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

Consulting Counsel @ IMF's Financial & Fiscal Law Unit (FFL)

Posted:22/07/2014

The International Monetary Fund's Legal Department (LEG) is seeking to fill a contractual HQTA (Consulting Counsel/Senior Consulting Counsel) position to join its Financial and Fiscal Law Unit (FFL) for a two year period.

Position Description

The successful candidate will have an advanced university degree in law, ideally complemented by a specialized degree in tax law. He/she will have a minimum of five years of broad professional experience in the field of tax law, acquired in a national tax administration, private practice, or academia. In that context, the successful candidate will display an excellent conceptual and
comparative understanding of legal frameworks underpinning all major tax types ranging from income over consumption to trade taxes, and legal issues pertaining to tax administration. Ideally, the successful candidate will have acquired significant experience in drafting tax laws. In view of the current composition of the team, a background in a common law jurisdiction would be a plus. In addition, professional work experience in the area of nontax
fiscal law would be an asset.

A high degree of demonstrated initiative and adaptability are essential attributes, as are excellent analytical skills, diplomatic skills, and written and oral communication skills in English. A track record of working effectively in interdisciplinary teams and of good relationships with external counterparts
at all levels and of different cultural backgrounds, is also required.

Applicants can also go to the IMF Online Application link and enter 1400650 in the job number box, then apply online.

Industrial Officer @ The Australian Writers' Guild

Posted:22/07/2014

The Australian Writers’ Guild has a vacancy for an Industrial Officer, details attached.

Position Description

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is found. For all enquiries please call on (02) 9319 0339

Director @ Not-for-profit International Organisation

Posted:22/07/2014

We are looking for a Director to sit on an International Board of a not-for-profit Global Organisation. This organisation is in the start-up phase and would suit someone with studies or experience in tax and/or international law as part of your role will be setting up the most effective legal structure for the organisation, advising on a suitable management structure and signing off on a finalised constitution.

This is a voluntary position, from which you will gain great experience, references and is an excellent addition to any high-achiever's CV. The organisation is in the animal space, so would also suit someone passionate about species conservation and care.

For more information or to apply please email your cover letter, CV and academic transcript to Phone: 0407 811 571

Woman @ The Bar Open Day

Posted:22/07/2014

The NSW Bar Association Equal Opportunity Committee is pleased to host an Open Day for Female Law Students on Friday, 15 August 2014.

The Open Day provides a wonderful opportunity for female law students to meet successful women barristers and observe them at work in chambers and at Court.

The Open Day is planned for a Friday, as Friday is generally a busy motions and directions day in the Superior Courts. Students will also spend some time with women judges of the Supreme Court, the Federal Court and other Courts in the vicinity of Queens Square.

If you are considering a career at the Bar or are interested in advocacy, this is an invaluable opportunity to meet women barristers and judges to discover what life at the Bar is really like. Please complete the online registration form, and submit it by 1 August 2014.

Venue:NSW Bar Association
Lower Ground Floor
174 Phillip Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9232 4055

Enquiries: , Senior Policy Lawyer

Internships @ Constitutional Reform Unit (CRU)

Posted:17/07/2014

The Constitutional Reform Unit (CRU) is seeking one or two interns for second semester this year.

An intern should be available to work in the Constitutional Reform Unit's office one day per week during semester. The intern must have completed both 'Public Law' and 'Federal Constitutional Law'.

The work will primarily be research and editing work, but may also include organising events, assisting in the preparation of submissions to parliamentary committees and updating the CRU's web-site. The intern will also be expected to contribute to the CRU's blog, 'Constitutional Critique'.

The CRU's main focus this semester is likely to be the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Details are on the The Constitutional Reform Unit's website.

Please email to apply.

Applications close on Friday 25 July 2014

Student overseas internship/ volunteering opportunities @ Repreive

Posted:16/07/2014

We hope that you can attend a presentation to hear about this opportunity at Lecture Theatre 104 on Wednesday 13 August from 1pm-2pm.

Reprieve Australia is an organisation that works against the death penalty.

We place volunteers in the United States, and more recently in Asia, to help provide legal representation and humanitarian assistance to those facing the death penalty. We work with our sister organisation, Reprieve US, to place volunteers in the southern United States for periods of three months or more.

Since our first placements in November 2001, we have now sent more than 70 volunteers in nine offices in six US states. The program continues to grow each year, attracting a mix of students and professionals from a mix of legal and non-legal backgrounds.

Our volunteers strongly oppose the death penalty and are committed to social justice. They are mature and self-sufficient enough to perform the demanding work and live in a foreign country. They have been not only lawyers and law students but firemen, teachers, marketing executives and bush pilots. No formal qualification is required. Applicants are assessed on their individual merit.

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

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

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