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

Summer Internships @ Vidler & Co Solicitors - Hong Kong

Posted:06/08/2014

Vidler & Co Solicitors a reputable litigation and human rights law firm in Hong Kong that prides itself on the fearless defense of clients' rights and interests.

They have an established practice in public law and criminal litigation and a growing practice in family law and civil litigation. We work closely with NGOs, charities, consulates, companies as well as individuals and have been in involved in a number of ground-breaking cases.
We are looking for students who are energetic, positive and enjoy a challenging and dynamic work environment. We offer placements of not less than 4 weeks and encourage longer placements subject to availability.

Find out more about us by visiting Vidler website our “Vidler & Co Solicitors” group on Facebook.

Please send completed application forms that can be found on our website to

Application deadline: 15 September 2014

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Position description (PDF)

Casual Client Service Officers @ National Enquiry Centre - Family Law Courts

Posted:05/08/2014

The National Enquiry Centre of the Family Court (Parramatta) have a vacancies for a Client Service Officers.

Suitable applicants:
* Combined Law (Years 3-5/6) or Juris Doctor (Year 2-3);
* Previous client/customer service experience essential;
* Must be able to commit to at least 3 weekday 7.5hr shifts per week, particularly during initial training months.

Positions Description (PDF)

How to apply: Please forward a current resume and expression of interest (1Page limit) outlining your suitability and any relevant skills/experience. Please include your availability for casual work should you be successful. Email applications to:

Applications close: 5pm Friday 22 August, 2014

Associate to President @ Administrative Appeals Tribunal - Hobart

Posted:01/08/2014

A temporary position is available as Associate to the President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal based in Hobart.

Applicants will be assessed by their written application addressing the selection criteria, by a formal interview and by referee comments. Interviews are likely to be conducted in September 2014.

Applications should be emailed to , faxed to (07) 3361 3055 or mailed to:

HR Team Leader
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
GPO Box 9955
Brisbane QLD 4001

Applications must include a statement of claims against the Selection Criteria, which should not exceed 1000 words in total. Applicants should also provide a curriculum vitae or resume outlining qualifications and/or employment history, a copy of their academic record, and the names and contact details of at least of two referees.

Applicants are also requested to submit a completed Job Application Cover Form

Further information about applying for positions at the can be found on our AAT website or alternatively you can contact the Human Resources section on (07) 3361 3014 or Freecall 1800 641 525.

More information (pdf)

Applications close: 31 August 2014

Positions @ The Woman in Prison Advocacy Network (WIPAN)

Posted:01/08/2014

The Women In Prison Advocacy Network (WIPAN) has three positions available at its Sydney office.

WIPAN is a not for profit, community based organisation dedicated to improving the status, wellbeing and prospects of women affected by the criminal justice system. WIPAN addresses the many issues facing criminalised women both systemically through advocating, and individually through mentoring women affected by the criminal justice system. WIPAN operates from experience that by providing women with gender-responsive social support, recidivism rates will be reduced and the burgeoning prison population will be minimised.


Project Coordinator, Policy Funding & Liaison - WIPAN

Mentoring Project Coordinator - WIPAN

Administrative/ Accounts Assistant - WIPAN

Applications close: 4 August 2014

Summer Internship @ Hewlett-Packard

Posted:01/08/2014

Hewlett-Packard’s Summer Program is now open.

This is a four week program: the first two weeks in December 2014 & the last two weeks in January.

The program is open to LLB (Year III or Year IV) or JD (Year I or Year II).

To apply, please address the selection criteria (see attached) and provide the following information for consideration:
- A cover letter and statement of less than 500 words on why you think you should work with HP
- Your CV including your current grades and tertiary accomplishments
- Extracurricular activities

Applications will only be accepted by emailing

Applications close: 5.00pm AEST August 22, 2014

Summer Internships @ NSW Law Reform Commission

Posted:01/08/2014

The NSW Law Reform Commission operates a summer internship program for law students in their final year of study, or entering their final year of study in 2015.

While this opportunity is unpaid, it does provide access to a range of professional development opportunities, including working with our Commissioners.

Position Description

To apply send your application, addressed to Emma Hoiberg to

If you have any questions you can call or email on (02) 8061 9289.

Applications close: Friday, 26 September 2014

Legal Internship @ Aurora 2014-15 Summer Internships

Posted:01/08/2014

The Aurora Native Title Internship Program places law, anthropology and other social science (archaeology, cultural heritage, environmental management, human geography, history and sociology) students and graduates from Australian universities at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs), Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs) and other organisations involved in policy development, social justice, human rights, all with an Indigenous focus. The program introduces candidates to career opportunities in native title and Indigenous affairs more generally and at the same time provides assistance to under-resourced and over-worked organisations.

Aurora Legal Summer Internships Position Description

Applications can be submitted via the
Aurora website.

Applications close: 5.00pm AEST Friday 29 August 2014.

Consulting Counsel @ IMF's Financial & Fiscal Law Unit (FFL)

Posted:22/07/2014

The International Monetary Fund's Legal Department (LEG) is seeking to fill a contractual HQTA (Consulting Counsel/Senior Consulting Counsel) position to join its Financial and Fiscal Law Unit (FFL) for a two year period.

Position Description

The successful candidate will have an advanced university degree in law, ideally complemented by a specialized degree in tax law. He/she will have a minimum of five years of broad professional experience in the field of tax law, acquired in a national tax administration, private practice, or academia. In that context, the successful candidate will display an excellent conceptual and
comparative understanding of legal frameworks underpinning all major tax types ranging from income over consumption to trade taxes, and legal issues pertaining to tax administration. Ideally, the successful candidate will have acquired significant experience in drafting tax laws. In view of the current composition of the team, a background in a common law jurisdiction would be a plus. In addition, professional work experience in the area of nontax
fiscal law would be an asset.

A high degree of demonstrated initiative and adaptability are essential attributes, as are excellent analytical skills, diplomatic skills, and written and oral communication skills in English. A track record of working effectively in interdisciplinary teams and of good relationships with external counterparts
at all levels and of different cultural backgrounds, is also required.

Applicants can also go to the IMF Online Application link and enter 1400650 in the job number box, then apply online.

Industrial Officer @ The Australian Writers' Guild

Posted:22/07/2014

The Australian Writers’ Guild has a vacancy for an Industrial Officer, details attached.

Position Description

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is found. For all enquiries please call on (02) 9319 0339

Woman @ The Bar Open Day

Posted:22/07/2014

The NSW Bar Association Equal Opportunity Committee is pleased to host an Open Day for Female Law Students on Friday, 15 August 2014.

The Open Day provides a wonderful opportunity for female law students to meet successful women barristers and observe them at work in chambers and at Court.

The Open Day is planned for a Friday, as Friday is generally a busy motions and directions day in the Superior Courts. Students will also spend some time with women judges of the Supreme Court, the Federal Court and other Courts in the vicinity of Queens Square.

If you are considering a career at the Bar or are interested in advocacy, this is an invaluable opportunity to meet women barristers and judges to discover what life at the Bar is really like. Please complete the online registration form, and submit it by 1 August 2014.

Venue:NSW Bar Association
Lower Ground Floor
174 Phillip Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9232 4055

Enquiries: , Senior Policy Lawyer

Student overseas internship/ volunteering opportunities @ Repreive

Posted:16/07/2014

We hope that you can attend a presentation to hear about this opportunity at Lecture Theatre 104 on Wednesday 13 August from 1pm-2pm.

Reprieve Australia is an organisation that works against the death penalty.

We place volunteers in the United States, and more recently in Asia, to help provide legal representation and humanitarian assistance to those facing the death penalty. We work with our sister organisation, Reprieve US, to place volunteers in the southern United States for periods of three months or more.

Since our first placements in November 2001, we have now sent more than 70 volunteers in nine offices in six US states. The program continues to grow each year, attracting a mix of students and professionals from a mix of legal and non-legal backgrounds.

Our volunteers strongly oppose the death penalty and are committed to social justice. They are mature and self-sufficient enough to perform the demanding work and live in a foreign country. They have been not only lawyers and law students but firemen, teachers, marketing executives and bush pilots. No formal qualification is required. Applicants are assessed on their individual merit.