Legal Clerkship

Create meaningful change through legal.

Are you ready to create the future growth of PwC Australia's legal practice with us? 

We’re excited to be investing into our legal offerings, both for our clients and for students with legal backgrounds. We offer Law students Clerkships in Melbourne and Sydney that run concurrently with our Vacation Program.

As a clerk, you'll have the opportunity to work on a wide range of matters across different legal and business specialist teams. You'll gain exposure and opportunity to get involved with the commercial aspects in action.

In your role, you'll be assigned a buddy to help you settle into the firm, and a coach and partner who will support your career development. This support network will give you the opportunity to build your skills in a collaborative environment, with inspiring people who will help you unleash your potential.


As a Clerk, you’ll provide support to our team and gain invaluable exposure to the fundamentals of commercial law in one or more of our key pillars - Corporate Advisory, Regulatory, Employment and Workplace Relations, and Projects & Finance. Most importantly, you'll gain a practical understanding of how to use legal skills to solve our clients' problems. The projects you work on will see you learning from leading legal professionals as well as other business professionals who will help to develop a broad skill set and unleash your potential.

Types of work you'll undertake as a Clerk: 
  • Drafting - preparation of deliverables and reports.
  • Participating in meetings - involvement in face-to-face client meetings, conference calls and internal discussions across the different teams.
  • Data collection - managing requests for information, first review of client documents and conducting necessary searches.
  • Research - researching case law and commentary on legislation for client legal advice. 
  • Project support - assisting with project and document management, ensuring filing is in order and maintaining document checklists.
  • Pitches and proposals - assisting with the drafting of proposals of prospective clients and upcoming deals.



What are the key dates?

Opening and closing dates for Legal Clerkship applications follow the Law Society/Law Institute timelines in each state.

Connect with us on our FacebookInstagram and LinkedIn channels for announcements on upcoming program dates.

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Who’s eligible?

The Legal Clerkship program is open to Law students. You must be in your penultimate year of your legal studies and must possess full-time working rights in Australia.

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I’m an international student - can I apply?

If you have full time working rights within Australia, you can apply for the Legal Clerkship. You will be required to supply the following supporting documentation as evidence:

  • Either one of the following: IELTS, OET, TOEFL, iBT, PTE or CAE. 
  • Your visa notice. 

You will also need to meet the minimum requirements as set out by the Australian Department of Immigration. View these requirements.

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When do applications open and close?

Opening and closing dates for Legal Clerkship applications follow the Law Society/Law Institute timelines in each state.

Connect with us on our FacebookInstagram and LinkedIn channels for announcements on upcoming program dates.

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What’s the recruitment process?

Our process has never been easier! Simply:

  1. Apply online and complete the application form (Guess what? You don’t need a CV)

  2. Complete an online aptitude test

  3. Record a video interview

  4. Attend an assessment centre

Once you complete the process, offers will be issued from your local recruiter.


At PwC, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is an important part of everything we do. As part of this commitment, we want to remove any conscious or unconscious bias from impacting the recruitment process. Therefore, we no longer require you to upload a CV or resume as part of the application process. We care about your potential and ability, and look for people whose purpose and passions align with our values. We hope this will help create a more equitable, fair and diverse application experience for you.

Academic transcripts will be requested upon successfully reaching the final stage of assessment to verify your degree. 

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What do you look for in a candidate?

As a Legal Clerk you’ll be assessed against the competencies of our global framework, the PwC Professional. This is how we define and encourage leadership at all levels - from Vacationer to Partner. Learn more about the framework and the skills we look for.

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When will the Assessment Centre Days be held?

Assessment Centres will be held alongside NSW and Victoria Law Society timelines.

Whilst we try to accommodate all candidates, we will require you to attend an Assessment Centre to ensure a fair and equitable experience for all applicants. If you are unable to make it to the Assessment Centre (for example, if you are overseas for extended periods of time), we will not be able to progress your application.


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How long is the Legal Clerkship?

The Legal Clerkship runs for 6 weeks.

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When does the Legal Clerkship start?

The Summer Legal Clerkship will take place between November and January. A Winter Clerkship is offered in Melbourne between June and July.  Program dates will vary between locations and are confirmed closer to commencing.

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Where will the Legal Clerkship take place?

Clerkship roles will be offered in Melbourne and Sydney.

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Is this a paid placement?

Yes, you will be paid during the Legal Clerkship.

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I interviewed / applied last year and wasn’t selected. Can I reapply?

Yes! We welcome you to reapply, if you are in your penultimate of your legal studies.

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I need an adjustment for a disability. What do I do?

PwC recognises the benefits of diversity and is committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce, including the number of employees with disability.

As part of our commitment to creating a culture of inclusion, if you have a disability we'll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes for you.

During the application process you will be asked if you require any adjustments to our recruitment process or if you anticipate needing any workplace adjustments to enable you to perform the role you're applying for. If so, please specify and discuss your needs with your recruiter upfront, so that we can help you to perform at your best.

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