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2022/23 Sydney Vacation Clerkship Program

Throughout our immersive clerkship program, you’ll receive hands-on practical experience and actively contribute to the team you’re collaborating with, as you work together to overcome some of the diverse challenges that they are facing.

You’ll gain a deeper understanding of life at our firm and what your future could look like if you join us. Some key features of our clerkship include the opportunity to:

  • Sit within a specific team, delivering real work for key clients
  • Navigate the first step of your career with partner and graduate mentoring support
  • Attend workshops and presentations covering all our practice areas
  • Contribute to our pro bono practice
  • Work with cutting-edge technology through our innovation projects
  • Meet and network with people across the firm
  • Before you join the program, you can tailor your experience by submitting a preference for which team you’d like to collaborate with.

At the end of your clerkship, you will have the chance of being selected for a position in our graduate program.

Applications are open to students who are in their penultimate and final year of their law degree. We accept applications from international students in their penultimate or final year of their Australian or New Zealand law degree, provided that you have unrestricted legal rights to work in Australia when you commence your clerkship. Applications will close at 11:59 pm (AEST) on Wednesday 10 July 2022.

Herbert Smith Freehills is committed to the inclusion of all individuals participating in the application and interview process, and while performing job functions. This includes providing reasonable accommodations to those who require them. Please note that you will have the opportunity to request accommodations at each stage of the assessment process. To request accommodations before scheduling an interview, please reach out to the Graduate Recruiter for this office and we will follow up shortly. You can find their details at the bottom of this page - https://careers.herbertsmithfreehills.com/au/grads/apply.

Closing in 15 days
Closing in 15 days
  • Job type:Clerkships
  • Disciplines:


  • Work rights:

    Australian Working Visa, Australian Student

  • Locations:




  • Program Duration

    10 Weeks

  • Closing Date:10th Jul 2022, 1:59 pm


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