Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has teamed up with the College of Law to create bespoke legal training.
The partnership, which will begin in 2009, involves the College of Law and the US firm developing unique material for students studying for the Legal Practice Course (LPC), the compulsory year-long vocational course aspiring solicitors need to complete.
Cleary Gottlieb graduate recruitment partner, Shaun Goodman, said: This active collaboration will combine the colleges reputation for the highest quality training with the firms current transactional experience in order to provide the best possible foundation for a practice as a Cleary lawyer.
Earlier this year US firm Weil Gotshal & Manges launched a similar project with the College of Law with the institution running the firms LPC course for the firm starting in 2009.
The College of Law chief executive, Nigel Savage, said: This is an exciting development for us and it reinforces the professions move to customised training; ensuring relevance to the workplace is at the heart of what we do and we re confident that this approach to pre-qualification training will prove both successful and effective for Cleary Gottlieb.