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Clayton Utz

A reputation for standing out. And for being outstanding.

For over 180 years, our confident approach to complex transactions and litigation has seen us grow into Australia’s premier independent law firm.

Now, with 200 partners and over 1,400 employees across six offices, we continue to build our reputation for innovative and incisive advice. With a genuine commitment to client service, we are trusted advisers to a range of government departments and agencies, as well as leading Australian and international corporations.

If you have an unshakeable sense of what’s possible, Clayton Utz is the perfect place to build your career.

It’s not just about wearing a suit

No matter how good your law degree, there’s always a gap between theory and practice, and finishing university can be daunting. How do you make the jump to working in a commercial law firm?

That’s where we come in.

If you’re a law student in your penultimate year, our Clerkship Program will expose you to the fast pace of a full-service commercial law firm and show you the law in action. You’ll be working under the guidance of some of the sharpest legal minds in Australia, on challenging, complex and high-profile transactions and matters. You’ll be mentored by partners and lawyers who are leaders in their fields, in a firm where individuality is embraced and innovation actively encouraged.

Once you’ve completed your studies, our Graduate Program gives you the perfect foundation for your legal career. You’ll hit the ground running by working on complex and sophisticated legal issues, and our rotation program means you’ll discover different areas and find the right fit. And with our tailored mentoring, you’ll get the support you need to become the best you can be.

With our programs you’ll get…

  • mentoring from some of the best lawyers in the country
  • a buddy who’ll give you the inside information
  • meaningful performance feedback so you know you’re on the right track
  • continuing legal education programs and professional development support so you can become the lawyer you want to be
  • the chance to participate in our Community Connect and Pro Bono programs and really give back
  • social and sporting activities, because we know it’s not all work and no play.

The Clerkship Program

Aimed at penultimate year law students, this 11-week week program gives you a week orientation and two rotations in different practice areas. You will also be able to take part in additional training, networking sessions, and social/sporting activities.