First Nations Clerkship Program

The New South Wales Bar Association offers up to three Clerkships to First Nations law students each year.

The Clerkships are offered as scholarships. Over three weeks, clerks complete rotations with judicial officers in various courts and a barrister. The Clerkship Program is a unique opportunity for First Nations law students to learn about the inner workings of the justice system, the Courts and the Bar.

The Ngara Yura Program supports this program and encourages First Nations law students to apply. 

Applications for the 2024 Clerkship Program are not yet open. If you would like more information about the Program in the interim, please email

For further information, see the Bar Association’s webpage: First Nations lawyers and law students.