Clerks and Graduates

If you want to do great work with great people, be part of a dynamic team and make a real contribution to your clients, Hunt & Hunt can help put your career on the right track.


Our close-knit teams mean you’ll have a higher level of engagement. You will work with reasonable autonomy on high quality, complex matters and have contact with clients and attend court appearances.

Melbourne Clerkships

A seasonal clerkship at Hunt & Hunt lets you explore a broad spectrum of legal work before you decide on your area of specialisation. Hunt & Hunt offers clerkship positions in the Melbourne office, at this time, we do not offer clerkships in our other offices.

Applications follow the Law Institute of Victoria Seasonal Clerkship Guidelines below:

Applications openNo earlier than 9am on Monday 3 July 2023
Applications closeNo later than 11:59pm on Sunday 13 August 2023
Interviews commenceSeptember 2023
Offers madeFrom 10am on Wednesday 18 October 2023
Seasonal Clerkships commenceJuly 2024

Why a Hunt & Hunt clerkship?

A clerkship at Hunt & Hunt gives you a head start in your legal career. Over four weeks, you’ll work with senior lawyers on relevant, diverse matters across a range of industry sectors, in a supportive and close-knit environment. Most importantly, you’ll get direct access to partners who are leaders in their field.

We believe that getting you involved in real work helps us get to know each other better and allows you to decide if Hunt & Hunt is the right firm for you. Our seasonal clerkship program is designed to help you acquire the skills and knowledge to become a confident graduate.

How to Apply

Opportunities for our 2023/24 program are now open. Please forward your cv, cover letter, and transcripts to [email protected].

For more information about our program, please contact Taylor MacDonald, People and Culture Manager for a confidential discussion.

Melbourne Graduate Program

Our Melbourne graduate program runs for 12 months from March each year.  The program consist of 3 four month rotations. During this time graduates will complete the College of Law Practical Legal Training course and be exposed to each of our core practice areas. To help ensure you meet the required competencies for admission to practice, you’ll take on matter-related work and receive in-house training and mentoring.

Students who participate in our seasonal clerkship pool are prioritised for our graduate program.  If additional places are available, positions will be advertised following the release of placements in accordance with the LIV offers.

Priority offers are made in accordance with the Law Institute of Victoria Traineeship Guidelines.

Priority OffersNo earlier than 10am on Tuesday 8 August 2023
Priority Offers CloseNo later than 12:00pm on Wednesday 9 August 2023
Market Applications OpenNo earlier than 10am on Thursday 10 August 2023
Market Applications CloseNo later than 11:59pm on Wednesday 23 August 2023
Market OffersNo earlier than 10am on Wednesday 4 October 2023

Sydney Graduate Program

Hunt & Hunt offers graduate positions in its Sydney (CBD and North Ryde) and in our Griffith offices. We’re looking for bright and motivated law students in their final year of study, with a solid academic record and varied interests outside academic life.

Throughout the year the Sydney office will accept your application, resume and current transcripts.  You can forward these to [email protected].  

If you are successful in obtaining a graduate role in our Sydney offices, you’ll be placed in one of our four core practice areas – Litigation, Commercial, Environment and Planning, or Property. Working in close-knit teams you will have hands-on involvement in meaningful work.

You’ll also be given the opportunity to manage your own matters under close supervision and mentoring.

To complement on-the-job learning, we support our graduates with a comprehensive and structured professional development program.

Your development

As a graduate, you’ll be assigned a senior lawyer who will act as a mentor and assist with your workflow. A junior lawyer will also be assigned as your buddy to give you guidance and support. A dedicated member of our people and culture team will also be there to guide you through the process. In addition to completing Practical Legal Training through the College of Law, we’ll provide you with specialised training for all our practice areas, as well as time management and communication skills to help you excel in an office environment.

Last but by no means least – graduates are encouraged to immerse themselves to our great culture and have fun!

Contact us today

If you would like to submit your resume to be considered for any future opportunities, please visit our Opportunities page. Alternatively you can contact our HR teams direct by clicking on the links below

Sydney HR team

email or phone

Melbourne HR team

email or phone

Darwin HR team

email or phone