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

Paralegal @ DHL

Posted:10/07/2014

DHL is the world’s leading logistics company present in over 220 countries and territories.

An exciting opportunity exists for a fourth or fifth year LLB or second or third year JD student to join our busy Rhodes office as a casual paralegal.

Our practice involves a broad cross-section of corporate and commercial work and the successful candidate will gain exposure to an interesting mix of matters including logistics contracts, research pertaining to corporate and consumer regulation and compliance, commercial property transactions and some contact with our internal clients.

We will require the successful candidate to work approximately three days each week although there is some scope for flexibility here to accommodate the submission of assignments and examinations at university as and when they occur. Our practice is extremely busy and the volume of work is high so a positive attitude, a desire to learn and improve and excellent people management skills are essential.

If you would like to be a part of the world’s most global company whilst simultaneously working in a small and collegiate legal team then please send your CV including a short covering letter and academic results to

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applications will close Friday 18 July 2014

PLT Placement @ Pro Bono Department - The Law Society of NSW

Posted:04/07/2014

Do you want to have the opportunity to work in a variety of areas of law including Family Law, Criminal Law and Administrative Law?

Would you like to work on real cases, conduct legal research and analysis, liaise with clients, solicitors and barristers and have the opportunity to attend various courts to observe proceedings?

Are you enthusiastic, punctual, courteous and have a strong desire to help out members of the public that are unable to afford legal assistance?

If you fit the above description then we want to hear from you.

We have one unpaid PLT position in the Pro Bono Scheme available. The position is full-time, Monday to Friday. You must be able to work a minimum of 16 weeks to be considered for the position.

Experience is not essential and applicants who have not undertaken any PLT placement days are encouraged to apply.

You must also be able to commence work immediately if you are successful in your application.

Please send a short cover letter and your resume to: by
Tuesday 8 July 2014 at 5:00pm.

Previous applicants need not re-apply

Paralegal @ Barrister - Sir Owen Dixon Chambers

Posted:04/07/2014

Mr Hugh Somerville, a busy barrister practicing in the areas of Commercial, Insurance and Criminal Law seeking a final year student to undertake work experience/paralegal work

You will be exposed to a broad practice across a number of jurisdictions. Hours would be casual and flexible so as to accommodate your studies.

Duties/experience will include:
* Assisting in the preparation of advice work and pleadings;
* Conducting research;
* Drafting documents;
* Assisting with Court work;
* General assistance with legal work;
* Assisting during solicitor/client conferences.

No experience is necessary but a good attitude and desire to learn is a must. The position is on the basis of voluntary work at the moment but there will be scope to graduate to a paid position.

To apply please send a CV to Hugh Sommerville

Paralegal @ K W Tang & Co

Posted:04/07/2014

K W Tang & Co. is a small general law practice with focus on property and commercial law. We have a casual paralegal position suitable for students who are interested to gain practical experience in law and can start work now.

The job includes but not limited to general office work, conveyancing, and legal research.

If you are a final year law student and are available to come one day a week (or two half days), please send your CV setting out your academic qualifications ( subjects and results) and work experience to Kong Wo Tang

Application will close by 29/7/2014

Casual Research Assistant @ Entertainment Law Practice - HC Law

Posted:04/07/2014

HC Law, a Pyrmont based sole practitioner, www.hclaw.com.au is seeking to engage a diligent law student who has substantially completed their law degree.

The work will principally involve providing legal research assistance, file analysis, proof reading and drafting work - principally in the field of liquor, gaming and casino law and possibly in broader contract/intellectual property matters.

A good hourly rate will be paid to the successful candidate who will ideally have a solid history of experience in part time paid employment, be capable of working weekends and be capable of turning around work assignments at short notice, even (gasp!) at the expense of their social life.

The candidate will have completed administrative law, criminal law, contracts, commercial equity and intellectual property. There will be a considerable focus on administrative law – including assistance with administrative decision writing, analysis of merits review appeals and disciplinary complaints.

The candidate will need to sign a confidentiality agreement and will be required to undergo a Police check due to the sensitivity of the work. Much of the file analysis may be performed from home, but the candidate will need to collect and return files from the Pyrmont office and be in phone and email contact with the firm’s principal.

Please submit your cv of no more than 1 page and your transcript to indicate completion of academic subjects to no later than 14 July 2014.

Please note that we will contact you only if you are short listed for an interview by 21 July 2014.

Volunteer Positions @ Federal Court of Australia - International Programs

Posted:04/07/2014

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 Programs 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.

Volunteer Position Description

How to Apply
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.

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will be conducted early August with a start date of late August/early September.

For any further enquiries please contact Samrina Mohammad on 9230 8878.

Graduate Rotation Program @ Turks Legal

Posted:27/06/2014

TurksLegal is a modern specialist firm seeking a motivated graduate lawyer to join our successful graduate rotation program.

TurksLegal is a specialist insurance, banking and corporate & commercial legal firm with offices in Sydney and Melbourne.

Our Sydney office has an excellent opportunity for a motivated Graduate Lawyer to join the team on a one year rotation program through the following practice groups:
- Insurance and Financial Services
- Commercial disputes and transactions
- Employers Liability

At the conclusion of the rotation program, a permanent position may be offered in one of these practice groups. Candidates are required to hold a current practising certificate or be engaged in or have completed a Practical Training Course.

Preference will be given to applicants who have strong academic records and previous work experience.
- Period: 12 month contract
- Rotations: 3 x 4 months period in each practice group

To apply for the position, please send your CV to

Please note, only candidates successful for shortlist will be contacted.

Closing date: Friday 25 July 2014

2015 Researcher @ The Hon Justice M J Beazley AO

Posted:26/06/2014

The Hon Justice M J Beazley AO, President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal, invites applications for the position of Court of Appeal Researcher for 2015.

The position includes the following responsibilities:
(1) identifying and summarising decisions of interest of appellate courts in Australia and around the world for the Court of Appeal’s Database;
(2) updating the Court of Appeal’s Annotated Civil Liability Act 2002;
(3) maintaining the Court of Appeal website; and
(4) legal research and proof reading for draft judgments and speeches prepared by the Judges of Appeal as required.

The Researcher reports to the President and from time to time such other Judges of Appeal for whom research work is carried out.

Applicants should have finished their legal studies by the end of 2014.

They should provide a covering letter attaching their CV, a copy of their academic transcript and at least two written references. Applications should be mailed so that they are received by 11 July 2014 to:

Ms Katherine Dale (Associate)
The Honourable Justice M J Beazley AO
GPO Box 3
SYDNEY NSW 2001
or
DX 829 Sydney

The position is for the 2015 Court Term, commencing 2 February 2015. The current remuneration is $58,641 plus employer contributions to superannuation.

Inquiries should be directed to Ms Katherine Dale on (02) 9230 8519.

Closing date: Friday 11 July 2014

Two Positions @ First Title & First Mortgage Services

Posted:16/06/2014

First Title & First Mortgage Services have two positions currently available:

Mortgage Verifications Officer (216KB PDF)
(Commencing in July - Applications close 30 June 2014)

Legal Counsel - 10 month fixed term contract (311KB PDF)
(Commencing in September - Applications close 31 July 2014)

To apply, candidates need to email their cover letter to