what is it?
The techlaw programme offers law students (in their final or penultimate year) the chance to get real-world experience in the high growth tech sector. The 2018 programme is limited to Auckland University law students, but we may widen the programme in future years.
The programme will introduce law students interested in technology and entrepreneurship to tech companies. We believe that participating companies and law students will benefit immensely from this programme.
For 2018, we plan to select between 5 and 8 students for the programme. Each selected student will be paid to provide up to 100 hours of basic legal work for a tech company, or other entity active in the tech sector, over the course of the academic year. Selected students will gain practical experience by providing legal assistance to participating companies. Students will work at the company’s premises, at times to be agreed between the student and the company.
Simmonds Stewart, and others within our network, will provide up-front training before students get started. We will also assign a buddy to assist each student during the programme, including supervising the student’s work (where required). Students and buddies will also participate in a Slack channel to assist information sharing and problem solving.
which companies are involved?
Some of the participating companies are:
- Endace (endace.com)
- 9 Spokes (9spokes.com)
- Pacific Channel (pacificchannel.com)
- Uniservices (uniservices.co.nz)
- Jude (jude.io)
who are we are looking for?
We are looking for exceptional law students in their final or penultimate year who are interested in entrepreneurship and technology and who are keen to apply their legal knowledge to the tech sector. If you are smart, personable, have great communication skills and an entrepreneurial spirit, then you are exactly who we are looking for.
Applications for the 2018 programme are now closed. You can sign up to our newsletter for updates on the 2018 programme and our plans for 2019.