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DLA Piper Australia

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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Melbourne Seasonal Clerkship Programme null

Melbourne, VIC
Work with brilliant lawyers. Develop your industry expertise. Experience life in a different culture. At DLA Piper, the possibilities are limitless.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Internship, Clerkship or Placement
Number of Vacancies
10-20
Salary
AUD 55,000 - 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

Penultimate year or final year students

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Working rights

Australia

  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident

New Zealand

  • New Zealand Citizen
  • New Zealand Permanent Resident
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DLA Piper is a global business law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and the Asia Pacific. We help clients succeed through innovative and pragmatic legal solutions. Leading businesses across the world trust us with their most complex matters and rely on our seamless cross-border prowess and sector knowledge. Wherever you are, and whatever your challenge, we speak your language.

IT'S IN OUR DNA

Unlike many law firms, DLA Piper is organised to provide clients with a range of essential business advice, not just on large scale mergers and acquisitions and banking deals but also on people and employment, commercial dealings, litigation, insurance, real estate, IT, intellectual property, plans for restructuring and tax. It has a comprehensive, award winning client relationship management program and the brand is built upon local legal excellence and global capability.

Life moves fast at DLA Piper, and with good reason. We help the world's top companies with their business-critical issues. Many of the deals we work on are complex and challenging – transcending not just practice areas, but borders, languages and legal systems.

In everything we do we connect with our People, our Clients, and our Communities. We live by four values: Be Supportive, Be Bold, Be Collaborative and Be Exceptional.

As a firm, we never standstill. We think nimbly and seize opportunities. We're ambitious and are never afraid to innovate. So, if you possess these qualities too, there could be a bright future for you at DLA Piper.

YOUR OPPORTUNITIES

We provide cutting-edge learning and development programs, and an opportunity to work alongside some of the best legal minds around.

Due to increased demand, we are looking for applicants to take part in an 4-week clerkship during the following period:

  • Summer Intake: November 2024 – December 2024
  • Winter Intake: June 2025 - July 2025

As a seasonal clerk, you can expect a varied experience both in and outside the office. You will work in a creative, dynamic environment with some of the best legal professionals in the world, gaining first-hand experience doing real legal work.

The clerkship is 4 weeks in duration and will commence with a two-day national induction program in the Melbourne office. The induction program will give you the opportunity to hear from the firm's senior leaders, to participate in professional skills training, to attend networking events, and to participate in responsible business activities.

All 2024/25 seasonal clerks will automatically be assessed for a 2025 Graduate position.

Joining us as a clerk is your best pathway to a graduate position with DLA Piper.

Applications close 11 August.

Apply now and be a part of our future.

Hiring criteria

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

Penultimate year or final year students
Degree or Certificate
Minimum Level of Study
Bachelor or higher
Study Field
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Law
Legal Studies

Work rights

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

country
eligibility

Australia

Australia

Australian Citizen

Australian Permanent Resident


New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand Citizen

New Zealand Permanent Resident


Graduate Success Stories


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Being able to be meaningfully involved in a variety of work that I am genuinely passionate about. 

Halima Ansari

  • Graduate stories
Being able to be meaningfully involved in a variety of work that I am genuinely passionate about. 

Halima Ansari

  • Graduate stories
Everyone at DLA Piper has the opportunity to make an impact and shape their career by exploring their unique interests, whilst being meaningfully supported and challenged along the way.

Madina Eira

  • Graduate stories
Everyone at DLA Piper has the opportunity to make an impact and shape their career by exploring their unique interests, whilst being meaningfully supported and challenged along the way.

Madina Eira

  • Graduate stories
Being able to be meaningfully involved in a variety of work that I am genuinely passionate about. 

Halima Ansari

  • Graduate stories
Being able to be meaningfully involved in a variety of work that I am genuinely passionate about. 

Halima Ansari

  • Graduate stories
Everyone at DLA Piper has the opportunity to make an impact and shape their career by exploring their unique interests, whilst being meaningfully supported and challenged along the way.

Madina Eira

  • Graduate stories
Everyone at DLA Piper has the opportunity to make an impact and shape their career by exploring their unique interests, whilst being meaningfully supported and challenged along the way.

Madina Eira