find the latest legal job
Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Highly-respected, innovative and entrepreneurial Not-for-Profit · Competency based Board
View details
Chief Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Dynamic, high growth organisation · ASX listed market leader
View details
In-house Projects Lawyer | Renewables / Solar | 2-5 Years PQE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: All Australia
· Help design the future · NASDAQ Listed
View details
Insurance Lawyer (3-5 PAE)
Category: Insurance and Superannuation Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Dynamic organisation ·
View details
Legal Counsel
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: North Sydney NSW 2060
· 18 month fixed term contract · 3-5 years PQE with TMT exposure
View details
KWM app coincides with clerkship season

KWM app coincides with clerkship season

King & Wood Mallesons has added to its promotional offering with the release of a new app to help students digitally navigate the clerkship application process and offer a snapshot of life in commercial law.

Digital natives facing clerkship season can now plug into the inner workings of global firm KWM with the launch of its new app this week.

The KWM Become app serves as another entry point for students who want to get a feel for the firm, graduate resourcing manager Sam Gardner said.

"We’ve tried to put information in about commercial law, what junior lawyers do, how a firm is structured, what are the kind of career paths for a graduate in today’s market, and also the nuts and bolts of how to get hired," Ms Gardner said.

"The app is one of the key elements of the firm’s 2016 national clerkship recruitment campaign. We were looking at a channel that complements [our activity] in the social media space, on Facebook and Instagram," she said.

Students who download KWM Become will have access to content contributed by grads that sets out their day-to-day experience as junior lawyers.

"Often you see firms talk about the deals they’re involved in, but what does that mean for a junior lawyer? What does the graduate do on those deals? We’ve have tried to break that down case by case," Ms Gardner said.

"We literally spoke to our junior lawyers and asked them what they did on a day-to-day basis. The section breaks down what a clerk would do and then what a graduate would do, you really get an insight into the actual tasks," she said.

The app also features clerkship application tips, a quiz and a video on market trends.

Push notifications will also be sent to students via the app, which includes reminders for important application dates and a news feed relevant to law students.

Ms Gardner said the app complemented other digital initiatives the firm was integrating into its clerkship application process, which this year would also include a Google Hangout.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

KWM app coincides with clerkship season
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
LCA president Fiona McLeod SC
Aug 17 2017
Where social fault lines meet the justice gap in Aus
After just returning from a tour of the Northern Territory, LCA president Fiona McLeod SC speaks wit...
Marriage equality flag
Aug 17 2017
ALHR backs High Court challenge to marriage equality postal vote
Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) has voiced its support for a constitutional challenge to ...
Give advice
Aug 17 2017
A-G issues advice on judiciary’s public presence
Commonwealth Attorney-General George Brandis QC has offered his advice on the public presence of jud...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...