Summer clerkship

Our 13-week summer clerk programme is a great way for students to immerse themselves in life at Chapman Tripp, build working relationships, receive great training and most of all, get involved in real work.

We keep our intake to around 25-30 summer clerks across our three offices, and we don’t take on more summer clerks than we have law clerk positions to offer. That means our summer clerks don’t compete and they have the opportunity to get stuck into meaningful work.

Our summer clerks rotate through two teams. We will offer you lots of opportunities to find out about all of the teams at Chapman Tripp throughout the recruitment process, so that you can make informed choices when we ask you for your team preferences.

Our programme is much more than just legal work. Our summer clerks get involved in volunteer work, meet clients, attend innovation workshops with our Zeren team and have a number of firm and summer clerk social events to attend (from team sports to gourmet ice-cream tasting to paddle boarding out on the harbour!).

Key information & dates

What are the benefits?

A competitive salary, $1000 clothing allowance, wellbeing benefit, up to $400 relocation expenses and a three week paid holiday over Christmas. You get to experience real work by rotating through two teams with great training, client visits, performance feedback, supervisor and buddy support, firm and team social events and volunteer work. You could be offered a law clerk position at the end of the programme.

When does the programme run?

November 2019 through to February 2020 (across the university summer break).

Who can apply?

Our 2019/2020 summer clerk programme will be aimed at law students in their penultimate year of study and who can join us as a law clerk in February 2021.

When will applications open?

Applications for our 2019/2020 summer clerk programme open on 14 March 2019 and close on 31 March at midday.