As the name suggests, the Insight program will give you a high level overview of how King & Wood Mallesons is structured, what areas of law we practice and the type of clients we work with. 

As part of Insight we will give you:

  • A high level overview of how King & Wood Mallesons is structured, what areas of law we practice and the type of clients we work with.
  • An in-depth look at particular matters in the firm.
  • A chance to listen to some of our staff talk about their experiences supporting our community programs including pro bono legal services, charitable giving, volunteering initiatives and community partnerships.
  • Plus the opportunity to shadow one of our lawyers.

The Insight program is aimed at law students who are not yet able to apply for a summer clerkship i.e. pre-penultimate, and who are keen to gain some further knowledge and experience to assist them in the clerkship recruitment process. However, if you are eligible for a clerkship this year but are unable to participate (e.g. overseas exchange), and would like to participate in Insight please contact us.

How do I apply?

Applications for Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane open on 3 July 2017 and are made via our Careers website or by clicking the apply button below

Applications will close on 30 July 2017

What sessions can I expect to attend?

  • 20 September 2017 – The Global Legal Market – This session will provide an introduction into the ever-changing global legal market
  • 18 October 2017 – Networking at King & Wood Mallesons – Ever been speed dating? Come and meet our lawyers from each of our practice groups. This is a networking session in the format of a “group speed dating”!
  • 15 November 2017 – Skills Based Session – This session will provide you with practical skills to assist you now and in your legal career
  • March/April 2018 – Shadow a Lawyer – What is it really like to work in commercial law? Gain some real insight into the type of work we do by spending time with one of our lawyers!

Do you have any tips for my application?

Unlike our clerkship recruitment process, there are no interviews involved in the Insight program so your written application is very important. Please therefore ensure you take the time to review your application prior to submitting it.

If I am unsuccessful for Insight, does that mean I will be automatically be unsuccessful for a clerkship at KWM?

Absolutely not. The Insight Program is a highly competitive process due to the limited spots available. Even if you are unsuccessful for a place on the Insight program we fully encourage you to apply for a summer clerkship with us and would like to assure you that an unsuccessful outcome for the Insight program should not be taken as an indication of unsuitability for a clerkship.