CU Up Close Pre-Penultimate Program

Our CU Up Close program is a unique opportunity for law students in their pre-penultimate year of study to get up close and personal with one of Australia's leading law firms.

How to apply: 

Applications are currently closed please revisit us in March 2024. To apply for CU Up Close, you will fill out a short application form and highlight your work experience and education. Please refer to our application dates.  We are committed to making necessary adjustments to ensure equal access and opportunities for every candidate. If you require any support or reasonable adjustments to complete your application, please contact us.

This program greatly broadened my understanding of commercial practice, especially in a top-tier firm, and was overall an invaluable experience.

Arash Asgari

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Our in-person pre-penultimate program will expose you to life as a lawyer in a top-tier commercial law firm. You will be offered the opportunity to develop your practical skills and knowledge to help you succeed in your studies and early career.

Throughout the CU Up Close Program, you will hear from our senior leaders, meet our recent graduates, and discover the many ways you can shape your future legal career with Clayton Utz.
 
What will I gain from this program?

  • Valuable insight into working at a leading commercial law firm
  • Knowledge of the various career opportunities available to you at Clayton Utz
  • Practical skills through applying your theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios

Hear from Arash Asgari 

"Over the past few weeks, I've had the privilege of participating in the three-part CU Up Close program at Clayton Utz. This program greatly broadened my understanding of commercial practice, especially in a top-tier firm, and was overall an invaluable experience. I particularly enjoyed gaining insight into various practice groups, networking with recent graduates, improving my legal research skills, and having questions answered by partners.

A personal highlight was delving into the clerkship process at Clayton Utz and learning various tips and tricks to consider when writing a CV. Collaborating with my fellow attendees to solve a simulated real-life problem was also quite memorable - it opened my eyes to the practical skills a young lawyer needs during practice that may not be nurtured in law school.

I would like to give a special thanks to Brittney Nielsen and the Clayton Utz team for their amazing work in making this program possible. I highly recommend that any law student interested in commercial law or a career at Clayton Utz apply next year!"

 
 

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