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Sydney Clerkship Masterlist 2016/17

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 this summer.

Below are the organisations offering clerkships in NSW this year in the standard period outlined by the NSW Law Society:

Allen & Overy



Baker & Mckenzie

Barraket Stanton

Bird & Bird

Clayton Utz

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

DLA Piper


Gilbert + Tobin

Harmers Workplace Lawyers

Henry Davis York

Herbert Smith Freehills

Holding Reidlich

Information and Privacy Commission (NSW)

Johnson, Winter & Slattery

Jones Day

K & L Gates (awaiting confirmation)

King & Wood Mallesons


Mills Oakley

Minter Ellison

Norton Rose Fulbright

Piper Alderman

Price Waterhouse Coopers

Thomson Geer

Note: the NSW Law Society lists the NSW Department of Justice and Clifford Chance as participating firms, however, Survive Law was unable to find any details regarding these programs.

Key dates

Note: the below dates are those outlined by the NSW Law Society, not all firms will strictly follow these dates.

Applications open: 15 June 2016

Applications close: 17 July 2016

Interviews commence: 8 August 2016

Offers can be made: from 23 September 2016 (to be accepted by 5:00 p.m. 27 September 2016)

Need some help?

Survive Law has put together a few resources to answer all your clerkship questions!

Masting the Application: Everything you need to know from Careers Fairs to Cover Letters.

Interview Survival Guide: What to do if you land a clerkship interview!

Clerkship FAQs: The answers to a few common clerkship questions.

Do I have to do a clerkship?

Clerkships can be a great way to get your foot in the door at a law firm, but they're not compulsory. If you're unsure, check out this article on Why it's Okay not to Apply for Clerkships. If you're still keen to get some law-related work experience, check out the opportunities on College of Law's Jobs page.

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