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

Legal Clerk @ Tyler & Co business and property lawyers

Posted 7/10/2015
The position requires a high degree of administration and organisational skills and the ability to demonstrate business development, marketing and administration skills within the legal environment along with intermediate skills in using social media and legal systems.

As the Legal Clerk your primary focus will be to promote Tyler & Co through marketing initiatives, secure new business for the partners and meet targets set by the Director.

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week, casual/part time position
See position description for contact details.

Position description

No closing date provided.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: ABC LEGAL INTERNSHIPS 2016

Posted 7/10/2015
Are you at the end of your law degree, interested in media law and looking for a placement to qualify for admission to practice law?

If so, you may wish to apply for one of the following unpaid legal internships with the ABC's in-house legal team:

  • Monday 21 March – Friday 29 April 2016 (6 weeks)
  • Monday 2 May – Friday 10 June 2016 (6 weeks)
  • Tuesday 14 June – Friday 22 July 2016 (6 weeks)
  • Monday 25 July – Friday 26 August 2016 (5 weeks)
  • Monday 29 August – Friday 30 September 2016 (5 weeks)
  • Tuesday 4 October – Friday 4 November 2016 (5 weeks)
  • Monday 7 November – Friday 9 December 2015 (5 weeks)

Reflecting the objectives of the ABC Reconciliation Action Plan, ABC Equity and Diversity Plan and the Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987, applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are strongly encouraged.

Please note:
1. only students with a demonstrated interest in media law need apply
2. all internships are based in our Sydney office at Ultimo
3. preference will be given to students required to complete practical placement in order to qualify for admission into legal practice

Closing date for submissions is 9 am Monday 2 November 2015. No late applications will be considered. See position description for application details.

Legal Officer @ Indigenous Affairs Legal Service Branch

Posted: 25/09/2015

This is an opportunity to do great work with great colleagues and help make a difference for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Indigenous Affairs Legal Services Branch (IA Legal) is the Indigenous Affairs Group’s in-house legal team. All legal officers in the Branch are qualified lawyers.

IA Legal provides a range of legal services including:

  • Advising on the drafting of new legislation and interpreting existing legislation;
  • Advising on legal risks associated with new policy proposals and significant financial arrangements;
  • Preparing and negotiating agreements (including funding agreements);
  • Commercial drafting;
  • Managing litigation; and
  • Seeking specialist legal advice from external law firms and counsel.

Our Ideal Candidate
If you are admitted or eligible for admission as a legal practitioner in an Australian State or Territory then please read on.

Your strong communication skills and collaborative approach in partnering with colleagues and clients will help you to provide practical, clear and concise plain English advice that identifies risks and shows awareness of political/policy context.

You will apply generalist knowledge or expertise and develop specialist skills in particular areas of law while working with a high level of independence on all but the most complex legal matters.

The person we are looking for will be able to respond quickly and flexibly to change while managing competing priorities in a dynamic environment.
You will have the capacity to attain cultural competency, including the ability to understand issues affecting, and ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

You will be motivated about your professional development and will contribute to the development of the Practice.

IA Legal recognises the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the unique knowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees bring to our workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This position will be advertised in the next couple of weeks on the APSjobs website.

If potential applicants would like to discuss the upcoming vacancy, please call me on 02 6152 3425 or email me at Ms Amy Nichol

Graduate Recruitment Leader @ The Law Society of NSW

Posted: 23/09/2015

On offer is a totally unique opportunity to step into a brand new position within one of the largest and most influential direct legal membership associations in Australia- the Law Society of NSW.

You must be a naturally keen and passionate net-worker to succeed in this position. Possibly someone who has been very active in the student union/ law society/ politics at University who already has a grasp of networking and working with law students.

Package: $70K + Super.

Some of your responsibilities will encompass:

  • Support the Head of Department with managing relationships and developing program strategies with Universities and Student Law Societies;
  • Work closely with the team on student related events and activities;
  • Attend Committee meetings of Law Student Societies and related events;
  • Strategic coordination of graduate employment initiatives in collaboration with universities;
  • Assist with the data collection process regarding law graduate employment, trends and related information;
  • Assist with promoting greater employment opportunities for law graduates;
  • Assist with the development of the job board for graduates seeking employment or experience opportunities, and provide greater insight into the NSW employment market to graduates;
  • Developing a coordinated national approach to employment initiatives for law graduates;
  • Work closely with universities to provide relevant information about job prospects to graduates;
  • Participate in career fairs and help arrange speakers from a wide cross section of the profession to attend university events;
  • Provide support to implement activities and initiatives across all Graduate segments; and
  • Manage the Graduate webpage on the company website.

Some of your natural traits will be:

  • Strategic, commercially minded with an interest in marketing and brand growth;
  • A networker who is not shy to build relationships and connect with a range of industry professionals;
  • Someone to identify an opportunity and seize it;
  • A person who likes to drum up business and activity in the form of creating and attending events, meetings and university activities;
  • Confident and professional;
  • Motivated and enthusiastic;
  • Flexible and able to work outside of normal working hours, including evenings and weekends if required;
  • Ability to work as an active & contributing member of a small team;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build positive and effective working relationship;
  • Regulates own behaviour, comprehends organisational structure and culture and acts appropriately in the execution of duties;
  • Ability to comprehend the wider contexts, develop long term goals and determine strategies and actions required to achieve such goals; and
  • Behaves in an honest and trustworthy manner, treats others fairly and is open about one’s own misjudgements and any conflicts of interest.

Talent Web Recruitment offers a highly consultative and individualised recruitment service to our candidates.

Please send your CV to for an interview.

2016 Internships @ International Arbitration - Allen & Overy (Paris)

Posted: 23/09/2015

Allen & Overy Paris is recruiting interns for its International Arbitration department, as of July 2016.

Position Description and Application Information (PDF)

Allen and Overy offer six month internships each year, from January to June and July to December. We are presently looking for applicants internships to commence in July 2016.

To apply please submit your application to:

Allen & Overy LLP
52, avenue Hoche,
CS 90005
75379 Paris cedex 08

Research Assistant @ Barrister - CBD Chambers

Posted: 16/09/2015

Busy junior Barrister (first year) from well-known chambers in the CBD seeks research assistant.

The Barrister practices mainly in corporate and commercial law, building and construction law, insolvency, property, and does some crime.

The role would involve various hours (around the successful applicant’s schedule) totalling approximately one day every few weeks. Most of the research can be done remotely and the only need to attend chambers would be for occasional filing and brief maintenance.

Must have good legal research and writing skills. Final year LLB and JD students undertaking electives and with high-Credit/Distinction average preferred.

This position is paying and would look great on a CV.

If you are interested please send your CV to

PLT Positions @ Justice Connect

Posted: 16/09/2015

Our Sydney office is currently recruiting two PLT students to work with our Referral Service and Not-for-profit Law Service. As a PLT student with these services, you will develop practical and procedural legal experience and skills across diverse practice areas.

We currently have a place for two students to start immediately.

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.

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.

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.

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

You must:

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

Volunteer Postitions @ Arts Law Centre of Australia

Posted: 10/09/2015

Volunteers at Arts Law play a valuable role supporting the solicitors in the provision of legal advice. They are the first point of contact for clients and are tasked with providing information and taking accurate legal instructions. Volunteers may also conduct legal research for the solicitors, get involved with advocacy projects, sit in on legal advice sessions as note-takers, as well as assist with general administration.

Application Procedure
Arts Law accepts volunteers who are in at least their third year of study (either LLB or JD) and have completed intellectual property or media law subjects. A strong interest and/or experience in the arts is preferred. Previous work experience at a community legal centre is desirable. To apply for a volunteer position, a candidate must fill out the online application form at the Arts Law website with a copy of their CV and recent academic record.

Closing Date: Ongoing

Contact in case students have questions
Students can email or call on (02) 9356 2566

Graduate Roles @ Swipejobs

Posted: 10/09/2015

About swipejobs
swipejobs is a smartphone technology company that connects job seekers to jobs on-demand. Focused on the U.S. market, swipejobs is in ‘stealth mode’ as we roll-out as the smartphone platform for the largest on-demand labor supplier in the U.S.

At the heart of swipejobs is a matching technology that helps job seekers to easily connect to jobs that match their preferences. We are deliberately a small company but have offices and teams in Austin (Texas, USA), Prague (Czech Republic) & Sydney.

About this role
This role requires the person to turn to most business tasks and have the desire and confidence to learn on the go. The technology and market is changing rapidly and we are looking for people who want to adapt to this pace of development early in their careers. This is the opposite of hierarchical, formal, do your time with steady development. It is impossible to list all the business activities you would be involved in but they include product, project management, field testing, research, social media integration, big data structures, patent development, etc…

What are we looking for
We are looking for smart, hard working graduates who want rapid development in a early stage company where you get exposure to most aspects of the business and it is ‘all hands to the pump’. Focusing on the U.S market, working on a smartphone model, in an agile entrepreneurial company is a unique opportunity in Australia. It is critical that the person is outcomes orientated and can focus on execution. A slower intellectual approach that leads to over-engineering would not suit this business model or environment. The ideal candidate is humble and able to work with a diverse team across 3 locations.

If you are interested and would like to apply please send your resume to

Internships in International Environmental Law @ Aarhus Convention Secretariat - UN-ECE

Posted: 10/09/2015

The Aarhus Convention offers internships to graduate or post-graduate students in law for the following periods each year: January-March; April-June; July-September; and October-December (one intern for each three month period).

During their internship, interns have the opportunity to apply their legal skills in the UN context, working closely with officers in the secretariat and gaining hands-on experience in many aspects of servicing a high profile international environmental treaty. A notable component of the internship is the opportunity to support the work of the Aarhus Convention's innovative Compliance Committee, an international committee that hears cases brought by members of the public and governments seeking to ensure the Convention's rights are upheld.

Position Description (PDF)

Interested candidates should be presently undertaking, or have recently completed, a law degree, preferably including international and/or environmental law and be fluent in written and spoken English. Fluency in Russian and/or French is desirable.

Internships are offered without financial remuneration.

PLT Placement @ Self Representation Service - Justice Connect

Posted: 25/08/2015

Our Sydney office is currently recruiting a PLT student to work with our Self Representation Service. As a PLT student with this service, you will develop practical and procedural legal experience and skills across diverse practice areas.

The Self Representation Service is a 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, employment and human rights matters and is about to expand into new areas of law such as administrative law.

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

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

Position Description (PDF)

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;
  • Ideally be able to work at least 4 days a week (although this is negotiable); 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 Justice Connect – Practical Legal Training Placements