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We are travelling around universities across New Zealand holding ‘CV Drop In’ clinics where you can bring along your CV and some of our P&C members and junior lawyers will take a look at your CV and give you some tips. Get in touch with your student reps and/or careers advisors to find out dates!

Academic Transcript

We don’t require a formal certified copy of your transcript (a scanned print out or screenshot is just fine!).

For all summer and winter clerkship applications

We don’t ask for a cover letter, and instead ask you to answer two questions we’ve put together. There is also space in this part of the application to add any additional information should you need to. For all law clerk applications, we require a cover letter instead of answers to our questions.

When we have live roles, there will be a ‘submit application’ button at the bottom of this page. When you hit ‘submit your application’, you’ll be taken to our recruitment system. Once you’re there, there will be a number of fields you need to fill out, including your name, university and more. Please make sure you fill out all the fields correctly.

Remember to double check your application and make sure you submit it on time!

“There is a wide variety of personalities at Chapman Tripp and I would encourage everyone to be themselves throughout the application process. The pre-interview coffees are a great way to meet people at the firm and feel more comfortable going into the interview.”

Jake HendersonSolicitor

Hear from our people

Insights and advice from both sides of the interview table

We sat down with solicitor Shontelle Grimberg and senior associate Rebecca Tompkins from our resource management team to hear about their experiences from either side of the interviewing table.

Shontelle recently joined Chapman Tripp in 2019 as a law clerk. In this podcast she shares her experiences as an interviewee and transition into the firm. As Shontelle’s interviewer for the role, Rebecca shares some helpful advice and insights into what made Shontelle stand out in the recruitment process, ultimately landing her the role.

The ins and outs of the graduate recruitment process

As the Chapman Tripp graduate recruiter, Rose Ritchie has been the driving force behind this year’s graduate recruitment campaign – Grow Your Own Way.

In this podcast she shares her valuable insights and advice on applying for the programme and what we’re looking for in the application and interview process.

Applications are now closed