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
Bird & Bird
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Gilbert + Tobin
Harmers Workplace Lawyers
Henry Davis York
Herbert Smith Freehills
Information and Privacy Commission (NSW)
Johnson, Winter & Slattery
K & L Gates (awaiting confirmation)
King & Wood Mallesons
Norton Rose Fulbright
Price Waterhouse Coopers
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.
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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