Ready to shape your future with DLA Piper? Here’s everything you need to know about the next steps.
What we look for
Our people come from a diverse range of backgrounds. That's what sets us apart. By opening up a range of difference and unique perspectives, allows us to service our clients better.
You will need a strong academic record, and a real passion for developing a career as a lawyer. But it goes further than that…
Among other things, we'll be looking for candidates who are naturally inquisitive, have plenty of drive, and can show a genuine commitment to their chosen career path.
By bringing your authentic self to work every day, you'll have an instinct ability to build relationships with peers, colleagues and clients alike.
Complete our online application form and upload a copy of your CV. This should showcase your achievements and experiences. You will then be asked to complete a response to a commercial awareness question. We don't require you to submit a cover letter. These are not reviewed.
Watson Glaser test
If your initial application is successful, you will be invited to complete the Watson Glaser critical thinking test.
If you are invited to an assessment day, you will take part in a series of exercises, including a partner interview, analysis presentation and a group exercise. There is no preparation required before you attend the assessment day.
We will be in touch as soon as possible after your assessment period.
During your clerkship you will be eligible to be considered for the Graduate Program.
We welcome applications from students in their penultimate year of law or a combined law degree.
All applicants will be contacted regarding the outcome of their application.
When submitting your education, please refer to official examination results and degree transcripts to ensure no errors are made. You will be asked to attach certified copies of your transcripts during the recruitment process.
We are committed to employing people with disability at DLA Piper. Our workforce is best when it draws on diverse skills and experiences.
We strongly encourage you to share any adjustments that will support your participation in our recruitment process. If you do share this with us, we can help with any reasonable adjustments or support you may need throughout the application process. The information you provide will only be reviewed by the graduate recruitment team and will not be shared further without your consent.
If you do require adjustments at any stage of our application process please share this information in your application form. Alternatively, please contact a member of the graduate recruitment team (graduaterecruitmentAUS@dlapiper.com). Our team will then contact you to understand how we can best support you.