Graduate Program

Launch your legal career with a graduate program that takes you further. At Lander & Rogers, it's more than a job - experience a career where you're challenged and supported to solve interesting and often complex legal problems alongside real clients.

Access hands-on learning in an environment where new ideas are welcomed and encouraged - where you can expand your legal skills and business acumen.

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What to expect

The graduate program involves a range of interesting and impactful work, including:

  • face-to-face exposure to partners and clients on real matters to accelerate your learning
  • practical coaching from lawyers and trainers to hone your skills
  • regular check-ins and feedback to monitor your progress
  • support to make a successful transition into the legal profession
  • opportunity to experience and be involved in our pro bono and community engagement work

Your practical work will increase in complexity as your skills, experience and confidence grow.

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Program structure

Access hands-on support while deepening your skills and experience.

In your first year you will participate in three four-month rotations across a number of our practice groups, covering both commercial and litigious areas.

Gain a breadth of experience and access to challenging work to inform your preferred specialisation.

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Learning and development

A role with Lander & Rogers will build upon your unique skills, and equip you to launch your career forward. You'll learn in a culture where new ideas are not only welcomed, but encouraged, and where knowledge and information is openly exchanged.

Accelerate your success alongside a team that is invested in your growth, while exploring, developing and honing your legal skills and business acumen.

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Feedback and support

During each rotation, partner with a buddy for day-to-day support to navigate client interactions as your career gathers momentum.

Active mentoring and social networks ensure you are supported along the way to help you achieve more while leading a healthy work-life balance.

Melbourne application process

Open to graduates under the Law Institute of Victoria priority offer system, Lander & Rogers' graduate positions are usually filled by students who have completed the firm's seasonal clerkship program.

If additional opportunities arise for graduates who have not completed a seasonal clerkship with Lander & Rogers, further information will be available on this page.

Eligible students are encouraged to apply at the conclusion of the clerkship program. The application process allows you to provide an updated CV that incorporates experience obtained during your clerkship, along with your latest academic transcript and other relevant skills and experience.

Sydney and Brisbane application process

Step 1: Application form

Please submit your resume, cover letter and academic transcript and complete the application form.

Step 2: Graduate job-focused assessment and psychometric testing

If successful, you will be asked to complete a job-focused assessment and psychometric testing to assist the talent team in understanding you through the exploration of your strengths and preferences.

This step provides the opportunity to learn more about the firm and life at Lander & Rogers. Applicants will receive personalised feedback on completion of the assessment.

Step 3: Meet the team

Meet with senior members of the firm in an interview to discuss what it means to work as a lawyer at Lander & Rogers, and how the program can help you to accelerate your legal career.

Step 4: Offer

Offers will be extended to successful candidates on the offer day outlined by the local law institute guidelines.

Application eligibility

The graduate program is open to students studying a relevant law degree who are either in their final year or have completed a degree within the past 12 months.

Students must have full working rights through Australian/New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency.

We are unable to consider candidates who have been admitted prior to commencing with us as a graduate.

Please note: Lander & Rogers recruits graduates for our Melbourne program under the Law Institute of Victoria priority offer system, which means graduate positions are usually filled by those who have completed the seasonal clerkship program.

Application dates

Lander & Rogers is a signatory of the law societies in each Australian state, and follows the associated guidelines.

Applications open: Monday 26 February 2024
Applications close: Sunday 7 April 2024

Applications open: Monday 12 August 2024
Applications close: Friday 23 August 2024
Interview period: From 9 September 2024
Offer day: Thursday 26 September 2024

Melbourne - priority offer process
Offer day: Tuesday 6 August 2024