Law Clerk

Job Description

Law Clerks are legal studies graduates who provide support to Solicitors, Lawyers and Judges. They conduct research, compile case files, prepare legal documents and write reports. Law Clerks may also perform specialised clerical tasks related to court proceedings.

Careers Ladder


You need to be degree-qualified to work as a Law Clerk. You’ll need to have completed year 12 or equivalent with a high ATAR or find an alternative entry pathway.

Complete a degree such as a Bachelor of Law at university. It will take you approximately 3 years full-time to complete.

You could also complete a double degree with Law as one of your major units of study at university. A double degree will take a minimum of 5 years, but may be advantage if you choose to specialise later.

If you’ve completed undergraduate study in another field, you can still gain postgraduate qualifications. Completing a Juris Doctor will take you at least 1 year, and you’ll need to have an undergraduate degree to apply.


  • Communication
  • Acumen
  • Thorough
  • Self-Motivation
  • Autonomy
  • Analytical
  • Integrity
  • Interpersonal
  • Team Player
  • Thorough

Key Skills

  • Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Conveyancing
  • Typing
  • Claims
  • Litigation
  • Multitasking
  • Proactive Attitude
  • Time Management
  • Supporting legal teams
  • Conducting Research
  • Document Preparation

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;