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

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Development Associate @ Alumni and Development - University of Sydney

Posted 28 July 2016

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

Due to the overwhelming success and growth of the Development Division, the University of Sydney has a new opportunity for a number of Development Associates to join the Major Gifts team.

Development Associate Information (PDF)

With guidance from the Director of Development you will develop your consultative selling skills to build and manage meaningful relationships with donors, alumni and professional associations and industry. You will have the opportunity to work with leading academics to align donor’s philanthropic aspirations with meaningful projects in ground-breaking research and technology areas. You will also develop skills in managing funding opportunities to enhance the teaching capability of the University.

Our INSPIRED campaign continues to break fundraising records in terms of dollars raised and numbers of donors. Achievements to date include:

  • The sale of Picasso’s portrait Jeune fille endormie at auction for $19.8 million to fund four academic chairs at our multidisciplinary medical research hub, the Charles Perkins Centre, which specialises in obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and related conditions;
  • $20 million to establish a new collaborative centre for project leadership; and
  • $34 million to establish a multi-year research program to advance the use of medicinal cannabinoids in the treatment of chronic disease.

A recent addition to our team from the corporate environment said:
I deal with such a diverse range of exciting projects. I could be talking about a global initiative to solve malnutrition one day, and revolutionary ways to treat brain cancer the next. I really feel like I am making a difference!

To be successful in this role, you will be a self-motivated, energetic and a target-driven individual, with a passion in developing a meaningful fundraising career. You will be comfortable working with high level individuals across a wide range of subject matters. The role will suit someone who thrives on challenge, has a thirst for knowledge and can think on their feet.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 5.00pm, Thursday 11 August 2016

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

Legal Case Manager @ Federal Court of Australia

Posted 28 July 2016

The NSW Registry of the Federal Court of Australia is currently seeking expressions of interest for the position of Legal Case Manager.

The Legal Case Manager provides a high level of court and administrative support to the District Registrar and Registrars of the Federal Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia (in its General Federal Law jurisdiction) based at the Law Courts Building at Queens Square Sydney. The position is a non-ongoing one for a contract period of between 6 to 12 months. The position would suit a recent law graduate with an interest in Corporations and Insolvency/Bankruptcy law. The position is envisaged to commence in August 2016.

Legal Case Manager Position Description

If you are interested and believe you meet the aforementioned requirements and wish to apply for this position, please submit by email to a copy of your resume, academic transcript, and a covering letter (of no more than 2 pages) which sets out your experience, capabilities and attributes, no later than 5.00pm on Friday 5 August 2016.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Megan Jones, Director of Court Services, on (02) 9230 8259.

Summer 2016/17 Internships @ The Aurora Internship Program

Posted 28 July 2016

Please The Aurora Internship Program continues to place law, anthropology and other social science (namely archaeology, cultural heritage, environmental management, human geography, history and sociology) students and graduates from Australian universities at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs), Prescribed Bodies Corporates (PBCs) and at other organisations involved in policy development, research and social justice, all working to support the broader Indigenous sector Australia-wide. The Program introduces candidates to career opportunities in native title and the Indigenous sector and at the same time provides assistance to under-resourced and over-worked organisations.

Legal Aurora Internship - Summer 2016/17 (PDF)

Anthropology & Social Sciences Internship - Summer 2016/17 (PDF)

The on-line application period for the summer 2016/17 round of internships is from Monday 1st August through Friday 26th August 2016. Applications and more information about the Program can be accessed via the Aurora website

Information Session - College of Law

Posted 26 July 2016

Time: 1:00-2:00pm

Date: Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Location: Lecture Theatre 024, Level 0, Law Annexe

Please register for this event in Sydney CareerHub

Unsure of your career pathway? Want to find out how to navigate your legal career from classroom to courtroom? Never heard of Practical Legal Training (PLT) or unsure about what it requires?

Whether you’re just starting out at law school or are entering your final year of an LLB or JD, it’s never too early or late to start thinking about your career path – and no matter what career you choose, undertaking Practical Legal Training is a compulsory requirement to become a solicitor in NSW.

The College of Law is running an information session for students at all stages of their degree to find out more about:

  • The pathway to admission;
  • How to get legal work experience;
  • What is Practical Legal Training and why should you do it?
  • Why get admitted as a lawyer?

Don’t miss this opportunity to have all your questions answered about completing your law degree and undertaking PLT.

College of Law PLT Plus

Legal Intern @ Google

Posted 26 July 2016

As a legal intern, working with the Google Australia Legal team will be an avenue to tackle unanswered legal quandaries and create new precedents. Our innovative services raise challenging questions that demand creative and practical answers. We provide those answers by working at the crossroads of the law and new technology, helping Google build innovative and important products for users around the world.

This legal internship will be for a period of 4-6 months (full-time, paid) commencing from July 2016 or November 2016 at the Google’s office in Sydney.

See Position Description to apply online.

Submit your resume in English in a PDF format (in your resume, be sure to include your expected graduation month and year and availability for internship). A cover letter is not required.

Applications close 11.59pm AEST Friday, 29 July 2016.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct legal research as assigned in areas such as copyright, competition, privacy, and regulation of Internet intermediaries in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region;
  • Participate in the legal review of new product launches;
  • Review and process a variety of standard legal agreements while assisting in optimizing processes and internal workflow;
  • Review draft legislative bills or proposals that may affect Google’s business; and
  • Related tasks that the in-house Legal Team may request during the Legal Internship.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Be currently enrolled in or finishing the final year of a LLB degree at an Australian University, with a strong academic record; and
  • Be able to complete a minimum of 4 months full time internship at Google’s Sydney office.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in a legal role and have excellent legal analysis and research skills;
  • Strategic problem solving abilities with the ability to work independently and be a self-starter;
  • Strong leadership capabilities (demonstrated through roles held at university and/or external associations);
  • Interest in recent developments in the field of Internet related laws and knowledge of online technologies and services;
  • Excellent analytical skills, with an ability to see both detail and big picture issues;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Paralegal @ Broadspectrum

Posted 25 July 2016

Broadspectrum is an international organisation operating in the defence, property, social, infrastructure, resources and industrial sectors, providing logistics, facilities management, consulting, construction, care and welfare, and operations and maintenance services.

Broadspectrum is seeking pro-active and energetic law students to join our in-house Legal Team as a paralegal.

The paralegal will work with talented and experienced lawyers in a variety of areas, including commercial, construction and corporate law, as part of a 12-month structured program.

The 12-month program features:

  • Exposure to a large corporate in-house legal team, including awareness of the business environment and how the legal function assists the business;
  • A timetable that includes seminars presented by senior legal staff which aims to develop and strengthen key substantive and non-substantive skills;
  • Dedicated buddy from the Legal ream and ongoing feedback opportunities;
  • Access to in-house CLEs and external law-firm CLEs; and
  • Supervised working from site opportunities, where available

Pre-requisites:

  • Credit minimum in contracts law, overall credit average or higher; and
  • Availability of at least 1 day a week, 2-3 days preferred.

Preferred:

  • Penultimate or final year of law degree (but not essential); and

    Ability to demonstrate time management skills and strong eye for detail.

To apply please email with your CV and University transcript.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Eve Roberts on (02) 9464- 1722.

Applications close Monday, 1 August 2016.

Volunteer Opportunities @ 2016 BEAMS Arts Festival

Posted 25 July 2016

We would like to invite you to volunteer for 2016 BEAMS Arts Festival on Saturday 17 September, 5.00-10.00pm.

BEAMS Arts Festival is back and brighter than ever this September in creative Chippendale!

The alleyways of Sydney’s historical Chippendale will be illuminated once again as our favourite block party and festival of creative ideas returns for its fifth year!

Volunteer Role Information (pdf)

If you are interested in volunteering please click here or contact the Chippendale Creative Precinct via Festival Enquiries on (02) 9318 2992.

Semester 2 Internships @ The Constitutional Reform Unit

Posted 20 July 2016

The Constitutional Reform Unit is seeking one or two interns for second semester this year.

An intern should be available to work in the Constitutional Reform Unit's office one day per week during semester. The intern must have completed both 'Public Law' and 'Federal Constitutional Law'.

The work will primarily be research and editing work, but may also include organising events, assisting in the preparation of submissions to parliamentary committees and updating the CRU's web-site. The intern will also be expected to contribute to the CRU's blog, 'Constitutional Critique'.

Details are on the Constitutional Reform Unit's website.

Applicants should be sent by email to

Applications close on Tuesday 26 July 2016.

Internship and Vacation Work Fair 2016

Posted 20 July 2016

Internship and Vacation Work Fair 2016
Thursday 28 July, 12–3pm
Great Hall, The Quadrangle, Camperdown Campus
All students are welcome to attend.

As majority of organisations recruit graduates through their vacation and internship programs, the fair is a great opportunity to research and discover meaningful vacation and internship work.

Speak with representatives from private, public and volunteer organisations from a variety of industries to discuss internship, vacation work and volunteer opportunities.

Download the Sydney Uni Careers Fair Plus App to research the employers you want to target on the day and plan your visit on the floor plan.

Through the App you can access:

  • Complete employer listing;
  • Interactive floorplan;
  • Event details;
  • Announcements for real-time updates; and
  • Fair tips section to help you prepare.

Search for Sydney Uni Careers Fair Plus on the App Store and Google Play Store

Administrative Assistant/ Paralegal @ APA Lawyers

Posted 20 July 2016

APA Lawyers is a boutique commercial and corporate law firm based in the Sydney CBD. We currently have an opening for an Administrative Assistant/Paralegal to join our firm on a casual basis starting immediately.

In this role you will be providing administrative support to the firm’s solicitors including assisting with reception duties, banking, filing and other ongoing administrative tasks. You will also be required to provide legal support including assisting with commercial litigation, file management, amending documents, conducting research and searches, and other ad hoc tasks as needed.

You will be an undergraduate law student (at least 3rd year combined degree, 2nd year graduate degree) with excellent attention to detail, accuracy, professionalism, initiative and lateral thinking ability. You must be available to work a minimum of 2 days per week during the semester periods. Please specify the days you are available to work. Preference will be given to candidates who are available to work on consecutive days.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

How to Apply
Applications must be made in writing only and addressed to Your application should include a CV, and indicate your availability during the semester.

PLT Placement @ MOSAIC - Justice Connect

Posted 20 July 2016

Our Sydney office is currently recruiting a PLT student to join our specialist migrant legal service MOSAIC for 3 days per week, commencing as soon as possible.

MOSAIC (Migrant Outreach Services: Advice, Information, Community Education) is a generalist service providing non-English speaking migrant clients with advice and ongoing assistance for civil law issues such as fines, credit and debt, tenancy, Centrelink entitlements and car accidents.

What to expect from your placement. (PDF)

PLT Position Description - MOSAIC Service (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).


Intelligence Officer @ Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS)

Posted 14 July 2016

What is ASIS?
ASIS is Australia's overseas secret intelligence collection agency. Our mission is to protect and promote Australia's interests through the provision of unique foreign intellgence services as directed by Government.

What does an ASIS Intelligence Officer do?
Intelligence Officers plan, develop and manage intelligence operations overseas, often in exciting and challenging environments. To do this, Intelligence Officers draw on their highly refined judgement, situation awareness and inner strength. ASIS Intelligence Officers enjoy connecting with people from other cultures, have an innate sense of curiosity and demonstrate high levels of motivation.

What do you need to be an ASIS Intelligence Officer?
ASIS requires Intelligence Officers to hold Australian citizenship, and a full driver's licence. A Bachelor's degree is also preferred.

What can ASIS offer you?

  • A competitive salary plus superannuation;
  • Six months initial intensive training;
  • Ongoing training and personal development opportunities throughout your career, including any language training required by roles;
  • Overseas postings, with an allowance package;
  • Flexible working arrangements, assisting you to balance your personal and professional lives;
  • 22 days of annual leave per year, plus additional long service, personal and maternity leave benefits as per Australian Public Service standards; and
  • A unique working environment where the work is stimulating and our people matter.

How to Apply?
We accept Intelligence Officer applicaitons al year-round through ASIS Careers

Current round of applicaitons close 31 October 2016.

Maritime Law Graduate Research Assistant Position @ Norton White

Posted 13 July 2016

Norton White is seeking a Law Graduate Researcher/assistant to join our firm in a full-time role reporting to senior lawyers and partners to deliver exceptional service to our diverse local and international client base.

Norton White specialises in transport law and is seeking to employ an aspiring maritime lawyer with strong foundations in legal research to work in all aspects of the firm’s shipping and maritime practice, with some work assisting the Aviation team. The day to day role will involve researching Judgments, preparing draft advices to clients on maritime and related issues, preparing contracts and related documentation, assisting with the preparation of litigation matters for hearings and attending Court to assist Counsel and the firm’s Solicitors.

Position Description

How to Apply
If you are interested in this position, please send a brief letter of introduction and copies of your CV and academic transcript to with the subject "Application for Maritime Law Graduate Research Assistant Position”.

Applications close: 26 July 2016

Fundraising Internship @ Redfern Legal Centre

Posted 13 July 2016

Redfern Legal Centre is NSW’s oldest community legal centre (second oldest in Australia). RLC works with disadvantaged populations and individuals to provide free legal advice, legal services and education and participates in activities that reduce inequalities and defects in laws, the legal system and administrative and social practices.

We are seeking a proactive individual for the position of Fundraising Intern, to assist in ongoing fundraising efforts, including organising fundraising events and supporting the work of the Fundraising Manager and team at RLC.

Position Description
Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting existing fundraising efforts, including material development and maintenance;
  • Research into fundraising ideas/models/strategies;
  • Updating and maintaining the donor database, as well as identifying new donors;
  • Events planning and organisation assistance; and
  • Other project-related tasks as required.

Applications should include the following:

  1. A written statement which addresses the selection criteria, including examples of previous work if possible;
  2. A resumé, setting out your personal details;
  3. A completed application form (DOC); and
  4. A completed and signed Volunteer Assignment of Moral Rights and Confidentiality Deed (PDF)

Japanese and/or French Speaking Law Graduates @ Melbourne Law Firm

Posted 13 July 2016

The Firm: Our client is a large CBD based law firm that prides itself on their culture and collaborative working environment and feel that they offer a welcoming supportive workplace. Start date is yet to be confirmed.

The Role: You will be working on a project within a team environment where you will be reviewing documents on a subjective/legal analysis level determining for relevance/privileged, reviewing issues and coding document information in a database under supervised instruction.

Your duties will involve:

  • Reviewing and determining issues;
  • Subjective coding;
  • Enter information into discovery database’s;
  • Meeting KPI’s; and
  • Working full days Monday to Friday with the possibility of overtime.

You: We are seeking Law Graduates with language skills in either French and/or Japanese.

The Benefits: Working in professional environment you will gain exposure to working within a reputable firm and be paid weekly on your hours worked.
Contact

For a confidential discussion regarding this role or to explore other career opportunities please contact:

All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Please send CVs in Word format only. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Ref: SH815

2016/17 Internship @ Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific - UNCITRAL

Posted 13 July 2016

We are pleased to announce that internships at UNCITRAL-RCAP are now open for application at the United Nations Careers Portal (Job Opening Number: 62835 / Duty Station: Incheon City, Republic of Korea).

The internship positions are for a minimum duration of two months and a maximum duration of six months with various starting dates within the period of 1 October 2016 – 31 March 2017.

Applicants for our internship must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:

Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);
Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

If you would like to consider joining our internship programme, please visit our Careers Portal for the job description, requirements and other details.

Interested applicants must apply through Inspira, our online employment application system.

Applications close 28 July 2016

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact the shortlisted candidates via email.

Legal Analyst @ Law of the Jungle

Posted 29 June 2016

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 15 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 24 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 content;
  • an opportunity to apply research skills in commercial law; and
  • a level of responsibility 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

To find out more go to our careers page

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.