Vacation Clerkship Application Guide


If you are studying a law degree, or graduate entry law degree and want to work in private practice, then clerkships are something you need to be in the know about.

Firstly, a vacation clerkship is the best way to secure a legal graduate job in most private practice law firms, but particularly top-tier law firms. The majority of their recruitment at a junior level comes from vacation clerks, so to position yourself in the best possible way, you need to participate in this application process.

This guide brings it all together - what to do, what NOT to do, what to consider and how to approach every aspect of this application process. And there are so many pieces of the process to focus on - application, psych testing, networking events, social settings, your personal strategy and then the interview. There are also so many rumours, hearsay and myths that cloud your approach and influence you from being yourself and worrying unnecessarily.

What the guide contains and how it works?

The six part written tutorial series contains:

  • Ensuring your application addresses criteria from the firms’ perspective. This includes your cover letter, CV, questions they may ask you and ability or psychometric testing
  • Your brand and how it shines
  • Managing your offer for interview and interview scheduling
  • Leading with confidence at networking events
  • Strategic interview preparation and making your first impressions count
  • Interview question structure and reading your audiences' cues
  • Controlling your nerves and the voice in your head
  • Making the most of the Graduate Buddy Coffees
  • Understanding the firm's values and how to use them to articulate your own offering
  • A firm's future direction and graduate attributes
  • You are being observed the whole way through the process, but do you know what you should be observing?
  • Navigating Offer Day - the various scenarios and outcomes

Access to the tutorial is provided via a login to the Members' area.

All lessons available, self directed learning

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Take the information from the Vacation Clerkship Application guide, apply it to your own personal situation and approach the clerkship process with confidence.

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