FORAGE

Although Clerkship season is upon those penultimate law students, there are ‘Clerkships’ that you can be doing from the comfort of your own home virtually through an organisation called Forage. They have brought in many of the major Australian and International law firms to create virtual clerkships which you as law students, in any year, can do. They provide an excellent insight into the different branches of commercial law as well as an insight into each law firm individually.

Click the links below to create a profile through Forage, and start your virtual clerkships today!

KING & WOOD MALLESONS

GLOBAL INTRODUCTION TO LAW PROGRAM

Do this program if you are:

- Just starting out in a law degree or are thinking about doing a law degree.

- Interested in finding out what basic skills you need in law.

- Not sure what a commercial lawyer does.

Skills:

- Gain real work experience.

- Make your CV and LinkedIn stand out.

- Draft contract clauses.

- Go through Arbitral Proceedings

Application open date:

- Always

Notes:

- Takes about 5-6 hours to complete

How to apply:

- Click below to make a Forage account and register

ABOUT
THE 
FIRM

King & Wood Mallesons have designed this program to help you start exploring the world of commercial law. The work you will do in this online program will help you understand what a commercial lawyer does on a day to day basis, you will have plenty of guidance and support as you work your way through each of the modules.

 

LATHAM & WATKINS

EMERGING COMPANIES VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAM​

Skills:

- Advise clients on founder allocation, vesting and acceleration.

- Incorporate a Client.

- Review a venture financing term sheet.

- Review and Complete a Pro Forma.

Application open date:

- Always

Notes:

- Takes about 5-6 hours to complete

How to apply:

- Click below to make a Forage account and register

ABOUT
THE 
FIRM

Are you interested in helping clients overcome complex and high-profile challenges? In joining a collaborative, team-focused culture spread around the world? In doing some of the best work of your life in an environment that encourages you to be you? Our virtual experience program gives you a chance to learn more about our firm and the type of work we do. It’s part of our ongoing effort to develop and offer meaningful mentoring and training to our lawyers as well as to those just starting their legal careers.

 

LATHAM & WATKINS

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

Skills:

- Start off a transaction

- Review a customer agreement

- Offer shareholder advice

- Negotiate the transaction

Application open date:

- Always

Notes:

- Takes about 5-6 hours to complete

How to apply:

- Click below to make a Forage account and register

ABOUT
THE 
FIRM

Are you interested in helping clients overcome complex and high-profile challenges? In joining a collaborative, team-focused culture spread around the world? In doing some of the best work of your life in an environment that encourages you to be you? Our virtual experience program gives you a chance to learn more about our firm and the type of work we do. It’s part of our ongoing effort to develop and offer meaningful mentoring and training to our lawyers as well as to those just starting their legal careers.

LATHAM & WATKINS

WHITE COLLAR DEFENCE & INVESTIGATION VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

Skills:

- Identify relevant documents using search terms.

- Prepare for a witness interview. 

- Calculate a potential prison sentence and fines on chargeable offences under the U.S sentencing guidelines

Application open date:

- Always

Notes:

- Takes about 5-6 hours to complete

How to apply:

- Click below to make a Forage account and register

Are you interested in helping clients overcome complex and high-profile challenges? In joining a collaborative, team-focused culture spread around the world? In doing some of the best work of your life in an environment that encourages you to be you? Our virtual experience program gives you a chance to learn more about our firm and the type of work we do. It’s part of our ongoing effort to develop and offer meaningful mentoring and training to our lawyers as well as to those just starting their legal careers.

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FIRM

LEO CUSSEN

HUMAN RIGHTS LAW VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP

Responsibilities:

The 3 modules have been designed so that they increase in level of difficulty and so that your skills will build as you work through them. We therefore recommend that you work through the modules in sequential order.

Skills:

- Communication in legal practice

- Synthesising information in legal practice

- Research

- Providing legal advice

- Drafting

- Problem solving

- Research in human rights law

Application open date:

- Always

Notes:

- Takes about 5-6 hours to complete

How to apply:

- Click below to make a Forage account and register

Are you interested in becoming a discrimination and human rights lawyer? Leo Cussen Centre for law trains people with a law degree to become practical lawyers. Our training is about putting you in a simulated environment so that you experience what it’s really like to solve human rights issues in legal practice. This internship focuses on legal communication skills, advising on an employment dismissal, a discrimination issue, and a deportation matter.

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WHITE & CASE

THE FUTURE OF LAW IS GLOBAL

Responsibilities:

This program offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience during your studies and a way to differentiate yourself during the application process.

Skills:

- Email Drafting

- Bankability report drafting

- Client communication

- Note taking

- Legal research

- Drafting

Application open date:

- Always

Notes:

- Takes about 5-6 hours to complete

How to apply:

- Click below to make a Forage account and register

Working at White & Case will launch, accelerate and build your career, opening doors and relationships around the world. Our virtual program allows students to gain first-hand insight into life as a White & Case lawyer and experience the realities of cross-border law.

ABOUT
THE 
FIRM

This virtual clerkship was really insightful. I found it trickier than previous ones I have attempted, but being only in my second year of law, i'm sure those with more experience may find it easier to do. Despite this, I liked that it was challenging and found that the sample repsonses provided me with better knowledge of what the firm was wanting and how a lawyer would go about competing the tasks. I would highly reccomend this virtual clerkship, especially for those interested in commercial law as having a commerce background made these tasks easier too.

- Sebastian

 

PINSENT MASONS

VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAM (AUSTRALIA)

Skills:

- Legal research

- Client Communication

- Giving practical advice and structuring answers

- Contractual interpretation

- Legal analysis and drafting

- Preparing witness statements

Application open date:

- Always

Notes:

- Takes about 5-6 hours to complete

How to apply:

- Click below to make a Forage account and register

Pinsent Masons set out to create a legal business in Australia for the future rather than one based in the past. With leading expertise in the construction, infrastructure and energy sectors, we have built a team entirely around the needs of our clients operating in these sectors. Today, we're focused on servicing their needs with the same level of creativity, innovation and ambition as is typical of these clients themselves. In this program, we’ll take you through the lifecycle of a matter, from front-end transactions including setting up a company and contract execution, to managing a project and providing contract guidance, to drafting witness statements in a dispute. Join us on a legal journey to learn some of the skills required to work in this fast paced and competitive market.

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FIRM
 

CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH

VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP

Skills:

- Due Diligence

- Corporate structure charts

- Contract review and analysis

- Commercial awareness

- Oral communication

- Legal drafting

- Critical analysis

- Settlement offers

Application open date:

- Always

Notes:

- Takes about 5-6 hours to complete

How to apply:

- Click below to make a Forage account and register

Your legal career starts right here with our Virtual Internship. This four module program sets the foundation for excellence with practical training, structured learning and feedback via model work. Through this rich, exciting and engaging learning internship we accelerate your growth and help you become a world class lawyer.

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FIRM
 

BAKER MCKENZIE

YOUR JOURNEY TO A WORLD-CLASS CAREER BEGINS HERE (DISPUTE RESOLUTION & LITIGATION)

Skills:

- Oral communication

- Collaboration

- Civil litigation

- Written communication

- Drafting court documents

Application open date:

- Always

Notes:

- Each takes 30-45 minutes

How to apply:

- Click below to make a Forage account and register

ABOUT
THE 
FIRM

We understand the juggle (and sometimes struggle!) when it comes to balancing uni, work, extra-curricular activities, volunteer work, exchange programs and, for many penultimate students, the rite of passage that is applying for Clerkships. And we know how important it is to have good mental health throughout your studies and career. We don't want to add significantly more to your plates. Our program is therefore aimed at giving you a small taste test of life as a junior lawyer at Baker McKenzie.