What programme should I apply for?
You should apply for our law clerk programme if you plan to finish your university studies at the end of 2022 and will be ready to start as a law clerk in early 2023.
You should apply for our summer clerk programme – to join us as a 2022/2023 summer clerk – if you are in your penultimate (or second to last) year of university studies, planning to finish in 2023 and to be ready to start your first permanent role in early 2024.
2022 scholarships are open to university students in their third year of law studies.
Does Russell McVeagh recruit law clerks outside of the main recruitment campaign in March?
Occasionally we have law clerk vacancies outside of our main recruitment round. When this occurs, the vacancies are advertised on our website and social media channels.
What does the recruitment process look like?
There are four stages to our recruitment process:
Step 1: Application
Appy online for the programme you are interested in here.
Step 2: Assessment
If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to take part in our assessment process. This involves a short online video interview for us to get to know you better and online testing to assess your likely strengths, potential areas for development and working style.
Step 3: Interview
If you have completed the assessment successfully, you will be invited to an interview. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other. You will be interviewed by one of our partners and a member of the HR team.
Step 4: Outcome
We will contact you to talk you through the outcome of your application. If you are being offered a role with Russell McVeagh you will receive a call from us followed by your official offer letter.
How are outcomes of each step of the recruitment process communicated to candidates?
We communicate outcomes to our candidates at each step. We do that via email at steps 1-3 and via email and a phone call at steps 3-4.
How do I apply? What information do I need at hand for completing my application?
You can apply here. You will need the following to complete your application:
1. A copy of your academic transcript (can be an unofficial copy).
2. Your CV.
3. A cover letter.
Do I need an official copy of my academic transcript for my application?
You do not need an official copy of your academic transcript – an unofficial copy will suffice.
What does it take to be a successful candidate?
We are looking for enthusiastic, well-rounded students who have a strong interest in commercial law, have been successful academically and have applied themselves outside of studies where possible – working while studying, community roles, sports, leadership, etc.