Our application process gives us every opportunity to get to know you and for you to get to know the firm and its people. Here's a guide to how our process works:
1. HEAD TO OUR APPLY NOW PAGE
Head to our "Apply Now" page in the menu above and click on the CT icon to get started.
Summer and Winter clerk applications have now closed for 2019.
Law clerk applications are currently open and will close on 8 August 2019.
2. ENTER OUR RECRUITMENT SYSTEM
When applying for a Summer or Winter clerk application, you will be redirected through to our recruitment system where you will be asked to download a word document that contains two questions you will need to answer as part of your application. Do this and then press "proceed". Law clerk applications are not required to complete the two questions.
3. FILL OUT YOUR APPLICATION
Once you're in our recruitment system, there will be a number of fields you need to fill out, including everything from your name, university and more. Please make sure you fill out all the fields correctly.
4. UPLOAD ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and academic transcript. We don't require a formal certified copy of your transcript, a scanned print out or screen grab is fine. When applying for a law clerk position, you will also need to upload a cover letter.
5. UPLOAD YOUR ANSWERS TO OUR QUESTIONS
You will also need to upload the answers to our two questions you downloaded before starting your application. Don't forget to do this as it forms an important part of your application.
6. SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
Double check your application and make sure you submit it on time.
At Chapman Tripp, we’re looking for students who are enthusiastic and motivated to pursue a career in law. We want people who seize opportunities, people from a diverse range of backgrounds, people who have a life outside of law school and people who have a passion for working in commercial law specifically. We also want to see that you’ve worked hard at things like university, school and other activities you pursue and that you know how to apply yourself.
We asked our clerks and lawyers for their top tips on applying to Chapman Tripp: