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Law Graduate Program

Russell Kennedy offers an 18 month Law Graduate program rotating through 3 practice groups. Our Graduate Program is designed to provide in depth on the job experience working across different teams within the firm. Spending six months in a practice group provides an opportunity to be exposed to different Principals, clients and industries that particular teams work with, allowing Graduates to take a deep dive into matters and apply skills learnt from formal studies in practice.

Russell Kennedy also partners with the College of Law to complete their Practical Legal Traineeship within the first 6 months of commencing. 

Upon commencement, Law Graduates are allocated a Graduate Lead for their Graduate Program. They meet with their Graduate Lead on a regular basis to discuss their career progression, rotations and assist with personal development. In addition to this, we also allocate Law Graduates a Rotational Supervisor and Graduate Support. They will both assist with the transition from university to full-time employment. We are a signatory of the Law Institute of Victoria and all Seasonal Clerk and Traineeships are made within these guidelines.

Applications for our 2022 Law Graduate Program will open on Monday, 26 July 2021 and close Sunday, 8 August 2021 at 11.59 pm. Priority Offers will be made at 10.00 am on Tuesday, 10 August 2021. Please note that the advertisement for the role will not appear until applications open on Monday 26 July 2021. Our Graduate Applications are only open to candidates who have clerked at Russell Kennedy.

For further information, please contact Victoria Fisher, People & Culture Advisor directly at