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

Part-Time Paralegal Positions @ Bansgroves Lawyers

Posted 24 October 2016

Brangroves Lawyers an opening for a law student who has 2 or more years remaining for their degree to join our busy Sydney CBD Supreme Court litigation practice. The position is a job-share and you will be required to work 3 days per week between 8.30am - 5.30pm.

The position involves opening files, first draft of correspondence, pleadings, ordering stationary, attending settlements, sprinting up to barristers chambers, etc.

We can usually arrange days off for exams preparation and exams (by swapping days with the other job share and working weekends to make up).

Email your resume to

Applications close on Monday 21 November 2016.

PLT Position @ Stephen Wawn & Associates

Posted 24 October 2016

Stephen Wawn & Associates, a busy boutique law firm in Edgecliff is looking for a law student in their final year of study or graduate who wishes to complete their Practical Legal Training requirements.

We are looking for someone to start immediately.

As a general practice, you will receive a wide range of experience in the following areas:

  • Conveyancing and Property Transactions;
  • Estate Planning;
  • Probate Matters;
  • Commercial Law;
  • Litigation;
  • Court filings and appearances

Note this position is full time and unpaid.

Any enquires please call Adam Vainauskas on (02) 9328 1000.

To apply please send your resume, academic to

Applications close on 30 October 2016.

Volunteer Mock Magistrate's Assistants

Posted 21 October 2016

The New South Wales Law Society administers an annual Mock Trial Competition among high schools.

Robert Nixon, solicitor, one of the NSW Law Society's Volunteer Mock Magistrates, seeks the volunteer assistance of what amounts to a Magistrate's Associate to assist him in performing the role of Mock Magistrate.

For full details click here (PDF)

For further information and to apply, please call Robert on (02) 9872 5766 during the following times: 6.30 to 8.00pm weekdays and between 9.00am and 4.00pm on weekends and public holidays.

Applications close on 30 November 2016.

Volunteer Work Experience @ Mr Robert Nixon, Downing Centre Court

Posted 21 October 2016

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.

For full details click here (PDF)

For further information and to apply, please call Robert on (02)
9872 5766 during the following times: 6.30 to 8.00pm weekdays and between 9.00am and 4.00pm on weekends and public holidays.

Applications close on 30 November 2016.

2018 Judicial Clerk (Tipstaff) @ Chief Justice of New South Wales

Posted 14 October 2016

Notice to students currently in the penultimate year of LLB or JD.

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 AC.

Position Description (PDF)

The appointment will commence in late January 2018. Applicants are expected to continue on the staff of the Chief Justice for the year 2019 in the position of Research Director.

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 2017.

Applications, in hard copy, should contain a covering letter, full curriculum vitae and original or certified academic transcript. Applications should also contain two written references relevant to the position.

Applications for the position will close on Wednesday 30 November 2016.

Applications should be sent to:
Ms V Bradshaw
Associate to the Chief Justice
Supreme Court of New South Wales
GPO Box 3

Further enquiries should be directed to
Phone: (02) 9230 8880

2017 Graduate Position @ People + Culture Strategies

Posted 14 October 2016

People + Culture Strategies (“PCS”) is a unique Australian law firm that also provides management consulting and leadership development services in labour, employment and migration law.

In this role you will have the opportunity to work closely with our Directors, Associate Directors, Senior Associates and Associates on a wide range of legal and strategic matters to gain an in-depth understanding of how a law firm operates and how we service our clients and contribute towards our marketing campaigns.

This is an excellent opportunity for the beginning of your career as a labour and employment law professional.

Position Description and application process (PDF)

Who should apply?
To be considered, you must:

  • be in the final year of your undergraduate law degree in 2016;
  • have studied employment law-related and/or human resources subjects;
  • have a strong interest in pursuing a career in workplace relations;
  • have an excellent academic record, attention to detail, an ability to think “outside the square” and exceptional interpersonal skills; and
  • have experience working in a customer-service industry (such as retail or hospitality).

Interested graduates, please send a cover letter, your CV and academic transcript to

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday, 25 November 2016.

Candidates should be available for in-person interviews in the week commencing 28 November 2016.

Front Desk and PLT Volunteer Positions @ Marrickville Legal Centre

Posted 14 October 2016

Marrickville Legal Centre currently has the capacity to take on students wishing to undertake the work experience component of their Practical Legal Training, or those who wish to volunteer as a front desk volunteer or legal assistant at the Centre.

Front Desk Volunteer Position Description and application process (PDF)
Applications close at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 26 October 2016.

Front Desk Volunteer Position Description and application process (PDF)
Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday, 18 November 2016.

Administrative Officer Position @ Mindright - Clinical Psychologists

Posted 14 October 2016

We are seeking a part time administrative officer for our psychology practice at Bondi Junction to work on a Friday and Saturday.

Mindright is a reputable psychology practice that provides therapy services to children, adults, families and couples experiencing psychological difficulties.

This role has been filled for the past few years by 2 recently graduated law students whom have recently been successful in gaining employment in law full time.

The administrative role involves scheduling of appointments, receiving incoming phone and email enquires, processing of payment, filing, administrative support to clinicians and general administrative duties.

Essential Criteria:

  • Good communication skills;
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality;
  • Good general computer skills;
  • Excellent organisation skills and attention to detail; and
  • Ability to work as part of a team;

Desirable Criteria:

  • Administrative or similar experience; and
  • Ability to cover additional hours during university holidays to allow the practice manager to take holiday leave.

This position is a permanent role that provides annual leave that can be used for study or holidays.

Please email your resume to , practice manager, or call on 8065 0326 should you wish to enquire further about the role.

We are hoping to fill this role as soon as possible and appreciate receiving applications as soon as possible.

Associate @ Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia

Posted 14 October 2016

Applications are invited for the position of Associate to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, the Honourable JLB Allsop AO.

Position Description (PDF)

The appointment will commence in mid-January 2018. Applicants are expected to serve in this role for twelve months, with the possibility of continuing for the year 2019 in the position of Senior Associate to the Chief Justice.

The associate role involves:

  • performing legal research and analysis;
  • assisting in preparation for Federal Court and Full Court hearings and judgments;
  • performing in-court and court-related duties; undertaking research and drafting for extra-judicial papers and speeches;
  • and providing administrative support for judicial chambers.
  • The role will also involve inter-state travel.

Applicants should have a strong academic record (distinction average or higher) and have completed their law degree by the end of 2017.

Applications, in soft copy, should contain a covering letter, full curriculum vitae, and academic transcript.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 4 November 2016.

Applicants should be available for interviews in November and/or December 2016.

Applications should be sent to: , Chambers Manager to the Chief Justice

Further enquiries should be directed to: , Associate the the Chief Justice.

Summer Internships @ Sydney Institute of Criminology - Sydney Law School

Posted 14 October 2016

Applications are open for the Summer Break internship program at the Sydney Institute of Criminology.

The Institute’s internship program is open to:

  • LLB and JD students (final year and penultimate);
  • All Masters of Criminology students.

The program is undertaken on a pro-bono basis.

Interns must be available to work 10 full days over the summer university break. These 10 days can be spread over January and February at the convenience of you and your supervisor.

The Internship Program will be of interest to students seeking to gain experience in an organisation devoted to research and public policy in the area of criminal justice. Interns will be provided with the opportunity to participate in a broad range of Institute activities and to interact, both formally and informally, with Institute staff members.

For further details on the Internship and how to apply, please see the Institute of Criminology Internship Program Information sheet (pdf)

Applications for the summer break internship close at 5.00pm Friday 18 November 2016.

2017 Graduate Edge @ Careers Centre

Posted 14 October 2016

Thinking ahead to vacation or graduate positions? Want to gain exposure to large corporate organisations and gain insight into the skills they seek?

We have partnered with industry leaders to bring you Graduate Edge - a program of interactive workshops where you will learn key employability skills. The majority of the workshops are conducted at the company’s workplace, offering you a unique opportunity to get an inside look at some major employers.

We invite undergraduate students who will be at the penultimate or mid-degree stage of their studies in 2017 (that is, students graduating from a single degree in 2018 or from a double degree in 2019) from the following faculties to apply:

  • Business;
  • Engineering and Information Technologies;
  • Science;
  • Law;
  • Arts and Social Sciences;
  • Agriculture and Environment; and
  • Architecture, Design and Planning.

Graduate Edge will run for one week in February 2017 before Semester 1 commences. For more information, visit the Graduate Edge website.

Applications close on Sunday 23 October 2016.

2017 Legal Internships @ ABC

Posted 7 October 2016

Are you at the end of your law degree, interested in media law and looking for a placement to qualify for admission to practice law?

If so, you may wish to apply for one of the following unpaid legal internships with the ABC's in-house legal team:

  • Monday 6 February – Friday 17 March 2017 (6 weeks)
  • Monday 20 March – Friday 28 April 2017 (6 weeks)
  • Monday 1 May – Friday 9 June 2017 (6 weeks)
  • Tuesday 13 June – Friday 21 July 2017 (6 weeks)
  • Monday 24 July – Friday 25 August 2017 (5 weeks)
  • Monday 28 August – Friday 29 September 2017 (5 weeks)
  • Tuesday 3 October – Friday 3 November 2017 (5 weeks)
  • Monday 6 November – Friday 8 December 2017 (5 weeks)

Please forward your application, comprising:

  • Your resumé;
  • A certified copy of your most recent academic record; and
  • A cover letter stating your preferred placement period and explaining why you would like to be considered for a position

to .

You may also contact Lisa directly on 02 8333 5847 if you have any questions regarding the internship or the application process.

Reflecting the objectives of the ABC Reconciliation Action Plan, ABC Equity and Diversity Plan and the Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987, applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are strongly encouraged.

Please note:

  1. Only students with a demonstrated interest in media law need apply.
  2. All internships are based in our Sydney office at Ultimo.
  3. Preference will be given to students required to complete practical placement in order to qualify for admission into legal practice.

Applications close 9.00am Monday, 7 November 2016

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)


  • 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

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

Closing date extended to: Friday, 28 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)

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.