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APAC Recruiter Lauren shares her careers advice

“There’s no such thing as a typical White & Case associate.”

Lauren Evans, Asia-Pacific (APAC) Recruitment Manager, answered our top questions in just 60 seconds. Here’s what she had to share about joining our Australian offices.

“Getting in the Firm at this level means you have a great opportunity to be a part of building the business.”

In three words, what makes a great White & Case candidate?

Mobile, driven, collaborative.

What is the typical application and assessment process to join the Firm?

We typically take applications for our vacation clerkships through our website, where candidates will need to answer some short questions and upload their CV, cover letter and transcript. We then run a two-stage interview process involving our partners and senior associates.

What do you think is most exciting about the White & Case Australia experience?

The most exciting part of joining us as a vacation clerk or graduate is that we are a growing Firm and part of an expanding Asia region. We have a unique offering in the Australian market.

We’re a truly global Firm with a vast network—how will new associates and trainees experience this?

We offer an international rotation as a part of the 18-month graduate program. Mobility is a huge aspect of being a part of White & Case, so we encourage international secondments from the graduate level, right through to the partner level. Whether it’s for six weeks or a few years, you are encouraged to take up international opportunities when they arise in order to better serve our global clients.

Tell us your top tips for making a good impression at an interview.

Do your research and show genuine interest in what we do. Be prepared to put your best foot forward, demonstrate your passion for the law and your experience across the core competencies we look for in our clerks and graduates.

Is there such a thing as a typical White & Case associate or graduate?

No, we truly value diversity at White & Case. There is no typical lawyer, and we welcome people from all walks of life. However, we do share common values, and we are clear in what we are looking for from candidates in terms of their ability to collaborate, be self-driven and have an entrepreneurial and global mindset.

How is White & Case different from other global law firms?

It is the largest New York law firm outside of New York. With a large footprint in both the US and Europe, there is a sense of global balance and true collaboration across the network.

What support can junior associates and graduates expect to get from other associates and partners?

Graduates can expect to be fully supported with an allocated supervisor, mentor and buddy through each rotation on the program. We will ensure that you gain exposure to the full breadth of practices in order to fully develop your foundation skills and knowledge to be a great lawyer.

What questions do you like to hear from candidates at an interview?

We like to hear questions that help you to get to know us better and demonstrate an interest in the work we do and clients we work with. For example: Tell me more about your career at White & Case. What recent transaction or dispute have you worked on that you found the most exciting or interesting. Can you tell me more about the clients you work with?

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Find out about career opportunities in Australia here.