Employment Online @ Sydney Law School

This section of the Sydney Law School website is designed to post the latest employment notices and career information for students. The Law School makes regular updates to this section and provides the latest news in regard to employment opportunities, both casual and part-time, as well as details on professional seminars, visiting scholars and general career matters.

This section also includes the latest information on the Graduate Employment Program and Summer Clerkship Scheme, a brief summary of information relevant to students after their studies, and details on further postgraduate opportunities.

The Sydney Law School also emails students employment opportunities and career information. Regardless, all employment opportunities and career information are posted on this website. Such information will be posted for a maximum period of one month unless advertised otherwise.

Students and Employers may also search for jobs at University of Sydney Career Services


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Legal Clerk @ Whitehaven Coal

Posted 23 January 2017

Whitehaven Coal is seeking a Legal Clerk (paid role) to join our busy legal/secretarial team for 1-2 days/week during 2017, with the opportunity for full-time work during university breaks.

You will be working with a small head office of 25 people in the CBD, with the legal/secretarial team comprising the General Counsel & Company Secretary and two other lawyers. The work will be spread across the full spectrum of practice areas – and will involve exposure to major law firms.

Candidate Specifications
We are looking for a student who is studying law and commencing their penultimate year of study in 2017.

The successful applicant will possess the following qualities:

  • A good work ethic and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Proactive, practical and commercial approach;
  • Strong academic results;
  • Extracurricular activities;
  • Work experience – legal or non-legal;
  • Attention to detail; and
  • Enthusiasm and motivation for a career in commercial law.

Please submit your resume and academic transcript online by Friday 3 February 2017.

Queries can be directed to on 02 8507 9703.

Legal Analyst @ Law of the Jungle

Posted 23 January 2017

Law of the Jungle has pioneered the use of the cloud to deliver business value to corporate enterprises by putting legal know-how in the hands of non-lawyers.

Our business has a 16 year history of success at the intersection of law and business. We are looking for an outstanding senior law student or graduate with strong credentials and a passion to contribute in arguably the most exciting line of business available in the law.

The role, which would require 20+ hours of availability per week (though actual work times are flexible), will give you:

  • Exposure and access to major corporate enterprises at a surprisingly senior level;
  • Deep involvement in cutting edge legal technology product development, with a particular focus on legal content development;
  • An opportunity to apply research skills in commercial law (competition, consumer, workplace, contracts, general);
  • A level of responsibility and ownership that will appeal to those who are ambitious to succeed, attentive to detail and willing to ask questions.

The role is an outstanding opportunity for those aiming for a career in commercial law, at the bar, in management consulting or in business. We have an impressive alumni list of those who have gone on to great things in these fields.

If this sounds like you, please send your resume, including an academic transcript and a short cover letter to

Anti-Corruption Internships @ OECD (Paris)

Posted 20 January 2017

The OECD Anti-Corruption division based in Paris is seeking applicants for two internships.

More information about the OECD Anti-corruption division and on the internship can be found here

To be eligible to an internship, the applicant must be a student currently enrolled with an accredited institution, have completed or be completing a law degree and be a national of an OECD Member country.

Applications for the Winter/Spring Internship with an immediate opening close on Friday, 10 February 2017.

Applications for the Summer/Fall session Internship close Friday, 17 March 2017.

Applicants must submit a CV and a letter of motivation, preferably in PDF format, to . Please indicate for which period you are applying.

Legal Researcher/ Executive Assistant @ Dominique Hogan-Doran SC

Posted 20 January 2017

An invitation is now open for law students to apply for the position of Legal Researcher/Executive Assistant for barrister Dominique Hogan-Doran SC.

The role suits an independent and highly adaptable candidate who demonstrates initiative and can work well under pressure. Completion of study in Corporations Law and Equity/Trusts to a high standard is preferred. Interest and experience in mooting is desirable.

The position is for 15 hours per week during semester (with additional hours required at times). Research work can be performed remotely. Flexibility provided around exams and assessments.

Interested applicants should a cover letter with a CV. Inclusion of an example of a piece of recent written work is desirable.

Applications close: 7 February 2017

Junior Lawyer/ Recent Graduate Position @ IPT&C Team - Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Posted 20 January 2017

There is an opportunity for a young lawyer with double degrees in science (life sciences preferably) and law to join a busy team involved in a number of patent litigation cases where additional resources are required.

The candidate should have a passion for science and law. Preferably, they should have had exposure to patents and intellectual property, including preferably intellectual property litigation, and be keen to develop a career in those fields.

Ms Odette Gourley (Partner, IPT&C) is seeking someone who is interested in IP and in particular patent litigation. Also, as a minimum, the suitable candidate will have an undergraduate science and preferably post graduate science and desirably in areas such as chemistry, biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, medicine etc. Odette is happy to have someone who is fairly junior and even down to grad would be OK if the person has the science and the interest in a career in IP litigation.

Attached is a standard Job Description (PDF) (ignore the reference of ‘Associate’).

Questions and applications may be directed to .

2017 Internship and 2019 Trainee Solicitor Program @ White & Case (Hong Kong)

Posted 20 January 2017

White & Case represents a tempting proposition for starting and then developing a career at the top end of the legal profession with a truly global firm. Our Hong Kong office is currently recruiting 2017 July Interns with a view of them being potential 2019 Trainee Solicitors.

A great way to obtain first hand experience of what life is like as a trainee at White & Case is through our internships. There are approximately six places available in our Hong Kong office for placements of three weeks during July each year (3 - 21 July for 2017). An allowance will be paid to support your internship.

Vacation placements provide an opportunity to play an active part in the life and work of our Hong Kong office. During the program, you will work within a practice group alongside an associate and assist them with their work. Informal talks with partners and associates will enable you to gain some insight into White & Case and the structure of the training contract. In addition, there are a number of formal training sessions and workshops. You will receive continued support and feedback throughout the program.

In addition, we don’t forget the importance of a social life and there will be ample opportunities for you to network at a range of social events planned during your vacation placement.

Visit our website, Hong Kong Graduate Opportunites for submitting your online application form, CV, cover letter and transcript on or before 12 February 2017.

Semester 1 Internships @ Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL)

Posted 6 January 2017

SCIL offers two internship positions to Sydney Law School students in each semester of the academic year. Interns must be available to work one day per week for the duration of one semester. Interns are involved in the full range of the Centre’s activities, which may include international law research, drafting legal opinions, policy submissions to parliamentary committees or law reform bodies, hosting public seminars, and the production of the Australian International Law Journal. Interns report to the Centre Director(s) and work closely with the Director(s) and other SCIL Associates.

Selection criteria:
Applicants must be currently enrolled at the University of Sydney in the Faculty of Law and should have completed the undergraduate or JD compulsory unit Public International Law. Applicants should also have a strong overall academic record and a demonstrated interest in international affairs or foreign policy. Students who have not had previous opportunities to undertake paid or unpaid work in a relevant field are especially encouraged to apply; applications will be assessed on merit and experience relative to opportunity.

How to apply:

  1. Application form (PDF)
  2. Write a statement of interest (maximum one page)
  3. Attach the above two documents along with your CV and transcripts and email to

Applications close: 5pm 24 February 2017

Volunteer Role @ International Programs - Federal Court

Posted 16 December 2016

The International Programs Unit manages the Court’s international relations portfolio and is currently seeking volunteers to be involved in its work at the Court’s Principal Registry in Sydney for a minimum of two days a week for a period of approximately three months. The volunteer program provides an opportunity for university students to gain practical experience in judicial development projects and to meaningfully learn about the processes involved in implementing such projects within the professional environment of the Court. The volunteer roles are unpaid and applicants are expected to meet all their own costs.

Position Description and Application Process (PDF)

Starting Date Mid Feb 2017

To submit an application, please forward a resume (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 2 pages) describing your skills and experience relevant to the role to


Applications close: 20 January 2017

Internship @ Dharmniti Law Office - Bangkok, Thailand.

Posted 7 December 2016

Dharmniti Law Office (DLO) is offering unpaid internship opportunities to senior law students or those undertaking their legal workshop/ or equivalent, we envisage that these internships would be for about 2 to 3 months or perhaps longer depending on the students availability.

Position Description and Application Process (PDF)

To apply please see application process above and email , Foreign Services Manager.

Internship @ Studio Ubertazzi

Posted 28 November 2016

Studio Ubertazzi would like to welcome applications from native English speaking law students/graduates for internship positions from September 2016 throughout the year of a minimum three-month duration.

The internship is reserved for English speakers and is unpaid. However, English speaker interns will have the cost of their flights reimbursed as well as be provided with accommodation in an apartment close to the law firm.

Studio Ubertazzi has a long established tradition of excellence in the practice of law and in providing individualised client services. The firm also has a high degree of specialisation at the academic level, and houses a library with more than 6,000 texts and 100 law journals. Located in central Milan, the boutique firm has developed a solid portfolio of national and international clients, especially in the fields of intellectual property law and competition law (trademarks, patents, copyright, advertising, unfair competition, antitrust), commercial law (including banking and bankruptcy law); and general private law with a particular focus on international and EU law. Studio Ubertazzi is based in Milan but has the support of an international network of leading firms as well as alliances with many Italian and international law firms. A number of its lawyers play an important role in the work of several international organisations, including AIPPI, WIPO and UNESCO.

Interns are encouraged to participate in the day-to-day activities of the firm, including: conducting legal and academic research; editing and reviewing academic articles, applications and works; translating legal documents; assisting the partners in legal work; dealing with English speaking clients; dealing with other interns; and participating in academic events and conferences hosted and attended by members of the firm.

The internship is reserved for English speakers and is unpaid. However, native English speaker interns are offered accommodation in a firm property close to the law firm. Furthermore, The firm is located on one of the most popular streets in Milan, boasting many bars, shops and restaurants.

Applicants are invited to submit their CV along with a cover letter and appropriate letters of recommendation to

Casual Paralegals @ China Practice Team - Norton Rose Fulbright

Posted 25 October 2016

The China Practice Team at Norton Rose Fulbright are seeking applications from Mandarin speaking students to fill casual paralegal positions.

Full Position Description (PDF)

The key responsibilities and requirements for this role are as follows:

Responsibilities

  • Work across a range of cross border and domestic M&A transactions;
  • Assist with all aspects of a transaction, including negotiation, client liaison, drafting transaction;
  • documents and undertaking due diligence tasks;
  • Assist with Chinese translation (written and spoken);
  • Build and maintain strong client relationships.

Requirements

  • Ability to speak and write Mandarin;
  • Passionate about developing and expanding our China Practice;
  • Hold a University degree in China;
  • 2 – 3 years into University studies in Australia;
  • High attention to detail;
  • Be available to work at least 1 day a week, preferably 2.

The successful candidate will need to be an energetic, driven and focused individual with exceptional academic achievements. At Norton Rose Fulbright, you will be rewarded with genuine career prospects and an excellent team environment renowned for its collaborative culture, passion for client service and professional development opportunities. Remuneration will be commensurate with relevant experience.

Students can apply through the Norton Rose Fulbright Australia Careers Page

For a confidential discussion about this role please contact on (02) 9330 8478.

Sydney Careers Toolkit

Posted 2 May 2016

Check out the Careers Centre's new interactive resource!

Log into Sydney CareerHub to access our new Sydney Career Toolkit, including:

  • Elevator Pitch Builder - Create a 60 second professional summary to help you navigate your next networking event with confidence.
  • Interview Simulator - Practice, record and compare your interview answers against video advice from employers.
  • Career Assessment Quizzes - Explore your work motivations, preferences, values and more via a range of interactive quizzes.
  • Assessment Centre Tool – A comprehensive guide to assessment centres, including the types of activities that may be included and tips for maximising your performance.

The CareerHubCareers Centre offers dedicated careers services and information for Sydney University students to support your career planning and job search.

Access careers information online, including tips on finding work, writing job applications and preparing for interviews. You can also register for upcoming Careers Centre events and workshops, plus access the Jobs Database, via Sydney CareerHub.