Key dates and deadlines

Take a look at the key application dates and deadlines per city.

Please note: An application should only be submitted to the office where you intend to start your career as a graduate. Multiple applications will not be considered. We welcome applications for our Australian clerkship program from international penultimate year law students, provided that you have unrestricted legal working rights to work in Australia when you commence in your clerkship.

Brisbane

APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF POSITIONS

24-30

CLERKSHIP PROGRAMS

1 Summer & 1 Winter

APPLICATIONS FOR ALL 2020/21 PROGRAMS OPEN

Monday 2 March 2020

APPLICATIONS FOR ALL 2020/21 PROGRAMS CLOSE

Friday 27 March 2020 (5.00pm)

OFFERS MADE

Monday 18 May 2020 

Melbourne

APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF POSITIONS

60 - 65

CLERKSHIP PROGRAMS

1 Summer & 1 Winter

APPLICATIONS FOR ALL 2020/21 PROGRAMS OPEN

Monday 6 July 2020

APPLICATIONS FOR ALL 2020/21 PROGRAMS CLOSE

Sunday 16 August 2020

OFFERS MADE

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Perth

APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF POSITIONS

35 - 45

CLERKSHIP PROGRAMS

2 Summer & 1 Winter

APPLICATIONS FOR ALL 2020/21 PROGRAMS OPEN

Monday 13 July 2020

APPLICATIONS FOR ALL 2020/21 PROGRAMS CLOSE

Sunday 2 August 2020

OFFERS MADE

Friday 18 Setpember 2020

Sydney

APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF POSITIONS

30 - 35

CLERKSHIP PROGRAMS

1 Summer

APPLICATIONS FOR ALL 2020/21 PROGRAMS OPEN

Tuesday 9 June 2020

APPLICATIONS FOR ALL 2020/21 PROGRAMS CLOSE

Sunday 12 July 2020

OFFERS MADE

Wednesday 16 September 2020

How to apply

Application form
Application form
Step one

ONLINE APPLICATION

You’ll need to upload the following:

  • A brief cover letter outlining your interests and suitability for a position  at the firm
  • A current CV outlining work experience, extracurricular activities,  academic and non-academic achievements
  • A recent copy of your academic transcript.

As part of the online application, we’ll also ask you to answer a few short questions about your interest in Herbert Smith Freehills and commercial law generally.

Step two

THE INTERVIEW PROCESS

ONLINE ASSESSMENT

If you are invited to a first round interview, we will also ask you to complete our online psychometric assessment beforehand.

There are no right or wrong answers to these questions; your responses simply provide insight into where your likely strengths lie. It’s best to answer as quickly and honestly as you can.

It is important that you choose the answer which matches how you usually like to work.

 

Step three

ATTEND AN INTERVIEW

While we try to make the interview as relaxed as possible, it is a chance to show us your professional side, so pay attention to all those tips you’ve read about being punctual and presenting in a professional manner. Beyond that, be yourself and try to let us see you at your best.

The interview is intended to be a two-way process and provides an opportunity for you to see what it would be like to work with us, as well as for us to get to know you.

Remember, we want to give you a chance to tell us all about yourself and why you think Herbert Smith Freehills is the right place for you.

 

Recruitment contacts

JAMES KEANE
Graduate Recruitment Manager
T  +61 2 9322 4313
[email protected]

 

Brisbane

LEA SEFTON
Graduate Recruitment Consultant
T  +61 7 3258 6740
[email protected]

Perth

CARISSA MILLIGAN
Graduate Recruitment
Consultant
T  +61 8 9211 7556
[email protected]

 

 
 
 
 

 

Melbourne

LACHLAN BERRY
Graduate Recruitment Consultant
T  +61 3 9288 1868
[email protected]


Sydney

RACHEL KOK
Graduate Recruitment Adviser
T  +61 2 9225 5054
[email protected] 

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