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About Clayton Utz

In addition to completing up to two rotations in different practice groups, we offer all clerks additional training, networking opportunities and a chance to be a part of our social and sporting activities. We have formal and informal international placement programs with various leading law firms around the world that see Clayton Utz lawyers living and working in London, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Our Japanese exchange program with leading Japanese law firms and trading houses involves extended secondments both to and from Japan for graduates and lawyers.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Penultimate year students only? Yes

Do you accept applications from interstate students? Yes

 

Clerkship Rotations

Our major areas of practice are Banking & Financial Services, Commercial Litigation, Competition, Corporate, M&A, Capital Markets, Environment & Planning, Insurance, IP & Technology, Major Projects & Construction, Public Sector, Real Estate, Restructuring & Insolvency, Tax, Workplace Relations, Employment & Safety and Pro Bono. Depending on the location, clerks could complete a rotation in all of our practice groups. 

In addition to completing up to two rotations in different practice groups, we offer all clerks additional training, networking opportunities and a chance to be a part of our social and sporting activities. We have formal and informal international placement programs with various leading law firms around the world that see Clayton Utz lawyers living and working in London, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Our Japanese exchange program with leading Japanese law firms and trading houses involves extended secondments both to and from Japan for graduates and lawyers.


Brisbane

Applications: 27 February - 9:00am, 20 March 2017

Offers made: 8 May 2017

Offers accepted/declined: 5:00pm, 9 May 2017

Clerkship Dates: 

Winter: 26 June - 21 July 2017

Bond program: 21 August - 15 September 2017

Summer: 20 November - 15 December 2017

Application method: Online application form via the website at at http://www.claytonutz.com/careers

Contact:

Alison Tassiou, Graduate Resourcing Consultant - Brisbane, Melbourne & Perth

+61 3 9286 6955

atassiou@claytonutz.com

 


Canberra 

Applications: 15 June 2017 - 16 July 2017

Offers made: 4 October 2017

Offers accepted/declined: 7 October 2017

Clerkship dates: 20 November 2017 - 2 February 2018

Application method: Online application form via the website at http://www.claytonutz.com/careers

Contact:

Zoe Wickham, Graduate Resourcing Consultant - Canberra & Sydney

+61 2 9353 5474

zwickham@claytonutz.com 

 


Melbourne

Applications: 10 July - 13 August 2017

Offers made: 10:00am, 12 October 2017

Offers accepted/declined: 2:00pm, 12 October 2017

Clerkship dates:

Summer: 20 November – 15 December 2017

Winter: 25 June - 20 July 2018

Application method: Online application form via the website at http://www.claytonutz.com/careers

Contact:

Alison Tassiou, Graduate Resourcing Consultant - Brisbane, Melbourne & Perth

+61 3 9286 6955

atassiou@claytonutz.com

 

Perth

Applications: TBA

Offers made: TBA

Offers accepted/declined: TBA

Clerkship dates: 

Summer 1: 20 November - 15 December 2017

Summer 2: 29 January - 23 February 2018

Winter: 25 June - 20 July 2018

Application method: Online application form via the website at http://www.claytonutz.com/careers

Contact:

Alison Tassiou, Graduate Resourcing Consultant - Brisbane, Melbourne & Perth

+61 3 9286 6955

atassiou@claytonutz.com

  

Sydney

Applications: 15 June - 16 July 2017

Offers made: 4 October 2017

Offers must be accepted/declined: 7 October 2017

Clerkship dates: 20 November 2017 - 2 February 2018

Application method: Online application form via the website at http://www.claytonutz.com/careers

Contact:

Zoe Wickham, Graduate Resourcing Consultant - Canberra & Sydney

+61 2 9353 5474

zwickham@claytonutz.com 

 

Connect

Website: http://www.claytonutz.com/careers

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClaytonUtzCareers

Twitter: @ClaytonUtz

 


 

Luke: 

"As a junior lawyer, your enthusiasm is in overdrive. Everything is interesting. You have a million questions for everyone. You want to be the best. And for me, I wanted to be the best lawyer and leader I could be. Right now I’m a corporate and tax lawyer, buying and selling companies, structuring investments and having the occasional battle with the ATO. So, a little while after I started at Clayton Utz, I joined the social committee. A powerful assembly fuelled by lunchtime pizzawielding lawyers making important decisions like choosing the Christmas party theme. They knew I liked pizza, but had no idea I was gay. You see, I wasn’t out at work yet and this became a genuine source of anxiety for a good two years.

But In May 2015 this all changed..."

To listen to Luke’s full story, go to: http://www.claytonutz.com/graduates

Isobelle:

"Experiencing new cities and cultures has always been a passion of mine and working with Clayton Utz has helped fuel that passion. I was lucky enough to be selected as the Clayton Utz graduate to participate in the year-long legal traineeship at a Japanese firm. I ate way too much sushi and ramen and was exposed to a wide range of matters, clients and also areas of law before returning to the Canberra office in early 2015.

The graduate program is well structured and I have been particularly impressed with the level and quality of mentoring. My Clayton Utz mentors have all remained true to balancing expert guidance with the freedom of autonomy, giving me the motivation and knowledge to become a better lawyer…"

To listen to Isobelle’s full story, go to: http://www.claytonutz.com/graduates

Hai-Van:

"I am a daughter of Vietnamese migrants who came to Australia in the late eighties in search of a better future. My parents have always struggled with the English language so it’s really been my role to help them navigate their way through filling in forms dealing with Government departments and various legal issues. From a very young age this experience made me realise that it was likely there were many more people in a similar position to my parents. I wanted to help those people the same way I’d helped my parents and that’s when it clicked that becoming a lawyer was the thing for me. I am now a full time pro bono lawyer at Clayton Utz. This means that I help to implement the firm's pro bono strategy by co-ordinating pro bono matters for our lawyers supervising our pro bono files and working on pro bono cases myself. A large part of my role in the pro bono team is to help our lawyers manage challenges…"

To listen to Hai-Van’s full story, go to: http://www.claytonutz.com/graduates

Qasim:

"I moved to Australia from Pakistan in 2013. I’d worked there as a lawyer for over three years before I decided to come to this country. I wanted to settle in Australia and for that, I had to re-qualify as a Solicitor. So, along with studying full-time for a JD, I re-qualified and got admitted in the Supreme Court of NSW. It was my goal to begin my career in Australia in a leading firm as a graduate lawyer, so I decided to do a clerkship.

Getting admitted in Australia and being able to work in Clayton Utz were key milestones for me. Australia was my first choice country as I’d graduated with a law degree from the UK which had a similar legal system. I also thought that because of the shared interests in cricket it would be a good fit, culturally. It turned out to be very true."

To listen to Qaisim’s full story, go to: http://www.claytonutz.com/graduates

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