What we're looking for

If you are a driven, all-round achiever with an interest in commercial law, a Russell McVeagh Scholarship will place you a step ahead of your peers and provide you with the tools you need for a very successful career in law. We are looking for second and third year law students with:

  • Impressive academic results and extra-curricular achievements
  • High levels of drive, enthusiasm, integrity and commitment
  • Excellent communications skills and the ability to relate well to others
  • A strong interest in commercial law and a desire to be the best in your field

If that sounds like you, we think you’ll be a great fit with us.

Our scholarships offer

Applications for 2020 university scholarships are currently open and close Sunday 27 September.

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Russell McVeagh was the first law firm to recognise student talent and achievement through a dedicated scholarship programme. Our scholarship offers the following fantastic benefits to give you a head start in your career:

  • Financial assistance to help with the study costs of your law degree at a New Zealand university:
    • $2,000 per year (up to a maximum of four years)
  • The opportunity to have a work experience day at Russell McVeagh during your scholarship.
  • A Russell McVeagh solicitor or partner as your mentor – to provide support, guidance and practical help throughout your time at law school.
  • The opportunity to summer clerk at Russell McVeagh in your penultimate year of study.

The fine print

All scholarship winners must be enrolled at, and retain a place at, a New Zealand university law school, maintain good grades acceptable to Russell McVeagh and not accept a conflicting scholarship.

More information can be found here.