Vacancies at the Commission are listed below. To apply please email your cover letter and curriculum to the contact detailed below.

Law Clerk vacancies

Closing Date 18 January 2019

The Law Commission is an independent Crown entity that undertakes law reform projects. Our role is to promote the systematic review, reform and development of the law of New Zealand.

The Law Commission has fixed term law clerk vacancies to cover the 2019 academic year and the summer period in 2019/2020. The positions will be:

a) two part-time Law Clerk vacancies up to 10 hours per week during the 2019 academic year from 4 March 2019 to 8 November 2019.

b) one part-time Law Clerk vacancy up to 10 hours per week during the second semester from 8 July – 8 November 2019.

c) up to four Law Clerks full-time during the 2019/2020 summer period from 11 November 2019 until 6 March 2020 (or as otherwise agreed).

Each clerk will work closely with the Law Commission’s legal and policy advisers. The work will be varied, and you will gain valuable experience on the wide range of legal and policy issues the Law Commission deals with.


You will need to be a current LLB Honours student with a ‘can do’ attitude and a real interest in the development of law. You will have a high degree of familiarity with the New Zealand Law Style Guide. Knowledge of te ao Māori, te reo Māori and tikanga is desirable.

To apply, please send your CV, academic transcript and a brief covering letter to

Applications close on Friday 18 January 2019 at 5:00pm.

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