Sydney Clerkship Masterlist 2016/17

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 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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