Perth Summer Clerkship

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We are one of the largest international law firms in the world, with over 30 offices across the globe. We believe every career at Clifford Chance should be rewarding and stimulating – full of opportunities to learn, thrive, and grow. That’s why we’re so proud of our inclusive, friendly, and team-based approach to work.

Our one firm global strategy is focused on targeted growth led by the needs of our core clients, those who we can best support with the breadth and depth of Clifford Chance expertise, across the sectors and geographies, which matter most to them.

You’ll find our clients in commercial and industrial sectors, the financial investor community, governments, regulators, trade bodies, and not-for-profit organisations. But no matter who they are or why they’ve reached out to us, we provide a world-class service every step of the way. And that’s possible thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit and conscientious approach to work that you’ll find across all our teams.

Whichever area of the business you join, you’ll become an integral part an innovative, diverse and ambitious team of people.

Clifford Chance is a place where the brightest minds and the best of colleagues meet.

A vacation clerkship is a perfect way to learn about working at Clifford Chance and meet our people.

We recruit students that we believe have the potential and ambition to join us once their degrees are completed.  Our 2024 Summer Clerks will automatically be considered for our 2026 Graduate Program (commencing March 2026).

During the 4-week program, you will be given opportunity to:

  • assigned mentor (experienced lawyer)
  • interact with team members across our global network – sit with the team and working on real, live clients projects
  • be treated as part of our team and given opportunities to demonstrate your abilities,
  • visit our Sydney office to meet our colleagues (subject to business needs)
  • gain real insight into life as a lawyer at an elite global law firm
  • participate in two rotations across different practice areas during the Clerkship Program
  • work alongside partners and fee earners on real-time matters; and
  • opportunity to attend world-class training

To be successful, in addition to a strong academic record, you will need to demonstrate the following qualities:

  • A strong sense of business awareness and commercial insight
  • Strong ability to lead and manage
  • Potential to become a first-class lawyer
  • Willingness to take advantage of the many opportunities that you encounter
  • Ambition, drive and commitment to succeed
  • Ability to articulate your ideas clearly
  • Desire to build relationships and deliver outstanding service

Equal Opportunities

At Clifford Chance, we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm, and society.

We are committed to treating all employees and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity, and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.  This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer, and every other aspect of employment.

Our goal is to deliver equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration, and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm. Find out more here.

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  • Job type:Clerkships
  • Disciplines:
  • Work rights:
    Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Working
  • Locations:
  • Salary


    + Interstate travel opportunities
  • Closing Date:28th Jul 2024, 3:59 pm


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