Our Melbourne office offers both graduate and clerkship opportunities, select below to find out more about each of the recruitment processes.
We recruit graduates under the LIV priority offer system, so our graduate positions are filled via our seasonal clerk program.
We ask eligible students, to apply through www.cvmail.com at the end of the clerkship season. It's important for you to reapply so we can see an updated copy of your CV that includes recent experiences and your academic transcript. And now that we know each other, you're in a better position to express your interest in a career at Lander & Rogers in your accompanying letter.
Priority Offer applications for graduate positions commencing in 2018 have now closed and all positions have been filled.
We have always been lucky enough to offer and fill all graduate positions through our seasonal clerk programs. If extra opportunities become available for graduates who have not completed a seasonal clerkship with us, we will add information on this page.
The process is simple. Submit your CV, cover letter and academic transcript. A well prepared and presented letter and CV will increase your chances of an interview. As well as setting out your key skills and experience, we would like to see:
- who you are – be yourself and let your personality shine through
- your interests and hobbies – we recruit people who are passionate about their career in law, but who are also interested in things outside the law
- what you can offer our firm and why we should recruit you
- what attracts you to working with Lander & Rogers, demonstrating why you are genuinely interested in our firm.
Candidates successful progressing through to the next stage of our process will be invited to complete an online assessment called Cognify. Cognify is a game based psychometric assessment that measures your ability to organise, retain and use information. These assessments are likely to be different, and more engaging than other assessments you may encounter. There are seven interactive, individual games that will take you approximately 20 minutes to complete.
The interview is a great opportunity to get to know each other. Before your interview we’ll make sure that you know who you’re meeting and where, so you’ll have time to prepare. First you'll meet with a current or recent grad so you can warm up and get comfortable.
Then you’ll meet with a partner and/or senior associate, plus one of our HR team. It’ll be relaxed and conversational – an opportunity for you to expand on the information in your CV, and tell us more about you, your interests, and your aspirations in law and in life generally.
We’ll be looking for your potential based on what you’ve done already – your study (legal and otherwise), your work experience (legal and otherwise) and any university or volunteer activities you’ve tackled.
It’s about you, but it’s also a chance for you to question us. If there's anything that you'd like to know about our firm and what it’s really like to work here, just ask.
After the interviews are done, we invite everyone back to share a cocktail or two, and meet a larger group of our lawyers. You can ask even more questions!
The dates are important. Applications for 2017/2018 clerkships are closed. Offers will be made on Tuesday 17 October 2017 for clerkship intakes in Nov/Dec 2017, Jan/Feb 2018, and June/July 2018.
Information regarding 2018/2019 clerkship recruitment will be updated here at a later date.
We are a signatory to the LIV Seasonal Clerkship Guidelines, which were established to ensure fairness throughout the recruitment process and determine the timing of the annual seasonal clerk recruitment cycle. For more information on the Guidelines, visit the Law Institute of Victoria.
And don’t forget. Each year we spend time getting to know law students at on-campus events. Come and see us to meet our people and learn more about us, our clerkship opportunities and our recruitment process.
We'll update information about future graduate positions and the recruitment process here at a later date.
Request for more info from Sarah Heathcote, Human Resources Consultant.