Technology law firm Simmonds Stewart has just launched a technology focused internship programme for law students in conjunction with Auckland University Law School. The programme offers law students paid intern positions at companies involved in the high-growth tech sector. Pacific Channel is one of five companies that are participating by hosting an intern.
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 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.
Participating companies include Pacific Channel, Jude, Endace, 9 Spokes, 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.
Simmonds Stewart CEO, Victoria Stewart, says that “We are excited to launch this initiative. We believe law students and tech companies will benefit immensely from working together in the programme”.
Pacific Channel will be hosting one law student, who will spend up to 200 hours in its office this year being mentored by Associate Lachlan Nixon, Associate, a former law student himself.
For more information on the Techlaw programme, please click here.