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 Peter Finneran

NSW Young Lawyers Careers Fair 2015

Posted: 29/06/2015

NSW Young Lawyers will present the 2015 Public Interest Careers Fair. (PDF)

Date: Thursday 9 July 2015
Time: 4.30-7.30pm
Venue: The Law Society of NSW - 170 Phillip St, Sydney

Internship @ Dream Lawyers

Posted: 25/06/2015

The Dream Lawyers have a new legal internship position available.

Internship Information (PDF)

The position is open to law students in Years 1-3.

It is a 3 month (option to renew), unpaid internship for the students to get a practical understanding of a corporate law firm.

Internships @ Sydney Institute of Criminology

Posted: 22/06/2015

Applications are open for the Semester 2 internship program at the Sydney Institute of Criminology.

The Institute’s internship program is open to penultimate and final year LLB and JD students we well as postgraduate students of the Sydney Law School.

The program is undertaken on a pro-bono basis. One to two internship positions are currently offered for semester two. Interns must be available to work one full day a week for 10 weeks during the semester (or equivalent by agreement).

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.

The program may be undertaken as credit towards the External Placement Program in Sydney Law School’s undergraduate program during semester.

For further details on the Internship and how to apply, please see Internship Application Information (PDF)

Applications for the semester two internship close at 5pm Monday 13th July 2015.

Casual Paralegals @ Squire Patton Boggs

Posted: 22/06/2015

Squire Patton Boggs are seeking to recruit a number of law students as paralegals to assist their litigation team during peak periods.

The positions are suited to students in the penultimate year of their law degree.

See online application details for further information.

Summer Clerkships @ Lander & Rogers

Posted: 19/06/2015

Lander & Rogers is a leading independent Australian law firm operating nationally from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. We have a long history of successfully recruiting and retaining graduates, and are now inviting applications for our Sydney summer clerkship program.

We have 5 - 6 opportunities available for students to join our 10 week program starting 19 November 2015.

The program includes rotations with 2 of your preferred practice groups. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the law through practical activities like research and drafting, observing our lawyers in action and participating in interactive case study discussions; all with the support and guidance of experienced and junior lawyers.

To apply, please submit your letter of application, CV and academic results to Laura Grant, Graduate Resourcing Consultant via www.cvmail.com.au

For more information on Lander & Rogers and our summer clerkship program, please visit www.landers.com.au/careers

Internships @ Sydney Centre for International Law

Posted: 18/06/2015

Fancy an Internship with the Sydney Centre for International Law in Semester 2, 2015?

SCIL offers two internship positions to Sydney Law School students in each semester of the academic year.

Interns must be available to work one day per week for the duration of one semester.

Interns are involved in the full range of the Centre’s activities, which may include international law research, drafting legal opinions, policy submissions to parliamentary committees or law reform bodies, hosting public seminars, and the production of the Australian International Law Journal. Interns report to the Centre Director and work closely with the Director and other SCIL Associates.

Applications for Semester 2, 2015 close at 5pm on Thursday 9 July 2015.

For more details on criteria and how to apply click here.

2016 Tipstaff @ The Hon Justice Brereton

Posted: 17/06/2015

The Honourable Justice PLG Brereton AM RFD of the NSW Supreme Court is currently taking applications for the appointment of a tipstaff in 2016.

Applicants should be in their final year of an undergraduate or postgraduate law degree and available to work full time from February 2016 until the end of law term in December 2016.

It is highly desirable that applicants have a distinction average across units studied in their law degree and have an interest in corporations law and equity.

All applicants should send a cover letter of not more than one page, a current CV and a copy of their academic transcript to , Associate to his Honour, by 31 July 2015.

PLT Placements @ Justice Connect

Posted: 04/06/2015

Justice Connect is a community legal centre, delivering access to justice through pro bono to people experiencing disadvantage and the community organisations that support them. Our Sydney office is currently recruiting PLT students to work with our specialist legal services: Not-for-profit Law and MOSAIC.

We currently have a place for two students to start as soon as possible.

Not-for-profit Law provides free and low-cost legal assistance to not-for-profit community organisations in New South Wales and Victoria. As a PLT student within NFP Law, you will receive training and supervision and will have carriage of files. You will have the opportunity to participate in:

  • Taking instructions from clients (not-for-profit organisations);
  • Assisting the Manager to assess matters for referral;
  • Legal research;
  • Referring matters to Justice Connect member law firms and barristers; and
  • Drafting letters, memorandums and briefs.

MOSAIC (Migrant Outreach Services: Advice, Information, Community Education) is a generalist service providing clients with advice in relation to any civil law issues such as fines, credit and debt, housing, social security and Centrelink entitlements, car accidents, and discrimination.

The main responsibilities of the MOSAIC PLT will be:

  • Responding to telephone enquiries about MOSAIC, assessing whether clients are eligible for MOSAIC assistance, booking client appointments and undertaking legal research relevant to client matters;
  • Attending the MOSAIC outreach service and assisting with paralegal tasks such as client intake, arranging TIS calls, and other administrative tasks as required;
  • Inputting and maintaining accurate client information and communications on database;
  • Assisting in the development and preparation of precedents, legal research memos and other scoping documents as required; and
  • Assisting in the preparation of training for pro bono lawyers, caseworkers and CALD communities.

Applications will be assessed on a demonstrated interest in and commitment to not-for-profit organisations and the community sector.

The Justice Connect Sydney office is located in the Sydney CBD. This is an unpaid position.

You must:

  • Have completed or be close to completing College of Law, or its equivalent at a participating university;
  • Be able to work at least 3 days a week; and
  • Undertake a minimum of 60 days of practical legal training at Justice Connect.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be open until filled.

For information on how to apply and what to expect from your placement, please go to Practical Legal Training Placements.

National Legal & Industrial Officer @ CFMEU

Posted: 04/06/2015

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) is a large, national, blue collar union which campaigns for decent working conditions and safe jobs for our members, including workers in construction, building products manufacturing and mining.

Practical Legal Training Placements. is looking for a National Legal/Industrial Officer to join its industrial staff in the Union’s National Office in Sydney.
The successful candidate will take on a broad range of responsibilities in one of Australia’s most active, progressive and high-profile trade unions. You will be required to provide legal and industrial advice, represent the union in negotiations, be involved in disputes and campaigns and undertake economic/social research. The preparation and presentation of legal cases and submissions are a key part of this position.

The ideal candidate will hold a current practising certificate and have at least two years post-admission experience.

Relevant qualifications and experience in economics and industrial relations would be highly regarded, as would advocacy experience in the Fair Work Commission or other courts and tribunals. Applicants should have strong communication and research skills, the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines under pressure and a commitment to the values and objectives of the union movement.

The position is a full time, ongoing role, subject to a probation period.
A competitive salary package will be negotiated and will include rostered days off, generous superannuation contributions and other conditions of employment which are consistent with standards applying in the commercial construction industry.

No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

Phone: 02 8524 5800

Graduate Role @ Squire Patton Boggs

Posted: 04/06/2015

This role is part of our Restructuring and Insolvency practice group at Squire Patton Boggs working for a highly successful partner and the experience gained would form a strong foundation for someone’s career.

This team is an extremely busy team, working to court deadlines, which are not negotiable. The ideals candidate will need to have strong academics (distinction average), be a driven, motivated self-starter who in interested in pursuing a career as a lawyer in litigation.

Position Description and Application Information

Paralegal @ de GROOTS wills and estate lawyers

Posted: 02/06/2015

* Minimum 3rd year law student
* Sydney CBD firm
* Progressive culture
* Friendly team

de Groots is a medium sized law firm with offices located in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne..

We are specialists in succession law and focus on premium client delivery. We offer all employees a work environment which is professional and friendly, and which nurtures development and growth.

An opportunity has arisen for a Paralegal to join our Sydney office on a casual basis – 2 days per week.

As part of a small team, you will form an integral component as both an author on client work, and also as part of the support infrastructure to lawyers.

In this role you will provide support in relation to disputes over the validity of wills, mediations over associated disputes, family provision applications, and general claims against deceased estates as well as estate administration and estate planning work.

You will enjoy the challenge of working on complex estate matters with specialist lawyers.

If you possess exceptional communication and organisational skills, have a strong sense of commerciality, enjoy working as part of a collaborative and motivated team, then this is the opportunity for you.

For more information, please contact Ingrid Kemp, HR Manager on (07) 3221 9744 or email your application letter and CV to

de GROOTS wills and estate lawyers
Level 7, River Quarter,
46 Edward Street,
Brisbane QLD 4000
PO Box 15634,
City East QLD 4002
Phone +61 7 3221 9744
Fax +61 7 3229 5689

Closing date: Tuesday 30 June 2015