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Ahead at Ashurst - pre-penultimate programme

Are you a student who wants to know what it's like to work in commercial law at a top tier law firm?

Our one day programme gives you a first-hand look at what a global law firm is like on the inside, and what your day-to-day life as a lawyer could look like.

Ahead at Ashurst is open to all first, second and third year undergraduate law students, as well as first year juris doctor students.

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What we can offer you

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Insight into Ashurst

Ahead at Ashurst provides you with the opportunity to learn more about Ashurst, meet our people and see our offices!

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Demystify commercial law

Ahead at Ashurst will demystify the commercial law industry and what a commercial law firm does.


An opportunity to build your network

You will have the opportunity to meet with lawyers and senior members of the firm to ask questions and seek expert advice from experienced legal professionals.

The recruitment process

To apply for Ahead at Ashurst, please head to our careers webpage where you will see the relevant opportunities in each State. We will ask you for your CV, as well as a short response around why you would like to participate in our programme – it's that simple!

Key dates

Ahead at Ashurst – Sydney

September and October

Ahead at Ashurst – Melbourne


Ahead at Ashurst – Brisbane


Ahead at Ashurst – Canberra


Ahead at Ashurst – Perth



Applicant Resource Hub

For answers to all your frequently asked questions and information on application & interview tips, the benefits we provide, life at Ashurst, our L&D programmes, and our IDB initiatives.

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Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging

Our inclusive and diverse culture stands at the heart of everything we do. For more information on our initiatives and the support we provide please follow the link below.

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Contact us

If you can’t find answers to your questions on this page or on the Applicant Resource Hub then please contact our Early Careers team.


Agency submissions and candidate introductions will only be accepted with prior approval from a member of the Ashurst Talent Acquisition team. To submit or introduce a candidate, an agency must have valid agreed terms of business in place with Ashurst. Any agency submissions or candidate introductions made without prior approval or without the agreed terms of business in place will be considered invalid.


We are committed to offering a safe and welcoming environment for our employees and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. With diversity and inclusion at the heart of what we do we place a strong emphasis on working with people from diverse communities and aim to make a positive impact through our Social Impact programmes.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work in Australia. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and to the youth who are working towards a brighter tomorrow.