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Clerkships Masterclass

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Clerkships Masterclass

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As a law student, many are concerned with acquiring a clerkship to further their practical experience and career. This Masterclass is intended to provide you with all the most important information and advice on clerkships and how to get one.

This session will feature those who have been in the same place before and what they have learned from their own experience.

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  • Full Description

    As a law student, many are concerned with acquiring a clerkship to further their practical experience and career. This Masterclass is intended to provide you with all the most important information and advice on clerkships and how to get one.

    This session will feature those who have been in the same place before and what they have learned from their own experience.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Learn about clerkships
    • Understand how to seek one out
    • Prepare yourself to apply for a clerkship

    Potential Questions:

    • Initial applications what approach did you take?  – Scattergun approach vs selection of firms
    • Pre-clerkship events/info evenings – Should I attend, what questions should I ask? Who should I speak to on the night?
    • Did you participate in any of the firms programs aimed at pre-penultimate year students? Did these help you in the clerkship process?
    • Cognitive and personality testing – tips for these
    • Cocktail evenings – How to prepare for the night and how to calm nerves on the night
    • Cover letter and CV – tips and tricks, what content should I have in CV and what content should i have in cover letter

     

  • Presenters
    Presenters:
    • Brad Woolstencroft, LIV Young Lawyers Manager
    • Jacob McCahon, Researcher, County Court of Victoria
    • Kathryn Emeny, Principal, Maddens Lawyers
    • Dave Sima, Graduate at Law, Baker McKenzie
    • Renee Tan, Clerkship, Allens, Gilbert + Tobin, and MinterEllison

    About the presenters:

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    Jacob McCahon

    Jacob McCahon is the senior researcher (civil) at the County Court of Victoria.

    He undertakes research for the judges in the common law division and the commercial division — and assists with legislative and regulatory reforms that impact the judiciary.

    Jacob is the 2021 president of the of the Law Institute of Victoria Young Lawyers. He was previously co-chair of the LIV Law Reform Committee, a judge’s associate at the Supreme Court of Victoria, a residential tutor in law at Trinity College in the University of Melbourne, and a research assistant at the La Trobe University Law School.


    Brad Woolstencroft

    Brad Woolstencroft

    Brad is the Manager of the Young Lawyers Section at the Law Institute of Victoria.

    Brad has qualifications in Management, Law and AI and previously worked within corporate, tertiary and now NFP sectors.

    Brad supports students in their education journey and prepares them to make decisions about their careers aspirations.


    Kathryn Emeny

    Kathryn Emeny

    Kathryn began working with Maddens Lawyers in 2010 starting in the Class Actions Department. Since commencing, Kathryn has worked to secure millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of hundreds of people impacted by fires across Victoria and New South Wales. Major class actions include the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires, the 2013 Springwood/Winmalee Bushfire and the 2014 Mickleham/Kilmore Bushfire.

    Kathryn is a Deakin University graduate, having studied a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts, with great success, at the University’s Warrnambool campus. Kathryn began her study in 2008 joining the first cohort of students to study Law in Warrnambool. Among her successes as a student, Kathryn won Most Outstanding Student at Deakin’s Warrnambool campus for two years running, achieved her year’s highest score in Property Law and Criminal Procedure and was named an Alfred Deakin scholar.

    Outside the office, Kathryn contributes to the local community as Chair of the South West Academy of Sport, as a member of the board of charitable service organisation Southern STAY and as a mentor at The Ideas Place.


    Dave Sima

    Dave Sima

    Originally from China, Dave was an international student undertaking his LLB.

    He graduated in 2020. Dave is a graduate at Baker Mackenzie.

    He is a cycling enthusiast, enjoys gaming and AR, and he co-chairs the LIV YL Social Committee.


    Renee Tan

    Renee Tan

    Renee Tan is an Arts/Law graduate from Monash University with a particular interest in the impact of technology on the law. She is grateful for the opportunities to undertake clerkships at Allens, Gilbert + Tobin, and MinterEllison.

    She is passionate about helping law students navigate the stressful clerkship period, and developing their confidence in the process.

    In her spare time, you can find her either volunteering at her local church or spending time with her loved ones.

     

  • Webinar – Important Information
    LIV webinars offer an interactive learning experience – wherever you are, from any device – and are run through Zoom.

    Register as you would any of our other in-person education and we’ll send you the webinar link and log in details the morning of the event date.
     
    Please Note: Instructions are sent to the primary email address linked to your LIV account. If you do not receive an email from us, check the contact details in your LIV profile to confirm the correct email. If you have not received instructions from us within an hour of the event, please contact the events team on email register@liv.asn.au or phone 03 9607 9473.
     
    For additional information on LIV webinars, see our Frequently Asked Questions.