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 Peter Finneran

Internship @ Studio Ubertazzi - Milan

Posted: 20/04/2015

Studio Ubertazzi, corso di Porta Ticinese, Milan, Italy.

Studio Ubertazzi would like to welcome talented law students, native English speakers, who wish to spend an internship period of (at least) three months in Italy.

The application process is open all the time.

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 the heart of Milan, the boutique firm has developed a solid portfolio of national and international clients, especially in the fields of intellectual property law, competition law, commercial law, and general private law with a particular focus on international and EU law. Studio Ubertazzi benefits from the support of an international network of leading firms as well as alliances with many Italian and international law firms. Our 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; translating legal documents; assisting partners in legal work; dealing with English speaking clients, and participating in academic events and conferences hosted in the firm.

The internship is reserved for native English speakers and unfortunately it is unpaid. However interns will be offered accommodation in a firm property in the very surrounding of the law firm.

Applicants are invited to submit their CV to: and

Work Experience/ Paralegal @ Gair Legal

Posted: 17/04/2015

Gair Legal has an opportunity for a law student doing some short term work experience/ paralegal work.

Gair Legal is a personal injury litigation law firm based in Dee Why.

Ideally the person would be able to work Monday and Tuesdays for the next 4-8 weeks.

If a student is interested they can email

Recruitment Researcher (Legal Profession) – Casual @ Mahlab Recruitment

Posted: 17/04/2015

This is a casual role for a bright 1st to 4th year law student that involves telephone and internet research as well as some general administrative work.

In this role you can expect to:
* ‘Map’ the legal market using the internet and making ‘cold’ calls
* Call potential candidates
* Draft job advertisements
* Post advertisements on recruitment websites
* Update roles and maintain job lists
* Update the Mahlab Recruitment database

To be successful in this client facing role, you will need to be:
* Highly organised,
* Very outgoing, enthusiastic and optimistic
* Articulate; and
* Have strong computer skills

Ideally you would be able to work 20-24 hours per week. The friendly team understands the demands of your study timetable, so the hours will be flexible.

Mahlab Recruitment is the leading specialist legal recruitment company in Australia. We specialise in placing lawyers into corporations and private practice law firms throughout Australia and internationally. Working with Mahlab Recruitment will look great on your CV. You will also gain insights into the legal markets of Australia, UK, USA, Asia and Europe. These skills are valuable if you want to get a clerkship later in your degree, or if you simply want to know more about your career options as an aspiring lawyer.
If you are interested in this role, please send your resume and academic transcript to

2016 Associateships @ The Supreme Court of Western Australia

Posted: 13/04/2015

Applications are invited for a number of positions of Associate and Research Associates at the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Generally the length of tenure for each position is 12 months (January 2016 – December 2016 with a possible short extension in January 2017 to assist with handover) but there are a number of exceptions which are outlined below.

Position Description (pdf)

Prospective applicants should possess the following attributes:

  • A law degree, or nearly completed law degree;
  • A high level of academic achievement (Honours or equivalent is desirable but not essential);
  • Outstanding research and analytical skills;
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills; and
  • Editorial skills are an advantage.

Successful applicants must be available to attend the Associates’ Induction Programme from Monday 4 January 2016 to Friday 8 January 2016.

Applicants are encouraged to apply to more than one judge. Please see the Supreme Court website for information about the judges of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Applications should include a covering letter, curriculum vitae and current academic transcript (or a certified copy). If your application is sent by email, please scan your academic transcript (or a certified copy). You may then be required to bring the original if you are invited to attend an interview.

Applications close 12.00pm (WST) Friday 15 May 2015.

Tipstaff @ Justice Wright, President of NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal

Posted: 24/03/2015

Applications are invited for the position of Tipstaff (2016) to the President of NCAT, the Honourable Justice R J Wright, of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Position description
The appointment will commence in early 2016. Applicants are expected to serve in the role for twelve months.

The Tipstaff role involves: assisting in preparing for hearings; assisting with drafting and reviewing reasons for decisions, including research; performing ceremonial functions during hearings; assisting the Associate with general administration of the President’s Chambers; working with the Principle Registry in the co-ordination of hearings and appeals; and speech writing.

Applications
Applicants should have a strong academic record (high credit to distinction average), be expected to complete their law degree by the end of 2015, and have a demonstrated interest in administrative law. As Justice Wright is both a Judge of the Common Law Division in the Supreme Court and the President of NCAT, applicants must be flexible and ready to assume different roles.

Applications, in soft copy, should contain a covering letter, curriculum vitae and academic transcript. Applications should also contain the contact details of at least one referee and be sent as a single .pdf document.

Enquiries about remuneration and other formal terms of employment can be made to Mr Nick Sanderson-Gough, Manager Court Operations & Communications, on (02) 9230 8078.

The closing date for applications is Friday 24 April 2015.

Applications should be sent to:

Associate to Justice R J Wright

Further enquiries should be directed to:

Tipstaff to Justice R J Wright
(02) 9640 6407

Paralegal @ RK Lawyers

Posted: 24/03/2015

RK Lawyers, a commercial/ entertainment legal practice, have a vacancy for a Paralegal.

The Principal is a sole practitioner having previously been the senior partner in a boutique city commercial law practice and requires an assistant to deal with the day to day activities of the specialised practice.

Close client involvement may be required after a trial period.

A genuine interest in sophisticated commercial transactions and litigation is essential. Good computer skills for drafting of documents essential. A law student expecting to graduate in the next 12 months could be an ideal applicant. This is an excellent opportunity in work quality and experience.

Email CV to

Casual Paralegal @ Norton Rose Fulbright

Posted: 24/03/2015

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Knowing how our clients’ businesses work and understanding what drives their industries is fundamental to us.

Our Insurance practice group is recognised as one of the leading Insurance teams in Australia and consistently achieves a Chambers & Partners Band One ranking. We are looking for Law Students to work from home on an as needs, casual basis to assist on a number of large Insurance matters.

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

Responsibilities
You will be working in a pool of Paralegals who will be on call for any overflow work. You will assist in the preparation of documents, conduct research on Insurance related matters, assist on large volume document reviews and any other adhoc requirements from the Insurance team.

Requirements

  • We are looking for law students in the 2nd or 3rd year of their degree
  • You must have access to a computer and the internet
  • A strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to manage files and undertake legal administration
  • The ability to work autonomously under pressure and to tight deadlines

The successful candidate will need to be an energetic, driven and focused individual with excellent academic achievements. Please go to nortonrosefulbright.com to apply on line.

Questions may be directed to , Senior Recruitment Advisor.
Ph: 02 9330 8945.

Medical Negligence Law Clerk - Shine Lawyers

Posted: 20/03/2015

Shine Lawyers - Medical Negligence Law Clerk - Sydney CBD
Full Time Perm Tracking Code 909-550

Job Description
Our Medical Negligence Practice is searching for a Law Clerk to join the team on a permanent full time basis in our Sydney CBD office. We are seeking a passionate individual who wants to take this business to the next level.

The Role:

  • Work on a case load of intricate and complex medical negligence matters
  • Preparation for directions hearings, case management conferences, mediations and trial
  • Responsibility and autonomy over operational requirements at state level as well as reporting through to the National Partner
  • Understanding causation, liability, damages and utility of experts in the field
  • Preparation of Court documents and general correspondence
  • Provide clients with legal advice and representation to obtain maximum compensation for their personal or financial losses
  • Utilisation of media to attract clients and bear pressure on defendants
  • Work closely with Senior and Junior counsel
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with clients
  • Work with other Specialist Solicitors in a National specialist team Required Skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a dynamic and rapidly growing practice
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to team goals
  • An interest in health law is desirable Job Location Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Position Type Full-Time/Regular

Shine Lawyers
Level 9, 299 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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