Clerkship Program

Our Clerkship Program is the step before our Legal Graduate Program, and gives you a feel for what it’s like to be a Graduate and why Clayton Utz is a great place to start your career.

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Program details

As a law student in your penultimate year, you'll be exposed to the fast pace of a full-service commercial law firm, and see the law in action at a firm where individuality is embraced, and innovation actively encouraged.

Because you'll be working in a fast-moving, fluid place, we can't promise a set routine, but the types of work clerks usually do can include:

  • Research;
  • Writing clients memos/letters;
  • Attending client meetings with lawyers;
  • Attending court with lawyers;
  • Pro bono work;
  • Liaising with internal colleagues; and
  • Preparing for hearings.

How to apply

Applications are now open for the below locations, click to apply.

For all other locations, please refer to the dates listed below.

We want every candidate to have equal access and opportunities, so please contact us if you need any support or reasonable adjustments to complete your application.

I gained an understanding of the firm's stand-out culture through the diverse backgrounds of my colleagues, the generosity of seniors with their time, and the friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere.   

- Amel Saeed, Lawyer

Key Dates

Program Dates

Summer: 18 November – 13 December 2024
Autumn: 28 April – 23 May 2025
Winter: 16 June – 11 July 2025

Recruitment Dates

Applications open: Monday, 15 July 2024
Applications close: Friday, 9 August 2024

Networking evening

September 2024

Interviews

September – October 2024

Offers

9am, Wednesday 9 October 2024

Offers accepted/declined

5pm, Thursday 10 October 2024

Program Dates

Summer: 25 November – 7 February 2025

Recruitment Dates

Applications open: 9am, Monday, 10 June 2024
Applications close: 11.59pm, Sunday, 14 July 2024

Networking evening

August 2024

Interviews

August – September 2024

Offers

9am, Wednesday 11 September 2024

Offers accepted/declined

5pm, Thursday 12 September 2024

Program Dates

Autumn: 18 November – 13 December 2024
Winter: 16 June – 11 July 2025

Recruitment Dates

Applications open: 9am, Monday, 1 July 2024
Applications close: 11:59pm Sunday, 11 August 2024 

Networking evening

September 2024

Interviews

September – October 2024

Offers

10am, Wednesday 16 October 2024

Offers accepted/declined

2pm, Wednesday 16 October 2024

Program Dates

Summer 1: 18 November – 6 December 2024
Summer 2: 20 January – 7 February 2025
Winter: 16 June – 4 July 2025

Recruitment Dates

Applications open: 9am, Monday, 24 June 2024
Applications close: 11:59pm, Sunday, 28 July 2024 

Networking evening

August 2024 

Interviews

August 2024 

Offers

9am, Friday 13 September 2024 

Offers accepted/declined

1pm, Friday 13 September 2024 

Program Dates

Summer: 25 November – 7 February 2025

Recruitment Dates

Applications open: 9am, Monday, 10 June 2024
Applications close: 11.59pm, Sunday, 14 July 2024

Networking evening

August 2024

Interviews

August – September 2024

Offers

9am, Wednesday 11 September 2024

Offers accepted/declined

5pm, Thursday 12 September 2024

 

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