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Applications for the Seasonal Clerkship Program are open to all students in their penultimate year of law.
Corrs is a signatory to the NSW Law Society’s Legal Graduate Employment and Summer Clerkship Guidelines (participating in the summer clerkship recruitment scheme only).
Seasonal Clerkship Program
The Sydney Seasonal Clerkship Program runs over the course of the summer.
The Program involves a unique rotation system, through which you will participate in three rotations, giving you the opportunity to work across each division of the firm. It’s the perfect way to discover the area of law that excites you the most.
Like everyone at Corrs in Sydney, you will be sitting in pods with partners and lawyers, giving you exposure to greater learning and knowledge sharing, as a result of our new workspace, 8 Chifley.
You will be closely supervised by Clerk Coordinators, who are senior lawyers. You will also have a mentor, a more junior lawyer who will answer any questions you may have about the firm, settle you in and provide you with an informal level of support and guidance during your time at Corrs.
Along with ongoing feedback, structured learning opportunities include a comprehensive orientation program, presentations on relevant legal, business and workplace issues and partner connect sessions.
Your clerk cohort will also undertake a pro bono project for the duration of the summer. This offers you the opportunity to learn quickly by working on an interesting and worthwhile project that delivers a tangible outcome of your time with us.
The 2012 clerks completed a guide on the legal framework concerning Nepalese migrant workers. This work was done for the Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) based at the law faculty of UNSW to support the DTP’s Nepal Project, with its focus on the human rights challenges of increased labour migration from Nepal.
You will also be provided with a number of opportunities to shadow lawyers who are undertaking community legal centre secondments with Public Interest Law Clearing House, Inner City Legal Centre, Redfern Legal Centre, Marrickville Legal Centre and the Homeless Persons’ Legal Service.
The secondments are a great way for clerks to contribute to the community and to experience the working environment in a not-for-profit organisation.
But it’s not all about work! You will also have the opportunity to be involved in a variety internal and inter-firm social and sporting activities.
Key dates for the UNSW Spring clerk positions
29 MAY 2019
10 JUNE 2019
11 JULY 2019
Summer clerkship key dates
11 June 2019
14 July 2019
18 September 2019
Offers must be accepted or declined by 5.00 pm on 20 September 2019.
Graduate development program
The majority of our graduates are recruited through our Seasonal Clerkship Program.
Corrs has a single commencement date for all graduates in February/March.
We are not recruiting for our Sydney office for 2019. All graduates have been recruited through the Seasonal Clerkship Program.
At Corrs we use assessments as part of a multi-stage recruitment process alongside your online application form, CV and interview to help us identify the right person for our clerkship programs.
You will have the opportunity to take practice questions before commencing the actual assessment.
Click here for additional practice questions and information about the assessments we use.
To apply for seasonal clerkship opportunities during the advertised application dates, click here.
All applications and queries should be made attention to:
People & Performance Consultant
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
8-12 Chifley Square
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: +61 02 9210 6044