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Herbert Smith Freehills

4.4
  • #6 in Law
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Herbert Smith Freehills 2019 Vacation Clerkships - Sydney

NSW

Finding the right fit for you is key to deciding where to start your legal career. Since working together is a good way to get to know each other, we offer a range of summer and winter clerkships in each of our Australian offices.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Internship

Application dates

Applications Open
20 Jun 2018
Applications Close
15 Jul 2018

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
L
Law
Legal Studies

Finding the right fit for you is key to deciding where to start your legal career. Since working together is a good way to get to know each other, we offer a range of summer and winter clerkships in each of our Australian offices. We encourage students to participate in our vacation clerkship program and we fill the majority of our graduate positions through this program.

Spend part of your vacation with us and you'll get a great understanding of how we go about meeting the needs of our clients. The program includes a detailed introduction to the firm and to each practice group, as well as the opportunity to work with our legal teams on real matters. The Sydney vacation clerkship program runs for 10 weeks from around November 2018 to February 2019.

Please note: Applications will only be considered for one office of Herbert Smith Freehills, this includes globally. Please only make an application to the office where you intend to start your career as a graduate.

Skills & Responsibilities

We recruit people with the desire and ability to be exceptional, commercial lawyers. This means that we look for more than just a great academic record and strong technical aptitude. We seek people who are curious, empathetic and understand the importance of building relationships with clients and colleagues. We also look for an international mind-set and a desire to work within our global network, not just one office.

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I was lucky to work on some really interesting tasks during my clerkship. This included doing some work for Natasha Blycha on the Australian National Blockchain project, and drafting research notes on various topics, such as the GDPR and ‘Right to be Forgotten’.

Tayla Byatt

  • Graduate stories
I was lucky to work on some really interesting tasks during my clerkship. This included doing some work for Natasha Blycha on the Australian National Blockchain project, and drafting research notes on various topics, such as the GDPR and ‘Right to be Forgotten’.

Tayla Byatt

  • Graduate stories
I was always amazed when I was able to use my knowledge from university to draft a memo which later went out to the client either in its original form or with only minor edits.

Sebastian Davies-Mills

  • Graduate stories
I was always amazed when I was able to use my knowledge from university to draft a memo which later went out to the client either in its original form or with only minor edits.

Sebastian Davies-Mills

  • Graduate stories
I was lucky to work on some really interesting tasks during my clerkship. This included doing some work for Natasha Blycha on the Australian National Blockchain project, and drafting research notes on various topics, such as the GDPR and ‘Right to be Forgotten’.

Tayla Byatt

  • Graduate stories
I was lucky to work on some really interesting tasks during my clerkship. This included doing some work for Natasha Blycha on the Australian National Blockchain project, and drafting research notes on various topics, such as the GDPR and ‘Right to be Forgotten’.

Tayla Byatt

  • Graduate stories
I was always amazed when I was able to use my knowledge from university to draft a memo which later went out to the client either in its original form or with only minor edits.

Sebastian Davies-Mills

  • Graduate stories
I was always amazed when I was able to use my knowledge from university to draft a memo which later went out to the client either in its original form or with only minor edits.

Sebastian Davies-Mills