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
Research Associate @ The President of the Industrial Court of NSW
The President of the Industrial Court of New South Wales is seeking a Law Graduate or soon to be graduate to join his Chambers in 2014 to take up the role of Research Associate.
This is a full time position (five days per week), offering possible flexibility re working hours.
Interested candidates must offer the following:
* Excellent results in the undergraduate degree in law;
* A strong commitment to a career in law;
* Be highly motivated, organized and conscientious;
* Exceptional communication skills, both written and spoken;
* Possess a keen eye for detail;
* Proficient computer skills, particularly in the use of Microsoft Word.
It would be desirable if the successful candidate has some previous legal work experience.
The successful candidate should be available to commence in Chambers in the CBD mid to late February 2014.
Applications should be sent via email to the Vice-President’s Associate, .
Those applicants who progress to interview stage will be notified by email on or before 19 December 2013.
Applications close 4 pm Friday 13 December 2013.
Jones Day, Hong Kong - Open Day
Jones Day is one of the largest law firm in the world. Originating in the US in 1893, it has grown to be a truly global firm, with more than 2,400 lawyers in 37offices around the world. Our Hong Kong office was established in 1986 to serve the legal needs of international clients with strategic and business presence in Hong Kong and China. The wealth of opportunities provided by Jones Day makes it easy to see why you should launch your career with us. If you are looking for a challenging career with high-quality work and a law firm with a strong presence in Asia and a truly global reach, then Jones Day is the firm for you.
Join us for a drink and learn more about our firm, talk to partners, associates, and trainee solicitors.
Jones Day - HK Recruitment Brochure
Date: Tuesday 17 December 2013
Venue: 31/F Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
3pm – 5pm
RSVP: By 30 November 2013 to
Traning Contract @ Bingham McCutchen - Hong Kong
Bingham’s market-leading practices are focused on global financial services firms and Fortune 100 companies. We have approximately 1,000 lawyers in 14 locations in Asia, Europe and the US, anchored by major commitments in the world’s key financial, commercial and government centers.
A rare opportunity has arisen to develop your career by undertaking your
training contract in Bingham’s Hong Kong office.
To submit an online application or for further information on this opportunity, please visit Bingham Hong Kong Trainees.
Your application should include a cover letter with your reasons for joining both the legal profession and Bingham. Interviews will take place in either London or Hong Kong. Please ensure you are available to travel to either location. If you have any questions, please contact our London-based Graduate Recruitment team at
Volunteer Roles @ Federal Court of Australia - International Programmes
For many years the Federal Court has provided development assistance to judiciaries across Asia and the Pacific. The Court is currently seeking Volunteers to assist its International Programmes office in Sydney for a minimum of two days a week over three months. The roles are voluntary and unpaid, and applicants are expected to meet all their own costs.
To submit an application, please forward a resume (max. 3 pages) and cover letter (max. 2 pages) describing your skills and experience relevant to the role to .
Please provide us with your availability and ensure your application is received in either Word or PDF format by 5:00 pm, Monday, 25 November 2013.
Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview. For any further enquiries please contact on 9230 8878.
Tipstaff @ Chief Justice of NSW
Applications are invited for the position of Judicial Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, The Honourable T F Bathurst.
The appointment will commence in late January 2015. Applicants are expected to
continue on the staff of the Chief Justice for the year 2016 in the position of Research
Director. Salaries in the 2013-2014 financial year were $53,062 p.a. for the Judicial
Clerk position and $92,940 p.a. for the Research Director position. The salaries for the
2014-2015 financial year are yet to be determined.
The primary role of Judicial Clerk is assisting the Chief Justice with legal research.
The Judicial Clerk also performs a range of court-related duties in Chambers, as well
as spending a substantial amount of time in court. In the second year of appointment
the tasks to be performed are almost entirely research based, including assistance
drafting academic papers and speeches, with less frequent attendance in court.
Applicants must have a distinction average or higher, and must expect to complete their law degree by the end of 2014.
Applications, in hard copy, should contain a covering letter, full curriculum vitae and original academic transcript. Applications should also contain two written references.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and will close once the position has been filled. Positions are highly competitive and interested students are advised to apply as soon as possible.
Applications should be sent to:
Ms V Bradshaw
Associate to the Chief Justice
Supreme Court of New South Wales
GPO Box 3
SYDNEY NSW 2001
Further enquiries should be directed to:
Mr Haydn Flack
(02) 9230 8880
Casual Roles @ Innoinvest
Invitation is now open for law students to apply for casual positions with Innoinvest, a boutique legal firm that specialises in financial services regulations, licensing, compliance and general corporate law. Applicants must demonstrate an interest and passion in corporate and financial services law. Completion of corporate law subject is strongly preferred.
Successful applicants will be undertaking research, drafting, report writing, dealing with regulators such as ASIC, AUSTRAC and APRA, as well performing some administrative and clerical tasks.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter with a CV to the Principal, email:
Litigation Volunteer Work Experience Opportunity
Volunteer Court Assistants Sought: Downing Centre Court complex.
Operating out of rooms in the Downing Centre Court Complex 143-147 Liverpool Street, Sydney, Robert Nixon, solicitor, provides free legal assistance to those he has the resources to help.
Mr Nixon needs volunteer assistants to help him provide this service in exchange for which law students, at any stage in their studies, can gain invaluable experience in hands on delivery of legal services of a litigious criminal& civil nature.
To be eligible for consideration in gaining his rare but valuable work experience, candidates must:
1. have excellent fluency and comprehension in oral and written English;
2. be able to work under pressure;
3. be an extravert and problem solver who is always comfortable dealing with total strangers;
4. have access to a land line phone at home; and
5. be available to attend the office between 8:30 am and 6.30 pm on the first Friday of each month & whenever there is a fifth Friday in any month.
Personal qualities of empathy, initiative and critical thinking are more important than prior legal knowledge. The opportunity is not PLT compliant.
Successful applicants will work in groups of eight students selected from a roster to work under Robert's personal supervision to:
1. explain the nature of the service that can be offered;
2. interview and record potential client's preliminary instructions;
3. liaise with court staff, police prosecutors and Roads and Maritime
4. record particulars of conferences involving Mr Nixon and the client;
5. assist generally in the preparation and presentation of the client's case both at the initial hearing and at any adjournment.
For further information and to apply please call Robert on (02) 98725766 during the following times: 6.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. weekdays and between
9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. If a message is left on an answering machine, calls will ONLY be returned to a land line number.