Got your sights set on a career in a  large law firm? A summer clerkship can be a great pathway into the biggest firms in NZ.

Generally timelines for summer clerkships are: applications open in March, interviews are in April, and offers are made in May – for a summer internship running from November to February (usually completed in the summer of the penultimate year of law studies). See the links below for further details.

Bell Gully
Offices in Auckland and Wellington.
Areas of practice: corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, financial services, property and tax.
Click here to see info about Bell Gully summer clerkships

Buddle Findlay
Offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch
Areas of practice: corporate and commercial, employment, financial services,  litigation, public law, and tax.
Click here to see info about Buddle Findlay summer clerkships

Chapman Tripp
Offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch
Areas of practice: construction, corporate and commercial, government relations, finance, property, resource management, and tax.
Click here to see info about Chapman Tripp summer clerkships

DLA Piper
Offices in Auckland and Wellington (+ overseas offices across the globe).
Areas of practice: banking and finance, government, hospitality, insurance, primary industries, technology, and transport.
Click here to see info about DLA Piper summer clerkships

Duncan Cotterill
Offices in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Nelson.
Areas of practice: banking, corporate and commercial, construction, employment, finance, health and safety, IP, litigation, public law, resource management, and trusts.
Click here to see info about Duncan Cotterill summer clerkships 

Kensington Swan
Offices in Auckland and Wellington.
Areas of practice: banking, China business, construction, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, environmental law,  employment, financial services, health and safety, insurance, IP, property, public.
Click here to see info about Kensington Swan summer clerkships

Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
Offices in Auckland and Wellington (+ overseas offices in the MinterEllison Legal Group).
Areas of practice: banking, corporate, construction, dispute resolution, financial services, insolvency, and real estate.
Click here to see info about Minter Ellison Rudd Watts summer clerkships

Simpson Grierson
Offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Areas of practice: banking, business services, commercial, litigation, finance, and resources and infrastructure.
Click here to see info about Simpson Grierson summer clerkships 

Russell McVeagh
Offices in Auckland and Wellington.
Areas of practice: banking, corporate, construction, employment, environmental law, finance, litigation, public, regulatory and competition law, and tax.
Click here to see info about Russell McVeagh summer clerkships 

For a great overview of summer clerkships across NZ, see Auckland University’s Law Students’ Career Guide

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