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Survive Law

September 3, 2018

It’s finally time for dreaded clerkship season and you’ve decided to jump on the gravy train. You start drafting that one-size-fits-all cover letter and jet-setting off to firm presentations.

July 5, 2018

Some people like to play it safe - they just want a clerkship, no matter the firm. Others are more picky and have a list of certain firms they want to apply to or certain things they want from a firm. While it’s tempting to cast the net wide, it’s not necessarily the best idea to do so.

May 24, 2018

I’ve applied, interviewed and have been selected: now what? You’ve gone through the gruelling selection process and you’re one of the lucky ones that have made it. Congratulations! Here are some things for you to consider while clerking.

May 2, 2018

Clerkships are a huge process. In August each year, Victorian penultimate and final year law students scurry to submit clerkship applications, where the opportunity to clerk can occur more than a full year later. Clerkships are competitive: per the Financial Review’s 2016 estimates, approximately only two to five percent of applicants are suc...

November 16, 2017

So...the annual clerkship season for law students has come and gone. If you are unaware of what this is, it’s the period in March and/or May, where law students place their futures in the wheel of fate to apply for the elusive “summer clerkship”, “winter clerkship” or even more elite “graduate job”.

Since you can't cure cancer, learn Mandarin and keep a perfect GPA, you might need some insider knowledge to crack the clerkship game. At Survive Law, we're al

August 11, 2016

The clerkship application period is a special hell reserved for all penultimate students that dare to dream of a career in big-time commercial law...

June 28, 2016

Just over two months ago, fresh from my first visit to London, I set my mind to applying for a clerkship at Linklaters. I guess when they said magic circle...

May 31, 2016

Clerkship season has arrived in NSW! This handy guide has been put together to shed some light on the clerkship process and to help you to find opportunities t

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