Clerkship & graduate Hub
This page is the one stop shop for everything you'll need to know during the application process for Summer/Winter Clerkships and Graduate Programs
Monday 18 June - Applications open
Sunday 15 July - Applications close 11:59pm
Wednesday 26 September - Offers made
Friday 28 September - Offers must be accepted or declined
Clerkship programs provide a taste of what life is like in a professional law firm. The programs typically operate in summer for a period of 8-12 weeks, for students in their penultimate year of study.
Clerkships offer a unique opportunity to begin life in private practice while you are still studying. During a clerkship you will rotate through multiple practice areas to gain as much exposure to the firm as possible.
Clerkships are a common (and competitive) path to entering into private practice, but they offer one of many options for penultimate law students.
Monday 5 March - Applications Open
Sunday 15 April - Applications close
Monday 7 May - Interviews commence
Friday 8 June - Offers made
Monday 18 June - Offers must be accepted or declined
Graduate Programs are typically offered to students in their final year, of who have completed their studies within a set period of time. Positions are offered in Private Practice, In-House and Government Organisations and usually last between 12 and 24 months.
These programs allow students to be integrated into the business through a number of rotations as well as specific learning and development training.
Many firms will hire their Graduates directly from their Summer Clerkship participants, but a number of firms take an additional Graduate intake. Graduate positions are far more diverse and require some research to make sure you find the perfect fit for you.
This is an introduction, but the link below can provide you with an abundance of information that can help you in your decision making.
Most Mid and Top Tier firms will offer some form of Summer Clerkship or Graduate Program, but it can vary from year to year. We have listed some firms below (and linked you to their careers websites) who consistently offer these programs, but we definitely recommend you do some research.