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Clyde & Co

4.6
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Melbourne Summer Clerkship Program null

Melbourne
Looking to kickstart your legal career? Our summer clerkship program offers an unparalleled opportunity to gain experience in a global law firm.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Internship, Clerkship or Placement
Number of Vacancies
2-5
Salary
AUD 60,000 - 65,000 / Year

Application dates

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law
Legal Studies

Hiring criteria

Entry pathway

See details

Working rights

Australia

  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • Australian Work Visa (All Other)
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If you're looking for the perfect environment to learn, develop and progress, Clyde & Co is the place for you. We're a growing firm (one of the fastest growing in the world, in fact) working at the heart of sectors that drive global trade and commerce and this experience will not only enhance your legal skills, but also broaden your understanding of different cultures and business practices.

This Program is our primary method for graduate recruitment and many of our Summer Clerks go on to start their legal career with us.

Program Highlights:

  • Experience real work by observing cases, drafting responses, providing advice and preparing research
  • Get involved in significant deals, meetings and negotiations
  • Attend court hearings, arbitrations and mediations to see the different types of litigation available first-hand
  • Learn about the nuances of privacy advice and the Cyber landscape in Australia and New Zealand
  • Work alongside leading Insurance lawyers as they demystify the myths of insurance law

What We Offer:

  • Dedicated supervising partner, development coach and buddy
  • Formal induction and ongoing bespoke training
  • Client-facing opportunities and business development skills
  • Social events and networking with colleagues and clerks nationwide
  • Exposure to global connections and overseas opportunities
  • The opportunity to get involved in community and pro bono work, and learn about our Diversity & Inclusion committees

What We Look For:

  • Self-motivated, naturally proactive and full of initiative
  • Commercially minded and have an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Team players
  • Equipped with innovation and great attention to detail

About Clyde & Co:

With 3,200 legal professionals across 60+ offices, we specialize in sectors such as cyber, transport, infrastructure, energy, marine, trade, and insurance. Our lawyers advise on significant projects and complex legal matters globally.

Our Values:

  • Work as one. We are a globally connected team of talented people who act with a firm-first mentality to achieve success
  • Excel with clients. We aim high and challenge ourselves to deliver unique excellence for our clients, keeping them at the centre of everything we do
  • Celebrate difference. We help each other to be at our best and believe our differences result in greater achievement
  • Act boldly. We seek new opportunities, take action and learn as we go, recognising that curiosity drives our development and contributes to growth

How to apply:

  • Applications are now open for our Melbourne office, closing 11 August 2024
  • Submit your application online, including your CV, a copy of your official academic transcript, and a cover letter to the attention of Lauren Welch, Senior Early Careers Advisor
  • You must be legally permitted to work in Australia and in your penultimate year at university

We value diversity and provide a supportive environment for professional growth. For more about the firm, its lawyers, offices and areas of expertise and for the latest industry thought leadership, please visit our website.

Hiring criteria

You should have or be completing the following to apply for this opportunity.

Entry pathway
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor (Honours) or higher
Study Field
L
Law, Legal Studies & Justice

Work rights

The opportunity is available to applicants in any of the following categories.

country
eligibility

Australia

Australia

Australian Citizen

Australian Permanent Resident

Australian Work Visa (All Other)


Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
I love being given tasks I have never done before and using all the skills I have learnt during my degree and through my experience to give it a go. I get this nerdy buzz when I feel myself stepping out of my comfort zone and growing.

Anke Joubert

  • Graduate stories
I love being given tasks I have never done before and using all the skills I have learnt during my degree and through my experience to give it a go. I get this nerdy buzz when I feel myself stepping out of my comfort zone and growing.

Anke Joubert

  • Graduate stories
One week I could be prepping for a court case, observing in court and strategising with senior lawyers and the next week I could be reviewing a dense brief of evidence and drafting an advise on prospects to a client.

Monica Fitis

  • Graduate stories
One week I could be prepping for a court case, observing in court and strategising with senior lawyers and the next week I could be reviewing a dense brief of evidence and drafting an advise on prospects to a client.

Monica Fitis

  • Graduate stories
I love being given tasks I have never done before and using all the skills I have learnt during my degree and through my experience to give it a go. I get this nerdy buzz when I feel myself stepping out of my comfort zone and growing.

Anke Joubert

  • Graduate stories
I love being given tasks I have never done before and using all the skills I have learnt during my degree and through my experience to give it a go. I get this nerdy buzz when I feel myself stepping out of my comfort zone and growing.

Anke Joubert

  • Graduate stories
One week I could be prepping for a court case, observing in court and strategising with senior lawyers and the next week I could be reviewing a dense brief of evidence and drafting an advise on prospects to a client.

Monica Fitis

  • Graduate stories
One week I could be prepping for a court case, observing in court and strategising with senior lawyers and the next week I could be reviewing a dense brief of evidence and drafting an advise on prospects to a client.

Monica Fitis