In January we asked tech companies interested in participating in our 2019 techlaw intern programme to contact us.  There was lots of interest, and we’re happy to announce this year’s final line-up of participating companies as:

  • Stretchsense
  • Crimson Education
  • PredictHQ
  • 9Spokes
  • Pacific Channel
  • AmbitAI
  • UniServices.

It’s great to have StretchSense, Crimson Education, PredictHQ and AmbitAI join the programme, and we are delighted to have Pacific Channel, 9Spokes and UniServices back for a second year.  We’re sure they will provide a fantastic and varied experience for the interns.

A quick recap on how the scheme works:

  • we work with the University of Auckland in Term 1 to select law students who are keen to gain some real world legal experience working in a tech company
  • we then match those students with participating tech companies
  • the students provide up to 100 hours of work to their matched company
  • Simmonds Stewart and our sponsors pay the students rather than the participating companies (i.e. this is a free service for tech companies)
  • we provide upfront training to the students, and technical support while they are on the job.

The aim is to give law students an understanding of the business world, which is lacking in the law school study experience.

If you would like any information on the programme, please contact julie.fowler@simmondsstewart.com, or, if you know of any students who may be interested, direct them to the applications page on our website.  Applications close on 25 March 2019.

by , 5 March 2019