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 Christopher Pile

Students and Employers may also search for jobs at University of Sydney Career Services

Summer Internship @ Office of General Counsel - Univeristy of Sydney

Posted 27/11/2015

The University's Office of General Counsel have vacancy for Summer Internship (January- February 2016) for Graduate law students or students entering their final year.

The Office of General Counsel is responsible for overall co-ordination of the provision of legal services to the University including providing legal advice to the Senate, the Vice-Chancellor and senior executives of the University. The Office currently employs a number of interns to assist with research and administrative tasks and is currently recruiting for one position.

Role Description
The successful applicant will provide general support to lawyers within the Office of General Counsel and the Group Company Secretary. The position will support several areas of practice including property, employment, trusts and commercial law. The work to be undertaken may include legal research, the preparation of preliminary draft agreements, proof reading, filing and general administrative support, as well as updating the University’s Register of Entities.

Required Skills and Attributes
The preferred candidate will have strong academic results and be undertaking graduate studies, although senior (including those undertaking 3rd year in 2015) undergraduate students will also be considered. Completion of administrative, corporate, and legal research related subjects would be advantageous.

The successful candidate will need to be patient, well-organised, determined, show initiative and be willing to work as part of a team. Attention to detail, reliability and the ability to work systematically are vital.

Candidates must be able to write clearly and succinctly. A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is essential. Whilst previous experience as a paralegal or intern would be well regarded, it is not essential.

The successful applicant should be able to commit to working full time in January and February.

Applications will close at midday on Monday 7 December 2015 and interviews will be conducted soon after.

Applicants are to forward a CV, academic transcripts and a brief cover letter, including contact details and any restrictions regarding interview dates/times addressed to:

Administrative Officer
Office of General Counsel
University of Sydney NSW 2006

Casual Position @ LexisNexis

Posted 25/11/2015

LexisNexis have a vacancy for a Precedents Analyst is to assist the LexisNexis Drafting team produce and publish:

  • forms and precedents for use by legal practitioners; and
  • automated forms and precedents (or rather, a user experience that allows for online document building based on a user interview and a behind-the-scenes master precedent document).

These documents will be sold through the Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, eStore, Practice Management and other online sources.

The Precedents Analyst role will vary depending on the needs of the business and the skill set and experience of the applicant. It may include:

  • proof reading or editing legal documents and commentary;
  • preparation of documents for automation;
  • user acceptance testing of automated products;
  • preparation of content for eStore;
  • data entry and general administrative work.

Required Experience

  • Exposure to legal industry and legal documents (not essential)
  • Impeccable English and grammar skills (essential)
  • Sound level of computer literacy with skills in Microsoft Word, MS Excel, Document formatting skills;
  • Highly logical mind and advanced problem solving skills (essential);
  • Superior attention to detail;
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines;
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude towards work;
  • Willingness to learn and resilient to change;
  • Applicants with a knowledge of computer programming, coding or document automation will be highly desirable (not essential).

Please email to apply.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cadetship @ Norton Rose Fulbright

Posted 23/11/2015

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.

As part of our commitment to create opportunities to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment at Norton Rose Fulbright in Australia, we are very pleased to be able to offer a three to four year Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cadetship to an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander law student to be undertaken in our Sydney office.

Role & Responsibilities
Through our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cadetship program cadets will gain first-hand experience of working for a leading international legal practice and will experience our culture of open communication and team work. The cadet will undertake work experience in all aspects of our business, starting in business services (including (among others) reception, mailroom and finance department) and transitioning to our legal practice groups.

The cadet’s responsibilities will be many and varied and may include:

  • Communications with internal and external clients (including answering telephones, responding to email enquiries and potential face to face dealings)
  • Assistance with administrative tasks which could include filing an d archiving
  • Assistance with legal research tasks
  • Assistance with brief preparation and drafting documents
  • Attending meetings with clients

Cadets will be required to commit to at least 1 day of paid work per week during each university semester with the opportunity to increase this commitment during the semester break. Ideally we would like the successful candidate to commence work in February 2016.

We are seeking expressions of interest from law students who meet the following criteria (which includes the Department of Employment’s (DEEWR) Indigenous Cadetship criteria):

  • be an Australian resident
  • be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • be enrolled for full-time study occurring on campus at a University located in Australia
  • be enrolled in an undergraduate law degree and (preferably) be commencing the second year of his/her law degree in Semester 1, 2016.
  • have at least a Pass GPA after their first year of university
  • be willing to be an active participant in our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) working group.

The successful candidate will also need to be registered with DEEWR’s Indigenous Cadetship Support program before commencing their employment.

How to apply
To apply for this role please contact by email or for a confidential discussion about this role please phone Bronwen on (02) 9330 8046.

Applications will close 4 January 2016.

Summer PLT/ Internship @ LegalVision

Posted 19/11/2015

LegalVision is looking for the right candidate to take on stimulating and challenging legal matters. You will be responsible for assisting our lawyers in drafting documents and correspondence to clients on a diverse mix of interesting commercial transactions and litigation matters. You may also be required to assisting in attending settlements, managing client matters and legal research. Scanning and photocopying will be kept to a minimum, because it’s 2015.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Strong academics, particularly in contracts and disputes;
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills;
  • Strong drafting and legal research skills+ Ability to effectively manage competing priorities and choose Friday lunch options for the office; and
  • Passion for technology in the legal space, as well as interest in disputes and litigation matters.

Position Description

To apply, please send your CV, academic transcript and one page cover letter addressed to with the subject: “Application for Summer PLT Placement/Internship via Sydney Law”.

Note: Please state the number of days you require for the placement and your full-time availability over November – February. We are happy to work around your schedule so long as you can attend the office Christmas party.

Casual Legal Researchers @ CompliSpace

Posted 13/11/2015

CompliSpace have vacancies for casual Legal Researchers during the Summer Holiday period.

Applicants must be available to work from 14 December 2015 through to 26 February 2016.

The positions are open to LLB students who have completed Year 3 of Combined Law.

Position Description

To apply:

  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • Academic Transcript
  • Sample of written work

Email your application to

Please note: As we may receive a large number of applications for these roles,we may not be able to answer all applications. If you have not heard from us by 7 December 2015, then unfortunately your application has not progressed to the next level and we thank you in advance for your interest.

2017 Judicial Clerk @ Chief Justice of NSW

Posted 20/10/2015

Applications are invited for the position of Judicial Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Honourable T F Bathurst AC.

The appointment will commence in late January 2017. Applicants are expected to continue on the staff of the Chief Justice for the year 2018 in the position of Research Director.

The primary role of Judicial Clerk is assisting the Chief Justice with legal research. The Judicial Clerk also performs a range of court-related duties in Chambers, as well as spending a substantial amount of time in court. In the second year of appointment the tasks to be performed are almost entirely research based, including assistance drafting academic papers and speeches with less frequent attendance in court.

Applicants must have a distinction average or higher, and must expect to complete their law degree by the end of 2016.

Applications, in hard copy, should contain a covering letter, full curriculum vitae and original academic transcript. Applications should also contain two written references relevant to the position.

Applications close Tuesday 1 December 2015

Applications should be sent to:
Mrs V Bradshaw
Associate to the Chief Justice
Supreme Court of NSW
GPO Box 3
Sydney NSW 2001

Further enquiries should be directed to:
or phone 02 9230 8880