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. For any enquiries, please contact Christopher Pile

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

Industrial Officer @ Australian Writers' Guild (AWG)

Posted 30 September 2016

The Australian Writers' Guild (AWG) is seeking a dedicated and meticulous Industrial Officer to join its team. Reporting to the Manager, Industrial Affairs, the Industrial Officer is the first line in responding to member queries on industrial issues by providing timely information and advice or referral of requests to other senior AWG officers or briefing external legal advisors, as appropriate.

Employment will be on a casual basis.

Position Description (PDF)

Desirable

  • Currently studying law (3rd or 4th year preferred);
  • Successfully completed intellectual property, copyright and contract subjects;
  • Prior experience reading and interpreting contracts;
  • Passion for the stage and screen industries.

Salaray & Conditions:

Remuneration will be dependent upon experience, training, and education and
commensurate with the role. The AWG offers a flexible, family friendly, work
environment.

Please mark all applications for the attention of Wendy Howell, Manager,
Industrial Affairs, and send a CV, cover letter and your current hours of availability to work via email to

Applications close Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Casual Paralegal @ Office of General Counsel - University of Sydney

Posted 30 September 2016

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) is the University of Sydney’s in-house legal office. OGC is responsible for providing high quality legal services to all areas of the University, including providing legal advice to the Senate, the Vice-Chancellor and senior executives of the University. The OGC currently employs law students to assist with research, paralegal and administrative tasks and is currently recruiting for several positions.

Role Description
Successful applicants will provide general assistance to lawyers within the Office of General Counsel. The positions will support several areas of practice including property, employment, trusts, commercial law and intellectual property. The work to be undertaken may include legal research, the preparation of draft agreements, proof reading, filing and general administrative support.

Required Skills and Attributes
The preferred candidates will have strong academic results and be undertaking their Juris Doctor or later year (minimum third year 2016) Combined Law studies. Completion of administrative and legal research related subjects would be advantageous.

The successful candidates will need to be patient, well-organised, determined, show initiative and be willing to work as part of a team. Attention to detail, reliability and the ability to work systematically are vital.

Candidates must be able to write clearly and succinctly. A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is essential. Whilst previous experience as a paralegal or intern would be well regarded, it is not essential.

Successful candidates will be available to work 2 days per week; additional days may be available during holiday periods.

Applications
Applicants are to forward a CV, academic transcripts and a brief cover letter, including contact details and any restrictions regarding interview dates/times addressed to:

Applications close Midday Thursday, 13 October 2016

PLT Placement @ MOSAIC - Justice Connect

Posted 30 September 2016

Justice Connect's Sydney Office is currently recruiting a PLT student to join our specialist migrant legal service the MOSAIC Project for 3 days per week, commencing as soon as possible.

The MOSAIC Project is a program of Justice Connect’s Referral Service that provides free legal assistance and advocacy to refugees, asylum seekers and recently arrived migrants (who are from a non-English speaking background).
What to expect from your placement:

PLT Placement MOSAIC Project - Sydney Office - September 2016 (PDF)

MOSAIC PLT Position Description - September 2016 (PDF)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be open until filled.

How to Apply: Complete the form on our Apply Now page (including a CV and Cover Letter)

PLT Placement @ Self Representation - Justice Connect

Posted 30 September 2016

Justice Connect's Sydney Office currently recruiting a PLT student to work with our Self Representation Service.

As a PLT student with this service, you will develop practical and procedural legal experience and skills across various practice areas.

We have a place for a student to start in late October 2016 and also in January 2017. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

What to expect from your placement:

PLT Placement Self Rep Service - Sydney Office - Sept16 (PDF)

PLT Self Representation Service Position (PDF)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be open until filled.

How to Apply: Complete the form on our Apply Now page (including a CV and Cover Letter)

Criminal Law Volunteer Opportunites @ Environmental Defenders Office (EDO)

Posted 13 September 2016

The Environmental Defenders Office criminal law solicitor is in urgent and immediate need of student volunteers. 2-3 students to provide a minimum of a day a week each are needed. The minimum commitment is 3 months.

Please forward this email to students who you think would be suited, ideally who have completed criminal law courses, but Kira is happy to also receive applications from students currently studying crim law. Students should be aware that because the EDO is an underfunded and extremely busy CLC, that they will doing a fair bit of administrative support, as well as opportunities for interesting file work.

Application forms can be found here

Students should indicate in the email subject header and in the body of their cover letter that they are interested in the ‘Criminal Law Program’ so that their administrator directs their applications accordingly. Whilst the website indicates they would like volunteers to have completed environmental law, this is not a pre-requisite for the criminal law volunteer positions.

Paid internship @ Federal Department of Communications and the Arts in Canberra and Sydney

Posted 13 September 2016

Do you picture yourself working for a Federal Government Department?

The Department of Communications and the Arts is seeking motivated students with disability to complete an internship over the summer university break.

There are four internships on offer in Canberra and one in Sydney for motivated candidates studying in any of the following fields: Arts, Business, Marketing, Communications, Law, Data Analysis, IT, HR, Policy Development and more!

Australian citizens or Perminant Residents with a demonstrated disability in the penultimate or final year of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree may apply.

Applications close 17th October at 9am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

To find out more, visit the Department of Communications and the Arts Stepping Into page for the full position description and details on how to apply.

Paid internship @ the Federal Department of Environment and Energy in Canberra

Posted 13 September 2016

Do you picture yourself working for a Federal Government Department?

The Department of Environment and Energy is seeking motivated students with disability to complete an internship over the summer university break.

There are five opportunities on offer in Canberra for motivated candidates studying in any of the following fields: Economics, Data Analysis, Mathematics, Law, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Climate Change Policy and more!

Applications close 17th October at 9am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).
Do you picture yourself working for a Federal Government Department?

The Department of Environment and Energy is seeking motivated students with disability to complete an internship over the summer university break.

There are five opportunities on offer in Canberra for motivated candidates studying in any of the following fields: Economics, Data Analysis, Mathematics, Law, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Climate Change Policy and more!

Australian citizens or Perminant Residents with a demonstrated disability in the penultimate or final year of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree may apply.

Applications close 17th October at 9am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

To find out more, visit the Department of Environment and Energy Stepping Into page for the full position description and details on how to apply.

Female Law Students Open Day @ New South Wales Bar Association.

Posted 23 August 2016

The NSW Bar Association Diversity and Equality Committee is pleased to host an Open Day for Female Law Students on Friday, 21 October 2016.

The Open Day provides a wonderful opportunity for female law students to meet successful barristers and observe them at work in chambers and at Court.

Time: 8.45am - 2.00pm

Date: Friday, 21 October 2016

Register: Online (Registrations close 10 October 2016)

Female Law Students Open Day program. (PDF)

Career at the Bar Open Day @ The New South Wales Bar Association

Posted 18 August 2016

N.B. The Bar Open Day has now reached full capacity as at 16 September 2016. Students may email to register for a Waiting List in the event of late cancelations.

The Open Day provides an invaluable opportunity for law students to meet successful barristers and obtain an overview of the nature of practice at the Bar. A range of presentations will be held to provide some insight into what life is really like at the NSW Bar.

Time: 9.00am - 12.30pm

Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Register for Waiting List: Please email

Career at the Bar Open Day program. (PDF)

Internships @ Vidler & Co (Hong Kong)

Posted 18 August 2016

Vidler & Co Solicitors a reputable litigation and human rights law firm in Hong Kong that prides itself on the fearless defense of clients' rights and interests. We have an established practice in public law and criminal litigation and a growing practice in family law and civil litigation. We work closely with NGOs, charities, consulates, companies as well as individuals and have been in involved in a number of ground-breaking cases.

We are looking for students who are energetic, positive and enjoy a challenging and dynamic work environment. We offer placements of not less than 4 weeks (between November 2016 to February 2017) and encourage longer placements subject to availability.

Find out more about us by visiting our website or our "Vidler & Co Solicitors” group on Facebook. Please send completed application forms that can be found on our website to our

Application deadline: 30 September 2016

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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.