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CONTENTS PAGE Introduction

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Editorial

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Big picture planning

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Selecting electives

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Study Tours

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International Mooting

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Volunteering

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University Involvement

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Research

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Writing

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Interview

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Information

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LIV Guidelines

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Practical Legal Training Courses (PLT)

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Private Sector Profiles

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Rural Experience

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WHY do I do this to myself? Why do I need this? Why do I want to be a lawyer? Is it worth it?

As law students we learn skills in our degree that are valued by employers across a range of sectors. However, given the current dynamic state of the workforce, employers are looking past your degree. They are searching for evidence of a well rounded individual; one that has demonstrated an early interest in their chosen career path through the pursuit of relevant extra curricula activities. These activities do not need to be legal, but they do need to develop a transferable skill to assist you in establishing yourself as a future legal professional.

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Throughout your law degree there will inevitably come a time when you will stop and engage in some self reflection and soul searching. For instance, reading a 150 page unformatted judgment, cross checking citations, the Saturday night you spend reading your text book, the cost of that text book , exam time in all its glory, chronic sleep deprivation and so on, all call you to ask:

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These are all very valid questions that deserve very valid answers. If you are reading this guide I am certain you have had one such moment, so I invite you to consider what your answer was. Most likely it had something to do with the ‘bigger picture’, your career or lifestyle visions and goals. Capture this thought. Goals provide a sense of direction, inspiration and focus. They are the key to achieving success, in the most efficient way, via the most enjoyable process for every task throughout your life. Understanding your current motivation will provide you with further drive and a clear sense of direction - elements integral to the realisation of your career goals.

There are ample opportunities available to aid your professional development and this guide aims to link you to a few such resources. Take responsibility for your own future by keeping your career aspirations at the forefront of your mind when making decisions at university, from the electives that you take, to the competitions and social activities that you participate in. This will help you get the most out of your university experience and prepare you for the ‘real world’. With early planning, the right information and dedication to your goals, you will get to wherever you want to go. This guide is complementary to the 2011 Careers Guide, released last year and available on the DLSS website. For students in their penultimate year, you will find current seasonal application dates and additional application tips. For students in younger year levels, please use this guide to develop an early plan, to motivate you through your studies, and make application time less stressful. Please note that this guide is not exhaustive, it should just be used as a base for your own research. Your own research will form the foundation of your future goals and career aspirations so dedicate enough time to it — ensure your success.

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Best of luck!

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There are an extremely extensive range of resources online that address goal setting, provide detailed steps, quotes and strategies. I highly recommend you investigate the best process for you, given the importance of the task and its time commitment, below I have included my personal process.

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STEP 1 What sort of professional do you envision yourself as?

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BIG PICTURE PLANNING

Conjure an image of yourself at the height of your career success. What do you see that defines your success? This step is not about the specifics but consider what task you are doing, your image, work ethic and surroundings, this will help identify your job values and expectations.

STEP 2 How can you develop professionally to secure your vision?

STEP 3 Making an action plan.

Ideally, you would then take each individual goal, and break it down into manageable tasks. It is up to you how many sub-goals you desire, infact your future vision can turn into a step-by-step guide recorded hourly in your personal timetable. the closer you will get to an hourly vision plan.

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You should have a professional ‘to do’ list by this stage listing every individual goal, activity, experience that you would like to engage in, as well as any academic results you want to achieve, in particular subjects. Spread these out over the course of your degree with consideration to any timing restrictions study abroad must completed before your final year, you cannot graduate without 30 days legal experience, international study tours are normally run during the holidays etc.

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What skills and experiences do you possess in your vision, that you currently lack? Research how you can develop these skills and continually seek opportunities to do so. See the section titled ‘Getting the Edge’ for advice on selecting university activities that align with your career objectives.

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if your goal is within the context of established human capacity, it is achievable. However, the course of action you just planned may not result in success. Consider how hard you need to work both at university and in your career, and whether you are willing to do so. If you remain true to yourself and your personal abilities and consistently strive to be challenged, than following an effective goal system will almost always get you exactly where you want to be.

Step 5 Is it working?

Junior Focus The earlier you research and become specific about your desired career path, the more clearly you can define your action steps , allowing you to choose subjects and activities that help you to reach your goals . You will then have ample opportunity to network with your desired employer, follow their organization in the media, and therefore make an informed

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Learn to be accountable to yourself as you are now your own career CEO of your personal career planning service business. There is no point of having goals if you do not reflect on the reasons behind your successes and failures and the lessons you can learn or worse yet, you forget that you even set them. Career goals are not ‘ new years resolutions’. Update them regularly to align them with any new, significant, information or experience you have had. The clearer and more relevant the goal, the more likely it will provide an effective source of motivation.

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YOUR LEGAL PERSONALITY The legal profession is traditionally quite conservative and highly ethical. If you have compromised your ability to demonstrate your respect for the law you may not be admitted into practise or if you do, you may not find a job.

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Things to consider;

1. Don’t break the law You will need to declare all your speeding fines and any other infringement or charge before you are admitted as a solicitor. Sometimes you may be asked to justify yourself and explain why you want to practise law when you have demonstrated a disrespect towards it. One fine won’t jeopardize your career, but don’t let them add up.

Even if your profile is on private, there are ample methods on the internet to still find out information about you, and sources encouraging recruiters to utilize this tool. There are many stories that detail how facebook has effected the employment prospects of certain individuals. Though it may not be professional or fair and maybe even not a common technique, with so much uncertainty around internet privacy why take the risk? Rule of thumb: If you won’t present your status update, or photo in an interview, do not post it for the world. If you absolutely must, then put your profile on private, don’t add people you do not know and make sure you keep up to date with facebook changes as they usually effect your privacy settings.

3. Be nice The people in your law school will be your colleagues. You have an amazing opportunity to network now so make the most of it.

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Some students pick electives in order to study overseas (China study tour), some pick electives pursuant to their perceived difficulty or lack thereof, some for a particular interest in that area of law or perhaps an opportunity to develop a practical skill (eg mediation). Each reason is equally as valid provided you have carefully considered all your options and made an informed choice. For instance, if you used up your electives and then decide you would like to practise international law, it would have benefited you to select a subject that exposed you to that field. Therefore when selecting subjects, consider each option carefully in the context of your established, or potential career goals. Below is a summary table of the current electives available and a brief detail about their career context.

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MLL302

Human Rights Law

T1

Burwood/ Geelong/online

70% Exam and a 30% Assignment

This unit analyses the impact of The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities 2006 (Vic) and how it impacts on all areas of the law.

The impact of The Charter is wide randing and thus students must be able to advise their future clients (if indeed they choose to practice) about how The Charter impacts their rights and responsibilities.

MLL314

Introduction to Negotiation and Mediation

T1- Geelong, T2-WF, T3Burwood

Burwood/ Geelong/ WaterFront

It is assessed by a combination of (i) on-going participation (20%); (ii) reflective essay of about 1000 words (10%); (iii) final role play on 5th day lasts about 2 hours (40%); (iv) 3000 word research paper due the last day of the relevant teaching term

This is an intensive 4 day workshop and is introductory in nature. While the focus is on mediation students are introduced to some of the key elements of interst-based negotiation and are encouraged to devlop an understandingof key interviewing, fact-finding and counselling skills relevant to all aspects of legal and related forms of profesional practice. These are skills that are not usually taught in a systematic manner in the curriculum.

This unit will grant students the skills in needed for not only mediation in the legal field but also interview skills and professional skills required for many areas across many industrties.

MLL326

Restitution

T1

Burwood/ Online

100% Exam or optional 30% Assignment

The law of restitution can be regarded as the third branch of civil obligations, which also comprises tort and contract. This unit examines the concept of unjust enrichment, which is the main principle underlying instances of restitutionary relief, and the nature of restitutionary relief. It also examine specific instances in which restitutionary relief may or may not be awarded, as well as defences.

A knowledge of restitution law is important for legal practitioners intending to work in commercial law or litigation, as it provides an ancillary or alternative cause of action or remedy in cases involving torts, contracts, and equity.

MLL336

International Commercial Law

T2/T3 (online only)

Burwood/ Geelong/online

100% Exam or optional 30% Assignment

The unit aims to introduce students to the legal complexities associated with international trade and to familiarise them with some of the more important areas of law affecting that activity. The syllabus includes international supply of goods, Vienna sales convention, international carriage, conflict of laws, GATT, international banking and finance, marine insurance, foreign investment and resolution of international trade disputes.

This unit enables students to gain a further understanding of commercial transactions primarily on an international scale.

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MLL344

Chinese Commercial Law

T2 (As a part of the China Study Tour)/ T3

Burwood/ Online

100% Exam or optional 30% Assignment

The unit aims to enable students to develop an understanding of the Chinese legal system and its relationship to Chinese history and culture as well as to develop an awareness of Chinese commercial law in the context of foreign trade and investment. The unit covers China’s legal history and current legal system, law of contract, law of joint ventures and 100% foreignowned enterprises, foreign trade law, protection of foreign intellectual property, labour and employment issues in foreign investment enterprises and dispute resolution.

With the Chineese economy growing at an unprecedented level, Chineese commercial transactions are proving to be a more prominent and lucrative occurrence within Australia and will aid any student planning on entering the broader area of commercial law.

MLL351

Law Clinic

T1/T2/T3

Community legal centres located in Melbourne, Geelong, St Albans, Melton, Ascot Vale, Coburg, Newport. Victoria Legal Aid, Ringwood office,. Also offered in India but must be completed with the the India Study Tour.

30% journal marked by the unit chair and 70% host employer assessment as to conduct and ability of student whilst attending law clinic.

The unit is only offered to Bachelor of Laws students. MLL351 Law Clinic counts for 12 days towards the professional work experience component of the course. (12 days of professional work experience. Most law clinic places offer students the opportunity to deal with real clients and real legal issues. STudents will assist lawyers with file work, attendance at court, conducting community legal education programs or designing them.

This unit provides a hands on real life work opportunity. Students are encouraged to interact with clients and assist in current legal matters. There is a high demand for this unit and students must apply for a position. Refer to http://www. deakin.edu.au/buslaw/ law/currentstudents/ lawclinic.php for further information and the application form.

MLL370

Law and the Internet

T1 & T3

Burwood/ Online

100% Exam or optional 30% Assignment

The unit looks at the ways in which the interent challenges existing legal paradigms in areas such as jurisdiction, contract, intellectual property, privacy, content regulation and crime and assesses the responses of these challenges at national and international levels, with particular emphasis on Australian law.

The School of Law offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Commercial Law (Financial Crime Control) for students who wish to deepen their knowledge in relation to financial crime.

MLL375

Environmental Law

T2

Burwood/ Geelong/online

Research paper 1 2000-2500 words 30%, research paper 2 5000-6000 words 70%

The unit aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the environmental protection regime in Victoria under the Environmental Protection Act 1970. The unit also examines common law mechanisms that may indirectly protect the environment. Federal initiatives, including Australia’s new National Environment Protection Measures are also considered. An introduction to international regimes is undertaken in order to highlight the relationship between state, commonwealth and international measures.

This unit will enable students to discover whether or not the interesting and fullfilling field of environmental law is a right career path for them.

MLL377

International Law

T2

Burwood/ Online

100% Exam or optional 30% Assignment

The nature, principles, structure and institutions of public international law are studied to enable students to develop an understanding of past and current issues concerning international affairs from an international law perspective. Topics include: the history, nature, sources, and subjects of international law; jurisdictions and immunity; creation and recognition of states and governments; the United Nations and International Court of Justice; human rights; refugees and the use of force.

This unit will allow students the insight of where our legal system fits in a global context in order to provide insight of whether or not students want to practice on an international level.

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Indian Law

Only offered as part of the study tour to India in T3

n India as part of the study tour

4 assignment tasks due upon the student’s return from India. May include participation, reflections, essay’s project work.

Covers a range of Indian laws, materials are provided to students prior to departing and students attend an induction program. The tour runs in India for approximately 15 days and covers at least 3 regions of India. A range of local Indian guest speakers participate in the program and students are given many opportunities to mix with Indian students.

Career focused Information this unit provides students with an international perspective and opportunities to network with a range of professionals and students.

MLL388

International Financial Crime

T1

Burwood (in an intensive mode) and offline

60% exam and 40% compulsory assignement

The unit investigates the phenomenon of international financial crime and regulatory steps to combat crimes such as money laundering, terror financing, corruption and insider trading.

Commercial lawyers are required to mitigate financial crime risks when they engage clients, draft contracts and structure or conclude transactions. An understanding of financial crime is also essential for those who wish to follow a career in corporate compliance and legal risk management.

MLL408

Family Law

T1

Burwood/ Online

100% Exam or optional 30% Assignment

Provides an overview of the family law system in Australia and covers, marriage, de facto relationships, valid and invalid marriages, divorce, children’s issues, property issues and family violence.

The assignment provides students with the opportunity to run a mock family law matter generally in the area of divorce or changing a child’s name.

MLL495

Migration and Refugee Law

T1

Burwood/ Online

Case study 1 25003000 words 30%, case study 2 50006000 words 70%

Migration and refugee law are two of the fastest growing areas of law in Australia. Traditionally, migration agents represented individuals with migration or refugee related concerns. The increased complexity of these areas of law provides significant career opportunities for lawyers in these areas of law. This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of migration and refugee law and policy. The unit also analyses the substantive and procedural rules and principles governing these areas of law.

This unit will enable students to gain many of the skills and understanding required for any Job required for the field of Migration.

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GLOBAL LEARNING There are a four main opportunities that the university provides for to take your learning experience overseas. 1) Study Tours 2) Exchange 3) International Mooting teams 4) International internships.

China Unit content — Chinese legal system, contract law, foreign investment and trade laws, intellectual property law, labour law relating to joint ventures and dispute resolution. Trips — Chinese people’s law court, a law firm, the State Intellectual Property Bureau and CIETAC, the arbitration commission, The Great Wall, The Forbidden City,Summer Palace as well as the more recent historical sites such as Olympic Park and more

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India The purpose of the tour is to provide students with insights into the business, political, social and cultural diversity of this dynamic country.

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The tour transits with a stopover in Singapore then begins in Delhi, the capital of modern India. Next we visit the mystical city of Agra, home to the magnificent Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort then on to Jaipur, the renowned ‘pink city’. Finally we reach Mumbai, the business hub of India, for an extended program of engagement activities with students from partner universities. We will be hosted by some of Delhi’s and Mumbai’s leading universities. An exciting series of major inter-varsity activities are scheduled in each city: The ‘Great Debate’ and the Reach-Out Program receive great reviews and in cricket passionate India, the three intervarsity Twenty20 Cricket Challenges are always a highlight. Information sourced from http://www.deakin.edu.au/buslaw/india/

Deakin students have the opportunity to participate in the following two international moots. The team is selected by application and work through the summer break. For more information see the website.

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INTERNATIONAL MOOTING

VIS MOOT (Vienna, Hong Kong)

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The Vis Moot involves three distinct stages of preparation — developing a memorandum containing legal arguments on behalf of the Claimant, then developing a memorandum containing legal arguments on behalf of the Respondent, and finally undertaking an intensive practice moot program in preparation for the oral rounds — which are held in Hong Kong and Vienna each year.

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The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (the ‘Vis Moot’) is one of the world’s most highly regarded private international law mooting competitions. Like the moots you will be used to arguing from your experience in the PLS program and DLSS competitions, the Vis Moot involves teams of students arguing legal points in relation to a hypothetical legal dispute. However, unlike other moots you may have had an involvement with, the Vis Moot is an arbitration moot — being set in an international commercial arbitration setting rather than a court — and applies international commercial law relating to arbitration and the international sale of goods — rather than the domestic law of any particular country.


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‘The Overseas Experience’ Deakin is one of the few universities from around the world to have competed in the Vis Moot every year since its inception. The oral rounds are held in Hong Kong and Vienna. Of the ten to twelve team members, the four most outstanding oralists are selected to represent the team and the Law School at these oral rounds. In both Hong Kong and Vienna, the oral rounds consist of four days of ‘general rounds’ and then a series of elimination finals. While the overseas experience is certainly an attractive part of the Vis Moot program, the most important part of the process are by far the skills you will acquire along the way if you are to take part. A substantial amount of time and effort goes into developing lengthy and high quality written submissions, practicing oral submissions through our practice moot program, and working together as a team to tackle a very large moot problem - this year’s problem was 73 pages in length! It is my experience that team members can get a lot out of the Vis Moot process - whether travelling to the oral rounds or not.

STUDENTS SAY Breigh Smith The Vis Moot provides students with a unique and exciting opportunity to learn the art of oral advocacy. Oral advocacy requires a different skill set to that which is used when writing an essay or answering an exam problem. Students are trained to build a persuasive case using techniques involving presentation, style and substance. To this end, the detailed individual feedback provided by experienced lawyers is invaluable to learning how to effectively communicate. Indeed, the Vis Moot is essential training for any aspiring legal advocate. However irrespective of whether you want to pursue a courtroom career; the skills learned give students an advantage in any vocation.

Karina Milshtein The opportunity to work on a realistic legal problem, developing research, drafting and oral advocacy skills, with a great team of people, under the guidance of a dedicates coach and with feedback from succesfull practicing lawyers, is unparalleled. To then gain international recognition for our team work on the written memoranda was incredible. I highly recommend this subject to everyone that wants to practise law or anyone just looking to have a fun and rewarding summer.

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What’s involved? This year, the Deakin School of Law will be assembling a team of 10 to 12 students to participate in the Vis Moot program (with the four most outstanding oralists being selected to represent the team at the oral rounds). Work on this year’s problem will commence shortly after Trimester 2 exams conclude, and will continue full time at the Burwood Campus through to Easter 2012. The benefits of joining There is no denying that the Vis Moot is a lot of hard work, however there are few other programs that will allow you to undertake the depth of study, gain the mooting experience, and work closely in a team, that the Vis Moot provides. Successful completion of the program will earn you one credit point in MLL355 International Litigation and Dispute Settlement and, moreover, the Vis Moot is a very well known and highly regarded competition in the profession. CONTACT VIS Moot Coach Ben for further information at benjamin.hayward@deakin.edu.au

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The Australian National Rounds are held annually in February at the campus of the Australian National University, Canberra. In 2004 17 Australian law schools competed. The final is traditionally held in Court 1 of the High Court (think The Castle!) by a bench of three experts in international law. A sitting High Court Justice has acted in the past as President of the ICJ bench. Both teams which reach the Australian final go to Washington to moot with international teams.

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Jessup Moot (Canberra, America)- The Philip C Jessup International Law Moot, held each year in Washington DC since 1959 is the largest and the most prestigious mooting competition in the world, More than 300 law schools from almost 50 nations participate. Set in the International Court of Justice the competition requires teams to prepare oral and written pleadings for a complex international legal problem. The Jessup moot problems are renowned for being cutting edge and controversial and the 2004 problem was no exception with the problem based upon the application and jurisdiction of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

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You can study all over the world Learn a new language or study in English Your Exchange experience counts as part of your degree Exchange is affordable Constant support from Deakin staff Experience different cultures and make life long friends

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Find out more about the range of study destinations available through our Exchange program at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/ student-exchange/exchange/exchange-programs.php

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DEVELOPING AN EDGE Employers these days are looking for well rounded individuals. Reciting the constitution off by heart may be impressive to fellow students, but a firm’s clients would not share the same enthusiasm. Participating in activities outside your studies can demonstrate an array of valued skills ie team work, community engagement, time management, interpersonal etc. Investigate and participate in the activities that you will enjoy and that will enrich your university experience and get you closer to your goals.

Work Experience Employers look for work experience as it shows maturity and that responsibility. They do not discount students who have had no legal work experience and recognise that the skills they look for can be demonstrated through a wide range of occupations. There is however a 30 day work experience requirement to graduate with a law degree, so make sure you plan accordingly!

Where to find legal work experience? Paralegal Paralegal jobs are very competititve. Most larger firms encourage you to send your resume in and they will keep it on file and notify you should an appropriate opportunity come up.

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Register for updates from JobShop to be notified of any legal opportunities as soon as they are posted. https://jobshop.deakin.edu.au/ You could also try contacting some smaller firms in your area and asking for a job directly Seasonal placements Apply in your penultimate year. A seasonal placement provides the opportunity for first hand insight into the dealings of a specific firm, its work and culture. Non-legal employment

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If you are looking for employment to develop valued workplace skills, then first identify a skill(s) you would like to develop and only apply for jobs you believe would facilitate that learning.

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Students are able to engage in very rewarding and hands on work, allowing you to develop real legal skills whilst giving back to the community. Please see the Victorian Legal Aid website for a list of providers near you. http://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/

COMMUNITY Like work experience, you do not need to volunteer in the legal field to demonstrate your sense of community.

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ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP AND BENEFITS

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Getting involved in activities on campus is the easiest (and fun) way to make like minded friends and expand your networks. There is a large amount of societies you can join from Amnesty International to Cheerleading and BBQ club. For a full list see http://dusa.org.au/pages/your-clubs-communities/clubs-at-melbourne

The Deakin Law Student’s Society The DLSS runs amongst a number of events specifically tailored to benefit your career. Examples include; Career seminars and Networking Night — allow you to meet people working in the field and/or firm you aspire to and get detail regarding the application processes.

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Legal Research — The education portfolio organizes legal research training to equip you for the work you will be doing on a daily basis. Competitions — Get you thinking differently about complex legal problems, developing your practical legal skills and preparing you for a career in legal advocacy.

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COMPETITIONS A note from Dylan O’Keefe — VP Competitions Why should you compete? There are a number of very attractive benefits of competing in the DLSS competitions:

Participation in these types of extra curricular activities will set you apart from the pack and make you more desirable to employers. Competitions are a great way to improve your confidence and public speaking skills which will help you in your PLS tasks as well as in your future career.

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You will receive a DLSS certificate for participating to put on your CV as well as a trophy and a cash prize to the winning team.

Lastly, competitions are a great way to meet other law students from all year levels and make lots of new friends. Choosing Your Path

REMAINING COMPETITIONS FOR 2011 Mediation, Paper and Oral, Witness Examination, Letter Writing Contact vp-competitions@deakinlss.org vp competitions@deakinlss.org for more information

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LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Your society or club may also provide you with the opportunity to join their committee and get involved in organizing activities for its members. Take the opportunity to make an impact and develop your leadership skills. The DLSS hold an AGM every year to elect students to officer and executive positions.

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A word from former DLSS President Charlie Low Your time at university should be used to not only learn what is in your books, but your other personal strengths and weaknesses! If you were accepted by Deakin to study Law, a strength is obviously your studies, which only puts you on par with everyone else doing the same degree. Work experience, great references and knowing people in high places will all go some way to helping you get your foot in the door to a job of interest; no one doubts that. However, none of these may give you the professional and life experiences that are necessary to help with your self-development. It is the Deakin Law Students’ Society (DLSS) that can help you realise your strengths and weaknesses, whilst letting you improve yourself on a personal and professional level. The involvement within your role is very social and what you achieve is genuinely rewarding as it will affect your life as a Law student perhaps on a day-to-day basis. My time as a committee member has involved working in a team, problem solving, budgeting, drafting letters, networking with professionals, liaising with the School of Law, travelling interstate and dealing with student enquiries to name only a few; all of which you may not do in a regular hospitality or retail job. Granted you don’t get paid in this not-for-profit organisation, but that is not to say that you can still find time to hold down a job and develop your time management skills! Your career is very important and the DLSS, apart from it allowing you to improve yourself as a person, is the perfect subject of discussion in a job interview that you may have. Your experiences will cover so many of the bases that will be discussed such as giving examples when you have worked in a team, been put out of your comfort zone, been faced with a difficult situation, and displayed leadership. I owe so much of confidence to the DLSS and the opportunities that it presented me. If I could do my time again at University, getting involved with the DLSS would be priority number one.

Charlie Low Careers Officer in 2009 President in 2010 Immediate Past President in 2011

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PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION RESEARCHING

DO Think personally Consider what you currently value in your life, what lifestyle you desire in the future and whether the organization can support this. If you love travelling, does the firm have international offices? Are there flexible working arrangements? If you play sport, will you have time to keep playing? Does the firm have their own team? Though you must demonstrate specific work based knowledge when applying, personal considerations help you develop a genuine interest in the firm, which is the key to a good application.

DON’T Generalize ‘Tiers’ and other labels are only indicative of certain traits for example the size and revenue of a firm. You should avoid adopting inferences that associate firm tiers with benefits that need to be subjectively qualified ie work complexity, job perks, level of intellectual stimulation For instance, do you consider a job perk as a free gym membership? Early finish time? Free cocktail parties? High superannuation contributions? These are all very different perks that are available in a range of very different firms and sectors. Make informed choices based on your own research, not generalisations.

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It can be useful to browse through a number of websites and newspapers to get a better feel for recent deals and the way the firm is portrayed more widely. Some of these include:

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Researching the firm is integral to a proper application. You need to demonstrate an interest in the firm you are applying for, and the best way to achieve this is to show knowledge of their practices, clients and legal work. Your first point of call for research is the firm’s website. Most firms maintain an extensive website outlining their goals, values and clients. Use this as a general background to the firm, but do not rely on it as your sole source of information. Be sure to check out the firm’s core values, its recent major deals and its size, including the location and scope of remote offices. The firm may also have recently published information on awards or professional recognition their partners may have garnered, so also be sure to check for this.

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the Australian Financial Review;

ALB Legal News (http://au.legalbusinessonline.com), Lawyers Weekly (http://www.lawyersweekly. com.au) and

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Business Spectator (www.businesspectator.com.au) — this is an extremely handy resource, which many lawyers would read regularly (and is free, unlike the AFR);

The New Lawyer (http://www.thenewlawyer.com.au) — these are the three leading legal news websites in Australia, and will give you detailed information on recent deals and specific information on a large number of corporate law firms;

Legal500 (www.legal500.com/c/australia) — yet another large ranking service, this Guide provides less focus on individual partners than Chambers Global, but gives a better description of the deals undertaken and the strength of the firm in the context of the entire market;

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Chambers Global (www.chambersandpartners.com/global) — a very large and well respected Guide, this ranking service provides you with arguably the best resource when writing your cover letters; and

Some other very worthwhile ranking services and legal news websites include: Seasonal Clerkship

Which Lawyer? (Whichlawyer.practicallaw.com) Australian Legal Business Online (au.legalbusinessonline.com) Asia Law & Practice (www.alphk.com

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These sites are incredibly useful in forming a better picture of the firm you are applying to — to a young student many of the firms can seem similar, but a careful read of the above resources reveals the key differences between each one. Use these sites to check the firm’s areas of practice and, more importantly, which areas they are strongest in. The internet isn’t the only resource available to students. The year above provides you with a rich source of information — it’s just a matter of finding the right person to speak to. If you don’t know anyone who has previously clerked personally, approach the Deakin Law Students’ Society and they will be able to direct you — or possibly even help you themselves — to a previous clerk who may be able to help you with some questions.

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WRITING APPLICATION General Advice Your written application must be sufficiently detailed to impress the reader and make them want to meet you. To achieve this within the confines of the word limit, you must write concisely and be selective in the information you provide. You must make an overall impact.

How? Use your specific knowledge of the firm from its work to its culture to consider what makes a ‘perfect’ candidate.

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Revisit each element on your resume (achievements, employment history, activities etc) to identify how each one demonstrates a quality that would be valued by the firm, and why. If you can’t make a clear link – omit the information from your resume. If you cannot explain a point on your resume, detailing your experiences – omit it. You never know what the interviewers may find interest in, and even if you were not lying about it, if you cannot explain it, it won’t look good.

Your cover letter is where you can demonstrate your research on the firm, using it to substantiate your reasons for applying. For instance you could express your interest in a particular practise group, perhaps that interest stemmed from a case you read and then make a personal link to a job you took or activity that demonstrates your interest.

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Use your Cover Letter to ‘fill the gaps’ and explain anything you believe isn’t clear enough on your resume. This could be explaining a break in your degree, a certain mark or drawing attention to a particularly relevant experience.

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1. Know what you are looking for in a firm

2. Know what the employer is looking for

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Take time to research everywhere you are applying to. Promising applications often demonstrate a genuine interest in, and understanding of, the firm to which the application is made. While many students skim websites or promotional material, those who go the extra mile to research a firm’s strengths, practice areas or direction (for example, by speaking with staff or reviewing industry publications) will appear to a reviewer to be far more engaged with that organisation.

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There are many different organisations offering opportunities to law students. The first step in planning your application is to consider where you are applying. If you apply to a criminal law firm but state your chief interests as banking or taxation, that firm is less likely to consider you a serious candidate because your focus is not aligned with that of the firm. As the law offers careers in a varied range of fields, take the time to identify which organisations provide opportunities best matched to your goals and areas of interest.

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It is difficult to define exactly what makes a successful vacation clerkship application because every applicant brings an individual set of skills, interests and experiences to the table. However, put simply, your goal is to make the reader of your application want to work with you – this is within reach if you can clearly and effectively communicate a sense of your personality, abilities and interests, underscored by a demonstration of your experience and achievement. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you succeed.

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3. Check the dates! Find out the date when applications close and submit your application in advance. It may seem like an obvious tip but your application is likely to be much better if you haven’t rushed it at the last minute.

In the drafting phase, many students spend their energy crafting perfect phrases, designed to impress reviewers and convey brilliance, diverse talents and lifelong dedication to law. Unfortunately, many of the same applicants forget basics - grammar, spelling or proofreading - and inadvertently compromise the quality of their applications and their likelihood of securing interviews.

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4. Remember the basics when drafting your application

5. Avoid the mail merge

You should check, double-check and triple-check everything, even it if means asking a friend or family member to proofread with fresh eyes. The goal is to avoid letting down an otherwise great application by forgetting basics, so do take the time to get it right!

While you are spending hours submitting online applications to multiple firms, it is easy to forget that ultimately an individual will read your application. Draft a reader-friendly covering letter and resume. Maintain simplicity by avoiding pitfalls such as distracting fonts or six page letters, which can detract

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The majority of law students will apply to multiple firms. In this era of mail merge, it is common to receive an application addressed to the wrong firm, or to come across passages intended for another application.


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from the quality of the content. Simple expression is often very effective. Many students give in to the temptation to use complicated, old-fashioned language with the intention of sounding impressive. However, your covering letter is a reviewer’s first contact with you, so the chances of that letter resonating with the reader are higher if you come across as natural and sincere.

7. Show us your personality Firms want to learn about you as a person. Tell us what you are interested in outside the law. Don’t be afraid to list a few interests at the end of your resume. We want to see that you are a well-rounded and interesting person.

8. Highlight your strengths Success cannot be pre-determined with reference to a strict set of qualifications, skills and qualities. However, some characteristics that may provide a good indication of your strength as a candidate are your communication, leadership, teamwork, management and technical skills. Think about your everyday experiences which may demonstrate these qualities. Leadership may be shown by stagemanaging a play or taking a senior role in part-time employment. Balancing competing priorities (work, study and hobbies) demonstrates management skills. Teamwork may have been strengthened through group sports or a committee role. Technical skills are evidenced by academic results and practical experience relevant to the role for which you are applying. Finally, communication skills can be learned through tutoring or public speaking, and are demonstrated by your clear and concise covering letter and resume.

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9. Support your claims with examples Irrespective of the strengths you choose to focus on in an application, you should support your assertions by providing practical examples in your resume of those experiences which have helped to hone your skills. It may also be useful to note your time commitments to specific activities (for example, stating how many hours per week you work or manage a hockey team), so that a reviewer gets a sense of the extent of your extra-curricular commitments.

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10. Enthusiasm and dedication go a long way Approach your application with the same dedication and enthusiasm you would approach the job itself. Your goal in the recruitment process is ultimately to secure a vacation clerkship with an organisation that offers you a working environment that will be motivating and engaging. The very best way to achieve that is to set yourself apart from the start with a clear, concise and accurate application that gives an insight into your skills, interests and personality.

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Approach online applications the same as you would any other application. Just make sure you save your answers along the way. Some people prefer completing them in a word document so that you can review it more easily but this is up to you.

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Personal Profile Sam Sample sam1sample@zmail.com.au

Address:

123 Xyz St Cupfield, VIC 3888 Australia (03) 93331234 0412111222

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Name: Email:

Home Phone: Mobile:

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University Education Bachelor of Law (LLB) Middletons University - (Sem 1, 2007 - Sem 2, 2012)

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Bachelor of Commerce (Undergraduate) Middletons University - (Sem 1, 2007 - Sem 2, 2012) Secondary Education Secondary School - ABC Grammar School Suburb / Location - Cupfield VCE Result - 97.00 Year Completed - 2006 Activities and Achievements Recipient of the Middletons University Scholarship for Excellence and Equity.

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Member of the Middletons University Law Students' Society and the Middletons University Commerce Society for 5 years. Player at Cupfield Cricket Club (CCC) for over 10 years. Between 2006 and 2009 I was also a Juniors Coach for CCC whilst being Club Secretary and a recipient of the Leavler Memorial Award for Best Clubperson (2007/8). Currently I am Club Treasurer and Captain. Level 8 Piano Certificate (Australian Music Examinations Board) 2004 Was ABC Grammer's Debating & Pubic Speaking Captain 2005/2006 and debated at both a regional and state level. Recipient of Regional Best Speaker Award in 2006. Career Objectives

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After completing all the credits for my Bachelor of Commerce it was clear to me that despite my interest in commerce I wanted to pursue a career in commercial law. The challenges, problem solving and analytical process involved in developing practical commercial law situations, are the best use of my developing skills. As a result I am dedicated in obtaining seasonal clerkship employment and graduate legal employment with a commercial law firm, such as Middletons. The breadth of issues posed by your varied clients is why I want to be within a law firm environment. As a result of my studies in commerce I would possibly like to work in the area of Mergers & Acquisition or Information Technology & Telecommunications as I have come to recognise the value of the evolving needs in the commercial world. The global financial crisis has shown that the banking and finance sectors are so important as it generated interesting legal issues which I enjoyed keeping abreast of.

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I believe though it is only once exposed to legal practice first hand that I will be able to determine the difference between what areas of law purely interest me and what areas I want to work in.

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2 Employment History All my work history has been part time/casual and only full time over University breaks. March 2010 – Present Law Clerk (part time, 10 – 20 hours per week) Bellacko & Genesis Lawyers Bellacko & Genesis Lawyers is a Melbourne based firm of 17 people with legal services across disputes, wills and estate planning as well as property. I have carried out the following tasks under the direction and supervision of the Principal Solicitor.

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Contracts: • Drafting of contractual documents for the sale of businesses, loan agreements, leases etc; and • Memorandum/Letter of Advice to client regarding contractual obligations, and claims under both contract and statute including researching legislative provisions. Litigation: • Drafting court documents, Request for Further and Better Particulars and Notice of Appearance; and • Drafting expert witness retainer.

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Debt Recovery • Drafting Magistrates Court Form 4A Complaints and VCAT Applications for the recovery of outstanding legal fees; and • Writing letters of demand on behalf of clients and following up with debtors for payments, seeking further instructions from clients. Wills and Estate Planning: • Drafting standard Wills and Wills incorporating testamentary trusts, Family Trust Deeds, Contracts for. Mutual Wills etc • Seeking further instructions from clients and following up, confirming appointments to sign etc. Probate • Writing letters to financial institutions, Probate advertisement, drafting Application for Probate for small and simple estates. General Admin/Clerical • Answering phones, photocopying etc.

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May 2009 – December 2009 (casual, 4 hours per fortnight) Volunteer Paralegal Cupfield Community Legal Centre • Interview clients to ascertain their problem and service needs in a timely manner; • Summarise client needs into report for Solicitors; • Work in team of 5 other Volunteer Paralegals; • Shadow and listen in on Solicitor’s legal advice to the client; and • Research included elements of property and criminal law.

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December 2007 – February 2009 Retail Assistant (casual, 6 - 12 hours per week) DVD Ezy • Tended to customer enquiries and resolved customer account disputes; • Trained, coached and supervised new staff; • Responsible for opening and closing the store on certain days during the week; • Developed and executed sales strategy; • Ensured all work procedures and standards were adhered to at all times; and • Fulfilled deadlines and budgets.

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Other Relevant Skills Computer Skills Proficient in the following: • Microsoft Windows • Apple Operating Systems • Microsoft Office 2007

• Lexis Nexis and other Legal Databases • Scientific Databases • Data Entry (Numerical and Alphanumeric)

Referees First Referee

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Donna Dun Principal Bellacko & Genesis Lawyers Mobile: 0413 333 333 Telephone: 03 9888 8888 Email: d.dun@bgl.com.au Second Referee

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Bob Borris Solicitor Cupfield Community Legal Centre Telephone: 03 9999 9999 Email: bob.borris@penlgl.com.au

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INTERVIEW How to master the interview

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Regardless of how qualified or intelligent you are, the notion of walking into a room and being interviewed can be extremely daunting. So here are a few simple rules...

Preparation is the key to a successful interview. Ensure that you conduct some background research on the firm and the people you will be meeting. Researching the particular partner or manager interviewing you and the cases they have been involved in will spark up conversation and show you are interested in the firm. If you are unsure of whom you will be meeting, ask the person organising the interview.

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Be familiar with your CV. Be prepared to discuss your personal accomplishments and academic achievements in detail. Prior to the interview, prepare some questions that you may want to ask during the interview that cover areas such as the firm’s culture and future direction, training programs, career progression etc. The questions you ask an interviewer can be just as important as your answers to their questions.

Do you want to make a lasting first impression?

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Punctuality is crucial. Arriving late or even too early is very unprofessional. You will be judged on appearance so dress up! If in doubt wear a suit. Even if it’s jeans day at work, it’s never jeans day for an interview. Make sure you are not chewing gum. Take your i-Pod earphones out and switch off your mobile phone. A vibrating phone in your pocket during an interview can be disconcerting. Greet your interviewer with a firm handshake and greet them by name. Try not to intoxicate the interviewer with an overdose of perfume of aftershave and don’t wear so much ‘bling’ that you cause a distraction.

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Be mindful of your body language, tone, eye contact, and general disposition.

Types of Interviews Most interviews these days follow what could either be referred to as a competency based or behavioural based interview format. The majority of questions will all be phrased with an emphasis on the past, prompting you to talk through previous real life experiences – work, university, extracurricular activities etc. In order to answer these types of questions successfully, it’s important to think S.T.A.R. – Situation, Task, Action and Result. This will trigger your mind to think of the exact situation you were in at the time, the task that lay ahead of you, the action (or steps) you took to complete the task, and finally the result in terms of what transpired successfully or perhaps even not so successfully … after all nobody’s perfect! Think about what competencies (personal traits) you possess that can’t be assumed by simply looking at your CV. A few of the most commonly assessed competencies in interview rooms today are: assertiveness; enthusiasm; flexibility, leadership; organisational ability; and team contribution. However, do not limit yourself by preparing only for these. Finally remember to thank the interviewer for their time. Follow up is also advisable; sending a quick note to the person you have met thanking them for their time will be viewed positively.

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Imagine yourself in an interview room. How would you answer these questions? Q: Describe yourself. In answering this question, the interviewer essentially wants to know: a) Who you are

c) Why you’re unique Self analysis and reflection is often the hardest step in interview preparation, and one of the most important. Think about the qualities that make you “you” and how this would translate into success in the role you are interviewing for. Bear in mind, the purpose of asking this question is for the interviewer to get a better idea of who you are. It is advisable to not over-think your response or to answer in a complex way.

To answer this question coherently, do not simply ‘list’ your interests. eg. “I am passionate about sport and reading”. Rather, expand on this by stating what you do, where you do it, and what it involves. eg. “I am passionate about rowing. I train three times a week and on Sunday mornings, I coach a group of high school kids.” An answer such as this indicates that not only are you passionate about your interest but you actively pursue your interest in life and try to make something of it.

The answer to a question such as this is critical to your success in the interview. 1. Know your three core values. These are personal values that are deeply ingrained in your character, such as loyalty, honesty, being proactive, etc. In other words, know what things are important to you and why these things important.

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Q: Why do you think you would be valuable to the firm?

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Q: What are your interests outside of university?

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b) What you’ve done

2. Know the firm’s values. These are values by which a firm operates or aims to achieve its objectives and can often be found on the firm’s website or in their ‘mission’ or ‘vision’ statements.

Q: What are your strengths and weaknesses?

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3. Importantly, your core values and the firm’s values have to match; otherwise you will likely not be a good cultural fit.

The term “strengths” refers to your core competencies or personal attributes. As mentioned previously, do some self reflection and think about the personal traits you possess that can’t be assumed by simply looking at your CV. Again, don’t just ‘list’ them — give examples!

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In terms of “weaknesses”, having these is normal and completely natural so don’t be afraid to voice them. However, make sure you indicate your desire to work on or improve these, and show that you have begun to do so whether through your university or employment experience. eg. A weakness could be being overly perfectionist. A way to overcome this is to understand that ‘time means money’ in the commercial world, nobody’s perfect and sometimes asking for others’ input can help.

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Personal attributes could include being naturally driven and enthusiastic, having a sense of humour, knowing how to multi-task, being confident and having a natural ability to talk in front of people, to name only some.


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PROCESS SEASONAL CLERKSHIPS Seasonal clerkships traditionally have been an opportunity for students to get a feel for practicing law and what it is like to work in a firm. However, more so now than ever, they have become an opportunity for firms to get a feel for students and for students to get a feel of life as a lawyer and for working for a particular firm. Seasonal clerkships are important for a few reasons. The first is that it gives you a chance to find out what the practice of law is all about and to see first hand what is expected of a solicitor. Studying law is quite different from its application, so clerkships allow students to find out what they are working towards. This will also answer some of the perennial questions that haunt law students, like ‘is this really what I want to do?’, ‘do I have what it takes to succeed?’ and ‘will this firm block Facebook?’ All reasonable questions that will be answered during the clerkship. The work done by seasonal clerks is real legal work. Depending on the firm and practice group, work may include drafting letters of advice for clients, attending live mediations and hearings, or researching areas of law relevant to real cases. Firms will provide training and an introduction to the different practice areas as well as social events to help the transition from university to work life. These experiences can help to reveal the real nature of the firm being considered more than any advertisement or profile ever will. Seasonal clerkships are critically important to a firm when deciding who will be offered a Traineeship position. This may sound like a very competitive environment and it is, and at times it can be stressful, but throughout the clerkship, students are supported by both the firm and the other clerks. It can be demanding, but it is always incredibly enjoyable and rewarding. One of the main drawbacks from completing a clerkship is giving up holidays. However, students do complete clerkships collectively, with anywhere from 5 to 35 others students, and most importantly do enjoy the perks of the firm such as free drinks, which are usually showered over the clerks.

When made, seasonal offers will be open for at least 24 hours, and will pertain to the two summer clerkship periods, November/ December 2010 and January/February 2011, and the one winter clerkship period, June/July 2011. Most clerkships will last for 3-4 weeks and, at the conclusion of the winter clerkship 2011 period, applications for 2012 Graduate/Traineeship positions will open. These changes have been made to allow for a national uniformed application system, which will give students a better opportunity of applying interstate, as well as allowing firms to better predict their future graduate numbers (given that they will be predicting 6 months in advance, rather then an entire year). Apart from taking the next step in your careers development, you will spend three weeks forging friendships and building professional relationships. For these reasons, completing a seasonal clerkship may be one of the most important and satisfying experiences for a law student. Kate Burton Alexandra Wilson

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The process of applying for clerkships has recently changed now that the Law Institute of Victoria have instituted new guidelines for the offering of seasonal clerkships from 2010 and onwards. For application open and close dates please check the quick reference page at the back of this guide.

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2011 As any offer made under these guidelines relates to a graduate traineeship commencing in 2012, it is open to students who have already completed their law degree or students who will commence their final semester in 2011.

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An applicant, who due to ‘genuine necessity’ will be unable to attend an interview during the interview period, should apply to the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) for permission to be interviewed at an earlier date. ‘Genuine necessity’ is defined as the need to be outside of Victoria during the interview period, for the purpose of postgraduate study, work experience or other purpose deemed reasonable by the LIV. Applications should be made to the LIV in writing and include appropriate supporting documentation. Written permission is to be granted at the sole discretion of the LIV.

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An offer of traineeship will remain open for a period of not less than twenty-four (24) hours from the time the offer was made or until 11am the following business day for offers made prior to 11am. Firms should make this known to students at the time of making offers in accordance with paragraph five. MY 2011 CAREER GUIDE BOOK

(c) students who completed a clerkship with the offering firm in winter 2009.

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Except as provided in paragraphs seven, eight and nine, law firms will not make offers or arrangements concerning traineeships before 9.00am, Eastern Standard Time on Monday, 19 September 2011. Graduate traineeships can be deferred in circumstances agreed between the student and the firm for a further one year period if a student requests a deferral of the traineeship.

(b) students who during the previous two years and for a minimum period of 30 working days, have performed paralegal work for the offering firm, either in Victoria or at one of the firm’s interstate or international offices;

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Interstate law students who commence formal semester classes on or before Monday, 22 August 2011 may be interviewed by individual arrangement prior to that date in the year in which it is anticipated the student will commence his or her final semester provided that no offers or arrangements concerning traineeships are made other than in accordance with paragraph five.

(a) students who within the previous two years preceding the date of making the offer referred to in paragraph nine, have substantially completed vacation clerkships of at least two weeks’ duration with the offering firm, either in Victoria or at one of the firm’s interstate or international offices;

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DEAKIN STUDENT EXPERIENCES Blake Dawson – Experiences and Interview Tips

I have thoroughly enjoyed completing a seasonal clerkship at Blake Dawson. From the first day, I felt welcomed and it was clear that Blake Dawson actively made the effort to get to know their seasonal clerks. I applied for Blake Dawson for two main reasons. Firstly, Blake Dawson is a top-tier firm with an excellent client base, top quality practice teams and international recognition of its excellence. I was particularly impressed by the fact that the firm is the first (and only) law firm with an office in Tokyo, which creates even more opportunities for growth across the Asian region. The second reason was because I liked their clerkship program, which included mentoring by a Supervising Partner, a lawyer and a ‘buddy’ graduate, as well as a second contact in another practice team. What can you expect from a clerkship at Blake Dawson? Meeting heaps of friendly people. I have a feeling I have almost met everyone in the firm! Everybody wants to meet the new seasonals and get to know who we are. I used to feel quite intimidated about speaking to a partner, but discovered quite quickly they are down-to-earth, friendly and keen to make my experiences enjoyable in the firm. You can also expect to receive challenging work. There were definitely times when I felt out of my depth, but I think that made me more the willing to learn from my supervising partner and lawyer about how to tackle the issue. A highlight from my clerkship was being involved in client matters. It was exciting to know that my work would not only be seen by the team, but also presented to the client. You are probably wishing that I would just tell you how to get a clerkship at Blake Dawson, rather than force you to read about what a good time I had as a seasonal. The fact is Blake Dawson does not have set criteria for what they look for in a seasonal. If you have been to their information sessions, you would know that the HD average is not the norm. But I can tell you that during the interview, I did emphasise the advantages of being a Deakin law student, including being a very commercially focussed law student, choosing to study commerce-specific electives and having practical legal training (i.e. the 30-day PLT!) under my belt. Other tips I can share is to show you are involved in extra-curricular activities. My interviewers were very interested in what I do with my time besides studying. So I talked about my exchange experience in the Chinese Commercial Law Study Tour (highly recommended!), my role in the Undergraduate Student Mentor Program at Deakin (also highly recommended!) and my participation in the Victorian Women Lawyer (VWL) mentoring program. My interviewers were even interested in my obsession with snowboarding! So I guess to conclude, I would advise you to apply widely to all law firms but I definitely recommend the seasonal clerkship at Blake Dawson. Make the most of what DLSS offers law students and be involved in extracurricular activities!

GOOD LUCK!

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth – Day Diary Shaun Clement

I was given tasks by every lawyer and senior associate in my practice group, as well as my supervising partner. The opportunity to get feedback from so many professionals was incredibly helpful. Every task, no matter how small, was explained in context so I could gain an appreciation for the relevance of my work. The people at Corrs genuinely make sure that you feel as like you’re part of the team which is really fantastic.

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The first two days of clerkship are spent with the other clerks getting to know about what is expected of us, learning the computing and research systems, Corrs policies, getting to know each other and meeting our supervising senior associate and partners. I was half expecting a competitive group of law students fighting to out-do one another; however, our group wasn’t competitive in the slightest. Rather, everybody went out of their way to support one another. I really got to know the other students in our group and still keep in contact with many of them.

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Last December I had the opportunity to complete a four-week seasonal clerkship with Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Corrs are a large commercial law firm with offices in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. I was lucky enough to be granted my first preference of working in the Workplace Relations practice group, having just completed (and enjoyed) my Workplace Law unit in semester two. I was also really fortunate to be invited, along with the other clerks, to the Corrs Christmas party and to my practice group’s Christmas party which was awesome. This is a real perk of completing a December clerkship!

The following represents a typical day of my clerkship:

9:00am: Check in with my buddy, mentor and supervising partner. I’ll be given new tasks for the day if any work has come in which I can assist with.

10am – 1pm: Work at my desk — usually involves managing at least two ongoing assignments. Might grab a coffee with another lawyer from our practice group if time permits. 1pm – 2pm: Lunch with other clerks in the lobby cafeteria. 2pm – 3pm: Attend a meeting or event with another lawyer — During my clerkship I attended pro bono briefings, client meetings, client presentations and a very interesting discussion between major Australian business leaders regarding the increased charitable spending of the Australian government chaired by the Corrs CEO John Denton.

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Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Corrs. I learned far more about life as a lawyer, generally and at Corrs specifically, than I would ever be able to gleam from a website or second-hand experiences. The highlight of my experience was definitely the amazingly friendly people around the office who helped create an incredibly supportive working environment. I strongly recommend that you apply for a clerkship at Corrs.

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3pm – 6pm: Continue working at my desk. If I realise I may have capacity to complete my work for the day, I’ll knock on office doors and ask if there is anything else I can help with. This will normally give me a couple of jobs which I will either be able to complete today, or I will continue on with it the next morning if it is not urgent. My finishing time varied from day to day, however on average I would finish around 6pm. There was no expectation, nor even a desire, for me to remain in the office late and more than once I was encouraged to leave and enjoy the sunshine.

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9:15am: Seminar with other clerks learning in depth about a practice group or function of Corrs. These presentations allowed us to learn more about the work Corrs is involved in outside of our own practice group, as well as other functions such as the pro bono program which I was happy to be involved in.

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8:30am: Arrive at work, check emails and organise my day. Typically I’ll have a couple of ongoing tasks which may be due by the end of the day or week.


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PRACTICAL LEGAL TRAINING AT ANU LEGAL WORKSHOP Your Pathway to legal Practice The ANU Legal Workshop in the Australian National University is Australia’s largest universitybased legal practice program. We provide Practical Legal Training in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP). Becoming a Practitioner Intensive

Ongoing Study

Becoming a Practitioner (BAP) is the first part of the program and is a 5 day pre-requisite face-toface intensive conducted at a number of locations throughout Australia. Students can then complete the rest of the program on-line.

Once you have completed your GDLP you may receive substantial credit towards an ANU LLM.

Professional Practice Core (PPC)

We have launched an innovative way of delivering the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. The Professional Practice Core has students operating in virtual firms and each firm has a Practice Mentor to guide the firm through the transactions, through legal practice issues (such as time and risk management; work/life balance and dealing with clients) and to facilitate the team working collaboratively and equitably.

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Legal Practice Experience

Students may do 20, 40, 60 or 80 days of Legal Practice Experience. The more Legal Practice Experience students do the fewer electives they need to study. We approve work placements in legal firms, government legal sections, corporations, community legal centres – in all states and overseas as well.

Our Staff

We have an efficient and friendly administrative team who are available to answer any questions students may have about the program. Many of our academic staff are practising lawyers. For further information

Please call 02 6125 4463 or visit our website: http://law.anu.edu.au/legalworkshop or email lwsa@law.anu.edu.au Important Dates:

Becoming a Practitioner (BAP) face-to-face intensives for Melbourne 2011/12: Melbourne: 27 June & 9 January 2012 For BAP start dates in other cities please contact ANU Legal Workshop

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Concurrent Enrolment

If you want to fast track your studies you may be able to start your GDLP at the ANU Legal Workshop after you have done two thirds of your law degree.

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Admission to Practice

We have direct admission to legal practice in VIC, QLD, ACT, NSW, WA and NT.

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COLLEGE OF LAW Practical Training Course at College of Law As you prepare for admission and the beginning of your legal career, The College of Law can give you the advantage. The College of Law Victoria, in conjunction with the Law Institute of Victoria, offers law graduates two paths to admission in Victoria: Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (practical legal training)

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Victoria Trainee Admission Course Why choose The College of Law for

your Practical Legal Training (PLT)?

Just as you took time to decide where to do your law degree, so you should think carefully about where you undertake your Practical Legal Training (PLT). The College of Law is Australia’s largest provider of Practical Legal Training and the only one with campuses in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. We also run programs in the ACT and operate the equivalent to PLT in New Zealand - the Professional Legal Studies Course.

Personal Experience:

“I really enjoyed the course experience, in many ways more so than when at university. I found the lecturers and tutors very down to earth, approachable, genuinely caring and also well versed in the ‘real world’ of the legal profession... The College curriculum is realistic and relevant, and the method of delivery I found very well laid out and structured.” 2010 Graduate. Enrolment

Enrolment is open until two weeks before each course starting date. To access the Application and Enrolment Form and related information for the Victoria Trainee Admission Course, please visit the website at: http://www.collaw.edu.au/Future-Students/ Trainee-Admission-Courses

Most major law firms in Australia select The College of Law to train their graduates. This is because we specialise in education and training in legal practice and we’ve been doing it for over 35 years. Most importantly for you, the student, you will be taught by highly experienced lecturers who will deal with you as an individual.

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The Practical Legal Training Program at The College of Law comprises three separate components: Coursework Component, Work Experience Component Continuing Professional Education Component. From the commencement of your Practical Legal Training Program with the College you have up to four (4) years to complete all three components.

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LEO CUSSEN INSTITUTE Leo Cussen Centre for Law Practical Training Course (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice) Leo Cussen has been training law graduates and practising lawyers since 1972 and is recognised by the legal profession as providing comprehensive and quality practical legal training for prospective entry level lawyers. We offer two options to law graduates wishing to be admitted to the legal profession as an Australian Lawyer. The Practical Training Course (PTC) (onsite or online) The Traineeship Program for graduates employed as trainees in a firm/legal practice (paid for by the employer) Graduates wishing to do the PTC may be sponsored by an employer. Legal practices employing trainees bear the costs of the Traineeship Program.

Features of the Practical Training Course (Onsite and Online)

Building of practical legal skills in a broad range of practice areas Mentoring by in-house legal training staff who guide your professional development Visiting legal practitioners as instructors Current Matter file program – run simulated client files within your own PTC ‘law firm’ Extensive advocacy training Collegial environment with the opportunity to build friendships and professional networks that can last your entire career

Successful completion of the PTC entitles you to apply for admission to the legal profession as an Australian Lawyer which, in turn, entitles you to practise as an Australian Legal Practitioner in any Australian jurisdiction.

Clinical Experience Program with Victoria Legal Aid

You also receive a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

FEE-HELP available

Practical Training Course Onsite or Online – Your Choice

Online delivery offers flexibility to those who have work or family commitments and who enjoy the discipline of distance education. The Onsite course suits those looking for a collaborative training experience with face to face teaching and learning. It also suits those on overseas student visas. Online students attend for intensive teaching blocks and contact days during the course. In the Onsite course you attend each business day from 9am to 5pm. In the Online course you will need to commit at least 25 hours a week to your PTC work.

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The Practical Training Course (PTC) is founded on the principle of ‘learning by doing’ and is designed to lead you to reach the required Competencies in an active and practical training environment. The training in the Practical Training Course has three core activities: Instruction in each specific skill Practise of the specific skills through exercises such as advocacy, drafting, negotiating, interviewing Running simulated files to demonstrate competency

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For further information please contact the Registrar, Practical Training Course Phone: 03 9602 3111 Email: ptcadmin@leocussen. vic.edu.au

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After setting up your own law firm you run up to 10 simulated files covering a wide range of practice areas and presenting a range of legal and practical problems reflecting those you encounter in real-world legal practice.

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For further information on the Traineeship Program, contact the Manager Traineeship Program Phone: 03 96023111 Email: fdea@leocussen.vic. edu.au or visit our website

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A detailed set of reference materials provided for each practice topic is a resource during the Course and a handy reference in your first year of legal practice. Mentors

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You work in a small group with the guidance of one of our staff. All our training staff are experienced lawyers. Their job is to help you develop your practical legal skills, professional values and confidence to work as an entry level lawyer. Collegiality

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You form friendships during the course and begin to build the personal and professional networks that support you during your entire career. PTC trainees organise a variety of social activities during the course to make sure the fun doesn’t disappear in the midst of all the hard work. Course Details and Application

24 weeks including three weeks Professional Placement Two intakes a year (Online and Onsite) commencing January and July.

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Application form will be available in September 2011 on: www.leocussen.vic.edu.au Applications for January 2012 intake will close mid November 2011. FEE-HELP is available for eligible applicants.

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A taste of things to come Practical Legal Training at Leo Cussen Hit the ground running as a first year lawyer with your training from the Leo Cussen Practical Training Course. Build practical legal skills and gain the confidence to make choices about your career: t1SJWBUFMFHBMQSBDUJDF t1VCMJDBOEMFHBMBJEQSBDUJDF t1PMJDZ3FTFBSDI t1PMJUJDT t#VTJOFTT t*OIPVTFMFHBMQSBDUJDF t*OWFTUNFOUCBOLJOH t1BUFOUTBOE$PQZSJHIU t5IF#BS Applications for 201 PTC January and July intake open September 201. FEE-HELP is available. Information SessionT: October 201"QSJM Enquiries to: Registrar PTC 360 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne Telephone: 03 9602 3111 Email: ptcadmin@leocussen.vic.edu.au leocussen.vic.edu.au


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ALLENS ARTHUR ROBINSON Office Locations

Allens has a strong national and regional presence with fifteen offices throughout the Asia Pacific region. We have four national offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, and another 10 international offices in Bangkok, Beijing (two offices), Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Port Moresby, Shanghai and Singapore. All of our Asian offices are staffed by lawyers and partners on secondment from our Australian offices as well as local legal and support staff. Allens also has a ‘best friends’ relationship with leading UK law firm Slaughter and May, enabling lawyers from both firms to work on transactions as an integrated team. Number of Lawyers

742 (approx) firm wide and 250 in Melbourne Number of Partners

Major Practice Areas

As a full service commercial law firm, Allens provides a broad range of corporate and commercial advice. We have fourteen practice groups in total, spread across four departments: Corporate Energy & Resources, Real Estate Communications Media & Technology Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets

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175 (approx) form wide and 57 in Melbourne

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Financial Services & Projects Banking & Financial Services Tax Projects

Highlights

If you are interested in contributing not only professionally but socially and ethically to the world in which you live, you’ll fit right in at Allens. Our charity, pro bono and environment programs are our way of responding to these aspirations. For many years, our firm has built close relationships with many charities and has supported them through personal engagement, direct financial support and the provision of pro bono legal assistance. Through our extensive pro bono practice, we are able to use your talent and skills, not only for organizations and people in need, but also to advance the public interest and to assist in the resolution of important legal issues. We acknowledge that, as a law firm, we have the capacity to redress disadvantage and injustice. Vacation Clerkships

Applications open: 13 June 2011 Applications close: 15 August 2011 Application method: please apply via our online application system at www.aar.com.au/careers LIV Guidelines signatory: Yes Contact details

Litigation & Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring Insurance & Reinsurance Intellectual Property & PTA

HR Contact: Tiffany Rogers

Asia Greater China South East Asia

Send application to: Tiffany Rogers

Position: Graduate Resourcing & Development Consultant Email: Tiffany.Rogers@aar.com.au

Application due date: Monday 15 August 2011 Interviews commence: September 2011 Offers made: 10 October 2011

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ANDERSON RICE LAWYERS Office Location

Level 7, 469 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Contact phone number

03 9672 2666 Contact email address

lawyers@andrice.com.au Major Practice Areas

Commercial Finance, Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Debt Recovery, Family Law, Insolvency, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Property, Sports Law, Workplace Relations Highlights

Every law firm says they are different, but let’s face it, you could interchange the names on the letterheads and websites and nobody would notice. They all talk about how bright their people are, how closely they work with their clients, how excellent their advice is and what great results they get. At Anderson Rice we believe all those things are the ticket-to-ride essentials. Three things make Anderson Rice truly different: our organisational structure, our culture of customer service and our world’s-best-practice technology. Number of partners

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ARNOLD BLOCH LEIBLER Office Locations

Melbourne and Sydney HR Contact

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Leanda Nissen, Senior Human Resources Contact phone number

(03) 9229 9871 Contact email address

lnissen@abl.com.au Major Practice Areas

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Banking & Finance, Commercial & Corporate, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Native Title, Property & Development, Public Interest Law, Reconstruction & Insolvency, Taxation, Technology, Wealth Management, and Workplace Relations. Number of lawyers

100 Your Application

Paralegal/Work Experience

Offered to students that will be returning as law graduates. LIV Guidelines signatory

Yes Seasonal/Vacation Clerkships

Seasonal Clerkship

Number of positions offered: 35-40 Length of clerkship: 3-4 weeks Number of rotations: 1 practice group during clerkship Applications open: Monday 18 July 2011 Applications close: Sunday 5 September 2011

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Application method: CV Mail Commencement date of clerkship: TBA

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BAKER & MCKENZIE ffice Locations

Melbourne, Sydney and 68 offices in 40 locations internationally Website: www.bakermckenzie.com HR Contact

Gemma Hudson Talent Management Consultant Email: gemma.hudson@bakermckenzie.com Phone: (03) 9617 4226

Number of Partners:

Major Practice Areas:

In Melbourne: 19

Banking & Finance; Commercial Real Estate; Construction; Corporate; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Environment & Environmental Markets; Information Technology & Communications; Intellectual Property; Tax

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What distinguishes the firm from

Across Firm: 208 In Melbourne: 56 Paralegal Work

With 89 partners and 270 lawyers in Sydney and Melbourne, Baker & McKenzie Australia can offer you access to complex, market-leading matters working with some of the world’s best legal minds — people who know the law and who understand business.

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We have an unrivalled ability to provide training and secondment opportunities across our global network. Locally, we have an inclusive culture of learning, coaching and opportunity where you will work in small teams on matters that often cross borders. We value people who think ahead and get noticed.

Length of Clerkship: 4 weeks

We believe that connecting with the community and sharing one’s skills and time with those in need are core professional responsibilities. In 2010, we billed about 10,000 hours of our lawyers’ time to pro bono and over 80% of our lawyers and staff participated in one or more programs. As a clerk and graduate lawyer, you will work closely with other lawyers to run Pro Bono matters and you will have the opportunity to participate in our community service initiatives.

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Number of Positions Offered: 20

Number of rotations: 1, however seeking work in other practice groups is encouraged Applications open: 11 July 2011 Applications close: 30 July 2011 Application method: Please apply through www. cvmail.com.au

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At Baker & McKenzie we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other law firm and few other businesses.

Your Application

Our difference is in our global platform — none is bigger. It is in the scope of our practice — none is broader. It is in our client list — a who’s who of global business. Join an entrepreneurial firm where new ideas and innovation are expected. A place where you will exchange rich local insights and knowledge with the best legal minds from all over the world —people who know the law and who understand business. Our global reach will open you to an extraordinary career in the global economy. And our world-class learning programs will help you develop as far and as fast as your talents and drive will take you.

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Ready to explore our world? www.careers.bakermckenzie.com

Gemma Hudson in Melbourne: +61 3 9617 4226 Posy McGrane in Sydney: +61 2 8922 5482

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BEST HOOPER SOLICITORS Office Location

563 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Contact phone number

03 9670 8951 Contact email address

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mail@besthooper.com.au Major Practice Areas

Administration law, Environmental law, Liquor Licensing, Land Compensation, Property Law and Related Litigation, Companies and Trusts, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation, Finance and Securities, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Probate and Estate Administration, Leases and Licences, Town Planning and Local Government. Highlights

Our business philosophy is very simple, yet very effective. We ensure that our clients are given timely and cost effective advice and representation. We strive to provide value added service and to reduce the bottom line cost of that service. Number of partners

6 Number of lawyers

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38 Lydiard Street, South Ballarat, VIC 3350 Contact phone number

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5333 8888 Contact

Stephen Drummond, CEO Contact email address

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careers@bjt.com.au

Number of positions offered: 2

Major Practice Areas

Length of clerkship: 5 weeks

Highlights

Application method: Post or email Commencement date of clerkship: Clerkship 1 21 November 2011 to 23 December 2011 Clerkship 2 16 January 2012 to 17 February, 2012

Your Application

BJT Legal has a proud tradition of leading the way in the provision of legal services to its clients. From its beginning over 70 years ago BJT Legal has developed a reputation for providing their clients with specialist advice to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Applications close: 31 August, 2011 Getting the Edge

Family Law, Wills & Probate, Commercial, Litigation, Mortgage/Finance, Taxation, Corporate Planning.

A summer clerkship at BJT is a fantastic opportunity to gain a detailed insight into one or more areas of law while working directly with a Director or Senior Associate of our firm.

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The Clerkships are paid — An important factor for many struggling law students! Any law student is welcome to apply for these positions, irrespective of the amount they have completed of their degree. Number of partners

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BLAKE DAWSON Office Location

Australian Offices: Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide International Offices: Shanghai, Singapore, Port Moresby , Tokyo, Jakarta (associated office) HR Contact

Jasmine Malki Graduate Development Manager (Melbourne Seasonal Clerk and Graduate Recruitment) Blake Dawson T +61 3 9679 3078 jasmine.malki@blakedawson.com

opportunity to get to know the firm and whether it is the right fit for you so we make sure you have plenty of opportunities to meet our people, attend training sessions and social events.

Major Practice Areas

Firm wide: 171 — In Melbourne: 42

Our major practice areas in Melbourne are Corporate, Employment, Banking & Finance, Insolvency, Tax, Intellectual Property, Competition and Technology, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Property & Projects and Pro Bono. For more information on each of these practice areas please visit our careers website http://careers. blakedawson.com.

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Number of partners

Firm wide: 644 — In Melbourne: 155 Paralegal/work experience

We endeavour to maintain the relationship with our seasonal clerks whilst they complete university and before commencing as graduates. Where possible we offer paralegal positions to seasonal clerks or incoming graduates.

For over 160 years, we have provided legal services to leading Australian and international corporations and government clients. Our clients include 75% of the ASX Top 100 companies. We are proud to have advised on some of the largest and most complex deals in Australian Corporate history. At Blake Dawson, we focus on getting to the heart of our clients’ legal needs and delivering commercially astute and practical solutions. Our lawyers are skilled to offer strategic advice which is strengthened by their direct industry experience.

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Blake Dawson has a very strong pro-bono program and since 1999 we have maintained a formal, national pro bono program. In 2007, Blake Dawson became a signatory to the National Pro Bono Resource Centre’s target, undertaking to perform an average of at least 35 hours pro bono work per lawyer per year. We are pleased that each year since, our lawyers have exceeded that average.

Application method: via our careers website http://careers.blakedawson.com

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Number of positions offered: 50 – 60 positions Length of clerkship: 3.5 weeks Number of rotations: one: Dates applications open: Monday 18 July 2011 Dates applications close: Friday 19 August 2011

Commencement date of clerkship: We run 3 clerkships per year; 1 over the winter period and 2 over the summer period. 2011/12 Clerkship Dates

23 November – 16 December 2011 18 January – 10 February 2012 27 June – 20 July 2012

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You’ve worked hard. Done well. You want it all. And probably want it right now. At Blake Dawson we have the billion dollar deals, great clients and everything you would expect at a top tier firm.

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AND MORE For us, more is an environment where your ambition is nurtured and supported by learning programs and partners with open doors. We believe it will make you a better lawyer. When you choose where to make your mark, choose to have more. Ask us how.

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Jasmine Malki Graduate Development Manager T 61 3 9679 3078 jasmine.malki@blakedawson.com Applications open 18 July 2011 and close 19 August 2011 Visit our careers website http://careers.blakedawson.com

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“I thought it came with an acorn.” Level 26, 181 William Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia T 61 3 9679 3000 F 61 3 9679 3111 WWW.BLAKEDAWSON.COM

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CLARENDON LAWYERS Office Location

Level 17, North Rialto Tower, 525 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Contact phone number

03 8681 4400 Contact email address

info@clarendonlawyers.com.au

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Major Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial and Taxation, Financial Services. Highlights

Clarendon Lawyers is an independent corporate and commercial law firm. We pride ourselves on forming lasting relationships with our clients, through which we gain a better understanding of their business goals and strategies. This allows us to deliver innovative and cutting edge legal advice in a commercial context, and facilitates our clients’ desired outcomes. Our Graduates will gain exposure to a premier corporate/commercial clientele in a relationship based environment. We do not ascribe to a “one size fits all” philosophy and are therefore committed to the experience of our graduates being unique to the individual. Number of partners

5 Number of lawyers

20

Yes

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CLAYTON UTZ Location of offices

Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Darwin, Perth, Brisbane.

Number of partners: Firm wide: 198

Number of solicitors:

Firm wide: 802 In Melbourne: 151 Prominent areas of practice

Clayton Utz provides a range of benefits including discounts on gym memberships, staff discounts on a range of technology products and with several vehicle dealers. We provide access to counselling and assistance programs. There is also a range of social and sporting events organised by the firm. Number of seasonal clerk positions:

(Please note: We have already recruited our Winter 2011 Seasonal Clerks.) Summer 2011: 20 Dates: 28 November - 16 December 2011 Winter 2012: 20 Dates: 25 June - 13 July 2012 What is the firm’s pro bono policy?

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Clayton Utz prides itself on exceptional training and seasonal clerks will receive extensive research training and practical work experience. Clayton Utz has a proud tradition of pro-bono work and community involvement and as such we offer 4 of our seasonal clerks a paid 2

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We are leaders in Pro Bono and Social Responsibly. All lawyers, from graduates to partners, are expected to complete a minimum of 40 hours pro bono work a year. We seek to provide access to advice and representation for all, believing that this is crucial to the integrity of our legal system. Most of our clients are those who would otherwise slip through the cracks of our legal system.

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What distinguishes the firm from

activities does the firm offer?

Your Application

Banking, Construction, Government Services, Information Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Energy and Resources, SIMI (Superannuation, Insurance, Managed Investments), Transport and Logistics, Utilities, Commercial Law, Corporate law/Equity Finance, Intellectual Property - Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Native Title, Privatisation and Corporatisation, Taxation Law, Workplace Relations and Employment Law, Environment and Planning Law, Debt Finance, Derivatives, E-commerce, Insurance, Major Projects, Managed Investments, Project Finance, Securitisation, Stamp Duty, Structured Finance, Superannuation, Construction, Planning & Environment, Property, Administrative/Public Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Practice & Procedure, Corporate/ Tax Litigation, Defamation, IP/IT Litigation, Medico-Legal, Product Liability and Recovery & Insolvency

What extra-curricular benefits and

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week fellowship at Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH). Seasonal clerks will have every opportunity to get involved in Pro Bono work and Community Connect initiatives

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Office Address: Level 18, 333 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Website: www.claytonutz.com Telephone: 03 9286 6637 Facsimile: 039629 8488


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What does the firm look for in a seasonal clerk?

Clayton Utz looks for candidates with strong academics who, in addition, are well rounded people as evidenced by a broad range of experiences such as part-time employment, voluntary work, legal experience (voluntary or otherwise) and other activities, whether they be sporting, cultural or community pursuits. They need to show evidence of certain behavioural skills such as time management, initiative, goal-setting and achievement, teamwork, an understanding of client service and selfmotivation. However, most importantly, they need to be the right cultural fit for our organisation.

Seasonal Clerkship Applications

How to apply: Applications open 20 June 2011. Covering letter, CV and Academics to be sent through cvMail at www.cvmail.com.au Contact: Catherine McDougall Graduates and Learning & Development Co-ordinator Email: cmcdougall@claytonutz.com Send application to: www.cvmail.com.au Application due date: 1 August 2011 Interviews commence: 22 August 2011 Interviews finish: 2 September 2011

Preferred year-level of applicants

Penultimate year (4th year) students though will consider exceptional 3rd year students.

Your Application

Is the firm a signatory to the LIV seasonal clerkship guidelines?

Yes Will the firm be making priority offers?

Yes What does a seasonal clerkship at

Over the course of the program, you’ll join legal teams and work on actual matters for our clients across a wide range of legal areas, under the supervision of a partner or senior associate, and with the support of the team. You’ll have an opportunity to discover the office environment and culture at Clayton Utz first hand, and to extend yourself and expand your knowledge.

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CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH Location of offices

Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney Office address: Level 36, Bourke Place 600 Bourke Street MELBOURNE VIC 3000 www.corrs.com.au www.makingcareersense.com 50 Great Places to Work in Australia. We’ve also earned an EOWA Employer of Choice for Women citation for five successive years.

Telephone: 03 9672 3000 Facsimile: 03 9672 3010

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Firm Composition Nationally:

Partners: 112

Corrs operates within three main operating divisions:

Legal Practitioners: 420 About Corrs:

Corrs Chambers Westgarth is one of Australia’s largest law firms. About 1000 people throughout Australia. But our vision is not just about size. Our vision is about being the leading law firm in target industries that are driving Australian and international business. Industries like energy and resources, financial services, communications and media, property, infrastructure and construction and Government. It’s about delivering a new level of legal service that bridges the gap between legal advice and business challenges to create success for our clients. And it’s about building an inspiring workplace where our people are engaged and empowered to make this happen. We’ve been busy! Corrs is working on many of the biggest and most exciting deals in the country — complex and highly innovative deals that are changing the Australian business landscape. We’re acting for NBN Co Limited on the $43 billion rollout of the National Broadband Network and for Foster’s Group on all aspects of the proposed demerger of its Beer and Wine businesses. As well as four of Australia’s five largest LNG projects with a combined development budget exceeding $75 billion. We believe in fostering a work environment that promotes flexibility and diversity. It’s an essential part of our strategy – because our differences help us to think differently. And we’re proud that Corrs has been an ALB Employer of Choice for four successive years and has made BRW’s list of 68

Prominent areas of practice:

Corporate and Finance (Intellectual Property, Technology and Competition, Taxation, Corporate Advisory, Banking and Finance) Property and Development (Construction, Planning, Environment and Local Government, Property and Infrastructure) Litigation and Workplace Relations What distinguishes the firm from others?

Our goal is always to create an inspiring workplace and ensure people who work at Corrs have the opportunity to build successful careers through undertaking challenging and interesting work in a friendly and supportive environment. This objective underpins everything we do at Corrs. We engage staff and give them the recognition, rewards and support to make this happen. What extra-curricular benefits and activities does the firm offer?

It’s not all about work! At Corrs we encourage staff to be socially active and participate in social and sporting events as well as learning & development activities and social events. Some of our activities include our Mind, Body & Soul series, weekly yoga, Friday night drinks, BRW Triathlon, various sporting events, family day, Christmas Party, End of Financial Year party and trivia nights. Corrs also provides flexible work arrangements, paid study leave, salary sacrificing and opportunities to give back to the community.

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December: 20 January / February: 20

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Preferred year-level of applicants

Penultimate year Is the firm a signatory to the LIV seasonal clerkship guidelines?

Yes Will the firm be making priority offers?

Yes Seasonal Clerkship Applications:

All applications for Seasonal Clerk positions should be made via our website: www. makingcareersense.com Applications open: 18 July 2011 Applications close: 21 August 2011

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As part of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to work with some of Australia’s leading lawyers on high-profile work for major Australian and international clients across all industries. You’ll soon discover the standards of quality and commitment to clients required to succeed at this level.

Like many large firms in Australia, Corrs offers the opportunity to do interesting work for big clients. On top of this, we offer the opportunity to be part of a firm that is enjoying dynamic growth and a truly progressive and innovative environment. Here you’ll learn what it takes to become a great lawyer — and you’ll actually start doing it.

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What sort of work will be undertaken?

Obviously, Corrs is looking for highly intelligent people. But being intelligent and being able to provide intelligent legal solutions are not always the same thing. We need individuals with common sense and an instinctive mind for business, outstanding communicators who can define the essence of any issue in a simple way. We also want clerks who are mature enough to know they don’t yet have all the answers.

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The Corrs Seasonal Clerkship Program is a great opportunity for you to experience the people, clients, work and culture that differentiates Corrs from other law firms. As part of the Program, you’ll have the opportunity to work with some of Australia’s leading lawyers on high-profile work for major Australian and international clients across all industries. You’ll soon discover the standards of quality and commitment to clients required to succeed at this level. You’ll be exposed to a broad range of interesting matters, plus you’ll perform tasks such as conducting research, reviewing documents, presenting documents, attending client meetings, mediations and settlements. It’s the perfect way to discover the area of law that excites you most.

seasonal clerk?

Your Application

Winter: 20

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Pro bono is a part of the culture at Corrs. Participation in the program is not only welcomed, but encouraged. Our activities achieve great results for our pro bono clients and staff report experiences of personal and professional growth.

To ensure you have all the help you need during your clerkship, you will be allocated a Supervising Partner, Mentor and a Buddy. Your Supervising Partner will be responsible for your workload, skills training and practical experience. Your Mentor is a senior lawyer who provides you with day-to-day guidance, including clarifying what is expected of you as well as helping you build your skills base to assist with your career development. Your Buddy is a junior lawyer who will help you settle into the firm and your practice group.

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As an organisation, Corrs recognises the importance of contributing to the community and facilitating access to justice. In the last 12 months, Corrs has provided more than $7 million in pro bono services. We feel that it is our responsibility to ensure that legal services are available to those who cannot pay, to those who are disenfranchised and to those who have genuine legal issues of a public interest nature that need to be pursued. Corrs’ work in establishing legal clinics in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne was particularly noted when we received the Victorian Law Foundation Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award.

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Clients today are demanding a new breed of lawyers who are more commercially astute. We’re responding to this challenge by fearlessly bridging the gap between legal practice and business challenges. That’s why we need lawyers who are also fearless. Lawyers who are willing to back themselves. Lawyers who understand the bigger picture. At Corrs, you’ll be given the opportunity to become that lawyer. Our learning and development program is one of the best in the country. And everyday you’ll be working with some of Australia’s best lawyers on high profile transactions. Be fearless. Call Corrs today.

APPLY NOW

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COSTANZO LAWYERS Office Locations

Melbourne CBD, Doncaster, Lalor and Coburg Contact phone number

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CBD Office 0433 135 017 Doncaster Office 03 9894 5888 Lalor Office 03 9464-2449 Contact email address

rank@costanzolawyers.com.au info@costanzolawyers.com.au

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Major Practice Areas

Commercial Law and Property Consultancy, Business Structures, Wills, Estates and Succession. Highlights

Your Application

At all of our offices, we provide professional services to a diverse range of clients from various industries and service diverse groups in the private sphere. To help foster and maintain solid long lasting relationships with our clients, we believe in working closely with them by paying attention to their legal needs, and by providing them with workable, realistic, advice and services that ultimately let the results of our efforts speak for themselves.

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LIV Guidelines signatory

Yes

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DAWES AND VARY Office Locations

147 Fenaughty Street, Kyabram Vic 3620

145 Hogan Street, Tatura Vic 3616 51-55 Heygarth Street, Echuca Vic 3564 26 Gillies Street, Rochester Vic 2561 HR Contact:

Number of partners

Mandy Zanker; Phone: 03 5482 2555 Email: mzanker@dawes-vary.com.au

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12

Major Practice Areas:

Commercial Property, Conveyancing (Domestic and Rural), Water, Litigation, Family Law, Wills and Estates, Retail Leasing.

Paralegal/Work Experience

yes LIV Guidelines signatory:

Highlights

Seasonal/Vacation Clerkships

Qualities we look for in our people include professionalism, academic achievement, technical excellence, commerciality, strong communication skills and a commitment to life-long learning.

Number of positions offered: 2

Supervised Workplace Training Opportunities — Dawes & Vary will provide you with on-going support, a comfortable and well resourced work environment and a stimulating and challenging body of work during your 12 month rotation program. The person we are looking for will want a successful, stimulating career with the firm post admission and into the future. At Dawes & Vary we have a real passion for and pride in our work. We work as a team to advance our clients’ interests. We also value a balanced lifestyle and encourage your participation in family, sporting and community events. We employ over 65 staff in the Goulburn Valley and we strive to be an employer of choice. We are also committed to ensuring that Dawes & Vary is recognised as a leading regional practice. Salary is in accord with the Legal Services Award 2010.

Applications open: now

Length of clerkship: 2–4 weeks Number of rotations: 1

Applications close: November 2011 Application method: Cover letter and CV Commencement date of clerkship: Negotiable

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DLA PIPER (previously DLA Phillips Fox) Office Locations

Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney Creating Your Experiences

Melbourne: 140 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 HR Contact

Valerie Wong Graduate & Support Coordinator Ph: +61 3 9274 5814 Email: valerie.wong@dlapiper.com

Number of Partners

Major Practice Areas

Number of legal staff

Banking , Corporate and commercial, Dispute resolution, Finance & projects, Government law, Insurance and risk management, Intellectual property, Planning and environment, Real estate and construction, Superannuation and funds management, Tax, Technology and media, and Workplace relations employment and safety.

Total: Approximately 450

Highlights

We invite our future graduates and seasonal clerks to apply for paralegal positions if the need arises.

In Melbourne: Approximately 150 LIV Signatories

Yes Paralegal/Work Experience

Seasonal Clerkships

Applications Open: 15th July and close on 15 August Applications Close: 15 August 2011. Seasonal Clerkship

Interviews will be conducted in September. Apply: via www.dlapiper.com or cvMail Graduate Program

Intake: 15 per year from Seasonal Clerkship pool.

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Our clerks and graduates also have the chance to work alongside lawyers who are involved in international, multijurisdictional deals.

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To encourage full participation by the firm’s lawyers, we operate a pro bono program which is both broad and deep. Every year we act on a pro bono basis for hundreds of individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford legal representation. We also act for more than one hundred charities, nonprofits and community organizations that support disadvantaged people or promote environmental protection.

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Our partners and senior legal staff are always on hand to help and guide you through exciting and challenging projects.

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Our clerks and graduates do real legal work with great clients including attending client conferences and mediations, appearing in court and preparing cases for trial or involvement in major commercial transactions. As part of the DLA Piper Australia team you’ll gain firsthand experience in the practice of law and an insight into the workings of a large firm under the guidance of some of the most approachable, experienced lawyers in their fields.

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EALES & MACKENZIE Office Location

Level 5 & 6, 95 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000 Contact phone number

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03 8615 9100 Contact email address

advisors@emlawyers.com.au Major Practice Areas

Commercial and Property Law, Commercial Litigation, Wills and Estates and Family Law. Highlights

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Eales & Mackenzie provides personalised specialist advice to personal and commercial clients throughout Australia and overseas. Our expertise promotes out reputation of providing timely response for legal and related services needs of a select group of clients.

Your Application

Number of Partners

2 Number of Lawyers

6 LIV Guidelines signatory

Yes Seasonal Clerkship Choosing Your Path Quick References

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IKRP EUGENIA MITRAKAS & CO. Office Location

246 Albert Road

Victoria 320 Contact:

Phone: +(61 3) 9690 2033 Email: eugenia@mitrakas.com.au

Paralegal/Work Experience:

Major Practice Areas:

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Conveyancing and Property Law, Corporate & Business Advice, Financial Development, Wills and Probate and Estate Planning, Matrimonial matters, Greek Law.

LIV Guidelines signatory:

Highlights:

Yes Seasonal/Vacation Clerkships/ Graduate Programs:

See Website: www.mitrakas.com.au

At IKRP Eugenia Mitrakas & Co. Lawyers & Notary we believe that success is achieved by setting objectives and planning strategies to achieve them. Our aim is to provide quality service to a dedicated client base, using a broad range of accumulated knowledge and sound advice to help develop their business and personal interests.

Enquire directly via email: eugenia@mitrakas.com.au

In 2001, Eugenia Mitrakas & Co. commenced a formal arrangement with IKRP Rokas & Partners, an Athens based firm founded by Professor Ioannis Rokas in 1977. As a result of this association, as IKRP Eugenia Mitrakas & Co, we have associated practices in Athens, Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Belgrade, Bucharest, Skopje, Sofia and Zagreb, as well as access to a range of affiliated practices in other areas.

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FREEHILLS Office address

101 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Website: www.freehills.com

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Telephone: 03 9288 1905 Facsimile: 03 9288 1567 Number of partners

200 approx Number of legal staff

900 approx

Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Singapore We also have associated offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta. Prominent areas of practice:

banking and finance communications, media and technology competition law corporate mergers and acquisitions equity capital markets

energy and resources

Our vacation clerks and graduates have told us that they value the firm’s down-to-earth style, the unparalleled training and development, the opportunity to work with some of the best clients and best legal minds in the country and the ability to explore the many different directions their career can take them. Time and again though, they tell us it’s about the people: real, warm, smart and interesting people who will welcome and support you. With us you can be yourself.

infrastructure

If you’re looking for the right place to start your legal career, talk to Freehills.

intellectual property

What extra-curricular benefits and

international dispute resolution litigation

project finance regulatory and government affairs. We’ll also help you to develop the important leadership, business development, negotiation and presentation skills to equip you for whichever career path you later choose to pursue.

activities does the firm offer?

Freehills has a number of ‘wellness’ and worklife initiatives to provide a supportive and family-friendly work environment, help manage stress, stay fit and healthy, and participate in the community through corporate and social responsibility programs. Number of seasonal clerk positions:

Winter: 15 – 20 clerks

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property and environment

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employee relations

Freehills is a leading commercial law firm acting for more than 75 per cent of Australia’s top 100 companies. We’re also one of the biggest, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Singapore, and associated offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta. Nationally Freehills employs approximately 1900 staff, including around 200 partners and 900 legal staff.

Your Application

As a solicitor at Freehills you can specialise in areas such as:

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What is the firm’s pro bono policy?

At Freehills, we believe that a law firm can be a dynamic force for change. As well as our longstanding pro bono legal practice, we have a strong community program. The Freehills Foundation combines these two programs, with an overall mission of increasing access to justice and opportunity. All pro bono legal work is billable and each year we assist more than 1000 clients on a pro bono basis. Our community program includes skilled and unskilled volunteering, workplace giving and fundraising. Freehills encourages volunteering and staff are able to take one working day a year to participate in volunteer activities. Graduates and clerks are encouraged to participate in pro bono and community work and they tell us that they really value the opportunities these programs present.

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What sort of work will be undertaken?

Our two-year graduate program encompasses three rotations in different practice groups. During each rotation of eight months, graduates are assigned a supervising partner and buddy. A structured learning and development program also supports the on-the-job learning. One of the best ways of finding out if Freehills is the right fit for you is to spend some time working with us — so we do encourage students to participate in our vacation clerkship program. We fill the majority of our graduate positions through that program. The aim of our vacation clerkship program is to provide penultimate year students with a taste of how a large commercial law firm goes about meeting the needs of its clients. Our offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane and Singapore run vacation clerkships in summer, and some run smaller programs in the winter months. The program includes a detailed introduction to the firm and to each practice group as well as the opportunity to work with our legal teams on real matters. What does the firm look for in a seasonal clerk?

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We recruit employees from a diverse range of backgrounds who we think exemplify our core values of fulfilment, teamwork, excellence, and commerciality. We look for: students who want to pursue a career in commercial law and who demonstrate a commercial awareness students who demonstrate strong abilities in their legal studies and show they have consistently applied themselves throughout their degree strong communication and interpersonal skills evidence of a balanced university life — someone who has also worked throughout their degree, who has played in a band or joined sporting teams evidence of ability to work effectively in a team. Advice for applicants:

Freehills is proud of its strong commercial focus and it is important that candidates reflect an understanding of that in their applications. Preferred year-level of applicants: Candidates must be in their penultimate year of study of a law degree. Is the firm a signatory to the LIV seasonal clerkship guidelines? Yes Will the firm be making priority offers? Yes What does the firm offer a seasonal clerk? The seasonal clerkship includes a detailed introduction to the firm and to each practice group as well as the opportunity to work with our legal teams on real matters. Seasonal Clerkship Applications

How to apply: CV Mail Contact: Carla Ragonesi Position: Graduate Recruitment Consultant Email: carla.ragonesi@freehills.com Applications open: Monday 20 June 2011 Application due date: Tuesday 19 July 2011 If you have further queries about graduate and vacation clerk positions, please visit our website www.freehills.com.

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FRENKEL PARTNERS Office Location

Level 20, 181 William Street, Melbourne 3000 VIC

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Contact phone number

03 9622 0999 Contact email address

firm@frenkels.com.au Major Practice Areas

Business and Asset Protection Structures, Partnership, Shareholder and Joint Venture Agreements, Leasing and Licensing Agreements, Corporate Governance, Succession Planning, Employment Matters, Intellectual Property Protection, Financial Arrangements, Sales and Acquisitions.

Your Application

Highlights

At Frenkel Partners we hold firm to the view that work must be a positive part of life. We believe in maintaining an environment which is collegiate and nurturing, but at the same time creates the challenges necessary for growth. When recruiting, we look for people with talent, enthusiasm and a genuine desire to work as part of a team in providing excellent service to our clients. Number of Partners

Seasonal Clerkship

3 Number of Lawyers

12 LIV Guidelines signatory

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HALL AND WILCOX Office Location Level 30 Bourke Place 600 Bourke Street Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia

Miranda Cawse Phone: 9603 3555 Email: miranda.cawse@hallandwilcox.com.au Major Practice Areas:

Highlights:

Hall & Willcox Pro-bono and

Number of partners

29 in Melbourne Number of lawyers:

Seasonal/Vacation Clerkships

Number of positions offered: 16–20 Applications open: Monday 18th July, 2011 Applications close: Friday 26th August, 2011 Application method: Interviews commence — Monday 19th September, 2011 See Hall & Willcox job page at : http://fsr.cvmail. com.au/hallandwilcox/main.cfm Commencement date of clerkship: Summer, 2011 and Winter, 2012 Graduate Traineeship:

Applications open: Monday 27th June, 2011 Applications close: Friday 29th July, 2011 Priority Offers: Wednesday 10th August to Friday 12th August General Offers: Monday 19th September, 2011 Commencement date of Traineeship: March 2012

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We are proud of our engagement with community based not-for-profit groups and charities and our pro bono practice. We recognise and embrace the community responsibilities that come with being members of the legal profession and a successful and respected firm. For our people, our involvement in the community in a meaningful way is personally and professionally enriching.

Yes

Seasonal Clerkship

Community Investment Program:

LIV Guidelines signatory

Your Application

Hall & Wilcox is recognised as a great place to work. In 2009, we were named by BRW as one of the BRW 50 Best Companies to Work for 2009. The award was based on a study measuring the level of trust in the workplace, the level of pride employees have in what they do and the level of camaraderie in the workplace.

We provide an excellent career path for our Service Clerks with opportunities to move into a role as a Legal Assistant following an initial period in the mailroom. Legal Assistant roles are based in our expertise and industry areas providing administrative and legal support directly to Lawyers and Partners.

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Accident compensation litigation, Banking and Finance; commercial dispute resolution; competition and consumer law; corporate and commercial law; employment law; environment and sustainability; financial services law; insurance law; intellectual property law; private clients; property, planning and construction; superannuation and taxation law.

Paralegal/Work Experience

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HR Contact:

95 in Melbourne Quick References

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HARRIS LIEBERMAN BOYD Office Locations

2/497 Smollett St, Albury NSW 2640

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7 Thomas Mitchell Drv Wodonga VIC, 3690 Contact:

Phone: 02 6051 0000 Email: enquiries@harrislieberman.com.au Major Practice Areas:

Mediation Services, Barristers and Conveyancers

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Paralegal/Work Experience

TBA LIV Guidelines signatory

Yes Graduate Traineeship:

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HAYES & ASSOCIATES Office Location

352 Nepean Highway Frankston VIC 3199

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Contact:

Mr Roger Hayes Phone: 03 9783 7777 Email: office@hayesassociates.com.au Major Practice Areas

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Commercial law, Criminal law, Family law, De-Facto Relationships, Parenting issues, Litigation, Personal Injury, Personal Injury — Medical Negligence, Personal Injury — Product Liability, Local Governmentt planning and environment, Property law, Wills-probate Law Paralegal/Work Experience

TBA Your Application

LIV Guidelines signatory

Yes Seasonal Clerkship

Enquire directly via email Graduate Traineeship

Enquire directly via email Seasonal Clerkship Choosing Your Path Quick References

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HOLDING REDLICH Office Locations

Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane

Getting the Edge

Creating Your Experiences

HR Contact:

Jane O’Keeffe Senior Human Resources Officer Phone: 03 9321 9999 Helen Ayres

Seasonal/Vacation Clerkships

National Human Resource Manager

Number of positions offered: Up to 12

Email: clerkships@holdingredlich.com.au

Length of clerkship: Summer clerks in our Melbourne office experience 2 weeks within a practice group and in Sydney and Brisbane, 2 x monthly rotations are offered

Major Practice Areas

Corporate & Commercial, Property & Projects, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Personal Injury, Superannuation & Funds Management, Employment & Industrial Relations, Family Law

Your Application

Holding Redlich has long been a leader in enlightened equal opportunity work practices, and the firm is formally recognised as an Employer of Choice for Women by the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA).

Seasonal Clerkship

Highlights:

Holding Redlich has a strong commitment to pro bono work. We have relationships with the Public Interest Law Clearing Houses in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, the Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre, the Arts Law Centre and a number of community legal centres from which we accept referrals for pro bono assistance for individuals and not-for-profit community organisations.

Number of rotations: 2 Applications close: 1 August 2011 Application method: Send a covering letter, brief CV and a copy of your academic transcript to clerkships@holdingredlich.com.au Commencement date of clerkship: Summer 2011 Graduate Traineeship:

Our law graduates are also assigned a buddy who will help them support them into our firm, assist them in meeting colleagues and to help them cope with the uncertainties of the first few months in their new career. Applications close: 1 July 2011.

Number of partners

Choosing Your Path

24 in Melbourne, 53 Nation-wide Number of lawyers

48 in Melbourne, 105 Nation-wide Paralegal/Work Experience

Yes

Quick References

LIV Guidelines signatory

Yes

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HOLT AND MACDONALD Office Location

1 Ringwood Street Ringwood (cnr Seymour Street)

Creating Your Experiences

HR Contact:

Phone: 9871 9300 Email: enquiries@holtmac.com.au Major Practice Areas:

Getting the Edge

Defacto and Family Law Wills and Estates, Powers of Attorney & Enduring Powers of Guardianship, Trusts, Conveyancing, Property Law, Retirement Village purchases and leases, Commercial Leases, Mortgages of Real Estate, Small Business purchases and sales, Subdivisions and Property Development Advice, Civil Litigation, Commercial Law, Franchising. Highlights:

Your Application

Holt & Macdonald is one of the leading Eastern Suburbs legal firms and has been in Ringwood since 1957. It incorporates the firms of Smith Ryan & Co of Wantirna South and R H Ballard & Co of Mitcham. Our emphasis is on providing personal service to both individuals and business entities. Number of Partners

2 Seasonal Clerkship

Number of lawyers

2 Paralegal/Work Experience

TBA LIV Guidelines signatory

Yes Choosing Your Path

Seasonal/Vacation Clerkships/ Graduate Programs:

Application method: Enquire directly via email Applications close: See Website — www.holtmac.com.au/

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HERBERT GEER Office Locations

Melbourne Level 20, 385 Bourke Street

Creating Your Experiences

Sydney Level 12, 77 King Street Brisbane Level 10, 175 Eagle Street HR Contact:

Kathryn Bonning HR Consultant

Number of partners

Contact phone number

47

Quick References

Choosing Your Path

Seasonal Clerkship

Your Application

Getting the Edge

(03) 9641 8905

Number of lawyers

Contact email address

151 Nationally

careers@herbertgeer.com.au

91 Melbourne

Major Practice Areas

LIV Guidelines signatory

Corporate, Banking and Finance, Property Services, Projects and Construction, IP, Technology and Entertainment, Planning, Government, Infrastructure and Environment, Employment, Workplace Relations and Safety, Workplace and Insurance Services, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Superannuation, Tax.

Yes

Highlights

Applications open: Monday 1 August 2011

At Herbert Geer, our aim is to put YOU at the centre of everything we do. We will support YOU with a dedicated supervising partner and mentor. We do our best to make sure YOU are exposed to a wide variety of work.

Applications close: Wednesday 31 August 2011

Clerkships

Number of positions offered: 12-14 Length of clerkship: 4 weeks Number of rotations: 1

Application method: www.cvmail.com.au and www.herbertgeer.com.au Commencement date of clerkship: 28 November 2011

We will offer YOU a range of benefits including subsidised gym memberships, monthly massages and our NOTLAW program. We will provide YOU with an in-house CLE program to help YOU learn. We will give YOU the opportunity to become involved in our community/pro bono work. To ensure YOU have a rewarding experience as a Graduate or Seasonal Clerk, YOU will be given a variety of real hands-on work which could include: observing/shadowing (meetings, conferences,mediations, court appearances), researching, drafting, practical file work, attending in-house seminars for professional development, attending settlements, document management/ due diligence, attending Leo Cussen (Melbourne) or attending College of Law (Sydney/Brisbane).

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HUNT AND HUNT Office Location

Melbourne, Sydney, North Ryde, Adelaide and Shanghai. Affiliate offices in Hobart, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth.

Creating Your Experiences

HR Contact:

Marnie Harper Position: Office Manager Email: mharper@hunthunt.com.au

Number of lawyers

12 in Melbourne office, 41 Nationally Telephone: 03 8602 9200 Office Contact

MELBOURNE VIC 3000 Website: www.hunthunt.com.au Telephone: 03 8602 9200 Facsimile: 03 8602 9299

Number of positions offered: 8, 4 in Summer and 4 in Winter Length of clerkship: 3 Weeks Number of rotations: 1 Applications: Please refer to our website for full details Application method: mharper@hunthunt.com.au

Seasonal Clerkship

Asset & Succession Planning, Banking & Finance, Corporate & Commercial, Customs Trade & Transport, Dust Diseases, Employment & Workplace Relations, Environment & Planning, Infrastructure & Projects, Insolvency & Debt Recovery, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Internet & Digital Technologies, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Migration, Occupational Health & Safety, Property, Taxation. Wills & Estates, Workers Compensation.

Seasonal/Vacation Clerkships

Your Application

Major Practice Areas:

Yes Getting the Edge

Level 26, 385 Bourke Street

LIV Guidelines signatory

Highlights

Choosing Your Path

Our employees tend to be extended opportunities early in their careers, and are included openly in client facing activities. Though our workforce is populated with brilliance, it is free from ego and arrogance. We celebrate diversity. In fact, we seldom overlook an opportunity to celebrate anything wonderful that happens to our firm or the people within it. We do more than listen to our employees — we actively seek their input, perspective and ideas. We offer our lawyers some of the best hands-on training and career development of any law firm in Australia.

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HWL EBSWORTH Office Locations

Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Norwest, Sydney

Creating Your Experiences

HR Contact

Zoe Holland, Human Resources Advisor Major Practice Areas:

Banking & Financial Services Supervised Workplace Traineeship

Building & Construction

2012

Commercial Insurance

Getting the Edge

Litigation Planning, Environment & Government Property Transport Workplace Relations & Safety

Seasonal Clerkship

Your Application

Highlights

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers is a national commercial law firm offering clients expert legal advice through core practice groups. Our focus is providing our clients with access to our greatest resources — our people. We have built industry groups that provide a combination of sound industry insight and technical expertise to deliver commercially astute business solutions based on our clients’ needs. We have a thorough understanding of our clients industries and their business goals which enables us to deliver legal results that enhance their commercial performance.

Choosing Your Path

Pro-bono

124 Number of legal staff

Quick References

251 LIV Signatories

At the commencement of the Supervised Workplace Traineeship, Trainees will receive a comprehensive induction and are aligned to a ‘Supervisor’ who is a Partner of the firm. They will act as a mentor throughout the program, offering advice and coaching, identifying potential areas of development and facilitating professional growth. Trainees will also have the opportunity to interact directly with clients under the supervision of their Partners and begin to establish their professional network. Throughout the program, Trainees will receive both formal and informal constructive feedback from Partners and Solicitors. At the completion of each rotation they will be provided with feedback in relation to the work undertaken whilst working in the aligned Practice Group. Applications Open: 4 July 2011 Applications Close: 5 August 2011

HWL Ebsworth are members of PILCH and work on a variety of pro bono related matters each year. Number of Partners

Trainees will undertake rotations in different practice areas and will complete components of their mandatory Supervised Workplace Training through both accredited Practical Legal Training providers and the Law Institute of Victoria.

Application via: Applications are strictly via our online application form available on our website http://www.hwlebsworth.com.au/driver. asp?page=main/careers/graduate+centre Length of Traineeship: 12 months — commencing in March 2012 Positions offered: Nine Contact: trainees@hwlebsworth.com.au

Yes

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KENNA TEASEDALE Office Location

4th Floor, 114 William Street Melbourne 3000

Creating Your Experiences

Contact:

Mr George Coleman Practice Manager Number of partners

Email: george.coleman@kennateasdale.com.au

4

Major Practice Areas:

Number of lawyers

Family Lawyers, Divorce, Maintenance, Pre-Nuptial Agreement, Business sales, purchases & leasing, VCAT — Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Corporate Lawyers — Civil & Commercial Disputes Litigation, Wills, Deceased Estates, Probate & Powers of Attorney, Criminal Offences — Defence, Employment Disputes & Unfair Dismissal, Personal Injury Claims, Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment, Debt Collection and Insolvency, VOCAT, Property Conveyancing- Sales and Purchases, Coroners Inquests.

25 Paralegal/Work Experience

Yes LIV Guidelines signatory

Yes Seasonal/Vacation Clerkship/ Graduate Traineeships:

See website http://www.kennateasdale.com.au Enquire about positions directly via email: george.coleman@kennateasdale.com.au

Seasonal Clerkship

Tony Kenna and Warwick Teasdale developed strong litigation practices over the years, in family law, civil and criminal matters. Both have developed top-line reputations as lawyers through their contribution to professional bodies and continuing legal education. Kenna Teasdale Lawyers is a leading Melbourne CBD law firm — acknowledged for its expertise and strong client focus. Our ongoing objective is to provide a personal and comprehensive legal service of the highest standard at reasonable cost, to individuals, organisations and companies.

Your Application

Highlights:

Getting the Edge

Phone: +61 3 9670 5991

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KEVIN DAVINE & SONS Office Locations

Waragul

Your Application

Getting the Edge

Creating Your Experiences

Contact

Paul Davine Email: paul.m.davine@bigpond.com Phone: (03) 56236302 Major Practice Areas

Family Law , De Facto Property Disputes, Business and Commercial Law & Litigation, Wills, Power of Attorneys, Deceased Estates: Administration, Claims and Disputes, Property Sales and Purchases, Mediation. Highlights

In accordance with the beliefs held by the firm, a team of highly qualified and experienced solicitors has been assembled with an aptitude for assisting Victoria with managing their affairs — from important family decisions to life’s bigger choices, such as buying or selling property. We value every client and strive on professionalism, knowledge and innovation to provide you with top quality legal expertise. Headcount

Seasonal Clerkship

Carefully selected team of solicitors headed by Paul Davine. Graduate positions

See website www.davinelaw.com.au for employment updates,

Quick References

Choosing Your Path

Email CV to paul.m.davine@bigpond.com

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LOGIE-SMITH LANYON Office Location

Level 13, 575 Bourke Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Creating Your Experiences

Contact:

Nick Lucas General Manager, Phone: +61 3 9620 0700 Email: nlucas@logielaw.com. Major Practice Areas:

Graduate Programs:

Offers both Clerkships and Traineeships. See website http://www.logie.com/careers and Apply via email to nlucas@logielaw.com

Getting the Edge

Commercial & Corporate, Property & Construction, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Employment & Industrial Relations, Hospitality & Gaming, Insolvency & Reconstruction, Taxation, Private Client Services.

Seasonal/Vacation Clerkships/

Highlights:

Your Application

We believe in actively and collaboratively working with clients and their consultants. By drawing on a client’s accumulated knowledge, experience and ideas, and applying our expertise and resources, we are able to deliver accurate, relevant and practical solutions. Number of partners

7 Seasonal Clerkship

Number of lawyers

8 Paralegal/Work Experience

TBA LIV Guidelines signatory

Yes Choosing Your Path Quick References

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MACKINNON JACOBS HORTON & IRVING PTY LTD Office Locations

HR Contact:

Louise Evans Contact Email: info@mjhi.com.au Contact Phone: +61 1300 424 452 Major Practice Areas

Business Law, Family Law, Litigation, Mediation, Power of Attorney, Property Law, Wills and Estates Highlights

Our client base continues to grow, and includes credit unions, commercial enterprises, family business and individuals. The firm is well placed to offer personalised attention to a wide range of legal concerns, and is well placed geographically, with the strategic positioning of its three offices. Headcount

MJHI is a team of approximately 30, including the directors, a consultant, a practice manager, an associate, employee solicitors, law clerks and support staff.

Quick References

Choosing Your Path

Seasonal Clerkship

Your Application

Getting the Edge

Creating Your Experiences

Melbourne, Boronia, Rowville

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MACPHERSON KELLY Office Locations

Melbourne, Dandenong (Melbourne’s industrial and commercial south east district), Sydney, Hobart and Brisbane.

Creating Your Experiences

HR Contact:

Fiona Li Donni Contact Phone No. : (03) 9794 2665 Contact Email : fiona.lidonni@mk.com.au Major Practice Areas

Getting the Edge

business contracts and advice, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reconstruction and insolvency, employment and industrial relations, family law, intellectual property and trade, litigation /dispute resolution, property and construction, tax and superannuation, transport and commodities, wills and estate planning.

Your Application

Highlights:

Seasonal Clerkship

From our lawyers you can expect a focus on your outcome, plain language, an open discussion about fees, prompt turnaround and direct accessibility. M+K’s international capabilities are strengthened through its strategic affiliation with Multilaw. Multilaw is a global association of over 70 member law firms, giving you access to lawyers in the UK, Europe, Asia, USA and the subcontinent. Headcount

315 people with 54 Principals and 145 Lawyers in total. Seasonals/ Graduate Program:

Choosing Your Path

Submit Cover letter, CV and a copy of your academic transcript by the application deadline of 30 July, 2011. Successful applicants will be contacted by phone to arrange an interview. Interviews commence Monday 22 August, 2011.

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MADDOCKS Office Locations

Melbourne 140 William Street Melbourne, Vic 3000 Sydney Angel Place, 123 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000 HR Contact:

Number of partners:

Sally McCarthy, Graduate Co-ordinator — People & Culture (Melbourne)

55 (Melb & Syd)

Lyn Woods, Consultant — People & Culture (Sydney)

Seasonal Clerkship Choosing Your Path

241 including partners. (173 Melb & 68 Syd)

Phone: (03) 9288 0555

Paralegal/ Work Experience

Email: sally.mccarthy@maddocks.com.au

Yes

Major Practice Areas:

LIV Guidelines signatory

Employment, Safety & People, Planning and Governance, State Government, Property, Construction and Development, Commercial Disputes, Tax Controversy and Commercial (including tax, insolvency, private client services, M&A, banking and finance, superannuation, IPT, and health).

Yes

We take pro bono very seriously at Maddocks. We recognise that the community includes organisations and individuals working for the public good but who have limited resources available to improve and protect their work. We are committed to supporting these organisations and individuals in matters of public interest by providing our legal services on a pro bono basis. We assist clients with respect to corporate governance, commercial, tax and structuring advice, DGR applications, industrial relations, FOI as well as contract, property and estate disputes. We also advise pro bono clients on complex and sensitive complaints and decision review processes. Maddocks is an active member of PILCH, and other organisations supported by our pro bono scheme include the Mental Health Legal Centre, Kids Under Cover and the Victorian Women’s Housing Association.

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Melbourne: 3 intakes Sydney: 2 intakes Number of positions offered: 24-30 Length of clerkship: 4 weeks

Pro Bono

Quick References

Number of lawyers:

Number of rotations: 2 rotations, of 2 weeks each Dates applications open: 20 June 2011 Dates applications close: 31 July 2011 Application method: via www.cvmail.com.au Commencement date of clerkship: First intake November December 2011

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MADDENS Office Locations

Unit 708 Victoria Point

Docklands Victoria 3008 Also: Colac, Warrnambool HR Contact:

Norman Shaw

Number of partners

General Manager

6

Phone: (03) 5560 2000

Number of lawyers

Email: nhs@maddenslawyers.com.au

15

Major Practice Areas:

Paralegal/Work Experience

Personal Injury Compensation, Family Law, Will Challenges, Commercial Disputes, Business Commercial Law, Property - Conveyancing, Wills Estate Planning Industrial Law - Employment Law, General Legal Issues, Maddens Conveyancing and 2009 Bushfire Compensation.

TBA

Highlights:

Maddens Lawyers’ team of qualified and Accredited Solicitors offer the highest standard legal advice, that is clear and concise. As one of the Western District’s largest law firms, Maddens Lawyers have successfully conducted thousands of personal injury and damages cases.

LIV Guidelines signatory

Yes Seasonal/Vacation Clerkships/ Graduate Programs

Yes, See website http://www.maddenslawyers. com.au and Enquire directly via email to HR: nhs@maddenslawyers.com.au

Quick References

Choosing Your Path

Seasonal Clerkship

Your Application

Getting the Edge

Creating Your Experiences

100 Harbour Esplanade

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MALLESONS STEPHEN JAQUES Office Locations

Level 50, Bourke Place, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Creating Your Experiences

Also: Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai HR Contact:

Emma Hunter Graduate Resourcing Consultant Ph: +61 3 9643 5189 Email: emma.hunter@mallesons.com

clients’ businesses and take pride in delivering first-class legal expertise.

Number of Partners

Corporate / M&A

Across Firm: 185

Employment Law & Industrial Relations

In Melbourne: 49

Energy, Resources & Projects

Number of Solicitors

Funds

Across Firm: approx 900

Government & Public

In Melbourne: approx 250

Insurance

LIV Signatories

Intellectual Property

Yes

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Paralegal Work

Private Equity

Enquire via email

Professional Services

Seasonal Clerkships:

Real Estate, Construction & Environment

You’ll be allocated a supervisor in a practice group . As part of the partner’s team, you’ll work closely with the senior associates and solicitors in that team, and others in the practice group. It’s a hands on role, so you’ll not just be watching from the sidelines

Banking

Technology, Media & Telecommunications Human Rights

Highlights:

One of our key objectives is to harness the legal skills and experience of our people to benefit

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Quick References

the broader community and our clients. Our clerks and graduates have performed well at university and have a passion for commercial law in Australia and Asia. They enjoy the opportunity to step outside their comfort zone while learning new skills through a diversity of work, they want to work with people who are passionate about

Choosing Your Path

Pro Bono

Seasonal Clerkship

Taxation, Superannuation & Pensions

Your Application

Competition / Antitrust

Major Practice Areas:

Getting the Edge

Capital Markets

We believe that giving pro bono advice to the disadvantaged is part of fulfilling our professional responsibility. We value this contribution by our lawyers and treat the time they spend on pro bono work as equal to billable work.

Applications Close: 24 July 2011 Offers Made: 10 August 2011

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Seasonal Clerkship

Your Application

Getting the Edge

Creating Your Experiences

START WITH A BIG* FIRM

Quick References

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www.mallesons.com/careers/

who we are? what we do? what it’s like to work in a LEADINGCOMMERCIALLAWÚRM

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MARTIN IRWIN & RICHARDS Office Locations

The firm’s main office is in Mildura but the firm also undertakes work in Swan Hill, Robinvale, Balranald, Ouyen and Wentworth.

Creating Your Experiences

Contact Phone

(03) 50 211 100, Contact Email

enquiries@mirlawyers.com.au Major Practice Areas

Getting the Edge

Family law, criminal law, commercial law, property sales and purchases in Victoria and New South Wales, employment law, unfair dismissals, victims of crime, civil litigation, wills and probate law, local government law, and Children’s Court matters in North-Western Victoria and South-Western New South Wales. Highlights

Your Application

Martin Irwin & Richards prides itself on its dedication to the practice of the law as an honourable profession providing the best available legal services to all its clients regardless of social or economic background. Headcount

6 experienced Solicitors Seasonal Clerkship Choosing Your Path Quick References

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MAURICE BLACKBURN Office Location

Victoria head office: Level 10, 456 Lonsdale Street MELBOURNE VIC 3000 www.mauriceblackburn.com.au www.wefightforfair.com.au Telephone: 03 9605 2700 Facsimile: 03 9258 9620

What Extra-Curricular Benefits and

Number of Partners:

Activities Does The Firm Offer?

Firm Wide: 32 In Victoria: 22

Maurice Blackburn offers more than just a job and from this employees benefit from our unique culture.

Getting the Edge

Female: 13 Male: 9 Number of Solicitors:

We offer extensive staff benefits including:

Firm Wide: 162 In Victoria: 61

health and wellbeing initiatives such as gym memberships, lunchtime netball, information sessions and fruit each week;

Female: 38 Male: 23

Your Application

Location of Offices

Victoria: Melbourne CBD, Dandenong, Geelong, Reservoir, Ringwood, Sunshine, Frankston, Mildura, Traralgon and Wangaratta. Queensland: Brisbane CBD, Browns Plains, Cairns, Gold Coast, Maroochydore, Mackay, Rockhampton, Strathpine, Sunshine Coast and Townsville NSW/ACT: Sydney CBD, Canberra and Parramatta

Seasonal Clerkship

WA: Perth Prominent Areas of Practice

Workplace Injury, Medical Negligence, Road Accident Injuries, Asbestos, Employment and Industrial Laws, Public Liability, Superannuation and Insurance Claims, Commercial Litigation, Financial Services and Social Justice practice

Choosing Your Path

opportunity to participate in our Women’s Law Section Initiatives include mentoring programs for female secondary students and supporting women’s rights and refugee organizations; direct involvement in community programs; and genuine learning and development and career progression programs Number of Seasonal Clerk Positions?

Summer (2011): 12 Winter (2012): 12

What Distinguishes

Quick References

social activities including monthly drinks with the firm as a whole and weekly lunches with other lawyers;

the Firm From Others?

At Maurice Blackburn we are honest, fair and committed to social justice and the rights of ordinary working people. Our experienced, empathetic team understands the complex issues faced by people who are injured or who suffer losses due to the illegal or unethical behaviour of others. We are committed to achieving just results.

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What Does A Seasonal

Clerkship At Your Firm Involve?

Our program involves one rotation in a particular practice area, within our Melbourne or suburban offices. This experience enables seasonal clerks to become significantly involved and develop an in depth knowledge of the area of law. The program also includes seminars and information sessions, which allow you to develop an understanding of all practice areas of the firm. Seasonal Clerkship Applications

How to Apply and Important Dates: How to apply: Via our website www.mauriceblackburn. com.au Getting the Edge

Contact: Lauren Cations

Sound academic achievements in law;

Email: lcations@mauriceblackburn.com.au

Superior communication skills;

Send application to:

A demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people at all levels; and

Applications only accepted through our website www.mauriceblackburn.com.au

An empathy for diversity and social justice.

Application due date:

Seasonal Clerk — penultimate year

Position: HR Coordinator

Applications open Monday 25 July 2011 and close Friday 19 August 2011.

Trainee Lawyer — commencing final year

Your Application

A genuine interest in plaintiff law, including knowledge of our areas of practice;

Preferred Year-Level of Applicants:

Creating Your Experiences

Maurice Blackburn seeks to extend the scope of its public interest litigation to include human rights, climate change and the environment. Maurice Blackburn conducts public interest litigation on behalf of refugees, an unlawfully detained Australian resident, and persons with adverse security assessments. In appropriate cases, Maurice Blackburn provides legal services to organisations and individuals on a without charge or reduced charge basis. For example we ran, on a pro bono basis, a pay equity case for childcare workers, which resulted in significant pay increases for childcare workers.

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What is The Firm’s Pro Bono Policy?

Is The Firm a Signatory To The Liv Seasonal Clerkship Guidelines?

Seasonal Clerkship

Yes

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Introduction

MIDDLETONS Office Locations

Level 25 (South Tower) 525 Collins Street, Melbourne

Creating Your Experiences

Also: Sydney, Perth HR Contact:

Frances Ielo Human Resources Coordinator

Number of partners

Phone: 03 9205 2000

35 in Melbourne, 68 Nation-wide

Email: frances.ielo@middletons.com

Number of lawyers

Major Practice Areas:

103 in Melbourne, 200 Nation-wide Paralegal/Work Experience

Highlights:

Graduate Programs:

We attract high quality work, which provides you with the opportunity to work with some of Australia’s largest companies and market leaders. Our mix of clients and specialist practice areas gives our people career opportunities across the full spectrum of commercial law. Middletons is a truly friendly and energetic firm with a unique culture. We offer a wide range of social, sporting and networking activities. Our commitment to corporate social responsibility and pro bono work allows our people to give back to the wider community. Our longstanding relationship with Oxfam Australia gives our people the opportunity to bond with colleagues while competing in the Oxfam TRAILWALKER, or cheering them on as a volunteer at the Middletons check point.

Number of positions offered: 40

Getting the Edge

Banking and financial services, corporate and commercial, energy and resources, insurance, intellectual property, information technology and telecommunications, litigation, mergers and acquisitions/capital markets, projects and infrastructure, property and development and workplace relations.

Yes LIV Guidelines signatory

Yes Seasonal/Vacation Clerkships/

Your Application

Number of rotations: 3 Applications open: Monday July 18 2011 Applications close: Friday August 19 2011

Seasonal Clerkship

Application method: See website www.middletons.com.au/careers/ Email careers@middletons.com or frances.ielo@middletons.com for more information.

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MINTER ELLISON Office Locations

Adelaide, Beijing, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Auckland, Wellington, as well as London, Hong Kong, and Shanghai Rialto Towers 525 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000 What extra-curricular

Website: www.minterellison.com

benefits do we offer?

Telephone: (03) 8608 2000

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for all Minter Ellison employees which includes:

Getting the Edge

Facsimile: (03) 8608 1000 Size of our Firm

Free Gym Access

More than 1,100 qualified lawyers (including partners)

Discounted Corporate Health Insurance

Number of Seasonal Clerk Positions:

Quick References

Choosing Your Path

Seasonal Clerkship

Your Application

Summer 2011: 25 Dates: 28 November – 16 December 2011

Subsidised Corporate Massage Free Influenza Vaccination Clinic Free Health, Well Being & Lifestyle Sessions

Winter 2012: 25 Dates: 25 June – 13 July 2012

Free Employee Assistance Program

Please note these numbers are approximate and subject to change. Prominent Areas of Practice:

Our main areas of legal practice nationally include Commercial and Regulatory, Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Environment & Planning, Finance, Government, Human Resources & Industrial Relations, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Investment & Financial Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate, Resources & Energy, Tax, Technology & Communications, Tourism & Leisure. What distinguishes

our firm from others?

Like other top Australian law firms, we’re big, we run an international practice and we work on headline deals for iconic corporate clients. Yet not all law firms are the same. Clients tell us that we differ from our competitors because our lawyers are very easy to work with.* That’s because the importance of client relationships underpins everything we do. * Legal Beacon Report™ (Beaton Consulting) 104

Staff Salary Continuance Plan

Fitness Club Sporting teams Monthly firm drinks Casual Fridays Our pro bono policy

Minter Ellison has a long tradition of being involved in pro bono and community investment activities. We have a number of well established projects in each of our offices including undertaking pro bono work referred to the firm, secondments to the Public Interest Law Clearing House (‘PILCH’) and other community organisations, providing in-kind assistance to not-for-profit and community groups, charitable donations/sponsorship and community directorships. In the Melbourne office, we participate in the Homeless Persons Legal Clinic which is a project run in conjunction with PILCH and a number of other law firms. Each week our lawyers attend legal clinics at two community locations to provide legal advice and assistance to homeless people who would otherwise not have access to such services.

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Some of the important attributes we look for in clerks are initiative, and superior technical achievement, they’re also full of energy and enjoy being part of the team

Yes, priority offers are made to our past clerks on the day designated by the LIV. Clerks are not required to submit a new application to be considered for a graduate position. Our graduate offer decision is based on your performance during the clerkship program as well as your original clerkship interview.

Excellence We want people who strive to be the best, pursue outstanding outcomes, and are passionate about a career in commercial law. Commercial awareness Although this comes with experience and time, we’re interested in people who are commercially savvy, know how a business works and are interested in business generally.

We look for people with ideas and energy, who share our values and work well as part of a team. Initiative We value proactive, engaging and resourceful people. We encourage critical thinking, decisiveness and ingenuity.

Apply early! Applications are reviewed sequentially from when we receive them. Get out and speak to as many of our employees as you can, it’s a great way to learn more about our firm. Look out for us on campus!

Carefully review all your documents for spelling, grammatical or punctuation errors. Attention to detail is very important.

Preferred year-level of applicants:

Our clerkship program is aimed at penultimate and final year students.

The emphasis of the clerkship is on ensuring you are integrated into the team and receive a variety of legal work. Our program also incorporates an active social calendar so you have fun and get to know the firm’s graduates, lawyers and partners in a more informal environment. At the end of the program you will receive valuable feedback that will no doubt be very useful in your future career and other clerkships. Graduate recruitment at Minter Ellison is a twoway process. Our Vacation Clerkship is important, because in our view, there is no better way for you to make a decision about your future here than to spend three weeks with us. Equally, there is no better way for us to get to know you. Applications

How to apply: Choosing Your Path

Your cover letter is our first glimpse of you. Make a powerful first impression. It pays to put some effort into producing an engaging letter.

You will be allocated a supervisor for daily support, who will help you manage your workload, and a ‘buddy’ for extra insight and advice.

Online at www.minterellison.com/careers Contact: Liz Atchison National Graduate Senior Consultant Email: liz.atchison@minterellison.com

seasonal clerkship guidelines?

Send application to: All applications are submitted online, emailed applications are not considered.

Yes

Applications: 15 July – 14 August 2011 Interviews commence: 5 September 2011

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Add personality to your application! Tell us about your interests outside university and the law.

Our vacation clerkships offer you real life work experience, a comprehensive orientation program and learning on the job to help you to build your legal skills. You will work closely with partners and lawyers on active matters.

Your Application

Advice for applicants:

During your summer clerkship you will be placed in one practice group for the three week program. You will complete an induction program before settling into your group.

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Team fit

Our Seasonal Clerkships

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Priority offers

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YOUR PASSION YOUR CAREER OUR FIRM Our vacation clerkships open a window

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on what it’s like to be a lawyer in a large commercial law firm. Interested? Find out more at www.minterellison.com/careers

ADELAIDE AUCKLAND BEIJING BRISBANE CANBERRA DARWIN GOLD COAST HONG KONG LONDON MELBOURNE PERTH SHANGHAI SYDNEY WELLINGTON

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SYD10 0313

or contact liz.atchison@minterellison.com

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NORTON ROSE Office Locations

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We have 38 offices in 25 different countries across Europe, The Americas, Africa, The Middle East and Asia. In Australia we have offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Perth and Brisbane. HR Contact:

Jane Edgar Contact phone number

+61 [03] 8686 6085 Contact email address

Major Practice Areas:

APAC Graduate Programme

122 in Melbourne, 404 in Australia, 1281 globally Paralegal/Work Experience

Yes LIV Guidelines signatory

Yes Seasonal/Vacation Clerkships:

Number of positions offered: 15 over summer. Length of clerkship: Our summer clerkship runs for 10 weeks commencing in December 2011. The programme is designed to give you the best opportunity to experience life at Norton Rose. Number of rotations: Clerks have a choice of completing 1 or 2 rotations over summer. Applications open: 27 June 2011 Applications close: 29 July 2011 Application method: Via www.nortonrose.com Commencement date of clerkship: Early December 2011.

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Pro Bono Programs/ Community Work:

Quick References

Norton Rose Australia has a long-term commitment to providing pro bono assistance to a range of national and local organisations in need of legal services. We also second lawyers into organisations who provide pro bono services, and are members of pro bono associations.

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The graduate programme at Norton Rose runs for 24 mths and is designed to provide you with the necessary skills and experience for a successful legal career. As part of the programmes graduates have the opportunity in their second year to rotate into one of Asia Pacific offices for a period of four months. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop networks, learn about different cultures and experience what it is like to work in a true global firm.

Number of Solicitors

Your Application

Anti-Money Laundering, Banking & Finance, Climate change, Competition & Consumer, Construction & engineering, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy, Environment Planning, Financial & Investment Services, Government Australia, Restructuring, Insolvency, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Occupational Health, Safety & Security, Private Equity, Real Estate, Resources, Taxation, Technology & Media, Telecommunications, Transport & Logistics.

41 in Melbourne, 143 in Australia, 440 globally

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jane.edgar@nortonrose.com

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POINTON PARTNERS Office Location

2/640 Bourke St, Melbourne Vic 3000

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HR Contact

Melissa Cockram, Office Manager Contact phone number

03 9642 8668 Contact email address

Seasonal/Vacation Clerkships

mc@pointonpartners.com.au

We offer clerkships in Nov & Jan of each year, and the occasional vacation clerkships.

Your Application

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Major Practice Areas

Number of positions offered: 1 – 2 per year

Commercial law, Taxation, Litigation, IP, Employment Law, Commercial Property, Personal & IT

Length of clerkship: 1 month

Highlights

Our firm offers a unique opportunity for Traineeships, in that they will receive experience in all areas of Commercial law, be included in client meetings, handle files under the Partners/ lawyers in charge and are included in presenting and writing articles for newsletters & seminars. Number of partners

3 Number of lawyers

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RUSSELL KENNEDY Office Locations

HR Contact:

Major Practice Areas:

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60 Paralegal/Work Experience

Seasonal Clerks will be considered for paralegal positions as they arise. LIV Guidelines signatory: Yes Seasonal/Vacation Clerkships

Number of positions offered: 30 positions in total (20 positions in summer 2011/12 and 10 positions in winter 2012) Length of clerkship: Summer intakes: 4 weeks; Winter intake: 3 weeks Number of rotations: Seasonal Clerks are allocated to one practice group for the duration of the clerkship but have the opportunity to be exposed to all practice groups. Applications open: Monday 20 June 2011 Applications close: Friday 29 July 2011 Application method: Candidates must apply online via our website www.rk.com.au Commencement date of clerkship: Summer 2011/ 12: 21 November – 16 December, 2011 16 January – 10 February, 2012 Winter 2012: 2 July – 20 July, 2012

Quick References

Pro Bono work has been a hallmark of Russell Kennedy’s culture and ethos. Principals, Senior Associates and Solicitors are encouraged to provide pro bono legal services to a range of organisations.

Number of lawyers

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Russell Kennedy is a prominent and highly respected Melbourne mid-tier commercial law firm with a culture that distinguishes us from other law firms. We operate in a friendly environment and we genuinely encourage a work/life balance. Our client list is impressive and talented lawyers are attracted to our firm because they can practice in a specialised area of their choice. The size of our firm also ensures that all staff have a large amount of contact with each other and with our clients.

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Number of partners

Your Application

We offer our clients a wide range of expertise, with access to specialist practitioners in every department. Areas of expertise include: Banking and Finance; Building and Construction; Commercial Litigation; Corporate and Commercial Law; E-commerce; Employment and Workplace Relations; Equal Opportunity and Discrimination; Government and Administrative Law; Health and Aged Care; Immigration Law; Information Technology; Insolvency; Insurance; Intellectual Property ; International Trade; Leasing; Planning, Environment and Local Government; Privacy; Private Client Services; Property and Development; Taxation, Duties and Grants; Telecommunications; Transport and Logistics; Water Law; Wills and Estate Planning.

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Angelika Wyrwa, Learning and Development / Graduate Recruitment Officer Phone: 03 9609 1555 Email: humanresources@rk.com.au

The firm also offers the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities, such as: lunchtime sports, health and wellbeing seminars, and participation in sporting events such as the BRW Triathlon, Ride Around the Bay and LIV Fun Run. Some other activities include: end of month drinks, midyear function, Christmas party, Christmas Eve lunch).

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Melbourne’s CBD. Russell Kennedy is the founding member of the Kennedy Strang Legal Group, an affiliation of independent state-based firms formed to service the needs of our national and local clients. Other members of the Kennedy Strang Legal Group include: Kemp Strang — Sydney, Thynne Macartney — Brisbane & Lynch Meyer — Adelaide

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RYAN CARLISLE THOMAS Office Locations

CBD Melbourne (Little Lonsdale Street and Leicester Street), Dandenong, Ararat, Ballarat, Bayswater, Castlemaine, Colac, Cranbourne, Epping, Frankston, Geelong, Hamilton, Horsham, Melton, Pakenham, Portland, Warrnambool, Werribee, Wonthaggi HR Contact

Number of partners

Allison Fox

9

Contact phone number

Number of lawyers

30

Contact email address:

Paralegal/Work Experience

afox@rct-law.com.au

Yes

Major Practice Areas

Personal Injuries (WorkCover, TAC), Institutional abuse claims, Employment, industrial and antidiscrimination law, Family Law, Wills and Probate, Superannuation Highlights

Ryan Carlisle Thomas maintains a strong commitment to pro bono work, which is undertaken by all legal practitioners in the firm as part of their practice. The firm has been recognised for its’ pro bono policy with a PILCH Pro Bono Award. Ryan Carlisle Thomas provides a friendly and highly flexible working environment. Under the close guidance of experienced supervisors, trainees will engage in varied and challenging work in a range of practice areas.

LIV Guidelines signatory

Yes Seasonal/Vacation Clerkships

Number of positions offered: Summer: 3-5 Winter 3-5 Length of clerkship: 2 weeks Applications open: 20 August, 2011 Applications close: 3 September, 2011 Application method: Email letter of application, CV and academic results Commencement date of clerkship: Dates to be confirmed

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Your Application

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(03) 9238 7878

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SLATER & GORDON LAWYERS Office Locations

485 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Also Ballarat, Dandenong, Footscray,

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Frankston, Geelong, Morwell, Preston, Reservoir, Ringwood, Sunshine, Wangaratta. Offices also in WA, TAS, NSW, ACT, QLD Seasonal/Vacation Clerkships:

Phone: 03 9602 6888

Number of positions offered: 5 -10

Email: Enquiry form - http://www.slatergordon. com.au/contact-us/ OR: seasonalclerks@slatergordon.com.au

Commencement date of clerkship: Summer 2011: November / December / January Winter: June / July

graduatevic@slatergordon.com.au

Apply to: seasonalclerks@slatergordon.com.au

Major Practice Areas

Graduate Programs:

Personal Injury, Private Clients, Family, Commercial & Project Litigation

Each graduate is allocated to a practice area for the full duration of the Graduate Program. The College of Law (COL) is our national provider for the Practical Legal Training Course.

Highlights:

Number of partners

Applications open: 9am – Monday 25th July 2011 Applications close: 5pm – Friday 19th August 2011 Application method: Apply to: graduatevic@ slatergordon.com.au

Your Application

We have a “no win no fee” policy with all cases that are taken on and we pride ourselves with the pro bono and volunteer work that we contribute to the community.

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Contact:

23 in Melbourne, 65 Nation-wide Seasonal Clerkship

Number of lawyers

400 Nation-wide Paralegal/Work Experience: Yes LIV Guidelines signatory: Yes

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THOMSONS LAWYERS Office Locations:

Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane

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HR Contact:

Jemima Grieve, HR Coordinator Contact phone number: [03] 8080 3616 Contact email address: jgrieve@thomsonslawyers. com.au Major Practice Areas

Seasonal Clerkship

Your Application

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Dispute Resolution, Corporate & Commercial, Banking & Finance, Property & Development.

Seasonal/Vacation Clerkships:

Number of positions offered: 10 in Melbourne (2 x 5) Length of clerkship: Approximately 1 month

Highlights:

Number of rotations: 1

Thomsons Lawyers has reinforced its status as one of Australia’s fastest growing law firms, with the announcement it will be further expanding its national presence.

Applications open: 20 June 2011

Chief Executive Partner Adrian Tembel has announced Thomsons will be establishing a full service office in Brisbane, in line with the firm’s national growth strategy. Also, Thomsons Lawyers has long been committed to the principle of pro bono for the public good. We encourage our people to contribute their time to provide quality legal services to individuals or organisations with a genuine inability to pay and who represent a worthwhile cause. We approach pro bono matters with the same degree of respect and diligence as fee-generating legal services.

Applications close: 29 July 2011 Application method: Via www.cvmail.com.au or the ‘current vacancies’ page during application period. Commencement date of clerkship: 28 November – 23 December 2011 23 January 2012 – 18 February 2012

Number of partners

57 (13 in Melbourne)

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Number of lawyers

190 Paralegal/Work Experience

Yes LIV Guidelines signatory

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TRESS COX LAWYERS Office Locations

Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney HR Contact

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Lisa Filetti Phone: 03 9602 9433 Email: hrmel@tresscox.com.au Major Practice Areas:

Building & Construction Corporate, Commercial, M&A

Number of partners

38 Number of lawyers

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Entertainment, Communications & Media

Paralegal/work experience

Estate Planning, Trusts & Estate Litigation Government Health Infrastructure Insurance

All vacancies are advertised on our website. We regularly hire paralegals. LIV Guidelines signatory

Yes Seasonal/Vacation Clerkships

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Number of positions offered: Approximately 4

Property & Planning

Length of clerkship: 4 weeks

Highlights

Dates applications open: 27 June 2011 Dates applications close: 31 July 2011 Application method: via website — Covering letter, CV and current Academic Transcript

Seasonal Clerkship

Commencement date of clerkship: 28 November 2011

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Our culture is simple. We have a positive, fun environment that aims to satisfy the individual’s career aspirations. We encourage our people to become an integral part of the team, while striving for personal and professional development. We offer a diverse range of practical training and technical resources to assist with career pathing, growth and development. We also understand that people need balance, so we stress the importance of workplace flexibility and lifestyle.

Number of rotations: 2

Your Application

Intellectual Property

Technology

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Employment & Industrial Relations

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Office Locations

Level 25, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne Vic 3000 Website: www.vgso.vic.gov.au Other office locations: Levels 33 and 39, 80 Collins Street, Melbourne Vic 3000 and Level 8, 637 Flinders Street, Docklands Vic 3005 Human Resources contact:

Dominique Picco, Human Resources Adviser Phone: + 61 3 8684 0444 Email: humanresources@vgso.vic.gov.au Practice Areas:

The VGSO provides strategic advice and practical legal solutions to the Victorian State Government and its statutory authorities. Our clients’ legal issues arise from their statutory responsibility to comply with and interpret government legislation and policy, protect the public interest and act as model litigants. The VGSO has over 220 staff, including over 100 lawyers, and operates as a unique law firm for Government. Our office is divided into five legal Branches; Administrative Law, Commercial and Property, Litigation, Victoria Police Centre, and Workplace Relations and Human Rights. Highlights

The role of a Trainee Lawyer with the VGSO is wonderfully diverse, constantly challenging and extremely interesting. As a Trainee Lawyer, you will gain exposure to various facets of the legal system, with three-month rotations through four of our five legal Branches.

The VGSO’s involvement in news-breaking matters relevant to every Victorian, including the Bushfires Royal Commission, constitutional issues, freedom of information work, native title and developing the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, allows each of our Trainee Lawyers to build a strong career path that is rewarding, thoughtprovoking and intellectually satisfying. We encourage all of our legal practitioners to participate in learning and development activities that will further enhance their skills and expertise. The VGSO’s Learning & Development Program is tailor-made for individual careers and allows for learning on the job through numerous hands on experiences such as: opportunities to attend courts and/or tribunals, draft complex advices, and hone research skills and become involved in major commercial agreements; practical involvement with specialised areas of law; and access to a range of expertise from our senior lawyers by participating in our Mentoring Program.

With the VGSO’s important role in providing authoritative advice and legal services to government, our Traineeship Program offers you a unique foundation for a rewarding career in both government and private practice.

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Traineeship

Application Requirements:

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The VGSO offers up to six positions. We are looking for Trainees Lawyers who are motivated, demonstrate initiative and good interpersonal skills, have strong academic results in a legal qualification, and lead balanced lives with varied interests. If you are interested in becoming a Trainee Lawyer with the VGSO and would like to submit an application please view our website for submission dates. Your application should include:

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a cover letter that details why you want to work at the VGSO and why you think you would be suited to being a government lawyer; a complete curriculum vitae, including details of your relevant work experience, community involvements, memberships and other interests; and a photocopy of your most recent academic transcript(s).

Your Application

Paralegal/Work Experience

From time to time the VGSO requires paralegal assistance. These roles are advertised through our website. Internship/Vacation Programmes

There are no internship/vacation programmes offered at the VGSO in 2011. Seasonal Clerkship

For further information about the VGSO, the 2012 Traineeship application process and dates, and to read about what our past and current Trainee Lawyers have to say, please visit www.vgso.vic.gov. au and select ‘Working at VGSO’.

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WAINRIGHT RYAN EID LAWYERS Office Location

Level 4, 530 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000

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HR Contact

Belinda Toto Phone: (03) 9009 5800 Email: btoto@wrelawyers.com.au Margaret Graham Phone: (03) 9009 5800 Emaill: mgraham@wrelawyers.com.au

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Major Practice Areas

Commercial, Business, Property, Franchising, Estate Law, Succession Planning, Building & Construction, Matrimonial. Highlights

Your Application

Small Boutique Practice — member of LIV probono scheme, wide variety of work and experience in all areas of the law. Number of lawyers

1 Principal, 4 employee lawyers Seasonal/Vacation Clerkships

Number of positions offered: 2 Length of clerkship: As appropriate

Commencement date of clerkship: As appropriate

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Number of rotations: All areas

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Government Profiles

Your Application

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AUSAID About the Organisation:

The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) is an Australian Government agency within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio. AusAID advises the Government on international development policy and manages Australia’s overseas aid program. AusAID’s work contributes to a global commitment to achieve the eight Millennium Development Goals, which are to:

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halve the number of people living in extreme poverty and hunger ensure that all children receive primary education promote sexual equality and give women a stronger voice reduce child death rates

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Seasonal Clerkship

Your Application

combat HIV & AIDS, malaria and other diseases Programs of assistance provided to the AsiaPacific region, i.e. Papua New Guinea, East

Timor, Philippines and South East Asia (including Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Burma). About the Graduate Program:

Policy and Program Graduates gain a broad knowledge of the agencies functions and rotate in all areas of the agency, including policy, country program, sectoral and corporate areas. Graduates rotate through corporate areas of the agency relevant to their qualifications and undertake one rotation in a policy or program area. Application Dates: See AusAID website: ‘Current Vacancies’ http://www.ausaid.gov.au/recruit/ default.cfm

AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF HEALTH SERVICE MANAGEMENT Location

ACT, NSW About the Organisation

The College provides invaluable information, education and support services that every health manager should have. Membership keeps you on the pulse with what’s happening in the industry and gives you immediate access to tools, resources and answers you need at every point of your career journey. About the Graduate Program:

ACHSM professional development component (e.g. project management, financial management, cultural awareness, presentation skills and emotional intelligence).

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Applicants come from a wide range of disciplines including, but not limited to; business and professional qualifications (e.g. accounting, HR, commerce, economics, law, marketing) Salaries starting over $50,000 Tailored College study program Application dates: 2012 Graduate Health Management Program Close Thursday 7th July 2011

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AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION (ACCC) About the Department

About the Graduate Program

Your Application

As a graduate your work in the ACCC could involve analysing key market sectors; assisting in assessing applications for collective bargaining, authorisations and notifications; the economic regulation of network infrastructure;

Application Dates: open in March each year through website:

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Graduate areas of study could include, but are not limited to, law, public policy, financial modeling, industrial economics, and econometrics.

or investigating complaints from business or consumers about possible breaches of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (formally the Trade Practices Act 1974). You may be involved in consumer liaison activities, product safety surveys, compliance research or a wide range of activities in our Corporate Division.

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The ACCC promotes competition and fair trade in the market place to benefit consumers, businesses and the community. It also regulates national infrastructure services. Its primary responsibility is to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with the Commonwealth competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws.

AUSTRALIAN TAX OFFICE About the Organisation

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The ATO is the Government’s principal revenue collection agency. They manage and shape tax, excise and superannuation systems that fund services for Australians. They are one of the largest public service employers in Australia with over 22,000 people located in more than 40 locations. Graduate Program

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client contact The tax technical training and on the job training you will receive during your work rotations will provide you with the basic tax technical knowledge and skills you need to undertake future work in the ATO. Application dates: see website for 2013 graduate position application dates

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You will complete two work rotations during the program. These rotations will expose you to the ATO’s three main capabilities:

interpretative assistance

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As a Graduate Law, Finance and Taxation Officer you’ll complete a 12-month Graduate Development Program. During the 12 months, you’ll undertake a structured development program of diverse work rotations and both onthe-job and formal training.

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AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE About the Organisation

The Auditor-General is responsible, under the Auditor-General Act 1997 for providing auditing services to the Parliament and public sector entities. The ANAO’s primary client is the Australian Parliament. Our purpose is to provide the Parliament with an independent assessment of selected areas of public administration, and assurance about public sector financial reporting, administration, and accountability.

issues are: Financial and Performance audit tools, methods and techniques

Graduate Program:

Client Management Skills

Following a structured induction program, you’ll join an audit team and be directly involved in the day-to-day responsibilities and challenges of the team. During your 12 month program, you’ll also attend a series of dedicated courses to add to your technical and professional skills base. The courses attended will depend upon your specific career path but some of the skills, practices and

Workplace communication

.

Conducting and undergoing business interviews and making presentations Documentation, working papers and report writing Senate and legislative processes Application dates: See Website

AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE

Location

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Seasonal Clerkship

ACT About the Organisation:

The AFP’s role is to enforce Commonwealth criminal law and to protect Commonwealth and national interests from crime in Australia and overseas. The AFP is Australia’s international law enforcement and policing representative, and the Government’s chief source of advice on policing issues. The AFP works closely with a range of other law enforcement bodies at state, territory, Commonwealth and international levels, enhancing safety and providing a secure regional and global environment. About the Graduate Program:

The Graduate Program runs over a 10 month period and consists of both on-the-job and accredited training.

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The Graduate Program includes the following components: an induction program a minimum of three work rotations a learning and development program. As a graduate you will have exposure to a variety of projects. This will provide you with a better understanding of the organisation and the responsibilities of each business area. Application Dates: See Website

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AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY Industry

Federal Government

ACT About the Organisation:

About the graduate program:

resulting in a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration from the University of Canberra. Through three challenging rotations you are provided with an opportunity to contribute to policy development, program management and corporate management within the department. Application dates: Applications for 2013 positions will be opening in March 2012

AUSTRALIAN DEPARTMENT OF BROADBAND, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

Your Application

Throughout your graduate year you will undertake a structured training and development program

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The department aims to foster agriculture, fisheries, food and forestry industries that are more competitive, self-reliant and innovative. They strive to ensure natural resources are sustainably managed and accessed. They support Australian primary industries with scientific advice and economic research, promote their increased access to markets, and help protect them from diseases.

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Location

Seasonal Clerkship

About the Organisation:

The department has four main areas of focus: Transforming the structure of telecommunications. Switchover to digital television and enhancing the broadcasting sector.

Enabling a good consumer experience. About the graduate program:

Providing policy advice Preparing submissions and briefings for the Minister. Providing program management and support to national and regional programs.

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The program begins in January and runs for 11 consecutive months. Graduates who successfully complete the program will receive an offer of permanent employment.

As a graduate, your role could involve any of the following:

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Realising the digital economy.

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DEFENCE IMAGERY AND GEOSPATIAL ORGANISATION Location

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Bendigo, Victoria. About the Organisation:

DIGO is the lead geospatial and imagery intelligence organisation in the Department of Defence. Its functions, as described in the Intelligence Services Act 2001 (ISA) are to obtain geospatial and imagery intelligence for the purposes of: meeting the operational, targeting, training and exercise requirements of the Australian Defence Force. supporting Commonwealth and State authorities in carrying out national security and emergency response functions. About the Graduate Program

includes an initial period of comprehensive formal training, then two workplace rotations. The initial period of comprehensive training is focused on imagery and geospatial intelligence skills development. Participants undertake a wide variety of training during the program including courses to enhance analytical, technical and communication skills. During the rotations, participants will contribute to the Australian national security effort, examining issues of global and regional importance. Application dates: See Website

The DIDP runs for approximately 12 months and

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE - DEFENCE MATERIEL ORGANISATION About the Organisation

From fighter planes and satellites to tents and rations, the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) is Australia’s largest project management organisation and its mission is to acquire and sustain equipment for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). In 2010-11 they will spend more than $10.4 billion acquiring and sustaining military equipment and services, and they will employ over 7,000 people in more than 70 locations around Australia and overseas.

Application dates: See Website.

About the graduate program

The 18-month graduate program consists of three work rotations incorporating both on and off the job learning and development including assistance to achieve industry based professional recognition. The DMO Institute, a virtual corporate university, offers learning and development opportunities from practitioner through to postgraduate level in all key DMO disciplines. 122

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THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS About the Organisation

Should you be successful in gaining a position in the DEEWR Graduate Program, allocations to commence work in different areas within the Department are made according to business needs and the qualifications and skills required.

Your first placement is referred to as your Home Group. You will complete two rotations during the ten-month DEEWR Graduate Program in different areas within the Department. Application Dates: See Website

Your Application

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND DEREGULATION

Development Program are also offered to the Department’s Graduates. Choosing Your Path

About the graduate program

Seasonal Clerkship

About the Organisation

As a central agency of the Australian Government, the Department of Finance and Deregulation (Finance) plays an important role in assisting government across a wide range of policy areas to ensure its outcomes are met, particularly with regard to expenditure and financial management, deregulation reform and the operations of government.

Application dates: see website www.finance.gov.au

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The Program requires Finance’s Graduates to participate in twelve months of combined mandatory and customised training and development activities. The Program also provides Finance’s Graduates with an opportunity to build a strong network with their fellow Graduates to support them throughout their APS career. An optional Graduate Second Year Development Program and an optional Graduate Third Year

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The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) is the lead government agency providing national leadership in education and workplace training, transition to work and conditions and values in the workplace. The Department’s vision is to create a productive and inclusive Australia, and includes the responsibility for four of the six ‘Closing the Gap’ targets between non-Indigenous and Indigenous Australians.

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THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE Location

Choosing Your Path

Seasonal Clerkship

Your Application

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ACT About the Organisation

The department’s role is to advance the interests of Australia and Australians internationally. This involves working to strengthen Australia’s security; enhancing Australia’s prosperity; and helping Australian travellers and Australians overseas. The department provides foreign and trade policy advice to the government. We work with other government agencies to ensure that Australia’s pursuit of its global, regional and bilateral interests is coordinated effectively. The Graduate Program

The Policy Graduate Program is for applicants from all academic backgrounds and prepares successful candidates for a career as a generalist policy officer.

Application dates: See website

DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP About the Organisation:

The department’s key objectives are to: manage the lawful and orderly entry and stay of people in Australia, including through effective border security, promote a society which values Australian citizenship, appreciates cultural diversity and enables migrants to participate equitably. It has around 8000 staff and an annual operating budget of $1.4 billion. The work is carried out through offices in every state and territory and in more than 60 countries through our overseas network. About the Graduate Program:

As a graduate you will gain an experience in the following portfolios: Quick References

Policy Graduates undertake a two-year professional development program in Canberra, combining work placements with formal training modules, academic ‘gap filling’ courses and regional travel. The program commences in February with some introductory information sessions and a first placement. The key areas include multilateral desks (such as disarmament, counter-terrorism or human rights), bilateral desks, trade desks (covering areas such as the WTO, free trade agreements or international finance) and corporate desks (such as consular or human resources).

Temporary and permanent migration initiatives which meet Australia’s economic, social and demographic needs

Multicultural affairs Case management and care arrangements to provide early migration resolution for people in immigration detention Interpreting and applying legislation Refugee and humanitarian issues Human resource management and corporate services. Applications dates: See website

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THE DEPARTMENT OF SUSTAINABILITY, ENVIRONMENT, WATER, POPULATION AND COMMUNITIES About the Organisation

Creating Your Experiences

The Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities develops and implements national policy, programs and legislation to protect and conserve Australia’s environment and heritage and to promote sustainable living within Australia. About the Graduate Program

water resources greenhouse gas abatement

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As a part of our Graduate Program you will partake in an extensive Learning and Development program which includes a mix of on-the-job experience and formal training courses, as outlined below:

Application Dates: See Website

Environmental protection and conservation biodiversity community and household climate action Your Application

DEPARTMENT OF THE PRIME MINSTER & CABINET Location

Seasonal Clerkship

ACT About the Company: At the cutting edge of reform and innovation in public policy, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet provides high level strategic policy advice on matters that are at the forefront of public and government administration.

Choosing Your Path

About the Graduate Program: Allows graduates to gain experience in a broad range of areas across the department and in portfolio agencies. As a graduate you will be at the core of government decision making, working on high priority government initiatives covering contemporary issues across disciplines such as political science, economics, law, commerce and international relations.

Quick References

Application Dates: See website

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FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN Location

Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne

Your Application

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About the Company:

The Fair Work Ombudsman is an independent statutory office created by the Fair Work Act 2009 to promote harmonious, productive and cooperative workplace relations and ensure compliance with Commonwealth workplace laws. This is achieved principally through educating both employers and employees about their workplace rights and obligations and promoting compliance with relevant Commonwealth workplace laws.

workplace relations legislation. Application Dates: Applications for the 2012 graduate program open in late September 2011.

About the Graduate program:

Offers graduates the opportunity to undertake two six month placements across the agency. As a graduate, you won’t be chained to a desk writing memos; instead you’ll have the opportunity to work in the field with our investigators, engage in education or analyse the complex area of

HUMAN SERVICES PORTFOLIO

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Seasonal Clerkship

Location

The majority of graduate positions are based in Canberra. Some positions may be offered interstate. About the Company:

The Human Services Portfolio is one of the largest Australian Government organisations, with a workforce of more than 39,000. The portfolio includes the Department of Human Services, the Child Support Agency, CRS Australia, Centrelink, medicate Australia and Australian Hearing.

Application Dates: Applications are open 28/02/11-26/04/11

About the Graduate program:

The Human Services Portfolio allows you to select your intake date and portfolio agency. As a graduate you will join one of their seven streams after undertaking two rotations. These streams include Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Human Resources, Generalist, Law, Allied Heath, Communications/Media and Finance.

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THE OPP About the Department:

The OPP aims to make a difference in the justice system and the wider community and to provide an independent prosecution service to the people of Victoria.

The Office offers legal traineeships to law graduates each year for a period of 12 months.

Application Dates: Information relating to 2012 Legal Traineeship Program will be posted in mid 2011 at the website www.opp.vic.gov.au

Your Application

Completion of a legal traineeship is one method through which law graduates can become eligible to be admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor by the Supreme Court of Victoria.

The program has been designed to encompass a number of rotations through a range of legal practice areas within the Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP).

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About the Graduate Program:

Duties within the prosecutorial system include preparing legal advice and presentments, and instructing Crown Prosecutors and outside counsel.

Creating Your Experiences

The Office of Public Prosecutions (OPP) comprises the Solicitor for Public Prosecutions and a staff of solicitors, legal executives and legal support and administrative staff. Matters prosecuted by the DPP and the OPP involve serious crimes or matters that are of significance to the fair and effective operation of the Victorian criminal justice system.

TRANSPORT & MAIN ROADS (QLD) Location

Queensland Seasonal Clerkship

About the Company:

Application Dates: See website http:// thinkdifferent.qld.gov.au/our-career-sectors/ graduates-cadets-and-scholarships/graduates. aspx

About the Graduate Program:

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The Transport and Main Roads Graduate Program allows you to make the most of your specialist skills and gain a variety of experience through mentoring and further training and development. We will help you achieve your potential and achieve your goals faster.

Choosing Your Path

The Department of Transport and Main Roads moves and connects people, places, goods and services safely, efficiently and effectively across Queensland. Our vision for the future is “Connecting Queensland”. We plan, manage and deliver Queensland’s integrated transport environment to achieve sustainable transport solutions for road, rail, air and sea.

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THE TREASURY Location

ACT

Your Application

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About the Company:

Treasury is one of the five central agencies within the Australian Public Service and is the government’s premier adviser on economic policy. Our goal is to improve the wellbeing of all Australians by providing quality advice to the government and assisting in the implementation of key policy initiatives.

question time. You will also be supported by senior Treasury staff through extensive on-the-job training.

About the Graduate program:

Application Dates: Apply 1/3/11-1/05/11

As a graduate you will participate in the Graduate Development Program for the first 12 months of your career at Treasury. During the Program you will participate in external and in-house training courses, familiarisation tours, and have the opportunity to participate in key events such as the Budget lock-up and post-Budget

VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT Location

Choosing Your Path

Seasonal Clerkship

Positions available throughout Melbourne About the Company:

The Victorian Government provides a diverse range of services to the people of Victoria — it covers everything from schools, hospitals, transport, parks, police, tourism, the environment and more. About the Graduate Program

Incorporates a structured learning and development program throughout the year. This covers: Knowledge of government structure and processes

Communications. Generalist Law: The Generalist-Law stream is open to graduates with a law degree and the work undertaken is predominantly legal in nature. Application Dates: Apply 28/02/11 – 1/04/11

Quick References

Policy development skills Project management skills

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VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT SOLICITOR OFFICE About the Department:

The role of a Trainee Lawyer with the VGSO is wonderfully diverse, constantly challenging and extremely interesting. As a Trainee Lawyer, you will gain exposure to various facets of the legal system, with three-month rotations through four of our five Branches:

Administrative Law, Commercial & Property, Litigation, VGSO at the Victoria Police Centre

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About the Graduate Program:

Creating Your Experiences

VGSO offers solicitors an excellent opportunity to work across a diverse range of challenging and thought-provoking advice and litigation matters including, but not limited to, merits and judicial reviews in Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), the Supreme Court and High Court; government procurement; coronial inquests; prosecutions in the Magistrate’s Court; and exclusive advice on constitutional law and Charter of Human Rights issues.

Workplace Relations & Human Rights. Application Dates: June 1 2011- July 13 2011 Applications can be submitted to Katherine Jeffery, Human Resources Manager at humanresources@vgso.vic.gov.au.

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ACCENTURE About the Company:

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Working with Accenture in Australia, you can join ranks with more than 211,000 people in 120 countries and work with clients in nearly every major industry worldwide as well as government agencies around the world. Accenture’s people build careers in different areas of business, specifically Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing, as well as within our internal corporate functions. About the Graduate Program:

We offer a structured training program that begins the moment you join Accenture. All new recruits attend a New Joiner Orientation program, which introduces you to our global network and gives you the essential knowledge you need to launch your career at Accenture.As a graduate you will work in:

Management Consulting Technology Consulting and Solutions Application Dates: See Website and online Graduate Brochure https://microsite.accenture.com/graduate-jobs/ Pages/default.aspx

Seasonal Clerkship

ALDI Industries

Retail Location

About the Company:

About the Graduate Program:

Since opening the doors to its first store in 1913, ALDI has successfully established itself as one of the most reputable retailers in the international business market. Today, the ALDI name is synonymous with high quality and exceptional value. Our goal is simple: we offer our customers a smarter way to shop.

The ALDI Graduate Program is the entry point to becoming an ALDI success story. In the first year you’ll learn about all aspects of our business, including store operations, logistics, property management, finance and administration, I.T. and purchasing. Application Dates: See website

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ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC

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AUSTRALIAN PRUDENTIAL REGULATION AUTHORITY About the Organisation:

Our supervisory approach is forward-looking, primarily risk-based, consultative, consistent and in line with international best practice. The approach also recognises that management and boards of supervised institutions are primarily responsible for financial soundness.

Application Dates: See website www.apra.gov.au/ careers/ Open March 2011

Your Application

In a knowledge-based organisation such as APRA, learning through interaction with peers is essential. As one of up to 20 graduates, you’ll benefit from our mentoring program, a ‘buddy’ system and the opportunity to rotate to another APRA division in your first year. To assist in professional development, we fully reimburse professional association membership fees.

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About the Graduate Program:

APRA’s Graduate Program takes a progressive approach to development. After a successful 12-month traineeship, you will be promoted to the role of Analyst. At APRA, progression is based on performance, not tenure. Promotions are available to the right people – even without a vacancy being available.

Creating Your Experiences

APRA currently supervises institutions holding approximately $3.6 trillion in assets for22 million Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.

BDO Seasonal Clerkship

Industries

Accounting/Finance Location

Australia-wide About the Company:

The BDO career difference gives you the flexibility to learn and grow. We give you ongoing support long past the completion of your CA or CPA. We provide you with the room you need to grow personally and professionally, but most of all, we make sure that none of our team members compromises the individual they are in order to have an awesome career.

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Application Dates: See website

Choosing Your Path

One of Australia’s largest associations of independently owned accounting practices. They provide their services to a diverse range of clients, from large corporate organisations to private businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals across a broad array of industry sectors.

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BCG IN AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND About the Company:

At BCG Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) we are renowned for our deep insight and results we deliver to our clients. Our offices are located in the business districts of Auckland, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. There are also more than 70 Boston Consulting Group offices worldwide, across more than 41 countries. Graduate Program:

As a graduate with a bachelor’s degree, you’ll be joining BCG as an Associate. From the start, you’ll be working as a valued member of case teams, helping world-class companies address some of their most pressing strategic challenges and initiatives. You’ll gain exposure to a broad spectrum of industries and business concepts and practices, and your practical learning will help you make a quantum leap forward as you move from the classroom to the real world of business.

Each year, we hire more people with graduate degrees than with bachelor’s degrees. That means that we invest a lot in helping recent college graduates succeed. We provide junior team members with opportunities to work with BCG and client leaders and give them unparalleled development experience. Application dates: see website www. bostonconsulting.com.au

BAIN AND COMPANY:

Quick References

Choosing Your Path

Seasonal Clerkship

About the Company:

Since Bain was founded, we have worked with over 4,600 clients in virtually every industry and capability area. We work with top management to beat their competitors and generate substantial, lasting financial impact. Bain & Company is a global business consulting firm with offices in all major cities. We help management make the big decisions: on strategy, operations, mergers & acquisitions, technology and organization.

Application: See website www.joinbain.com. For more info please contact us at australia. recruiting@bain.com.

Graduate Program:

The interview process consists of three rounds with case study interviews conducted by Bain Consultants, Managers and Vice Presidents. We believe that working as an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company is an opportunity second to none.

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CITI BANK Location

Sydney, Melbourne About the Company:

About the Graduate Program:

Application Dates: Our full-time recruitment process starts in the late summer so you will want to apply early in September, through website www.oncampusciti.com

Getting the Edge

Our graduate program provides both local and offshore training programs to ensure our graduates are equipped with the skills to succeed. As a graduate you will be given the opportunity to gain experience in Portfolios such as Investment Banking, Global Markets, Global Transaction Services, Investment Research, Capital Market Organisations, Compliance, Operations and Technology.

Creating Your Experiences

Citi has a legacy of success. With us you’ll become an ambassador of a very powerful brand. Part of a network of people who never settle for anything less than extraordinary. Experience the opportunity to work with some of the best and most talented people in the global financial services industry.

Your Application

COMMONWEALTH BANK Industry

Seasonal Clerkship

Accounting/Finance, Information Technology, Banking Location

NSW, QLD, WA, VIC, SA About the Company: Graduate Program:

A position on the Graduate Program isn’t just another job. It’s an incredibly rich experience that, in addition to developing your business skills, also provides you with valuable training and development, social, community and networking opportunities.

Choosing Your Path

The Commonwealth Bank is Australia’s leading provider of integrated financial services including retail banking, premium banking, business banking, institutional banking, funds management, superannuation, insurance, investment and share broking products and services.

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CRCC ASIA Location

Offices in UK, US and China

Creating Your Experiences

About the Company:

CRCC Asia specializes in connecting China and the global community, through consulting, intensive courses and internships. Our consulting services link international and Chinese companies by offering strategy recommendations, due diligence and practical advice.

Your Application

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About the Graduate Program:

Through our courses, we introduce young professionals to the legal and financial sectors in China allowing them to gain insight into aspects of Chinese business, meet industry leaders and build business networks. As the leading provider of internships in China, we give students and graduates the opportunity to further their personal and professional development in a dynamic international setting. Internships last between two and four months and are a fantastic

opportunity to gain real work experience. At CRCC Asia, we understand the value and potential of our interns and welcome them as part of the team from day one. Application Dates: See website http://www. crccasia.com/careers

DELOITTE Industries

About the Company:

Globally, Deloitte is the largest private professional services organisation, with over 170,000 people, and generating revenue of more than $US27 billion in nearly 140 countries. Specialists in advisory, audit, tax and consulting, our team of professionals in Australia provides services to some of the largest publicly owned companies, family and private businesses, and all three tiers of government.

Quick References

Choosing Your Path

Seasonal Clerkship

Consulting, Accounting/Finance, IT

Graduate Program:

Join Deloitte as a Graduate for a career that will stimulate, reward and motivate you like no other. Surrounded by a large peer group, you’ll be supported by a dedicated mentor and counselling team who will work with you to build your technical and business skills. From the outset, you will be working with a range of clients and gaining exposure to a variety of industries. Application Dates: See website

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DEUTSCHE BANK Industry

Banking and Finance Location

About the Company:

new ideas encouraged, and a diverse international culture unified by a shared sense of purpose. A place where you could define your future and ours. Application Dates: See website

Getting the Edge

Deutsche Bank is one of the world’s largest investment banks. Employing over 100,000 people and serving 24 million customers in 74 countries, our international reach provides our workforce with unprecedented opportunities to develop their careers and achieve their ambitions.

Creating Your Experiences

Recruit into offices in Auckland, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Singapore and Sydney.

Graduate Program:

Your Application

Join us and you’ll be at the forefront of a global institution poised to meet the challenges of an ever-changing financial landscape. A place defined by the ability of our people to see the big picture without losing sight of the detail. A place where agile thinking is nurtured and rewarded,

ERNST & YOUNG Industry

Accounting/Finance Seasonal Clerkship

Location

ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA About the Company:

Choosing Your Path

Ernst & Young is a global leader in Assurance, Tax, Transactions and Advisory services. We aim to have a positive impact on businesses and markets, as well as on society as a whole. Graduate Program:

Quick References

Ernst & Young’s graduate program offers support, training, responsibility and exposure to a widerange of clients and service lines. Collaborating with specialists, learning from mentors and the ability to study for postgraduate qualifications. There’s no limit to where your drive can take you. Application Dates: See website

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KPMG Location

Australia-wide

As one of the world’s leading professional service firms, KPMG help organisations in over 140 countries work smarter, grow and prosper. In Australia they employ nearly 5,000 people across 13 offices and wrok with some of the most high profile public and private names.

Getting the Edge

Creating Your Experiences

About the Company:

Graduate Program:

At KPMG, we’re committed to providing an open and friendly environment for our graduates that offers long-term growth, constant challenge and generous rewards. It’s a philosophy that will continue throughout your career with us and touch every stage of your development. We call it ‘Live. Learn. Discover. Achieve.’

Your Application

Application Dates: See website

MACQUARIE GROUP Industry

Quick References

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Seasonal Clerkship

Banking and Finance Location

NSW, VIC, NZ, International About the Company:

Macquarie Group is a leading provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Our global operations include offices in the world’s major financial centres. We combine entrepreneurial drive with deep industry and regional expertise and robust risk management. This gives our clients and investors confidence, and allows us to deliver innovative products and services and strong investment returns.

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As a graduate you can expect: Real experience Global opportunities A long-term career path Merit-based culture Fast track to success. Application Dates: See website

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MELTWATER GROUP Industry

Location

NSW, QLD, VIC, International. About the Company:

Application Dates: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Getting the Edge

Meltwater group specialises in online media monitoring, social media monitoring and other Software-as-a Service tools. They have substantial operations throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and Africa.

Creating Your Experiences

Consulting, Information Technology, Law, Media

Graduate Program:

Your Application

Your career at Meltwater group will begin in the Sales Department. You will be on the front line, presenting their services to executives of all industries, successfully negotiating contracts and acquiring and building your own client portfolio.

NAB Location

Australia wide Seasonal Clerkship

About the Company:

NAB is one of the most high profile financial services names in Australia. Their portfolio of brands includes NAB, MLC, UBank and JBWere. Graduate Program:

Choosing Your Path

NAB offers a comprehensive range of career pathways including risk, finance, technology, human resources, banking, wealth management and marketing. As a 18 month graduate you will exposed to all facets of their operations and will be collaborating closely with peers and senior management. Application Dates: See website.

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ONESTEEL Industry

Accounting/Finance, Business Management, Engineering, Geoscience, HR, Information Systems, Law, Materials Science, Metallurgy, Operations and Logistics, Sales and Marketing. Location

NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC,WA About the Company:

OneSteel is a fully integrated, global manufacturer and distributor of steel and finished steel products, self-sufficient in both iron ore and scrap metal, with revenues in excess of $6 billion Australian dollars. In total OneSteel services more than 30,000 customers, offers more than 40,000 products globally and employs over 10,500 people.

responsibility for real projects, clients and work tasks from Day 1, with a supportive team of colleagues you can reach out to for learning and advice. No matter what discipline you’re from, the work you’ll do with us will encourage you to innovate, problem-solve, take initiative and think conceptually. Application Deadlines: See website.

Your Application

Graduate Program

As a graduate employee with OneSteel, you’ll be heading straight into action as you take

PITCHER PARTNERS

Choosing Your Path

Seasonal Clerkship

Location

Pitcher Partners is a national association of independent firms located in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. As a graduate you will experience:

About the Company:

Since 1991 Pitcher Partners Melbourne has grown to become the leader in its market, and the 5th largest Melbourne based accounting firm with 41 partners and over 500 professional and support staff. Each firm operates as a separate independent business, but with a shared commitment to common values including providing exceptional client service, technical expertise, rigorous and practical commercial advice and a caring working environment.

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About the Graduate Program:

Graduates are exposed to as much direct client contact as possible. Staff are flexible and responsive, and everyone, including the Partners, has an approachable open-door policy.

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A week long training program with your new colleagues. Our National Graduate Training Program (NGTP) is often offsite at a location such as the Gold Coast with all our graduates across Australia attending a range of technical sessions, social events, networking activities and soft skills training. Technical Training — we will introduce you to a number of technical software training (eg. PP Focus, MS Excel), bookkeeping, divisional inductions, preparation of management accounts, tax return preparation and accounting packages training; Tax Institute of Australia Foundation’s course accreditation. Application Dates: See www.pitcher.com.au/ Current-Vacancies

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PROCTER & GAMBLE (P&G) Industries

FMCG, Consumer Goods Location

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VIC, NSW, Singpore. About the Company:

Proctor & Gamble (P&G) is the world’s largest consumer goods company. Their brand portfolio contains over 300 household names-from Gillette to Duracell, Olay to COVERGIRL. With 130,000 employees spanning across 80 countries, P & G is a global company with a global vision.

Consumer and Market Knowledge •

Product Supply (Logistics/Supply Chain Management).

Application Dates: See Website. Getting the Edge

Graduate Program:

Graduates will be allocated into one of the following areas: Customer Business Development (Sales) Marketing Finance and Accounting

Your Application

PWC Location:

Australia wide Seasonal Clerkship

About the Company:

PwC provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services for public and private clients in corporate accountability, performance and process improvement, risk management and structuring and mergers and acquisitions.

Choosing Your Path

Graduate Program:

Quick References

Through their graduation program, PwC will help you develop market-leading skills and strong, long-lasting relationships with our people and clients. PwC’s approach to learning (70:20:10) means that 70 per cent of your development is ‘on the job’, 20 per cent is through coaching and networking, and 10 per cent takes place in instructor-led, classroom-style training. Application Dates: See website

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TEACH FOR AUSTRALIA Location

Various. See website.

Your Application

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Creating Your Experiences

About the Organisation

Teach For Australia is an independent not-forprofit, charitable organisation whose mission is to confront educational disadvantage by transforming outstanding graduates into exceptional teachers and inspirational leaders Graduate Program

Application Dates: See Website www. teachforaustralia.org

Teach for Australia offers a two year innovative leadership program. During your two years in the classroom you will develop many highly-valued skills in areas such as problem-solving, people management, strategic planning and leadership skills for a lifetime, whether you stay in education or pursue a career in another field. And, you can experience this all whilst making a real difference in the lives of your students and the community in which you are placed.

UBS Industry

Seasonal Clerkship

Wealth Management, Investment Banking Location

In Australia, we offer wealth management, investment banking and asset management services, in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Auckland and numerous international offices.

Choosing Your Path

About our Company:

UBS is a global firm providing financial services to private, corporate and institutional clients. We are present in all major financial centers and have offices in over 50 countries, and employ approximately 64,000 people.

division, and all programs feature intensive and focused training over and extended period of 1824 months. Application Dates: See Website

Quick References

About the Graduate Program:

Our Graduate Training Programs are the perfect preparation for a successful career, giving you knowledge, skills and confidence to make an immediate contribution when you join your team. You will be exposed to all levels of our business

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WESTPAC Location

ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC, WA About the Company

Creating Your Experiences

Westpac was not only Australia’s first bank they were Australia’s first company, founded in 1817 as ‘the people’s bank.’ Today their operations span the full spectrum of financial services, from high street banking to some of the biggest institutional deals in the world. Graduate Program

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Westpac considers and treats graduates like a fully-fleged employee from the get go. You will be rotated through the various disciplines so that you can work out where you fit in and what suits you. Westpac offer Community Work days that allows you to give something back. Application Dates: See Website. www.westpac. com.au/graduates

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COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRES: A passion for justice Community legal centres (CLCs) address social and economic disadvantage through a strategic combination of legal advice, casework, community legal education and law reform. They empower individuals and communities to be their own agents of positive change. CLC lawyers are social change lawyers who go beyond the traditional transactional approach of legal services to change the underlying conditions which cause social and economic inequity. CLCs are closely connected to the community in which they work are driven by their community’s needs. CLC work is about improving people’s lives through the law. The CLC Law Graduate Scheme

The skills and knowledge required to be a successful CLC lawyer goes beyond the scope of traditional legal training and practice. The CLC Law Graduate Scheme program provides new CLC lawyers with the specialised legal and community development skills required for effective social change practice. The Law graduates in the program make a direct and immediate contribution to service delivery in the host CLCs through casework, community legal education and law reform work. In the longer term, the scheme aims to develop a new generation of leaders for CLCs, with a clear focus on the unique and important role CLCs have in addressing economic and social disadvantage, and the skills and attributes required to do so.

Seasonal Clerkship

What the scheme offers graduates Payment of course fees to undertake a Practical Legal Training (PLT) course; Paid employment while undertaking the work placement of the PLT course at a CLC;

Following admission, 12 months full-time employment as a lawyer involving three placements in Victorian CLCs, one of which will be rural or regional CLC.

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Payment of admission to practice fees; and

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WORKING AS A GRADUATE IN REGIONAL AND RURAL AUSTRALIA: A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

Creating Your Experiences

Kim McFarlane Lawyer Wakefield & Vogrig Lawyers — Warragul, Victoria, Australia

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I am currently the Co-Chair of the Regional and Suburban Young Lawyers’ Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria (“LIV”), the Gippsland Young Lawyers’ Representative and the Gippsland Law Association Secretary and through these roles and being a young lawyer I bring a realistic point of view to the experience of working as a graduate in regional and rural Australia (herein referred to regional areas). A part of my role is to support regional young lawyers and encourage young lawyers to practise in regional Victoria and support local law firms with the notion that employing graduates can have significant benefits to their firms.

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I am also keen on educating graduates who come to Regional Victoria and young lawyers who have commenced their traineeship in Regional Victoria by facilitating social and networking events in regional (and suburban) areas for young lawyers with their peers. I volunteer my time to provide these interactions and help create connections amongst young lawyers in the hope that in time young lawyers may become entrenched in the regional area and wish to remain rather than relocate back to the metropolitan regions. As a young lawyer that was educated and grew up in Melbourne, I can bring a fresh perspective as I now call Regional Victoria home.

During university I never really had a strong desire to practise at a top tier law firm and my mentors, which included barristers, were weary of my larger than life personality being stifled by them. I did however have a strong desire to enter into advocacy in any form with the intention of eventually going to the BAR as a barrister. Consequently, my mentors told me to consider applying for Articles in Gippsland as I was fortunate that my parents had a country property that I could move into straight away.

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Initially I mocked the idea because of that unspoken stigma but as my friends started to confirm acceptances of their Articles, I started doing research about firms in the Warragul area of Gippsland because I knew that my beloved Melbourne was only an hour’s drive away. I was lucky enough to obtain Articles at the first firm I applied for being Wakefield & Vogrig Lawyers who have offices in Warragul and Drouin.

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Deciding where to apply to do your traineeship, formerly, Articles of Clerkship (“Articles”) should be a personal decision. It is a decision that is overlooked by many graduates as practising in a top tier firm is the most commonly marketed avenue presented to them at university and any other options have an unnecessary and unspoken stigma attached to it. Having spoken to law students at length, there is a common misconception that anything other than a corporate role in a top tier city firm is not considered real legal work, and given the competitiveness of law schools, these students feel like the large firms are the only option.

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Why I decided to practise in regional and rural Australia


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My experience and discovered benefits of practising in Regional Victoria Practising in a regional area is different from practising in the metropolitan and city regions. Every day is different, the work diverse and challenging and the cases ever changing: there is no typical week. My experience was summed up by myself in an article I wrote for the LIV Young Lawyers Journal Edition in Winter 2009 entitled “Life in Regional Victoria: Practising in regional Victoria involves a lot more than cows on the road” the following are some excerpts: I began my Articles in March 2007 at the Drouin office of Wakefield & Vogrig Lawyers I was fortunate enough to already have a place to live, but the next thing I knew I was faced with the issue of cows roaming on the side of the road and foxes howling at night. I thought “What have I done,” but two years [now almost four years on] I can unequivocally say that it was one of the best decisions I could have made for my career. In my articles year I was the instructing solicitor for a million-dollar intellectual property matter in the Federal Court which meant I got to go to Melbourne a lot. I was also granted leave to appear in the Magistrates’ Court as an articled clerk for both summary and indictable matters. I have also appeared in the Supreme Court. I think I was the youngest in the courtroom. There is no price that you can put on this experience. I have noticed that in one of the main areas I practise, criminal law, there is a striking difference between the city and the regional areas. In the regional areas you are able to build relationships with the local judiciary and enjoy stronger and more tangible relationships with the prosecution. And there is always the opportunity to get a city fix by coming to Melbourne to instruct in trials in the County, Supreme, Federal and Federal Magistrates Courts. Initially, I would drive back to Melbourne every night and weekend to keep up my social calendar until I made the conscious decision to engross myself into the community and embrace the region, including the wineries. I also thought I should find a local beautician and learn to cook. This might sound facetious but I was not going to survive if I kept driving home to Melbourne to get my nails done and to have home cooked meals every night. I decided to attend my first young event by myself during my Articles year, I know that not everyone is willing to move out of their comfort zone, but I thought this was one way to meet other young professionals however only two other people attended. I then decided to nominate myself for positions of the Gippsland Young Lawyers’ Representative and co-chair of the Regional and Suburban Young Lawyers’ Committee. I was successful in obtaining these roles which has allowed me to build professional and social networks and promote the needs of young lawyers in the region. These are stimulating and rewarding roles that have greatly improved my professional skills and furnished me with exciting opportunities for the future. As the Young Lawyer representative I have hosted several dinners including a Murder Mystery evening and several dinners with members of the local judiciary but it has been hard work. My first function was a wine appreciation evening and I only had three young lawyers reply so I arranged for my friends and parents from Melbourne to attend together with my colleagues from the firm to support my function. Despite it being a great event I was concerned that the young lawyer response was similar to the first young lawyer event I attended. So over the last three years I made it a priority to “harass” my fellow young lawyers, within enthusiastic reason, and to get to know them so that they felt comfortable to attend an event knowing another young lawyer. Now we host regularly dinners and the latest event was at a Traralgon Vineyard during Regional and Suburban Young Lawyers Week to which we had 25 young lawyers and two local Magistrates’ attend. Such events provide the young lawyers with an invaluable opportunity to network with the local judiciary so their next appearance in the local Magistrates’ Court is not so daunting. Unlike other regional areas, I have always been mindful of a main issue in my region being the distance young lawyers are from each other. Gippsland is a vast area therefore I have ensured that the events I 146

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I can summarise the benefits as a result of my experience from practising in regional Victoria as follows:

Client relationships: The personal dealings with your clients are invaluable as you are more likely to be involved with the duration of the engagement with a client. There is nothing more satisfying then seeing the completion and result of all your hard work. Furthermore, it allows you to develop your own client base and rapport with those clients.

Cost of living: Living in the regional area means that the cost of housing is cheaper and often your fruit and vegetables is fresh local produce. As local lawyers you offer a huge service to the community by allowing access to justice so that clients do not have to travel to metropolitan areas for legal advice plus many firms provide legal aid.

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Work life balance: Moreover, the work and life balance is encouraged in regional areas. Although there is an obvious requirement that you put the essential amounts of attention, time and energy into your work, there is also a strong acknowledgement of the fact that there is only so much fuel in our tanks, and that taking the time to relax with family and friends is a necessity. And, with the appealing array of natural, culinary and tourist attractions on offer in regional Australia - from its vineyards and beaches, to its national parks and cute cafes - why wouldn’t you want to balance up the scales and take time to explore your surrounds such local vineyards or take in the local scenery.

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Autonomy: Young lawyers are more likely to gain credibility by being successful with handling their own files and cases. The level of autonomy will lead to your gathering momentum and clients will gravitate, especially as you cases can get local media attention. In addition, you are not required to invoice in six minute increments and have a lot more flexibility.

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Areas of Law: A common issue is that young lawyers are often seen as unable to handle complicated cases. Practising in a regional area enables you to deal with several areas of law, to help solve the most complex of cases earlier on in your career and see the intricacies of how the law works outside of a textbook. For example, one week I dealt with Family Violence Intervention Orders, drafted Wills and Leases, prepared for a rape trial, appeared in a Magistrates’ Court that is an hour away to do several pleas, the next to be instructed in a pre-hearing conference involving issues with hay and then a civil matter involving water buffaloes. No week is the same.

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Diversity: Practising in a regional law firm allows you to deal with a diverse range of areas in law and each day is different. For example, one week I went from dealing with injuries against cows and intellectual property litigation, the next week was opening up two new files dealing with a fraud and rape trial.

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I have now been practicing in Gippsland for almost four years and have instructed in Supreme Court trials which lead to a moment of glory on the nightly news and often run my own contest hearings in the Magistrates’ Court. I also appeared in a successful County Court Appeal. This allows me to satisfy my love of the theatre of law in advocacy. l challenge you to ask any young lawyer in Melbourne if they can say the same they have had the same depth of experience in a short period of time.

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host are located throughout the region but I now find that because the young lawyers know each other better and we are putting on a variety of events they arewilling to travel, especially the young lawyers who only work with an older principal.

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I have found it interesting that many of the benefits that I have detailed were also addressed in the 2009 Law Council of Australia/Law Institute of Victoria nationwide survey of lawyers in rural regional and remote (RRR) areas of Australia (the RRR survey). It is not until you work in a regional area that you will be able to truly appreciate what it has to offer. Where else can you go from one central location to an abundance of beautiful places such as beaches, the snow or vineyards, after spending a day in court or in the office? Plus the drive to work or court is usually surrounded by exquisite scenery.

Kim McFarlane Lawyer Wakefield & Vogrig Lawyers — Warragul, Victoria, Australia

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Being apart of the community: More recently many local practitioners were able to keep the community spirit alive as a result of the Black Saturday Fires on 7 February 2009 which seriously affected many local clients. This tragic event changed the relationship between the regional community and their local lawyers who assisted at the relief centres in case local residents needed legal advice. I assisted at the relief centre in Labertouche that assisted West Gippsland that was affected by the Bunyip State Forest fires there also were relief centres in Latrobe Valley that assisted the victims of the Churchill fire. There were many other relief centres that lawyers volunteered in across regional Victoria which was arranged by the LIV, PILCH, Victorian Bar, Victoria Legal Aid and Victoria Law Foundation. It was at this point that I realised the difference between city and country lawyering, and that is the communities and how we were able to assist during such times. After all it is unlikely you will bump into your clients down the street grocery shopping or be able to see them after their file is closed in the metropolitan regions.

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HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? Picking a pathway can be daunting and we cannot emphasize enough the importance of effectively researching your options. However you don’t have to do it all by yourself. There are three main resources that exist in the university for the sole purpose of helping you. Each can help you with most things career related. You are strongly encouraged to utilize this help to make the application process as effective and enjoyable as possible.

Unique Benefits at application time University Careers Counsellors Run regular application process seminars

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Can make an appointment to get your cv checked Can speak to them about alternative pathways and get updates on new employment and volunteering opportunities all over the world. http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/services/careers/preparation/career-counselling.php Melbourne Burwood Campus (B) Tel: 03 9244 6300

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DLSS Careers Portfolio Contact us via email or the Careers Facebook page about anything application related.

Undergraduate Drop In Station Drop in any weekday from 12-3 to speak to an undergraduate mentor. You don’t need to prepare anything at all, you can just come in for a chat.

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The Burwood VP-Careers Karina works on Mondays, and there are 3 other law mentors, all of which have completed clerkships. Hours: Monday – Friday 12:00pm-3:00pm Building: LB (Melbourne Burwood Campus) Room: LB2.306 Phone: +61 3 9244 6198

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Email: bl_ug-mentors@deakin.edu.au

FURTHER RESOURCES Law Council of Australia www.lawcouncil.asn.au Law Institute of Victoria www.liv.asn.au

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Australian Law Students Association www.alsa.net.au

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QUICK APPLICATION REFERRAL Allens Arthur Robinson 13 June – 15 August 2011 Arnold Bloch Leibler 18 July – 14 August 2011 Baker & McKenzie 11 – 30 July 2011

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BJT Legal (Ballarat) Applications close 31 August 2011 Blake Dawson 18 July – 19 August 2011 Clayton Utz 20 June – 25 July 2011 Cornwall Stodart 15 – 29 August 2011 Corrs Chambers Westgarth 18 June – 21 August 2011 Davies Collison Cave 1 July – 12 August 2011 DLA Piper 15 July – 15 August 2011

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Freehills 20 June – 19 July 2011 Hall & Wilcox 18 July – 26 August 2011 Harwood Andrews (Geelong and Melbourne) 15 August – 16 September 2011 Herbert Geer 25 July – 26 August 2011 Holding Redlich applications close on 1 August 2011

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Hunt & Hunt 4 July – 5 August 2011 Johnson Winter & Slattery 20 June – 19 July 2011 Kliger Partners 27 June – 1 August 2011 Lander & Rogers 20 June – 1 August 2011. Maddocks 20 June – 31 July 2011 Maurice Blackburn 25 July – 19 August 2011

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Mallesons Stephen Jaques 20 June – 19 July 2011 Middletons 18 July 2011 – 19 August 2011 Mills Oakley Applications close 19 August 2011 Minter Ellison 15 July – 14 August 2011 Moores Legal 1 – 31 August 2011 Norton Rose 27 June – 29 July 2011

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Russell Kennedy 20 June – 29 July 2011 Slater & Gordon 1 – 26 August 2011 Thomsons Lawyers 20 June – 29 July 2011 TressCox Lawyers 27 June – 31 July 2011

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