The EMEA Google Legal Summer Institute (LSI) is a unique experience where law school students who are underrepresented in the legal field are invited to spend a week of their summer with Google immersed in legal knowledge sessions as part of a full summer associateship with one of LSI’s partner law firms. LSI aims to improve access to in-house careers at tech companies by expanding opportunities and removing barriers for talent underrepresented in the legal industry.
LSI students are a diverse group of students with interests across all legal practice areas. We consider students who are attending law schools in EMEA. Students who identify with a group that is underrepresented in the legal profession and the technology industry are especially encouraged to apply.
LSI measures success through four objectives:
- Providing students with work experience with one of our partner law firms
- Providing early exposure to in-house careers at Google for students underrepresented in the legal field and technology industry
- Sharing information across the corporate sector regarding best practices to develop a legal internship program that prioritizes underrepresented talent
- Improving diversity within law firms, especially Google’s outside counsel
LSI students will learn more about the different opportunities and possible career paths within Law. They will also participate in some interactive and practical workshops (e.g. interview and CV skills).
Law Firm Participation
LSI is a paid opportunity and all participating partner firms are deeply committed to contribute to make this experience for LSI students as similar as their other paid summer associate programs.
There are no specific requirements regarding students’ law firm work assignments, however we recommend that assignments provide a good balance of quality and quantity and contain substance and variety.
Office placement location will be at the discretion of the law firm and the student.
The program enables LSI students to develop their networking skills by connecting with and investing in a mentor. A Google mentor is an unbiased resource, untied to the student’s work, who will aid in the student’s development by expanding their Googler network, providing legal career advice, sharing insight into outside counsel firms and building an authentic relationship.
The LSI team facilitates candid conversations with top legal leaders throughout their week at Google. Past speakers include Yoram Elkaïm, EMEA Legal Lead, various members of the EMEA legal team (including Head of Regions, Privacy, Competition, Copyright) and the broader global and policy teams.
Community and Diversity
LSI students and Google Legal Team members are able to pursue interests and participate in the company’s inclusive culture, in which everyone is a hands-on contributor and encouraged to share ideas and opinions. LSI students, who represent a diverse set of backgrounds and have an array of unique skills, are encouraged to engage with and learn from Googlers through workshops and social events throughout the week at Google.