International Arbitration Clerkship

Job Description

The London office of Arnold & Porter is pleased to invite applicants for clerkship roles in the International Arbitration group.

Arnold & Porter’s International Arbitration group is one of the largest and most experienced in the world, as highlighted in Chambers USA, Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500 US, The Legal 500 UK, Global Arbitration Review, International Legal Alliance Summit, and US News & World Report, among other publications. Our group acts as counsel on international commercial arbitrations and investor-State arbitrations, representing both Sovereign States and investors, and is made up of a diverse mix of lawyers from a range of cultural and legal backgrounds.

Our London group is looking to engage motivated lawyers and law students who are interested in pursuing a career in international arbitration. The program offers clerks the chance to work on market-leading arbitrations with a market-leading team, assisting counsel in preparing robust cases for determination by international tribunals. Arbitration clerks will be paid a competitive salary and awarded a (non-renewable) three or six-month contract.

Applicants for the International Arbitration Clerkship should have graduated from a law degree (or have completed the requisite steps to graduate), and although post-graduate qualifications and an academic or working knowledge of arbitration are an advantage, these are not required. Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English, and fluency in other languages is an advantage. Applicants must have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.

Applicants for the Clerkship program should send, to the London Clerkship Committee, (1) a cover letter (the cover letter should indicate on what basis the applicant has the right to live and work in the United Kingdom), (2) resume, (3) law school transcripts, and (4) one writing sample, e.g., an article, legal submission, essay or dissertation. The sample should ideally be on an arbitration-related topic, but a writing sample on any legal topic is acceptable. Please ensure that the relevant sample does not contain any confidential information. Such information may be redacted if necessary. Should candidates wish to ask any questions before applying, they are encouraged to email: [email protected].


Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles), ethnicity, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP endeavors to make www.arnoldporter.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Director of Support Staff Stephanie Denmark at +1 202.942.6068. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Arnold & Porter is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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