Seasonal Clerk Program - Melbourne

The Davies Collison Cave Law Seasonal Clerkship Program can be the beginning of a successful career in Intellectual Property Law.

Applications for our 2014/15 clerkship program are now closed

What will DCC Law offer me as a Seasonal Clerk?

Students participating in our Seasonal Clerk Program will be provided an invaluable opportunity to work with and benefit from the direct supervision of partners and senior practitioners, working on a range of Intellectual Property litigation matters spanning many disciplines including;  alternative dispute resolution, commercialisation and licensing, contract law, administrative law and competition law.

Successful clerks will undertake important personal learning whilst working with skilled professionals who are responsible for protecting, enforcing, and extracting value from intellectual property assets for a diverse range of clients such as leading global companies across diverse industries and technologies.

As a seasonal clerk you will be exposed to client work including:

  • Researching into an area of law, analysing points and summarising your findings
  • Drafting correspondence on behalf of others
  • Shadowing our lawyers in client and/or external meetings which may include court proceedings.

You will be afforded the opportunity to work within a friendly and supportive team, participate in team meetings and enjoy partaking in social events.

What is DCCL's Seasonal Clerk criteria checklist?

We are looking for talented students who have a genuine interest in specialising in intellectual property law.

The requirements to be considered for a clerkship with DCCL are:

  • Completing your penultimate year of a law degree
  • A science or engineering qualification in addition to your law degree is beneficial but not essential
  • Strong English communication skills, both verbal and written
  • A penchant for carrying out analytical and detailed work
  • An appreciation for the delivery of superior client professional services
  • A personal drive and motivation, a friendly disposition and team orientation
  • An excellent academic record
  • Proven time management skills

What do past Seasonal Clerks say about their experience with DCCL?

Due to calibre of talent our Seasonal Clerk Program attracts, and the quality of the program itself the firm has been successful in sourcing many of our Graduates from the Seasonal clerk talent pool.

Read the postings from some of our Lawyers introduced to DCC via the Seasonal Clerkship program below.

aaron yates gradute lawyer davies collison caveAaron said

The seasonal clerkship program presented me with all the experiences necessary to affirm the interest I had developed for intellectual property law at university. During the program, clerks are given the opportunity to learn from pre-eminent IP lawyers and patent and trade mark attorneys and complete varied, interesting and challenging work (in and outside of Court). Since completing my clerkship in 2009, I have not looked back! - DCCL is the place for IP law in Australia.

Cara saidcara gerace graduate lawyer davies collison cave

My seasonal clerkship at Davies Collison Cave Law (DCCL) provided an invaluable opportunity to see how the law operates in practice.  I worked closely with partners and associates, who were never too busy to answer my many questions, and performed real legal work.  If you have any interest in intellectual property law, I would certainly recommend a clerkship at DCCL, as in my case it reinforced that this is the type of law I want to practise.

 Jess said

Undertaking a seasonal clerkship at Davies Collison Cave Law gave me the opportunity to put my law studies into practice and to gain some practical experience in the law.  The legal work I was given was interesting and varied and the people I met through the clerkship program provided me with a valuable insight into working in an intellectual property law firm.

Graduate Program

The Davies Collison Cave Law Graduate Program is where to start your specialist career in Intellectual Property litigation.

Due to the success of our seasonal clerkship program, we will be recruiting our Melbourne 2014 graduates from our seasonal clerkship candidate pool.

What will DCC Law offer me as a Graduate?

Shortly after joining the firm, graduates complete a thirty (30) week training program through a law college, which comprises a mix of on-line course work and college contact hours.

Whilst undertaking the course, you will work full-time with our talented professionals and partners in all aspects of IP Law.
See our IP Law Group's web page and get inspired.