Technology law firm Simmonds Stewart launches its techlaw intern programme

Technology law firm Simmonds Stewart has launched its techlaw intern programme in conjunction with
the University of Auckland Law School. The programme offers law students paid intern positions at
companies in the high-growth tech sector.
The aim is to provide law students interested in technology and entrepreneurship with real-world
experience in the tech sector. Initially, the programme is offering internships to between 5 and 8 law
students at the University of Auckland Law School. If the programme is successful, Simmonds Stewart
hopes to work with other universities in the future.
Each student will be paid to provide up to 100 hours of basic legal work for a tech company. Participating
companies include Jude, Endace, 9 Spokes, Pacific Channel and Auckland UniServices. Simmonds
Stewart will provide training to participating students, as well as pairing the student with a Simmonds
Stewart buddy who will support the student and supervise their work where required.
The firm’s CEO, Victoria Stewart, says “this initiative is a New Zealand, and indeed world, first, so we’re
really excited to launch it. We think both the law students and tech companies will get huge value from
working together.
Penultimate and final-year University of Auckland law students can now apply for the techlaw programme
on Simmonds Stewart’s website at
Applications close 13 March 2018

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