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Frequently asked questions

How do I apply for a summer law clerk position?

Our New York and Washington, DC offices recruit from a wide range of law schools during the entry level recruitment season. For a full list of the schools we visit, please click on our Events Calendar.

We encourage you to bid on us through your school's early interview program. If your school does not appear on our list, please send your application (resume and transcript) to our Head of Legal Recruitment, Sarah Posner at sarah.posner@cliffordchance.com.

Which practice areas do the NY and DC offices recruit for?

Our New York office considers candidates to join either our Transactional Pool, where our associates get exposure and work in Global Financial Markets, Corporate, and Real Estate, or our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice. Our Washington, DC office recruits directly into the following practice areas: Project Finance, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, and Antitrust.

If I am invited for a callback interview, how long will my interview last?

Callback interviews are scheduled through Flo Recruit and last approximately two hours. During this second round you will meet with two partners and two associates for 30 minutes each. As part of your interview, you will meet with at least one member of the Firm's Hiring Committee.

What materials should I send in advance of my interview?

A copy of your resume and transcript will be circulated to your interviewers the day prior to your scheduled interview. If you have made any changes to your resume, please make sure that your most updated version is uploaded to Flo Recruit.

Is there an opportunity to request to meet with specific attorneys?

Yes! During the scheduling process on Flo Recruit, you will be able to request to meet with attorneys from a particular practice and we will make sure that these preferences are reflected in your final schedule.

When should I expect to hear about final offer decisions?

Our Hiring Committee meets twice a week during the recruitment season so that we are able to make decisions quickly. You should expect to hear from us within one week of your callback interview.

Will I have the opportunity to come back to the firm or ask additional questions before I make my decision?

We recognize how important this decision is and are here to help in any way we can! Our attorneys are eager to answer your questions, so be candid. The Legal Recruiting team is also more than happy to connect you with additional attorneys and former summer law clerks as additional resources.

Clifford Chance US Summer Law Clerk Program

Meet the members of our US Hiring Committee and learn all about the Firm's US Summer Law Clerk Program.