Summer Clerkships

Summer clerkships are an amazing way to gain real work experience in commercial law. At Russell McVeagh, our clerkships are designed to give you as much experience as possible during your summer. We offer a fantastic induction programme, ongoing training, a buddy to show you the ropes and make sure you're settling in, as well as regular catch ups with the HR team and an appraisal at the end of the summer. 
 
You will be placed in two teams in either our Auckland or Wellington offices where you will be involved in real work with our lawyers. You'll have the chance to be heavily involved in interesting work, transactions, cases and client meetings, plus firm-wide trainings and briefings. You'll also be involved in a range of social and charity initiatives across the summer.
 
Our summer clerkship programme is open to students in their penultimate year of study. Many of our past summer clerks join us as law clerks once they've completed their studies. If you're hoping to start your career at Russell McVeagh, we highly recommend applying for a summer clerkship.
 
What our past summer clerks say:
 

"Russell McVeagh is such an awesome place to work! The biggest stand out is the people. The firm is full of such great people and they have been so kind to us in our time here. Everyone's team was different but great in its own way."

– 2020 Summer Clerk

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