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Summer Clerk Experience

The Summer Clerk Experience

Discover your passion and follow your intellectual curiosity!

As a summer clerk, you will rotate through two different teams, one before Christmas and one after. Usually, we're able to place you in the teams that you're interested in. This will allow you to explore the practice areas that you're curious about.


If you’re in your penultimate year of Law School, you’re eligible to apply for a summer clerkship at Simpson Grierson.

Applications open in March each year and you get to choose whether you want to apply to our Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch office. If this sounds like you, don’t hesitate and apply now!

Why is Simpson Grierson different?

We are determined to help you create your future by finding the right area for you. You will experience two rotations as a summer clerk and potentially two 6-month rotations as a graduate. That’s up to four rotations in total to help you find the right place for you.

We know that starting a new job is not easy. Because of this, we will assign you a graduate as a buddy. They will show you the ropes and give you inside knowledge as to how our firm works.

The experience wouldn’t be complete without some sort of mentorship. Apart from your buddy, one of our senior lawyers will act your supervisor. This person will help you to understand the nature of the work and will coach you through your time in the team. We give you the tools and knowledge you need to succeed in your profession and you will have access to our professional development program.