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

Clerkships @ Marque Lawyers

Posted: 24/03/2015

Marque Lawyers are offering three x 6 week paid Clerkships.

Please see their application information at Marque Hiring.

Applications close 5.30pm on Monday 13 April 2015.

Tipstaff @ Justice Wright, President of NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal

Posted: 24/03/2015

Applications are invited for the position of Tipstaff (2016) to the President of NCAT, the Honourable Justice R J Wright, of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Position description
The appointment will commence in early 2016. Applicants are expected to serve in the role for twelve months.

The Tipstaff role involves: assisting in preparing for hearings; assisting with drafting and reviewing reasons for decisions, including research; performing ceremonial functions during hearings; assisting the Associate with general administration of the President’s Chambers; working with the Principle Registry in the co-ordination of hearings and appeals; and speech writing.

Applicants should have a strong academic record (high credit to distinction average), be expected to complete their law degree by the end of 2015, and have a demonstrated interest in administrative law. As Justice Wright is both a Judge of the Common Law Division in the Supreme Court and the President of NCAT, applicants must be flexible and ready to assume different roles.

Applications, in soft copy, should contain a covering letter, curriculum vitae and academic transcript. Applications should also contain the contact details of at least one referee and be sent as a single .pdf document.

Enquiries about remuneration and other formal terms of employment can be made to Mr Nick Sanderson-Gough, Manager Court Operations & Communications, on (02) 9230 8078.

The closing date for applications is Friday 24 April 2015.

Applications should be sent to:

Associate to Justice R J Wright

Further enquiries should be directed to:

Tipstaff to Justice R J Wright
(02) 9640 6407

Paralegal @ RK Lawyers

Posted: 24/03/2015

RK Lawyers, a commercial/ entertainment legal practice, have a vacancy for a Paralegal.

The Principal is a sole practitioner having previously been the senior partner in a boutique city commercial law practice and requires an assistant to deal with the day to day activities of the specialised practice.

Close client involvement may be required after a trial period.

A genuine interest in sophisticated commercial transactions and litigation is essential. Good computer skills for drafting of documents essential. A law student expecting to graduate in the next 12 months could be an ideal applicant. This is an excellent opportunity in work quality and experience.

Email CV to

PLT Placement @ Justice Connect - Sydney Office

Posted: 24/03/2015

Our Sydney office is currently recruiting PLT students to work with our specialist legal services: Not-for-profit Law, Self Representation Service, Referral Service and MOSAIC.

We currently have a place for four students to start on 13th April 2015.

Not-for-profit Law (previously known as PilchConnect) 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.

The Self Representation Service is a new service established to provide unrepresented litigants in the Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court with discrete legal advice and assistance. The Self Representation Service empowers individuals experiencing disadvantage to pursue and enforce their rights and duties at court. It currently assists in bankruptcy matters and is about to expand into new areas of law such as employment.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Undertake legal research relevant to client matters;
  • Review and organise client documents;
  • Contact clients to schedule and confirm appointments;
  • Observe and review court proceedings of Self Representation Service clients; and
  • Assist the Service to expand into new areas of law by developing precedents and legal information factsheets.

Referral Service casework is a central part of Justice Connect’s strategy of delivering access to justice through pro bono. The Referral Service makes referrals to barristers and solicitors on behalf of individuals experiencing disadvantage and organisations that assist them or where the matter is in the public interest.
You will have the opportunity to participate in:

  • The intake of new telephone enquiries;
  • Taking information and communicating with clients;
  • Providing supervised legal information to clients; and
  • Legal research, analysis and problem solving.

MOSAIC is a generalist service that provides new migrants, asylum seekers and refugees with advice in relation to any civil law issues.
You will have the opportunity to participate in:

  • 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 must be received by 5.00pm on 2nd April 2015.

For information on how to apply and what to expect from your placement.

Casual Paralegal @ Norton Rose Fulbright

Posted: 24/03/2015

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world’s pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Knowing how our clients’ businesses work and understanding what drives their industries is fundamental to us.

Our Insurance practice group is recognised as one of the leading Insurance teams in Australia and consistently achieves a Chambers & Partners Band One ranking. We are looking for Law Students to work from home on an as needs, casual basis to assist on a number of large Insurance matters.

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

You will be working in a pool of Paralegals who will be on call for any overflow work. You will assist in the preparation of documents, conduct research on Insurance related matters, assist on large volume document reviews and any other adhoc requirements from the Insurance team.


  • We are looking for law students in the 2nd or 3rd year of their degree
  • You must have access to a computer and the internet
  • A strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail
  • The ability to manage files and undertake legal administration
  • The ability to work autonomously under pressure and to tight deadlines

The successful candidate will need to be an energetic, driven and focused individual with excellent academic achievements. Please go to nortonrosefulbright.com to apply on line.

Questions may be directed to , Senior Recruitment Advisor.
Ph: 02 9330 8945.

Medical Negligence Law Clerk - Shine Lawyers

Posted: 20/03/2015

Shine Lawyers - Medical Negligence Law Clerk - Sydney CBD
Full Time Perm Tracking Code 909-550

Job Description
Our Medical Negligence Practice is searching for a Law Clerk to join the team on a permanent full time basis in our Sydney CBD office. We are seeking a passionate individual who wants to take this business to the next level.

The Role:

  • Work on a case load of intricate and complex medical negligence matters
  • Preparation for directions hearings, case management conferences, mediations and trial
  • Responsibility and autonomy over operational requirements at state level as well as reporting through to the National Partner
  • Understanding causation, liability, damages and utility of experts in the field
  • Preparation of Court documents and general correspondence
  • Provide clients with legal advice and representation to obtain maximum compensation for their personal or financial losses
  • Utilisation of media to attract clients and bear pressure on defendants
  • Work closely with Senior and Junior counsel
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with clients
  • Work with other Specialist Solicitors in a National specialist team Required Skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a dynamic and rapidly growing practice
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to team goals
  • An interest in health law is desirable Job Location Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Position Type Full-Time/Regular

Shine Lawyers
Level 9, 299 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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Legal Intern TEN - Sydney

Posted: 19/03/2015

Network Ten Sydney has two casual unpaid positions available for Legal Team Interns for one to two days per week each. This position requires the applicant to have the ability to: understand, review and draft a variety of contracts; work within the Legal Team and with commercial departments; exercise initiative; plan, organise, and meet deadlines; and take direction.

The successful applicant will be personable and have excellent communication and computer skills. They must have a strong interest in television and be familiar with other content services available in the Australian market.

Completion of one or more of intellectual property law, media law and entertainment law university subjects required. Strong grades in other relevant subjects, such as contract law, are essential.

This role would ideally suit a law student in their penultimate or final year of an undergraduate or postgraduate law degree looking to gain experience with an in-house legal team in the media industry to satisfy the required quota of practical legal training.

Further information including application process

Applications close: 5pm on 27 March 2015.

Volunteer Interpreters @ Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS)

Posted: 06/03/2015

Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS) are seeking volunteer interpreters to assist in applications for asylum in Australia.

RACS is a community legal centre located on Level 12 of the St James Campus on Phillip St. We provide those seeking asylum in Australia with free legal advice and assistance in preparing statements and applications for protection visas.

We are seeking students who are fluent in English and particularly the following languages:

  • Tamil
  • Farsi
  • Arabic
  • Rohingyan
  • Pashto
  • Kurdish
  • Urdu
  • Kurdish
  • Bengali

Please email your interest, detailing your language(s) and experience to

Paralegals @ Norton White

Posted: 06/03/2015

Norton White is a commercial law firm acknowledged as leaders in the practice of transport law with teams specialising in aviation and maritime law.

This role will see you providing support to lawyers and others in a team environment.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Legal and policy research and analysis;
  • Assisting in the preparation of briefs and court documents;
  • Copying and assisting with the preparation of legal material;
  • Maintaining information systems;
  • General administration and support.

The role is part-time and we are seeking someone who can work at least two consecutive days per week.

Previous experience as a Paralegal is preferred but an outstanding academic record is our primary qualification.

Applications and questions may be directed to

Law Clerks @ Consitutional Court of South Africa

Posted: 13/02/2015

The Justices of the Constitutional Court of South Africa are pleased to invite applications from outstanding recent law graduates and young lawyers interested in serving as a foreign law clerks.

Candidates may be appointed to start as soon as 1 April 2015.

Applicants must be in possession of or in their final year of an LLB or JD and demonstrate an interest in constitutional, comparative and international law. Academic excellence, relevant research experience, and one to two years of work experience (especially clerking for another court) are all preferred.

Application Process.
See Foreign Law Clerks and how to apply. (PDF)

Applications for first round of 2015 hiring close 31 March 2015.

The Court will also accept applications during the second round of hiring from 1 July to 31 August 2015.