Careers

A postgraduate qualification from the Auckland Law School is an excellent career move.

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Whether you are a junior solicitor just starting out in your field, a seasoned practitioner or a professional who works with the law without a formal legal qualification, this qualification will be a great asset to you and your employer, present and future.

Career Development and Employment Services helps students with career development throughout the course of their studies. They provide assistance with CV and cover letter writing, conduct practice interviews with students, and assist with many aspects of the career planning process through workshops, careers evenings, one-to-one appointments and a drop-in service. They can be found at www.cdes.auckland.ac.nz

 The Faculty of Law, in cooperation with Career Development and Employment Services assists students to participate in the Law Graduate Recruitment Programme in March each year. The firms that participate in this programme are mostly (but not exclusively) national and medium to large law firms. They recruit for two types of positions; Summer Clerks (summer work typically for Part III students) and Law Clerks (for final-year students seeking graduate positions). Summer Clerk opportunities can often lead to employment after the Law degree is completed.

From March to May Career Development and Employment Services also organise Careers Fairs and Employer presentations involving law firms and other general organisations who value law graduates such as tax consultancies, key government departments, management consultancies and accounting and finance firms. Attendance at these events will help students gain a deeper understanding of the wide range of career pathways available to law graduates.

Career Development and Employment Services also organise career development focused workshops throughout the year at the Law School, delivered either by a Career Development Consultant or academics and employers. Check out www.cdes.auckland.ac.nz and the careers noticeboards on Level 2 of building 801 for upcoming events, dates and times.