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We’re looking for people with the potential to be brilliant lawyers – and that doesn’t just mean people who’ve studied law. In fact, we receive a number of applications from candidates who studied a range of different non-law degrees.

Outlined below are the two traditional routes you can take to qualification. Please note that we also offer an alternative route to qualification via our Solicitor Apprenticeship programme. For more information on this, please see the Solicitor Apprenticeship section under our programmes.

  • Non-law undergraduate
  • Law at a Scottish or Irish University
  • Law degree from an international school that’s not recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)

Law undergraduates

Legal Practice Course (LPC)

Training Contract

Professional Skills Course

Qualification as a solicitor


No matter who you are, where you come from or what you’ve studied, if you’re ready to start a law career worth talking about, we want to hear from you.

Take a look at the key application dates below.

Discover more about our application process (application form, online tests, telephone interview and assessment day) – We’ll explain what you can expect at each stage and you can even try out some online practice tests. Find out more here.

Applicants for our graduate recruitment programmes are required to provide Mayer Brown with data about themselves (“Personal Data”) as part of the selection process. For information on how we deal with your Personal Data during the application process, please read our Applicant Privacy Notice.

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We’re on the lookout for bright, ambitious individuals to join us. Interning with us will give you the opportunity to get to know our firm and our lawyers while you kick-start your law career.

If you’re interested in completing an internship with us, please visit us at one of the events listed in the Upcoming events section. Or, send a copy of your CV along with a letter of motivation stating which practice areas are of interest to you and with the dates you are available to start to:


We’re looking for bright, ambitious individuals to join our team. To apply, please e-mail us your references, along with a copy of your CV and cover letter to:

Alternatively, to apply via post you can write to:
Mayer Brown LLP
Human Resources
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37
60327 Frankfurt am Main

If your application is successful then we’ll invite you to an interview. Your interview will be with a partner from your preferred practice group and it will give you a chance to get to know more about our firm. If that goes well, you’ll receive an offer to join our programme.