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Gilbert + Tobin 2021 Sydney Summer Clerk Program

Our Sydney program runs for 9 weeks, consisting of two four-week rotations across the firm’s practice areas. During both rotations each clerk is assigned a supervising partner, mentor and buddy to assist with on-the-job training. Participating in our customised in-house training will build your confidence and help you understand the mechanics of legal practice.

“I appreciated how lawyers and partners across my teams supported me in my learning process and took time out of their days to get me across the fundamentals of each practice group and give me context for the matters I was working on.” – Jasleen Kaur, 2020 Summer Clerk

While your main focus will be corporate work, everyone has the opportunity to assist on pro bono matters, innovation projects and participate in firm-wide activities. As you progress through your rotations you will develop invaluable skills and knowledge and gain first-hand experience of our various practice groups. You’ll have the chance to jump right in and immerse yourself in a leading corporate law practice. And we’ll encourage you to contribute ideas and your own fresh perspective.

“I had the opportunity to conduct a wide variety of tasks and work of several different matters. One transaction that was a particular highlight for me was the chance to work on a company acquisition from early beginnings until closing. I was able to work with my team on drafting documents and conducting tasks at various stages throughout the process. In the end it was a fabulous experience to see a matter from start to end, as well as the great final outcome the team achieved for the client.” – Emily Donaldson, 2020 Summer Clerk

The Sydney program is open to students in their penultimate or final year of study. We value diversity and individuality, so we don’t just look for strong academic results. We’re looking for candidates who are interesting people, can clearly demonstrate their ambition, creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and ability to collaborate.

Not all corporate law firms are the same. The only way to understand the work and culture is to experience it for yourself. Are you ready to Be Bold?

Closed 13 days ago
Closed 13 days ago
  • Job type:Clerkships
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  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand

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  • Program Duration

    9 weeks



  • Closing Date:14th Jul 2021, 1:59 pm


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