Clayton Utz

Clayton Utz is a leading Australian law firm, known for the strength of its independent culture and its confident and engaging approach.

Staying true to your direction is what defines Clayton Utz. At Clayton Utz, we’ve built a team of down-to-earth, collaborative lawyers who know that at the heart of exceptional client service is knowing what your client needs. We offer the sharpest legal minds. The clearest advice that cuts through the complexity, so our clients can concentrate on the things that really matter. And an unshakeable sense of what’s possible

With 164 partners and over 1,600 employees across six offices, we continue to build on our reputation for confident, innovative and incisive legal advice. We have 14 different practice areas: Banking & Financial Services, Commercial Litigation, Competition, Corporate/M&A/Capital Markets, Environment and Planning, IP and Technology, Major Projects and Construction, Public Sector / Government Services, Real Estate, Restructuring and Insolvency, Tax, Workplace Relations Employment and Safety and Pro Bono.

Clerkship Program

If you’re a law student in your penultimate year, our Clerkship Programs 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. Our Clerkship Programs are our future pipeline for the Graduate Program. They are designed to give you a feel for what it’s like to be a Graduate and they are a great place to start your career. There is no set routine and allocated work will largely depend on the practice group and its specific needs at the time. However, some common responsibilities include: research, writing clients memos/letters, attending client meetings and court with lawyers, pro bono work, liaising with internal colleagues and assisting with the preparation of matters for hearings.  

We hire most of our Graduates from our Clerkship Programs. Occasionally, additional opportunities may arise. These opportunities will be listed on our website.

Key Dates

Clerkship Applications Open: 9 June 2020

Clerkship Applications Close:  12 July 2020

Offers Made: 16 September 2020

Clerkship Dates
Summer: 23 November 2020 – 5 February 2021

Primary HR contact

Christina Birds

Graduate Resourcing Consultant