Seasonal Clerkship Program

Enrol in the Seasonal Clerkship Program in Melbourne for practical legal experience through real client work, and a behind-the-scenes look into life as a lawyer within Lander & Rogers' various practice groups.

Whether you're solving interesting and complex legal problems alongside real clients, expanding your knowledge and skills through training and mentoring, or growing your network of legal and business contacts, the Seasonal Clerkship Program provides insight into a fulfilling career at Lander & Rogers.

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What to expect

A clerkship can involve a range of interesting work, including:

  • researching points of law and summarising your findings
  • drafting correspondence, court documents, and sections of commercial agreements
  • reviewing and analysing legislation and case law
  • observing our lawyers in action (including meetings, mediations and court proceedings)
  • attending practice group discussions

You will also have access to:

  • practice group case study sessions to build your understanding of Lander & Rogers' areas of expertise
  • development sessions to map your career possibilities
  • workshops covering practical skills development like writing and taking instructions
  • social opportunities including weekly coffee catch ups, catered events, sporting and wellbeing activities

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Program structure

Experience one of three four-week clerkship programs run during November to December, January to February and June to July.

As a clerk, explore what it's like to work in a legal practice in a specialisation of your choosing. Learn more about each practice group.

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Learning and development

Over the four weeks you will receive hands-on support to develop your skills, experience and understanding of Lander & Rogers' areas of expertise.

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Feedback and support

Access mentorship from senior and junior lawyers who will provide hands-on guidance, feedback and support to ensure you thrive while delivering meaningful work for real clients.

Application process

It's easy to apply for the seasonal clerkship program. Simply submit your CV, cover letter and academic transcript.

Submission tips

Your skills and experience are important, but so too are you. We encourage you to share more about you by including the following with your application:

  • who you are – remember, be yourself and let your personality shine
  • your interests and hobbies – we seek people who are passionate about their careers in law but who have extracurricular interests too
  • what you bring to the role and why we should recruit you
  • what attracts you to Lander & Rogers

Application eligibility

The program is open to students studying a relevant law degree who are either in their penultimate or final year of study.

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

Application dates

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

Applications open: Monday 1 July 2024
Applications close: Sunday 11 August 2024
Interview period: Commencing Monday 16 September 2024
Offer day: Wednesday 16 October 2024

Building lawyers of the future

As the next generation of lawyers, access education programs designed to upskill you in legaltech tools and design thinking.

As part of the program, clerks participate in The Sprint to learn about legaltech and its application in automating legal processes.