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

Volunteer PLT Opportunity @ Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)

Posted 17 June 2016

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is seeking to engage two unpaid Professional Legal Training Placements. The Professional Legal Training Placement program satisfies the practical experience requirement for admission as a solicitor in NSW.

PIAC conducts high impact strategic litigation that achieves positive outcomes for significant groups of disadvantaged people.

PIAC currently has placement positions available in its generalist litigation practice.

Position Description (PDF)

Professional legal training placements will respond to telephone enquiries from members of the public seeking legal assistance and assist PIAC staff with dynamic and interesting litigation and casework, outreach projects and related policy work.

Your application must address the selection criteria set out in the position description available for download from this page.

Further information about the positions can be obtained by contacting Camilla Pandolfi on 02 8898 6527.

As noted above, these positions are unpaid. Some flexibility in work hours is available but placements are required to work at least of three days per week for a minimum of 60 days.

Applications:
All applications must address the selection criteria and should be sent to

Applications close: 26 June 2016

Placements commence: From July 2016 onwards

2017 Nygh Internship @ The Hague Conference on Private International Law

Posted 17 June 2016

The Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Australian Branch of the International Law Association call for applications for the 2017 Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship.

Awarded annually, the Nygh internship offers a postgraduate student or graduate of an Australian law school the exciting opportunity to undertake an internship at The Hague, Netherlands in the area of Private International Law. Successful applicants receive a contribution towards living expenses for the duration of the internship and travel costs to the Netherlands. Applications for the 2017 Nygh Internship close on 30 September 2017. Prospective applicants should visit the AIIA’s website for selection criteria and instructions on how to apply, or email for further information.

Eligibility to Apply:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or a person who has pursued a course of law studies at an Australian University; and
  • Hold an undergraduate or graduate level degree in Law from an Australian university or be in the final year of such a degree; or
  • Be undertaking a postgraduate degree in law (eg LLM or PhD) at an Australian University.

See Selection Criteria, Conditions, and How to Apply (PDF)

Applications close Friday, 30 September 2016

Website Content Copywriting & Translating position @ AHL Legal

Posted 15 June 2016

We are the largest Chinese law firm based in Sydney which provides legal service in a variety of practicing areas for the Chinese community in Australia and in China. You will use your writing skills and your creative flair to ensure that the marketing copywriting produced is powerful and effective.

This position is Part-Time and salary/wage is negotiable.

Expected position commencement date: ASAP

Applications close: Thursday, 30 June 2016

To apply please send your CV to

Duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Conceive and produce website content in English; and
  • Translating content writing Chinese to English.

To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience with writing marketing materials;
  • Confidence and understanding of marketing platforms (website, blogs, social media);
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with sound attention to detail;
  • Outstanding time management skills;
  • Australia born can be an advantage but not must.

Not-for-Profit PLT Placement @ Justice Connect

Posted 15 June 2016

We are currently recruiting a PLT student to work with our specialist legal service Not-for-profit Law, for a minimum of three days per week, commencing as soon as possible.

What to expect from your placement: PLT Placement NFP Law - Sydney Office

PLT Position Description - NFP Law (PDF)

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

Refer to our website
Positions Available page

How to Apply: Complete the form on our Apply Now page (including a CV and Cover Letter).

Graduate Lawyer @ Norton White

Posted 10 June 2016

We are seeking a Graduate Lawyer to join our firm in a full-time role.

You will be reporting to senior lawyers and partners to deliver exceptional service to our diverse international client base. The firm specialises in transport law and is looking for a young lawyer to work in the aviation field in which the firm acts for major airlines, operators and insurers.

Your skills
We are most concerned with a strong academic record, aptitude and initiative.

The firm will provide training and experience and the opportunity to work for leading companies in the field including major international clients.

To apply
If you are interested in this position, please send a copy of your academic transcript, CV and a brief letter of introduction to

Semester 2 Internships @ Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL)

Posted 01 June 2016

The Sydney Centre for International Law (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(s) and work closely with the Director(s) and other SCIL Associates.

Selection Criteria:
Applicants must be currently enrolled at the University of Sydney in the Faculty of Law and should have completed the undergraduate or JD compulsory unit Public International Law. Applicants should also have a strong overall academic record and a demonstrated interest in international affairs or foreign policy. Students who have not had previous opportunities to undertake paid or unpaid work in a relevant field are especially encouraged to apply; applications will be assessed on merit and experience relative to opportunity.

How to Apply?
See SCIL Internships

Applications for Internships in Semester 2 close 15 July 2016

Sydney Careers Toolkit

Posted 2 May 2016

Check out the Careers Centre's new interactive resource!

Log into Sydney CareerHub to access our new Sydney Career Toolkit, including:

  • Elevator Pitch Builder - Create a 60 second professional summary to help you navigate your next networking event with confidence.
  • Interview Simulator - Practice, record and compare your interview answers against video advice from employers.
  • Career Assessment Quizzes - Explore your work motivations, preferences, values and more via a range of interactive quizzes.
  • Assessment Centre Tool – A comprehensive guide to assessment centres, including the types of activities that may be included and tips for maximising your performance.

The CareerHubCareers Centre offers dedicated careers services and information for Sydney University students to support your career planning and job search.

Access careers information online, including tips on finding work, writing job applications and preparing for interviews. You can also register for upcoming Careers Centre events and workshops, plus access the Jobs Database, via Sydney CareerHub.