Sydney Law School

Law

Overview

While some law graduates practice as barristers and solicitors, many go into a variety of areas such as working as corporate counsel, government policy advisors, teachers, business executives, novelists, journalists, librarians, mediators and artists. A law degree provides unique skills of analysis, research, writing and advocacy that prepares graduates for work in the increasingly globalised environment for legal services. The double degree that graduates offer employers is an ideal complement to a wide range of other disciplines through which they are able to enhance their career prospects.


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Occupations (based on graduate positions obtained in the last two years)

The following employers and occupational titles are indicative of graduate destinations for this faculty, however career options available for graduates are not limited to those listed. Graduates from a double degree have a broader range of career options.
This information is based on the Graduate Destinations Survey for the University of Sydney.

  • Administrative and Research Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Analyst
  • Assistant Development Manager
  • Associate Consultant
  • Associate Professor
  • Barrister
  • Biodiversity Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Reporting Administrator
  • Caseworker
  • Casual Assistant Education Officer
  • Commercial and Contract Manager
  • Commercial Litigation Paralegal
  • Compliance Executive
  • Consultant
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Corporate Editorial Assistant
  • Court Clerk
  • Curriculum Development
  • Detective Senior Constable
  • Director
  • Director Community Offender Services
  • Employment Relations Officer
  • Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Environment Lawer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Finance Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Freelance Scriptwriter
  • Fundraiser for Australia for UNHCR
  • General Manager
  • Graduate Lawyer
  • Graduate Taxation Officer
  • Group Risk Manager
  • Higher Education Sales Intern
  • Hospital Scientist
  • HR Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Journalist
  • Judges Associate
  • Law Clerk
  • Lawyer
  • Lecturer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Officer
  • Legal Services Chief
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Assistant
  • National Portrait Campaign
  • Partner
  • Partner Forensic Financial Crime
  • Policy Officer & Diplomatic Official
  • Political Advisor
  • Program Development Officer
  • Prosecutor
  • Publishing Editor
  • Publishing Officer
  • Regulatory Analyst
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Associate to Judge
  • Research Fellow
  • Researcher to Equity Division
  • Sales Manager
  • Senior Associate
  • Senior Human Resources Advisor
  • Senior Lawyer
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Senior Tax Analyst
  • Senior Tax Manager
  • Solicitor
  • Special Cousel
  • Strategic Consultant
  • Sub Editor
  • Tax Analyst
  • Tax and Legal Consultant
  • Tax Consultant
  • Tax Manager
  • Taxation Officer
  • Technical Officer
  • Technical Trainer
  • Tipstaff
  • Transcriber
  • Transfer Pricing Analyst

Employers (based on those who recruited graduates in the last two years)
  • Allens Arthur Robinson
  • Allianz Australia
  • AMP
  • Appen Linguistics
  • ARUP
  • Asean Center for Biodiversity
  • Attorney General of Canada
  • Attorney General's Department
  • Australian Business Lawyers
  • Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
  • Australian Energy Market Operator
  • Australian Government Solicitor
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Bain & Company
  • Bakst Management
  • Blake Dawson
  • Booz & Company
  • Bradley Allen Lawyers
  • Branden & Gutto Lawyers
  • Buttar Caldwell
  • Catholic Education Office Sydney
  • Centurion Group Of Institutes
  • CLA Insurance Support Services
  • Clayton Utz
  • College of Law
  • Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Corrs Chambers
  • CSY Legal
  • Deacons Lawyers
  • Deloitte
  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
  • Department of Community Services
  • Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Immigration & Citizenship
  • Department of Primary Industries
  • Deptartment of Corrective Services
  • Douglas Partners
  • Doyles Construction Lawyers
  • Dribbus Kovacevic
  • Endeavour Awards
  • Ernst & Young
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • Free State of Saxony
  • Freehills
  • Fuzeconnect
  • Gadens Lawyers
  • Garry Seo & Associates
  • Gilbert & Tobin Lawyers
  • Gilbert M Johnstone & Co Lawyers
  • GPT Group
  • Hayes Knightton NSW
  • HFA Asset Management
  • Honeywell
  • IAG
  • Infor Global Solutions
  • Jirsh & Sutherland
  • Jones Day
  • Judicial Commission of NSW
  • Keddies Lawyers
  • Lander and Rogers Lawyers
  • Legal Australia
  • Lens News Australia
  • Lexis Nexis
  • Ligo Investment Consultant
  • Liquor, Hospitality, & Miscellaneous Workers Union
  • Macquarie Capital Limited
  • Macquarie University
  • Mallesons Stephens Jaques
  • Mannheimer Swartling
  • Matthew Folbic Lawyers
  • Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
  • Mexican Social Security Institute
  • Microsoft Australia
  • Middletons
  • Minter Ellison Lawyer
  • Monash University
  • National Australia Bank
  • News Limited
  • NGH Environmental
  • Ninemsn
  • Northern Area Health Service
  • Northern Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service
  • NSW Crown Solicitor's Office
  • NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water
  • NSW Department of Justice and Attorney General
  • NSW Industrial Relations Commission
  • NSW Legal Aid Commission
  • NSW Parliament
  • NSW Police Force
  • NSW Treasury
  • Office of General Counsel
  • Office of The Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Pega Australasia
  • Piper Alderman
  • Powerhouse Museum
  • Premier Media Group
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Pryor Tzannes & Wallis
  • Quiten Youths
  • Ramp Blamey Real Estate
  • Rwanda Revenue Authority
  • Salesforce
  • Scriptsave
  • Self Employed
  • Seven Network
  • Sheargold Group Developers
  • Skillet
  • St George Hospital Sesiahs
  • Stacks Goudkamp
  • Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of NSW
  • Television Education Network
  • Transgrid
  • UBS
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Utrecht University
  • Visa Lawyers Australia
  • Watkins Tapsell Solicitors And Barristers
  • Westfield
  • Westpac
  • WHK Horwaths
  • William Chang & Co. Lawyers
  • Willoughby City Council
  • Yunnan School of Politics and Leaders