Winter clerkship


A brilliant week-long learning and immersion experience!

We take on approximately 10 Winter Clerks each year across our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch offices.

It’s a great opportunity to experience life at Chapman Tripp and figure out if working in a corporate law firm is for you. At the end of the programme, our 2022 Winter Clerks may be invited back to join our 2023/2024 Summer Clerk programme.

Over the course of the week-long programme, our Winter Clerks undertake real work, participate in training sessions, enjoy social events such as sports events, volunteering and lunches, and get a feel for our firm. Our Winter Clerks are teamed up with a buddy and a supervisor to make sure they have all the support they need. And if you’re out-of-town, we’ll fly you to one of our offices and cover your accommodation for the week!

  • Applications open at 12pm on 10 March 2022 and close at 12pm on 28 March 2022
  • The 2022 programme will run during the university mid-year break, exact dates to be announced
  • A salary for the duration of the winter clerkship
  • Travel and accommodation costs covered if you need to relocate for the experience
  • Opportunity to be offered a summer clerkship
  • Real work experience
  • Great training
  • Social events
  • Supervisor and buddy support

Law students in their second or third year of study* who would be ready to start as a Law Clerk in February 2025 and who can join our 2023/2024 summer clerk programme, should they receive an offer.

*dependent on whether you are completing a single or double degree.