Our law clerkship is a fantastic opportunity for students who have graduated and are ready to begin their careers at a leading commercial law firm.
You can apply to work in either our Auckland or Wellington offices where you will be offered our full support during your first year. We provide a fantastic induction and training programme, mentoring, learning and development opportunities, a work buddy, and the chance to get involved in firm initiatives. You could get involved in our community work, internally or externally, and join a committee, e.g. sustainability committee or one of the streams of the diversity and inclusion committee, you could volunteer at a community law centre and much more.
We're proud to say that a law clerkship at Russell McVeagh has been the starting point for many brilliant careers. The experience and training we provide is internationally recognised - many of our people have chosen to work overseas at some of the world's top firms, before returning to Russell McVeagh. Beginning your career at Russell McVeagh is a fantastic opportunity to gain real experience and make your mark on the world.
What our law clerks say:
"The best part of the law clerkship programme at Russell McVeagh was the opportunity to work on the most cutting-edge legal issues alongside some of New Zealand's foremost legal minds in their respective fields."
"Being a law clerk offers you the unique experience of getting involved in a large variety of work alongside 20 or so like-minded friends. I enjoyed the opportunity of starting my career in this supportive, collaborative and social environment."
"One of the best parts about the law clerkship has been simultaneously having a good deal of trust and responsibility placed on us and our abilities, while always feeling supported and encouraged."
"My favourite part of the law clerkship programme was the extensive training and development programmes offered by the firm. This included panel discussions with junior solicitors giving honest and practical advice for starting out in the firm, mental health workshops and lunchtime yoga sessions, fortnightly trainings on developments in the law, and a one-on-one coaching programmes for our personal development. The opportunities for personal growth in this firm are unparalleled."