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Clifford Chance is one of the world’s top law firms because we think differently. Tell us what it is that makes you different – not what you think we want to hear. Tell us what makes you tick because we’re not interested in recruiting a ‘type’.

Competition is fierce and the process will be challenging, but the people we want to hire will relish the challenges it brings.

If you think you’re the kind of person we’re looking for, your first step is to fill in our online application form. As well as providing us with basic information about your background and education, this is your opportunity to tell us what it is that makes you exceptional – we receive a very large number of applications from people who’d like to join us, so you should think about how you’re going to set yourself apart.

We want to know what you can bring to the work we do at Clifford Chance. This form is a crucial part of the overall process, and we’ll be looking for excellent written communication – make sure your answers do you justice.

We will also be looking for evidence of your consistently strong academic ability – you will need to submit your transcript alongside your CV and covering letter.

2020 Clerkship Programs

ProgramDatesApplication Period
Sydney - Summer30 November 2020 - 12 February 2021 9 June - 5 July
Perth - Summer30 November 2020 - 18 December 2020 13 July - 2 August


LocationCommencesVacanciesApplication Period
SydneyMarch 20224 – 6Applications open in 2021
PerthMarch 20222 – 4 Applications open in 2021



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