Law Clerk Recruitment – Dates to note for 2020

  • Thursday 12 March, Applications Open
  • Monday 30 March, 12.00 midday, Deadline for submitting your application
  • November 2020, Clerkship begins

Learn more about our clerkships

As a firm, we never stand still.

We think nimbly and seize opportunities. We're ambitious and are never afraid to innovate. So if you possess these qualities too, there could be a bright future for you at DLA Piper.

You'll be in the engine room of legal advice from the start of your employment. You'll meet with clients, prepare cases for trial, appear in court and get involved in commercial transactions, all with our support.

We deliberately offer a handful of sought-after law clerk openings in New Zealand. This means you’ll experience a first class journey, with full participation in real work. Partners and senior lawyers will support you with genuine help and encouragement. You will be busy and experience a variety of work. You will be truly contributing, so you will spend your summer rotating between two teams before going into a permanent team.

Law Clerk Programme Brochure
You can access more information about the programme by clicking here.

As you might appreciate, people generally enjoy their jobs more and perform better when they have a good fit with the organisation they work for and with the job they do. Through our application process we'll make our best effort to see just how well you'll fit with DLA Piper – and how DLA Piper will fit with you. 

Summer Clerk to Partner: Reuben Woods, Partner in our Auckland office, talks about his journey from summer clerk to partner at DLA Piper.

Reuben Woods Video

My International Secondment: Edward Krishna, from DLA Piper’s Auckland office talks about his international experience as an Intern in Hong Kong.