Our scholarships offer

At Russell McVeagh, we believe that young talent should be nurtured right from the start and were the first law firm to recognise student talent and achievement through a dedicated scholarship programme. Applications for 2019 scholarships will open mid-2018 – please check the Recruitment Calendar closer to the time for exact dates. 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:
    • $1,000 for your first year of university (School Leaver Scholars only).
    • $2,000 in the following years (up to a maximum of four years) once you have been accepted into law school.
  • $6,000 additional payment if you join Russell McVeagh as a graduate.
  • 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.
  • Invitations to numerous social and work-related events throughout the year.

The fine print

To apply for the Russell McVeagh School Leavers’ Scholarship, applicants must be in their final secondary school year with the intention of studying law at a New Zealand university.

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.

* if you are applying for a University Scholarship and cannot locate your school academic transcripts, please contact our recruitment team.

** a reference can be academic, personal, employment or school references.  If you have any questions about references, please contact our recruitment team.

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:

  • All-round achievers with impressive academic results.
  • High levels of drive, enthusiasm, integrity and commitment.
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, alongside the ability to relate well to others.
  • The desire to be the very best in your chosen career of law.

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