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 email

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Graduate or Penultimate combined Engineering/Law Student @ WeiS Legal

Posted 7 December 2016

WeiS Legal is an exciting and fast growing firm offering distinct engineering and legal services. In engineering we specialize in railway system design (Mechanical/Electrical). In law we focus on property law and commercial litigation services.

Due to the growth we are looking for a graduate or penultimate student with combined law and engineering degree to join us.

  • Combined law and engineering degree (ideally in mechanical or electrical or structure engineering);
  • Hands on experience i.e. CAD skills (AutoCAD, Microstation), law clerk or paralegal experience, sales/client experience;
  • Good communicator in English; and
  • Able to communicate in Mandarin / Chinese would be a bonus.

Position Description and Application Process (PDF)

If you are interested, please send your application including your CV to

Alternatively you can post to Suite 6 11-15 Florence Street HORNSBY NSW 2077.

Applications close: Monday, 17 January 2017

Internship @ Dharmniti Law Office - Bangkok, Thailand.

Posted 7 December 2016

Dharmniti Law Office (DLO) is offering unpaid internship opportunities to senior law students or those undertaking their legal workshop/ or equivalent, we envisage that these internships would be for about 2 to 3 months or perhaps longer depending on the students availability.

Position Description and Application Process (PDF)

To apply please see application process above and email , Foreign Services Manager.

Graduate Lawyer or Paralegal Role @ Source Legal

Posted 7 December 2016

The legal industry is currently undergoing a transformation and Source Legal is one of the pioneers of this transformation.

Source Legal is an innovative law firm, which provides in-house style legal services to businesses on a fixed price basis. There are no billable hours and no flash offices. Our lawyers work from homes or clients’ offices.

We currently have a great opportunity with one of our clients - a dynamic multinational retail business - for a graduate lawyer or a law student in their final years of studies. The work is diverse and interesting. It will include:

  • Reviewing retail leases, co-ordinating with numerous landlords and managing and improving a database of leases;
  • Reviewing supplier agreements;
  • Advising on contractual, regulatory and consumer law issues for promotional campaigns;
  • Assisting with company secretarial work (including lodgements with ASIC etc);
  • Assisting with rolling out group compliance programs and procedures on anti-corruption, intellectual property etc.

The following skills and qualities are essential:

  • Aptitude for contract drafting and contract reviews (and ideally some experience with retail leases);
  • Excellent research and computer skills;
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently;
  • Ability to think outside of the box.

If you are interested, please contact or on 0428 328 452 by Friday 16 December 2016.

Legal Case Manager @ NSW Registry - Federal Court of Australia

Posted 7 December 2016

The NSW Registry, Federal Court of Australia has a vacancy for a Legal Case Manager for a non-ongoing contract period of 6 - 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 mid to end of January 2017.

Position Description and Application Process (PDF)

Formal Qualifications
Legal work experience highly regarded, legal qualifications are essential.

If you are interested and believe you meet the aforementioned requirements and wish to apply for this position, please submit by 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 in response to the key selection criteria (above), no later than 5pm on Friday 23 December 2016.

Volunteer Work Experience @ Mr Robert Nixon, Downing Centre Court

Posted 7 December 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 31 December 2016

Mandarin Speaking Graduate Positions @ Pinsent Masons

Posted 28 November 2016

Pinsent Masons are looking to recruit two Graduates for positions in our Australian offices in Melbourne and Sydney.

One of these positions will be offered to a Chinese (PRC) National who has
completed a law degree in Australia. The successful applicant will complete
our 12 month Graduate Programme and qualify in Australia. The Graduate will
work for a minimum of two years in the Australian business before transferring
to one of our China offices in Shanghai or Beijing. Throughout this Programme,
the Graduate will be integrated into the Asia Pacific business through on-going
training and mentoring by a designated Partner in both Australia and China.

The Graduate will also spend time on an annual basis in a China office. The
successful candidate must demonstrate native Mandarin and fluent English
language skills, a genuine interest in the Infrastructure sector, ambition to build their legal career in China and to develop the China business

See Position Description for full details.

Applications close Friday, 9 December 2016

Work Experience @ Velocity Frequent Flyer - Virgin Australia

Posted 28 November 2016

Velocity Frequent Flyer has an exciting opportunity for Law Students to participate in a volunteer work experience program within the In-house Legal Team.

Candidates must be in their final year of studying law having completed Contract Law and Commercial Law with a credit to distinction average.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on commercial contract reviews, reviewing marketing collateral, conducting legal research while gaining a great insight into the workings of a busy in-house team specializing in commercial and corporate law.

The placement will be for 1 day per week for 6 months commencing in either January or February 2017.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and transcript to

Applications close Friday, 16 December 2016

Internship @ Studio Ubertazzi

Posted 28 November 2016

Studio Ubertazzi would like to welcome applications from native English speaking law students/graduates for internship positions from September 2016 throughout the year of a minimum three-month duration.

The internship is reserved for English speakers and is unpaid. However, English speaker interns will have the cost of their flights reimbursed as well as be provided with accommodation in an apartment close to the law firm.

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 central Milan, the boutique firm has developed a solid portfolio of national and international clients, especially in the fields of intellectual property law and competition law (trademarks, patents, copyright, advertising, unfair competition, antitrust), commercial law (including banking and bankruptcy law); and general private law with a particular focus on international and EU law. Studio Ubertazzi is based in Milan but has the support of an international network of leading firms as well as alliances with many Italian and international law firms. A number of its 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; editing and reviewing academic articles, applications and works; translating legal documents; assisting the partners in legal work; dealing with English speaking clients; dealing with other interns; and participating in academic events and conferences hosted and attended by members of the firm.

The internship is reserved for English speakers and is unpaid. However, native English speaker interns are offered accommodation in a firm property close to the law firm. Furthermore, The firm is located on one of the most popular streets in Milan, boasting many bars, shops and restaurants.

Applicants are invited to submit their CV along with a cover letter and appropriate letters of recommendation to

Paralegal, Documentation Support – WIB Legal

Posted 14 November 2016

Westpac has a long and proud history as Australia’s first and oldest bank. As part of the Westpac Institutional Bank Legal - Documentation Support Team, you will help the Westpac Group and our business partners (including Relationship Managers, Credit, Compliance and Tax) achieve their goals through exceptional governance and strategic service. WIB Legal Financial Markets use a broad range of documents (both industry standard and individually tailored – in-particular ISDAs and GMRAs), and Paralegals gain exposure to the operation of these documents and the underlying financial products and services.

You will work with the lawyers on documentation negotiations and in certain cases corresponding with external clients on documentation negotiations. It would be a technical fast-paced role requiring attention to detail, a good understanding of legal entity structures, legal documentation architecture and the commercial aspects of markets related transactions.

First or second year combined law student able to work full-time is preferred. Strong attention to detail, ability to handle multiple tasks. Experience working within a bank environment or a law firm, in a project or paralegal capacity. Understanding of legal documentation architecture including trust deeds and trading agreements (ISDA Master Agreements) an advantage.

Please submit your application and academic transcript to , Practice Leader - WIB Legal Financial Markets.

Application closing date: 30 November 2016

Work experience, graduate, and PLT applications welcome @ Perez Varela Lawyers

Posted 11 November 2016

Perez Varela Lawyers is one of Australia’s leading entertainment, commercial, and immigration law firms. We work in areas of intellectual property, media, entertainment and immigration law, we have a diverse portfolio of high-profile clients and have reviewed contracts from Chanel, XL recordings, and various high profile modelling agencies in NSW.

We are seeking to engage 2 Graduates, Professional Legal Trainees, or work experience candidates to be part of our expansion plan we are currently undertaking, which includes expansion to the USA. The firm has a strong commitment to building high performing teams, and promotes tailored, comprehensive pathways in order to fast track its team members’ success in the firm and the wider legal industry. Graduates with a passion for excellence can count on the firm to receive the guidance, training and experiences they require for future success.

Trainees will assist with all areas of law, administration, file management, and accounting within the firm. You will have the opportunity to: take instructions from clients and potential clients; legal research and analysis; draft correspondence and documents; and other ad hoc tasks. whilst respecting the confidentiality of our clients’ information.

Our usual working hours are from 9am – 5.30pm. All applicants are encouraged to apply.

Applications must be made in writing by email to: . Applications should include a copy of your academic transcript, CV and a brief letter of introduction.

Applications close 22 December 2016

Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received and the positions will be filled as soon as suitable applicants are found.

Casual Paralegals @ China Practice Team - Norton Rose Fulbright

Posted 25 October 2016

The China Practice Team at Norton Rose Fulbright are seeking applications from Mandarin speaking students to fill casual paralegal positions.

Full Position Description (PDF)

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

Responsibilities

  • Work across a range of cross border and domestic M&A transactions;
  • Assist with all aspects of a transaction, including negotiation, client liaison, drafting transaction;
  • documents and undertaking due diligence tasks;
  • Assist with Chinese translation (written and spoken);
  • Build and maintain strong client relationships.

Requirements

  • Ability to speak and write Mandarin;
  • Passionate about developing and expanding our China Practice;
  • Hold a University degree in China;
  • 2 – 3 years into University studies in Australia;
  • High attention to detail;
  • Be available to work at least 1 day a week, preferably 2.

The successful candidate will need to be an energetic, driven and focused individual with exceptional academic achievements. At Norton Rose Fulbright, you will be rewarded with genuine career prospects and an excellent team environment renowned for its collaborative culture, passion for client service and professional development opportunities. Remuneration will be commensurate with relevant experience.

Students can apply through the Norton Rose Fulbright Australia Careers Page

For a confidential discussion about this role please contact on (02) 9330 8478.

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.