Vacation Clerks

16 Jul

Applications Open

05 Aug

Applications Close


Interviews Commence

21 Sep

Offers (held open for 2 hrs)

Steinepreis Paganin offer a number of Summer and Winter vacation clerkships to students in either their penultimate or final year of law studies. Vacation clerkship placements are for either one (1) or two (2) weeks in duration depending on the time of year and the workflow associated with that time of year.

Our vacation clerkship program aims to give law students a realistic experience as to what life would be like as a Graduate with Steinepreis Paganin. Our program will give you insight into the corporate and commercial area of law that we practice, the types of tasks you would be exposed to as a Graduate and a taste of our culture, staff, clients and team.  You will spend your vacation clerkship working with us as part of our team, assisting our lawyers with their work and helping our clients achieve their commercial objectives.  This clerkship will give you a first-hand experience of life as a Graduate.

The reason we structure our vacation clerkship program this way (first hand experience) is so that you can make a well informed decision when it comes time to applying for a Graduate position with our Firm. We want you to be 100% sure this is the area of law for you, as market leaders in the corporate and commercial space, this is our focus and this is what we do.

We look for law students that have a can-do attitude, a real desire to be a team player, can put our clients' needs first, are commercially minded, pragmatic and also have a high attention to detail.

Our vacation clerkship program is closely linked with our Graduate recruitment process, although not exclusive, we encourage an application in the first instance for our vacation clerkship program.


Applications should be succinct and should include;

  • an updated CV;
  • a 1-page cover letter; and
  • a recent academic transcript.

Please email your application to our Human Resources Manager, Elaine Whelan at