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Summer Law Clerk

Date Posted: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Whippany, NJ, US, 07981

Company: MetLife


Job Location: United States : New Jersey : Whippany  


Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife is seeking a current law student to participate in its Law Clerk Program.  The law clerk will work in MetLife’s Investment Management’s headquarters in Whippany, New Jersey.  The clerkship will begin in May 2019 and end in August 2019. 


Key Responsibilities:  

The law clerk is expected to work approximately 35-40 hours per week and will be compensated at a rate of $25 per hour.  The attorneys in the Whippany office 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 private and structured investment transactions, 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 and negotiations with investment management clients.

Timeline for interviews:  Interviews will begin in February 2019. 

Applicant Notification:  Due to the anticipated number of applicants, only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

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 be enrolled in an accredited law school during the Fall 2019 semester.  1L students are encouraged to apply.



  • Able to work 35-40 per week
  • Available to work from May 2019 through August 2019
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited law school





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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.” 



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on 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.

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