Commercial Careers Series 2019


In light of the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, physical sessions/presentations concerning our annual Commercial Careers Series have been cancelled. We are currently assessing the possibility of virtual accomodations and will update this space soon!

The Commercial Careers Series encompasses the following information sessions/presentation:

  • A series of seminars by top and mid-tier commercial law firms, presenting everything you need to know about applying for seasonal clerkships. Firms will focus on what is required in the application process and what they will be looking for in future seasonal clerks and graduates. It is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the firms you might be applying for and hear first hand experiences from graduates or specialists in their field.
  • Practical legal training information sessions
  • Career planning workshops/information sessions for early year students. These will include a mix of HR representatives from firms, the Law Institute of Victoria Young Lawyers section, academics and also experts from the La Trobe Careers Centre.
  • Networking and CV writing workshops
  • Clerkship Success Panel
  • Careers Cocktail Night


Commercial Careers Series 2019 Dates

April 29 2019 – MinterEllison Firm Presentation

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: Level 23, Rialto Towers 525 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC

MinterEllison will kick off our commercial careers series with a firm presentation at their beautiful offices in the Rialto building. If you’re interested in working at a top tier firm, then attendance is mandatory as MinterEllison are one of the most prestigious and innovative firms.


1 May 2019 – The College of Law and Leo Cussen Presentation

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Location: Moot Court

Wondering what comes after your law degree? Come along to a presentation by Leo Cussen Centre for Law and The College of Law, and find out all you need to know about post-graduate education – practical legal training (PLT) in particular!

This is a great opportunity for final and penultimate-year students, or those looking to plan ahead for their future years!


May 13 2019 – Herbert Smith Freehills Firm Presentation

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: 101 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC

Interested in taking your legal career international? Then Herbert Smith Freehills is the place for you, It is a leading global firm with a focus on providing innovative advice and exceptional business outcomes. As a graduate, they aim to provide opportunities for individuals to not just experience everything but to be apart of the processes. With an abundance of opportunities and  27 offices globally Herbert Smith Freehills want to engage with individuals who all have a common desire, to become brilliant lawyers!

If you’re interested in learning more about the rewarding career with Herbert Smith Freehill this is a fantastic opportunity!


May 21 2019 – Ashurst Firm Prersentation

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: 181 Williams Street, Melbourne VIC

Ashurst is a leading multinational law firm and a trusted adviser to corporates, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Attending this firm presentation is extremely beneficial for those early in their law degrees as well as those who are getting closer to the clerkship stage. Without a doubt, Ashurst is an extremely well-known firm with 26 offices in 16 countries. They offer the international insight of a global network combined with local market knowledge, putting them in a really good position within the large pool of corporate firms around the world. Ashurst is dedicated to getting to the heart of clients’ legal needs and delivering practical, commercial solutions. So, whether you want to learn about the innovative approach this firm takes in undertaking their legal duties, or if you want to discover whether your passion lies within this sector of the law – coming to this event is a must!


May 27 2019 – Allens Linklaters Firm Presentation

Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm

Location: 101 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC

Allens is an international law firm with offices throughout Australia and Asia. Allens was named Australian Law Firm of the Year (Chambers Asia Pacific, 2017) and has a huge global network of 40 offices across 28 countries. It will be very beneficial to attend their firm presentation as it is a firm with some of the world’s longest ongoing client relationships, stretching back more than 150 years. Allens works with many of the world’s leading organisations – including 55 of the world’s top 100 companies and more than 75 of Australia’s top 100 companies. Allens is a firm with impressive results in the corporate sector of the law and has established relationships with leading organisations across the globe. So, whether you want to learn more about this firm’s success, or if you want to discover if your passion lies within this sector of the law – attending this event is highly recommended!



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