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Gilbert + Tobin

4.3
  • #8 in Law
  • 500 - 1,000 employees

2020 Summer Clerk Program - Sydney

Not all corporate law firms are the same. The only way to understand the work and culture is to experience it for yourself.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Types
Internship
Start Date
30 Nov 2020

Application dates

Applications Open
9 Jun 2020
Applications Close
12 Jul 2020

Minimum requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
No
Degrees Accepted
L
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law

Our Sydney Summer Clerk Program runs for 9 weeks, consisting of two four-week rotations across the firm's practice areas. During both rotations each clerk is assigned a supervising partner, mentor and buddy to assist with on-the-job training. Participating in our customised in-house training will build your confidence and help you understand the mechanics of legal practice.

While your main focus will be corporate work, everyone has the opportunity to assist on pro bono matters, innovation projects and participate in firm-wide activities. As you progress through your rotations you will develop invaluable skills and knowledge and gain first-hand experience of our various practice groups. You'll have the chance to jump right in and immerse yourself in a leading corporate law practice. And we'll encourage you to contribute ideas and your own fresh perspective.

The Sydney program is open to students in their penultimate or final year of study. We value diversity and individuality, so we don't just look for strong academic results. We're looking for candidates who are interesting people, can clearly demonstrate their ambition, creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and ability to collaborate.

'I really felt like I was part of the team. The lawyers kept me involved, inviting me to team meetings and client calls and always copying me into emails. They were active in thinking of work for me to assist with, which meant that I was always busy.'

 — Harry Meixner, 2019 Summer Clerk, University of Queensland

'Everyone is super friendly, wanting you to be involved and always willing to lend a helping hand when you were confused or lost. That's part of the culture at G+T. Friendly, fun and ambitious, whilst lifting others up with them. There's a real sense of teamwork, collaboration and ambition, which makes it a really exciting and welcoming environment to work in.'

— Yuka Nagata, 2019 Summer Clerk, Australian National University

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I would definitely recommend students have interests and passions outside of their career. The best and most successful lawyers in my opinion are people who are well-rounded, perceptive, interesting and diverse.

David Konstantopoulos

  • Graduate stories
I would definitely recommend students have interests and passions outside of their career. The best and most successful lawyers in my opinion are people who are well-rounded, perceptive, interesting and diverse.

David Konstantopoulos

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  • Graduate stories
Sure, good grades are somewhat necessary, but being a fully-rounded individual is much more important. Do what makes you happy and research where you would like to be.

Ashlee Christian

  • Graduate stories
Sure, good grades are somewhat necessary, but being a fully-rounded individual is much more important. Do what makes you happy and research where you would like to be.

Ashlee Christian

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  • Graduate stories
I would definitely recommend students have interests and passions outside of their career. The best and most successful lawyers in my opinion are people who are well-rounded, perceptive, interesting and diverse.

David Konstantopoulos

  • Graduate stories
I would definitely recommend students have interests and passions outside of their career. The best and most successful lawyers in my opinion are people who are well-rounded, perceptive, interesting and diverse.

David Konstantopoulos

Read full story
  • Graduate stories
Sure, good grades are somewhat necessary, but being a fully-rounded individual is much more important. Do what makes you happy and research where you would like to be.

Ashlee Christian

  • Graduate stories
Sure, good grades are somewhat necessary, but being a fully-rounded individual is much more important. Do what makes you happy and research where you would like to be.

Ashlee Christian

Read full story