Engage with Coulter Legal is our seasonal clerkship program, open to law students in their penultimate or final year of study.

What we offer

Coulter Legal offers between 12 to 18 clerkship places each year. Each clerkship runs for a period of two weeks. A Coulter Legal clerkship will help you bridge the gap between theory and practice. For some, this has been a successful pathway to a Graduate position and career with our firm.

What we look for

Smart, energetic law students with strong academic results in law. You will have a professional manner, be friendly, down to earth and able to engage easily with both colleagues and clients. Being involved in your local community in any way will be an advantage.

What you get

An in-depth understanding of what our firm does and a chance to see if you might enjoy working with a firm like Coulter Legal in the future. You will get hands-on practical legal experience, which could involve drafting correspondence and court documents, reviewing and considering legislation and case law, and observing our lawyers conduct client meetings, mediations and court. During this time we will also learn about your abilities, skills and career aspirations. While completing the Clerkship, you will have the opportunity to be involved in all our team activities including social events, celebrations and community involvement.

How to apply

Coulter Legal prefers applications from penultimate students (that is, those who are completing their second last year of their law degree).

These are students who are:

– currently studying their penultimate year in 2022
– commencing their final semester in 2023
– eligible to commence a graduate position at any time from November 1, 2023

Key dates

In accordance with the LIV guidelines, below are the below are the key dates for seasonal clerkship applications:

– applications open on 4 July 2022 at 9.00am
– applications close on 14 August 2022 at 11.59pm
– offers are made on 19 October 2022 from 10.00am

To Apply complete the application form on this page.

For more information on the LIV Guidelines, along with tips on how to manage the clerkship process, please visit the LIV website.

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