At Baker McKenzie, we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Our story is one of imagination, determination and hard work. Like no other law firm, we were born global, so thinking and working globally is embedded in our culture. For over 70 years, our people have helped nurture our unique organisation. We have followed clients into new markets, establishing offices driven by local lawyers and talent. And our growth has been organic, giving us a strong, common culture that runs through our Firm.
We offer our people access to market-leading, cross-border, local, and industry-focused matters for leading multinational and domestic clients. We understand our clients' businesses, industries, and strategic objectives. We work with our clients to overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. We have an unrivalled ability to provide training and secondment opportunities across our global network. We have an inclusive culture of learning, coaching and opportunity, where you work in small teams on matters that cross borders. We are The New Lawyers for the New World.
What will I do during my clinical placement?
Students who undertake this placement will have the opportunity to work with several of our practice groups. They will be given real work and responsibility and be exposed to our Australian and international clients, just like our junior lawyers. Working with lawyers of all levels, they will be guided by a supervisor and buddy, and with the Firm's strong culture of mentoring, they will receive coaching and feedback throughout the program. They will also have the opportunity to connect and network with our people and attend relevant professional development sessions and social events.
The types of work in which students will be involved include: drafting correspondence, preparing court documents, drafting advices or agreements, document review tasks, attending client meetings, attending court/mediations, attending meetings with barristers, attending meetings with expert or other witnesses, attending settlements, preparing client alerts - and, of course, you will have the opportunity to put into practice those excellent legal research skills you have gained at university.
Students applying for this program should have a keen interest in commercial law and be able to demonstrate this interest through their studies and experiences.