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.

Our 4-week programs over 3 intakes (Winter, Bond and Summer) include orientation and two rotations in different practice areas. You'll also get additional training, networking opportunities and be able to take part in our social and sporting activities.

There is no set routine and allocated work will depend largely on the practice group and its specific needs at the time. However, some common responsibilities include:

  • Research;
  • Writing clients memos/letters;
  • Attending client meetings with lawyers;
  • Attending court with lawyers;
  • Pro bono work;
  • Liaising with internal colleagues; and
  • Assisting with the preparation of matters for hearings.

Applications for our 2017 Brisbane Vacation Clerkship Program have closed. Applications for our 2018 Brisbane Vacation Clerkship Program will open in February 2018.