considered for permanent positions as consultants.

Students who are completing postgraduate law programs (e.g., LL.M, M.Jur, J.D.) should consider which track is appropriate according to the jurisdiction of their professional qualification.

Our China office does not have openings for entry-level lawyers without substantive full-time relevant experience.

Law Students from Other Jurisdictions

Students pursuing routes to qualification as a lawyer in other jurisdictions should apply directly to our office in their home jurisdiction for graduate positions.

Entry-level U.S.-qualified lawyers should apply to our U.S. offices directly for first-year associate positions.

PRC Consultant Positions

For graduate law students with a Chinese law qualification who do not have substantive full-time legal experience, we invite you to apply for our internship program.

Following the successful completion of our internship program, we may make an offer of a permanent position for you to join us as a consultant.

PRC Internships

We are offering a limited number of internship opportunities for outstanding students to work in our Beijing office. This is a fully paid internship. Offers of permanent employment may be made to successful interns upon satisfactory completion of their internship.

Our internship will enable you to gain practical experience with a busy, dynamic and fast-growing international law firm and work on cutting-edge transactions. You will be given broad exposure to our firm’s practice areas and opportunities to participate in the firm’s excellent training programs.

As an intern, your responsibilities will cover a wide range of projects, including conducting legal researches, preparing legal memoranda, and drafting corporate and transaction documents.


To be eligible for our China internship, you must meet the following hiring criteria:

  • A consistently strong academic record at a leading law school in China
  • Native Chinese speaker (including Mandarin) with advanced reading and writing skills
  • High level of fluency in written and spoken English
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and legal research skills
  • The ability to think analytically and have commercial awareness
  • A team player and quick learner with the ability to work well in a high-pressure environment

How to Apply

Please send an email to the respective office contact listed below, stating the dates of the internship program applied for and attaching your cover letter, resume, law school transcripts, English writing samples and references.