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Summer Law Clerk - Investments Law - NJ

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Date Posted: Mar 6, 2023

Location(s): Whippany, NJ, US, 7981

Company: MetLife


At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.


Role Value Proposition:


MetLife is seeking a current law student to participate in its Law Clerk Program.  The law clerk will work with the legal team based out of MetLife’s Investment Management’s headquarters in Whippany, New Jersey.  We anticipate that the Law Clerk Program will follow MetLife’s FutureWork hybrid model for 2023, although that may change depending on location and circumstances at that time.  The program will run for ten weeks, starting in late May or early June 2023.  The law clerk is expected to work approximately 35-40 hours per week and will be compensated at a rate of $25 per hour. 


Key Responsibilities:


The law clerk will support attorneys that practice in the areas of securities investments, real estate investments, and third-party asset management.  Securities investments attorneys advise MetLife Investment Management on a broad array of matters, including investment transactions across public and private asset classes, portfolio management, derivatives, securities lending, workouts and insurance law compliance.  Real estate investments attorneys provide services related to commercial real estate and agricultural investments, including commercial and agricultural loan originations, commercial real estate equity acquisitions and sale transactions, real estate joint ventures, loan enforcement actions, workouts and related regulatory matters.  Third party asset management attorneys provide regulatory and structural support to MetLife Investment Management, advising on the development of new products, marketing of investment products and services and related regulatory matters.


Submission Instructions:  

  • Please include current GPA on your resume.  
  • A complete application will include a cover letter and resume combined into one document and uploaded to this online application website, attached to your application.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • Must have completed the first year of law school.
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited law school for the Fall 2023 semester.  1L students are encouraged to apply.



  • Able to work approximately 35-40 per week
  • Available to work from late May 2023 through early August 2023


MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $571.2 billion of total assets under management as of September 30, 22. We are ranked #44 on the Fortune 500 list for 2022. In 2021, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the sixth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2022 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies."


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.  Visit us at to learn more about our brand, history, and values.


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to or call our Employee Relations Department at 1-877-843-3711.


MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.