Welcome to Clyde & Co in Australia

 

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Summer clerkship program

Clyde & Co offers a Summer Clerkship Program in all four Australian offices. This is aimed at penultimate year students who are attracted to a career in an international law firm.

At Clyde & Co we understand how important a clerkship is to your career and strive to provide an opportunity that provides valuable insight into how we operate so that you can make informed decisions for your future. We take a very hands-on approach to our program allowing you to gain exposure to our specialised practice areas which complement the firm’s sector based approach. As a Summer Clerk, you will be provided with appropriate training and opportunities to develop your knowledge base and can expect to have many client facing interactions.

Sydney Australia

We are interested in candidates who have maintained high academic performance throughout their studies and who will embody the firms positive culture and entrepreneurial spirit. We look for students who are committed to a career in a commercial law firm and understand the importance of our clients’ business.

Summer Clerkship Program

The clerkship program runs from late November to early February with an end of year break in between. Key dates for each office can be found below.

Brisbane:

Applications open: Monday 15 August 2022

Applications close: Friday 16 September 2022

Melbourne:

Applications open: Monday 4 July 2022

Applications close: Sunday 14 August 2022

Perth:

Applications open: Monday 27 June 2022

Applications close: Sunday 31 July 2022

Sydney:

Applications open: Monday 15 August 2022

Applications close: Friday 16 September 2022

All offices hold an 8 week program between Monday 28 November 2022 – Friday 3 February 2023.



Here what some of our previous clerks have to say


‘’Clyde & Co’s clerkship program was an enriching experience and a definite highlight of my early legal career. At Clyde & Co I was able to experience the work and culture of a global insurance law firm whilst working in close-knit practices led by leadings lawyers in the field. This meant that I often assisted in large multi-national matters and was able to receive valuable mentorship and training from senior lawyers.”

– Linda Tran, 2021/2022 Summer Clerk

“Clyde & Co combines top-tier work with the ‘small firm feel’. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in a range of complex, challenging matters and to make meaningful contributions from day one of your career. You’ll work alongside industry leaders in diverse, supportive teams, and you’ll quickly realise that everyone is genuinely interested in you and your professional development. So, if you’re excited to grow, this is the place for you!.”

– Kyle Denning, 2021/2022 Summer Clerk

“Clyde & Co’s clerkship was the perfect introduction to life within a global commercial law firm. Even as a clerk I felt as though I had the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the teams I was working within. I had hands-on experience working personally with partners from a variety of the firms’ practice areas on cross-jurisdictional matters, which often required collaboration with other Clyde & Co offices. Clyde & Co’s clerkship offers the personal support of a small firm, whilst enabling you to work on high profile matters for high profile clients, alongside lawyers at the top of their professional fields.”

– Bodhi Morgan, 2021/2022 Summer Clerk


How to apply

Students are to apply online through our cvMail platform. The application includes attaching a copy of their cover letter, CV and academic transcript.

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