What we're all about

DLA Piper New Zealand

Offers jobs to students studying



Auckland Wellington

Your growth is our growth
Our goal is simple: we want to create the future leaders of the firm. That means giving you the skills you need to become a successful lawyer, but also the experiences to discover where your true interests lie. As you progress, you won’t just develop your legal knowledge. You’ll also develop the commercial, international outlook that’s the hallmark of a DLA Piper lawyer. This will be delivered in a bespoke way to maximize your learning.

What to expect
Your law clerkship starts with our Best People orientation program, designed to ease you in and get you acquainted with our culture. It will equip you with the necessary knowledge and tools to start your career on a firm foundation.
You will then undertake two six week rotations in different practice groups, where you’ll work alongside people at all levels of the business, including partners. Learning through practice and observation you’ll get a real feel for commercial law in practice.
Upon your successful completion of the rotations, you will join a permanent team, and complete your legal professional studies.

Work in the community
We’ll encourage you to do both pro bono and community work; not simply because it’s the right thing to do, but because it will develop your skills in leadership, teamwork, and communication.

Supporting you
Throughout your law clerkship, you will be supported by a supervising senior lawyer or partner who will provide you with regular guidance and feedback. You will also have a buddy who will help you make the most of the opportunities the firm has to offer.

Learning that never stops
Once qualified, you’ll continue to learn through real-life commercial practice. You’ll also have access to knowledge centers, technical courses, and business skills training. Likewise, our International Career Academies will help you continually enhance your professional skills while developing your internal networks across the firm.