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Gilbert + Tobin

4.3
  • 500 - 1,000 employees

2021-22 Summer Clerk Program - Sydney

Sydney
Not all corporate law firms are the same. The only way to understand the work and culture is to experience it for yourself. Are you ready to Be Bold?

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Internship
Start Date
22 Nov 2021 - 4 Feb 2022

Application dates

Applications Open
8 Jun 2021
Applications Close
14 Jul 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
L
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law

Our Sydney 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.

"My clerkship experience with G+T has been nothing but positive. I have enjoyed the many facets of the program from the pro bono project where we produced a report on indigenous self-governance, to the innovation project where we developed an app to help incorporate companies, to being in the practice groups and getting an idea of what the day to day life is like for a lawyer in those groups and of course the weekly clerk sport! I have been challenged and given multiple opportunities to learn, grow and quench my curiosity."

– Elinor Bowman, 2020 Summer Clerk, Macquarie University

"I found at G+T that everyone made a genuine effort to include the clerks, understand what work interested them, and to make them feel included and part of the team. I was pleasantly surprised when I noticed partners wanted to know what I liked doing outside of the law. To me, this showed that the culture at G+T is one that fosters an environment that is welcoming, even from partner level."

– Ravi Dutta, 2020 Summer Clerk, University of Technology, Sydney

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


Related Courses


Professional Certificate

Entry Requirements

You can start your Practical Legal Training if you have completed all Priestley 11 core subjects of your law degree – with no more than two electives remaining. 

To start your Practical Legal Training before completing your law degree, you will need to seek approval from the admitting authority in your state.

Duration
15 weeks full-time