Our Clerkship programs

If you’re a law student in your penultimate year, our Clerkship Programs will expose you to the fast pace of a full-service commercial law firm and show you the law in action. You'll be working under the guidance of some of the sharpest legal minds in Australia, on challenging, complex and high-profile transactions and matters. You'll be mentored by partners and lawyers who are leaders in their fields, in a firm where individuality is embraced and innovation actively encouraged.

Our Clerkship Programs are our future pipeline for the Graduate Program. They are designed to give you a feel for what it’s like to be a Graduate and they are a great place to start your career.

Brisbane

Aimed at penultimate year law students, our 4-week program gives you a comprehensive orientation and placements in 2 different practice groups. You'll also get additional training, networking opportunities, and be part of our social activities.  

Program Dates

We run three Clerkship Programs every year: 
Summer: 22 November 2021 - 17 December 2021
Autumn: 26 April 2022 - 20 May 2022
Winter: 20 June 2022 - 15 July 2022

Recruitment Dates

Applications open: 9:00am, 5 July 2021
Applications close: 5:00pm, 13 August 2021

Networking Cocktail Evening (for interviewing candidates): September 2021
Interviews: September 2021
Offers made: 9:00am, 7 October 2021
Offers must be accepted/declined: 5:00pm, 8 October 2021

Canberra

Our 11-week program gives you an orientation week in the Sydney office, followed by two rotations in different practice areas. You'll also get additional training, networking opportunities and be part of our social activities. 

Program Dates

We run one Clerkship Program every year: 
Summer: 22 November 2021 - 4 February 2022

Recruitment Dates

Applications open: 8 June 2021
Applications close: 14 July 2021
Networking Cocktail Evening (for interviewing candidates): July 2021
Round 1 Interviews:  August 2021
Round 2 Interviews: September 2021
Offers made: 15 September 2021
Offers must be accepted/declined: 16 September 2021

Melbourne

Aimed at penultimate year law students, our 4-week program gives you a comprehensive orientation and placements in 2 different practice groups. You'll also get additional training, networking opportunities, and be part of our social activities.  

Program Dates

We run two Clerkship Programs every year:
Summer: 24 January 2022 - 18 February 2022* 
Winter: 20 June 2022 - 15 July 2022
* Due to the current restrictions, the decision has been made to move our summer clerkship to next year

Recruitment Dates

Applications open: 28 June 2021
Applications close: 11:59pm, 15 August 2021
Video interviews (for selected candidates only): August 2021
Networking Cocktail Evening (for interviewing candidates): September 2021
Interviews: September/October 2021
Offers made: 10:00am, 20 October 2021
Offers must be accepted/declined: 2:00pm, 20 October 2021

Perth

Aimed at penultimate year law students, our 4-week program gives you a comprehensive orientation and placements in 2 different practice groups. You'll also get additional training, networking opportunities, and be part of our social activities.   

Program Dates

We run three Clerkship Programs every year:
Summer 1: 22 November 2021 - 17 December 2021
Summer 2: 17 January 2022 - 11 February 2022
Winter: 20 June 2022 - 15 July 2022

Recruitment Dates

Applications open: 28 June 2021
Applications close: 11:59pm, 1 August 2021
Networking Cocktail Evening (for interviewing candidates): August 2021
Interviews: Late August/Early September 2021
Offers made: 9:00am, 17 September 2021
Offers must be accepted/declined: 1:00pm, 17 September 2021

Sydney

Aimed at penultimate year law students, our 11-week week program gives you a week-long orientation and two rotations in different practice areas. You'll also get additional training, networking opportunities and be part of our social/sporting activities. 

Program Dates

We run one Clerkship Program every year:
Summer: 22 November 2021 - 4 February 2022

Recruitment Dates

Applications open: 8 June 2021
Applications close: 14 July 2021
Clerkship Information Night (for interviewing candidates): August 2021
Round 1 Interviews:  August 2021
Round 2 Interviews: September 2021
Networking Cocktail Evening (for interviewing candidates): September 2021
Offers made: 15 September 2021
Offers must be accepted/declined: 16 September 2021

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