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.


  • Support for Profs, including being paid your full salary while you complete the course
  • Sign-on bonus
  • Wellness Benefit each year
  • One-off Home Office Allowance to assist with your work from home set up
  • Relocation costs
  • Discounted health insurance
  • A day of leave for your admissions
  • A day of leave for your graduation
  • Take part in our 12-Month Development Programme
  • You are assigned a buddy, senior support and receive support from your supervising partner
  • An opportunity to do volunteer and pro bono work
  • External coaching sessions at the end of the development programme to assist with your transition from a law clerk to solicitor


You should have completed your LLB by the time you begin with us. If you are planning to finish your studies in the middle of the year, please let us know and we can discuss your options with you.

Get in Touch

For more information please email our recruitment team.