Legal careers with PwC

As a Graduate or Clerk, you'll create meaningful change through legal.

Help create the future of legal services, with PwC

Are you passionate about creating meaningful change through legal services? Well, you're in good company with PwC's legal practice. We're leading the transformation of legal services and reimagining the impact they can have. 

We're excited to be investing into our legal offerings, both for our clients and for students with legal backgrounds. We offer a Legal Clerkship and a Graduate Program for law students in our Melbourne and Sydney offices. Through both programs, you'll gain the opportunity to work on a wide range of matters across different legal and business specialist teams. 

Joining PwC through our Legal Clerkship

Did you know PwC was recently recognised as the AFR's Most Popular Clerkship Employer 2019? It's an achievement we're proud of as it shows our commitment to fostering your development as a Legal Clerk. 

Through the Legal Clerkship you'll build your skills and networks whilst working with our lawyers on client engagements. You'll gain invaluable exposure to the fundamentals of commercial law in one or more of our key pillars - Corporate Advisory, Regulatory, Employer and Workplace Relations, Projects & Finance, and Legal Tax Services.

The projects you work on will see you learning from leading legal professionals as well as other business professionals who will help you to develop a broad skillset, giving you a headstart towards our Graduate Program. 

Type 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.

Joining PwC as a Legal Graduate

Through the Graduate Program, you'll gain a practical understanding of how to use legal skills to solve our clients' problems. With the opportunity to work across a wide range of matters for different legal and business specialist teams, you'll gain exposure to the commercial aspects in action and learn what makes our holistic service legal practice truly unique.

Use the team filter below to discover where you want to make the most impact through legal.

Choose your Legal team...

Advising on all aspects of corporate law, including M&A, private equity transactions, restructures, etc.

Helping clients navigate regulatory requirements to find the best legal solutions to achieve their objectives.

Advising on all aspects of employment, workplace relations and safety.

Advising government and the private sector on all aspects of infrastructure, energy and utility projects.

Advising clients on all aspects of technology law.

Combining legal and non-legal services across tax.

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  • PwC Legal is the fastest growing legal practice in the Asia-Pacific region.

    Our global network has more than 3,500 PwC lawyers across 97 countries.

  • Our values-driven, authentic and transparent culture is why

    we are consistently voted the 'Best Place to Work'.

  • PwC's lawyers embrace cutting-edge technology, benefit from state-of-the-art, modern facilities and

    access market-leading people-centric programs, policies and initiatives.

  • In Australia, PwC Legal comprises of

    31 Legal Partners and 120 lawyers.


What are the key dates?

Legal Clerkship applications are opening soon.

  • Applications open 9th June (NSW) and 6th July (Victoria)
  • Applications close 12th July (NSW) and 16th August (Victoria)

  • Offers to be made 16th September (NSW) 14th October (Victoria)

  • Offers must be accepted or declined 18th September (NSW)

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Who’s eligible?

The Legal Clerkship program is open to Law students. You must be in your penultimate or final 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?

Legal Clerkship applications are opening soon.

  • Applications open 9th June (NSW) and 6th July (Victoria)
  • Applications close 12th July (NSW) and 16th August (Victoria)

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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 assessment

  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?

Legal Clerkships run for 6 weeks in Sydney and 3 weeks in Melbourne.

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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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