Baker McKenzie's Summer Clerkship 2018

Born Global


At Baker McKenzie we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other law firm, we were born global.


Baker McKenzie has been thinking globally in Australia for more than 50 years. In 2014, we opened our Brisbane office making our Australian practice the fourth largest in our network of 78 offices with more than 80 Partners and 220 lawyers across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. In Australia, we act for leading multinational and domestic companies on market leading local and global transactions.


Founded in 1949, Baker McKenzie is one of the world’s largest law firms by markets, revenue and headcount. We offer our clients and lawyers the uncompromising commitment to excellence expected of a leading firm and a distinctive way of thinking, working and behaving as a passionately global and genuinely collaborative firm.


We understand the challenges of the global economy because we have been a global law firm from the start.


Our Clerkship Program


Right from the start, our Clerks get involved in real work. You will be exposed to our Australian and international clients through client meetings, shadowing, research and other everyday activities within your assigned practice group.


Our Clerks work closely with other lawyers, are guided by a Supervising Partner and enjoy the extra support of an experienced Associate “Buddy”. You will develop practical and legal skills through our national learning program and by attending workshops specifically designed for Clerks, as well as Firm-wide sessions.


Thrive in a culture of inclusion


Quality and excellence along with team work, integrity and responsiveness are central in delivering outstanding service to our clients, as you would expect in a top tier law firm. The values that make us a unique and great place

to work are deeply embedded and you will notice our difference in all of your interactions with us, in Australia and across the globe.


Our award-winning diversity strategy, initiatives and programs are focused in four areas:

  • BakerWomen - Gender equality and supporting the progression of women

  • BakerDNA - Ethnic, indigenous and cultural diversity

  • BakerBalance - Supporting carers and parents, employee wellbeing and workplace flexibility

  • BakerLGBTI - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex diversity.


How to apply


Sydney applications are now open and will close 15 July. Melbourne applications open 9 July and will close 12 August.


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