Clerkships – Perth

The clerkship program – what’s it all about?

Gilbert + Tobin is a leading corporate law firm and a key player in the Australian legal market. We value energy, ambition, talent and creativity and we attract summer and winter clerks who subscribe to the same ideals.

Perth law students in their penultimate or final year of study have the opportunity to build skills and experience across the summer or winter vacation period.

We offer students the choice of either a three-week placement in summer or a two-week placement in winter.

We will do our best to place you in a practice group that aligns with your interests and studies.  During your clerkship, you will start to understand the mechanics of legal transactions and have the opportunity to work on a range of tasks to build valuable skills and experience.

What will I get out of the experience?

The clerkship program is designed to give you:

  • practical exposure to the legal environment
  • interaction with partners, lawyers and other graduates
  • insight into the work undertaken by various practice groups

Our clerkship program has been tailored to ensure you gain a wide range of experience and the opportunity to develop your skills by working directly with partners and lawyers. You’ll be mentored by a lawyer – who will assist you to build relationships within the practice group and learn more about the law in practice.

2016 Perth program dates

June- July Time to start preparing your cover letter and CV
18 July Applications open
5 August Applications close
September Interviews commence
21 September Offers made and accepted

What practice groups are available?

The practice areas in our Perth office are:

  • Corporate Advisory
  • Energy & Resources
  • Litigation

Clerkship interviews

This year the interview process will include a clerkship interview workshop in September (date to be advised).

The interview workshop is an opportunity for us to get to know you better and for you to learn more about Gilbert + Tobin.

Clerkship dates

Summer – November to December 2016 (3 weeks)

Winter – June to July 2017 (2 weeks)

How to apply for a clerkship positions?

Applications for 2016/17 seasonal clerkships will open 18 July 2016 and will be received through the CVmail job portal

What about graduate opportunities?

Click here for more information about graduate opportunities at Gilbert + Tobin.

Clerkship contact details

For more information regarding the vacation clerkship program, please contact Emma O’Byrne from the People Team on 02 9263 4067 or email


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