Summer clerk programme

Get a taste for life at our firm and find out if we’re the ones for you. Our summer clerkship programme offers you a real taste of life as a Graduate.

To get the most out of our summer clerkship programme, you should say yes to everything that’s offered and try to find out as much as possible about what it would be like to work here. This is your big opportunity to work out if a career with us is right for you.

The work you’ll do

Successful in applying to us? Brilliant.

The programme involves doing many of the things our Graduates do, including attending clients meetings and visits to court. You will also enjoy exposure to our deals, culture and practice areas.

There will also be lots of additional activities for you to take advantage of including:

  • key skills training with our learning & development team
  • Q&A sessions with heads of practice and our managing partner
  • talks about practice areas and deals
  • networking and social events.
  • Wherever you look, you’ll be throwing yourself into new things, all with the support of your supervisor and your colleagues.

The recruitment process

Once you apply for a summer clerkship your application will be reviewed taking in to account a variety of factors. If you are successful in securing an interview, you will also be invited to an information evening to learn more about our firm.

The summer clerkship programme is the primary source for our national Graduate Academy, which feeds directly into our international opportunities such as the International Rotational programme. 

Our Sydney and Perth summer clerkship programme will run for 10 weeks. Our Melbourne summer clerkship programme will run for 4 weeks. Our Brisbane clerkship programme will run over winter and summer. Either way, we’ll pack plenty of highlights into your time with us.

Found out everything you need to know about our summer clerkship programme? Then your next step is applying, and you can do that right here.

Apply now

During my clerkship rotation in the litigation team, I was lucky enough to attend a few days of the court hearing (a land tax dispute) that was running during my rotation. On one of the days, I even had the opportunity to observe two expert witnesses (forensic tax experts) from opposing sites ‘hot tubbing’, which is the colloquial term for having two witnesses cross-examined together, which I was assured is a fairly rare occurrence and I was fortunate to have been in the right rotation at the right time!

Emma Pendlebury, Lawyer