Australian clerkships

If you are an ambitious penultimate-year Law student at an Australasian university, you can make the most of your potential by joining us on a four-week clerkship in London.


Our strategic alliance

Linklaters has a strategic alliance with Allens which is a leading international law firm, with partners, lawyers and corporate services employees across Asia and Australia. Allens has approximately 450 lawyers including around 145 partners working in the region who specialise in handling complex and difficult transactions that require exceptional legal, negotiation and project management skills.

Allens has some of the world’s longest ongoing client relationships, stretching back more than 160 years. Their client base is diverse, both locally and internationally and Allens works with many of the world’s leading organisations – including 55 of the world’s top 100 companies and more than 75 of Australia’s top 100 companies. 

Allens provides lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally, and gives you access to people and partners who can help you become the best you can be. You’ll be given ongoing opportunities to get involved and to take your career all the way. It's up to you to make the most of them. The clerkship and graduate programmes build market-leading lawyers for a rapidly changing legal and business environment – with a strong focus on accelerated development of a broad range of skills and challenging technical experience across different practice groups. 
Allens accepts applications from students in the penultimate year of their law degree and run clerkship programmes throughout the Australian summer in all offices. In Perth and Melbourne Allens has programmes that coincide with the Australian winter holidays. They accept applications from students who would like to complete clerkships in London and Australia, if you are interested in starting your career within our global network. For more information on the clerkship programmes and how you can join Allens please go to the following careers website.

Linklaters brought the best out of me, pushing me to think hard, meet deadlines and hone my commercial and legal thinking. I can think of no better place in the world to begin my legal career.
Derek Bayley Former Australian clerk and future trainee (Australian National University)