We encourage you to apply to our clerkship if you are in the penultimate or final year of your law degree.
Clerkship recruitment dates are set by each state’s law society.
Application dates for our offices are listed on the locations and dates page. We most often recruit our graduates from the clerkship program, but from time to time we do go to market for graduate roles. If you are looking specifically for a graduate role, please keep an eye on our website. Sign up to receive updates on opportunities in your city so you don’t miss your chance.
To complete your online application, you are welcome to submit a downloaded version from your university.
Should you be invited to interview, we do request you to bring a certified copy of your academic transcript. We unfortunately will not be able to make copies on the day of your interview so please bring a certified copy that you will be willing to leave with us.
Depending on which state you are applying for you may receive an invite to complete your psychometric assessment any time from when you submit your application up until just before your live interview.
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, MinterEllison has a two-stage interview process, which includes a recorded digital interview for the first stage, and a live interview via video conference for the second stage. If we are in a position to conduct second round interviews in our offices, then they will revert to the face to face format . We will look to understand your behavioural competencies, technical skills and culture fit for MinterEllison. You will meet a variety of people, including partners, senior associates and members of our Talent (HR) team.
It is important to undertake the same preparation that you would for a normal interview. A digital interview is very similar to a video call, except you will be able to watch pre-recorded questions. Afterwards you will respond to the frontward facing camera on your chosen device.
Complete your digital interview where you are most comfortable. Make sure it is a well-lit environment, so that your face is clearly visible. We would advise you to close blinds if you are planning on sitting with your back to a window during the daytime.
Prior to starting the digital interview, you will be able to test your device to ensure it has been set up correctly. We understand that internet connections can fluctuate and if you do lose connection in the middle of your interview, you will be able to pick up where you left off with the same link you used to begin the interview.
It is natural to look at the window displaying your video feed, and not your web camera. You will have the option to hit the 'Hide Video' button if you do not want to see yourself on camera during the interview.
We understand interviews can be nerve racking, so if you do lose your train of thought, it is okay to start your answer again and finish within the time provided.
There will be practice questions available prior to starting your digital interview. You can undertake as many practice questions as you want to get comfortable with the process and the technology.
The interview is where you can bring your application responses to life. Continue to do research on the firm and once you know who is interviewing you, learn about their background too. We will ask you about your experience working in a team, your interpersonal abilities and any business acumen you may have gained already. Preparation is key and remember to relax – if you have made it to the interview, you have done an amazing job already!