Decide which program you're eligible for
I'm in my penultimate year of a Bachelors of Laws or a Juris Doctor at an Australian university → The Clerkship Program.
I'm in my final year of a Bachelors of Laws or a Juris Doctor at an Australian university → Graduate Program.
All CU offices regularly recruit their graduates directly from the Clerkship Program. Additional graduate recruitment opportunities will be posted below.
Check application dates
Application dates for our offices are listed on the Clerkship page.
Applications for all our programs are done via our online application form.
Once you've registered a user name and password, you can complete all the required fields and submit your résumé and a cover letter. Please address your cover letter to the person named in your state's application process.
A few tips
Remember, we're looking for people who are personable, practical, commercially-savvy, as well as flexible. Our lawyers undertake complex and innovative legal work, so it's important that our clerks and graduates are motivated individuals who aren’t afraid of a challenge.
We are also interested in learning more about your outside interests. You need to be able to balance your professional and personal lives, and have fun!
Most importantly, we are looking for people we'd enjoy working alongside. We want clerks and graduates who embody the firm's behavioural values of trust, respect and co-operation and our foundation value of highest ethical standards in all that they do.
So that's you – what about your application? First, double-check that all questions have been answered! When screening applications we take into account:
- Résumé and cover letter
- Strong academic results
- Extracurricular activities
- University involvement
- Work experience – legal or non-legal
- Team work and leadership
- Attention to detail
- Enthusiasm and motivation for a career in commercial law
- Please see our key dates for program application details.
Once applications close we will review all candidates.
We'll tell you the outcome of you application within four weeks of the closing date.
If you're shortlisted, you'll progress to the interview stage.
Successful candidates will be made an offer.