Summer clerkships are paid employment experiences in major commercial law firms. They are held over the summer break for Australian law students in their penultimate year of study. A summer clerkship is the primary method for participating law firms to identify and secure talented students for graduate positions. From a student’s perspective, it presents a valuable opportunity to secure employment after your studies and to gain an insight into day-to-day professional legal practice.
Key Dates of the Summer Clerkship Program 2016
|Thursday 30 March||Offers for graduate positions to current summer clerks must be made and accepted/declined by 5.00pm.|
|Wednesday 15 June||Applications for summer clerkships open.|
|Sunday 17 July||Applications for summer clerkships close at 11:59pm.|
|Monday 8 August||Interviews for summer clerkships commence.|
|Friday 23 September||Offers for summer clerkships can be made.|
|Tuesday 27 September||Offers for summer clerkships must be accepted or declined by 5.00pm.|
How to Apply for Placements in 2016/2017
Each participating law firm has its own application process. For some firms, this means applying via www.cvmail.com.au while for others it may be a direct application. To find out the requirements of your preferred firm, view the list of Participating Law Firms [link to be added: website yet to be updated for 2016]. Please direct all enquiries to the law firm of your choosing, or alternatively, email Michelle Westlund at email@example.com.
For a comprehensive guide on the Summer Clerkship Guidelines, see the Law Society of New South Wales’ publication here.
Alternatively, feel free to contact the 2016 UTS LSS Careers (Activities) Director, Mathew Velcic, at firstname.lastname@example.org.