what is it?
The techlaw programme offers Auckland University law students (in their final or penultimate year) the chance to get real-world experience in the high growth tech sector.
The programme introduces law students interested in technology and entrepreneurship to tech companies. We first ran this programme in 2018 and participating companies and law students said they benefited immensely from the programme.
For 2019, we plan to select 8 students for the programme. Each 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. 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?
We are thrilled with the level of interest from tech companies wanting to participate in the programme this year. So far, we’ve confirmed placements with:
- Stretchsense (stretchsense.com)
- Crimson Education (crimsoneducation.org)
- Pacific Channel (pacificchannel.com)
- Uniservices (uniservices.co.nz)
We will confirm further placements once we have competed the selection process.
who are we 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.
Apply for the programme by submitting your application on this page by 20 March 2019.