Seasonal Clerkships and Graduates

Overview

Join Australia’s most innovative firm

If you’re looking for a dynamic firm to ignite your legal career, Mills Oakley is the place for you. We’re looking for law students and graduates who share our vision of being at the cutting edge of a rapidly changing profession.

This page contains information about our Seasonal Clerkship and Graduate programs, including key dates for the hiring process.

Why Mills Oakley? We’re a leading independent national firm and we stand out from the crowd because we believe in doing things differently. We have been recognised by ALPMA as Australia’s most innovative law firm, launching the first Legal Services Accelerator in the Asia-Pacific and making strategic investments in emerging legal technology and start-ups. We are large enough to provide the challenge of diverse, high-quality work and clients, yet small enough to give you the personal attention that will help you achieve your full potential.

So make the most of your law degree and join Australia’s most innovative firm. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Seasonal Clerkship Program

Our Seasonal Clerkship program offers students the opportunity to work closely with our experienced lawyers and learn more about your chosen areas of interest. To support your development, we provide you with a buddy and mentor as well as an induction program including IT training, practice area overviews and professional skills seminars.

We understand that the beginning of your career in law is a critical building block for your future, so our program is designed to provide an insight into ‘life within a firm’ and for you to experience first-hand our open, supportive and friendly culture.

 

    Our Seasonal Clerkship program is structured as follows:

Melbourne: A four week clerkship, with the option of completing in summer or winter
Sydney and Canberra: An eight week summer clerkship
Brisbane and Perth: A four week clerkship over summer

All clerkships consist of two rotations through two of our practice groups.

Melbourne Seasonal Clerkship Dates 2019/20

Applications Open
Monday 8 July 2019
Applications Close
Sunday 11 August 2019 (11:59pm AEST)
Offers Made
Thursday 10 October 2019
Summer Clerkship
November/December 2019 (4 weeks)
Winter Clerkship
June/July 2020 (4 weeks)

Sydney Seasonal Clerkship Dates 2019/20

Recruitment dates for the 2019 Summer Clerkship program are to be advised and will follow the Law Society of NSW Guidelines.
Applications Open
June 2019
Applications Close
July 2019
Offers Made
September 2019
Offers Accepted/Declined
September 2019
Clerkship
November 2019 – February 2020
Duration
8 weeks

Brisbane Seasonal Clerkship Dates 2019

Applications Open
Monday 4 March 2019
Applications Close
Monday 1 April 2019 (9am AEST)
Offers Made
Monday 20 May 2019
Offers Accepted/Declined
Tuesday 21 May 2019 (5pm AEST)
Clerkship
November –December 2019
Duration
4 weeks

Canberra Seasonal Clerkship Dates 2019/20

Recruitment dates for the 2019 Summer Clerkship program are to be advised and will follow the ACT Law Society Guidelines.
Applications Open
June 2019
Applications Close
July 2019
Offers Made
September 2019
Offers Accepted/Declined
September 2019
Clerkship
November 2018 – February 2019
Duration
8 weeks

Perth Seasonal Clerkship Dates 2019/20

Applications Open
15 July 2019
Applications Close
4 August 2019
Offers Made
20 September 2019
Clerkship Intake 1
November/December 2019 (4 weeks)
Clerkship Intake 2
January/February 2020 (4 weeks)

Graduate Program

You’ll kick off your Mills Oakley career with an Induction Program which will cover the basics of legal practice as well as providing a friendly introduction to key members of our practice teams. Over 12 months, you’ll rotate through three practice areas and gain a sense of your preferred career direction.

We are one of the few firms offering graduates the opportunity to experience not only the usual “big firm” practices such as Corporate, Property and Litigation, but also other areas such as Family Law, Not-for-Profit Law and our Private Advisory practice for small businesses and individuals. Have a chat with one of our friendly HR advisors to find out which practices operate in your home city.

Our firm is large enough to offer sophisticated work and small enough to immerse yourself in every aspect of a matter. You’ll be at the forefront of complex and often high profile matters, gaining practical hands-on experience and working closely with our Partners and senior lawyers.

Mills Oakley’s 2020 Graduate Program will not be open to market. The positions have been filled by priority offers.