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

Mandarin - English interpreters required @ Sydney - Renming Law Schools' 2nd Joint Conference on Tort Law

Posted 23 August 2016

The Sydney Law School and the Renmin University Law School in Beijing will hold the second joint conference on tort law on Friday, 18 November 2016, in Sydney.

The Renmin delegation includes nine distinguished speakers, including two current and former judges of the Supreme People's Court.

We are in need of five student volunteers to serve as Chinese (Mandarin) - English interpreters for the guests. Each interpreter will be assigned to one or two guests.

The student interpreters are expected to provide translation (in summary or in full) for Chinese guest(s) during the conference and the social activities during the day.

Student interpreters will be invited to join the pre-conference dinner on the evening of 17th and the conference banquet on the evening of 18th.

If you are interested to apply, please send an email to with your CV.

Applications are open until all places are filled.

Female Law Students Open Day @ New South Wales Bar Association.

Posted 23 August 2016

The NSW Bar Association Diversity and Equality Committee is pleased to host an Open Day for Female Law Students on Friday, 21 October 2016.

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

Time: 8.45am - 2.00pm

Date: Friday, 21 October 2016

Register: Online (Registrations close 10 October 2016)

Female Law Students Open Day program. (PDF)

Research Assistants @ Implementation of Wingara Mura Strategy - Sydney Law School.

Posted 22 August 2016

Calling for Expressions of Interest for Research Assistants for implementation of Wingara Mura strategy.

Open to enrolled students of the University of Sydney only.

Sydney Law School is Australia’s premier global law school, preparing graduates for national, transnational and international legal careers. This is an opportunity to work with a Faculty who are committed to educating undergraduate and postgraduate students in the law and in the moral purpose of the law through outstanding research-led teaching. Our cutting-edge research aspires to a high value in all fields of law with regard to Australia’s place in the Asia Pacific region and in our globalised world as one of the developed market economy nations.

Sydney Law School is in the process of implementing the Wingara Mura Bunga Burrabugu Indigenous strategy. This strategy is an important element of the University’s Strategic Plan 2011–15, which makes the promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation, engagement, education and research one of our core objectives. Sydney Law School is seeking to appoint 2 casual Research Assistants to assist with the research of Indigenous-related material to be included in the law curriculum.

APPOINTMENT DETAILS

  • Casual Research Assistant HEO 5 ($44.83 per hour);
  • 4 - 6 hours per week; and
  • Required during Semester Two and possibly into 2017.

You will:

  • be a student currently enrolled at the Faculty of Law or a recent graduate from the Faculty of Law;
  • demonstrate enthusiasm for, and the capacity to, research into an area relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal issues;
  • have demonstrated academic excellence; and
  • be able to carry out various duties including legal research, liaising with members of the Wingara Mura Bunga Burrabugu Faculty Committee and unit conveners, reviewing literature, gathering information as directed, preparing summaries, maintaining all files and records, and undertaking other duties appropriate for your level.

Specific Enquiries:
Associate Dean Indigenous, Professor Greg Tolhurst.

Expressions of Interest:
Please forward your CV, copies of academic transcripts and a covering letter with comments on your capacity and experience to carry out the above duties, and the names of at least two referees, to

Applications close: Friday, 9 September 2016

Commencement Date: Monday, 19 September 2016 (negotiable).

Career at the Bar Open Day @ The New South Wales Bar Association

Posted 18 August 2016

The Open Day provides an invaluable opportunity for law students to meet successful barristers and obtain an overview of the nature of practice at the Bar. A range of presentations will be held to provide some insight into what life is really like at the NSW Bar.

Time: 9.00am - 12.30pm

Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Register: Online

Career at the Bar Open Day program. (PDF)

Trainee Research Officer @ The Judicial Commission of NSW

Posted 18 August 2016

The Judicial Commission of New South Wales seeks to employ a Research Trainee to work up to 2 days per week on a casual basis starting as soon as possible.

The research trainee will be a law student who has successfully completed either criminal law, evidence law or criminal procedure with a high credit mark C70) or above. The applicant should have an interest in criminal law, sentencing and procedure and have at least one year left before completing their law degree.

Position Description and application process. (PDF)

Applications should be in writing and should include: a resume; a certified copy of university results; a statement of interest addressing why you would like to work at the Judicial Commission; and the names and contact numbers of two referees.

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm Sunday, 28 August 2016.

Graduate Legal Position @ Franklin Bell

Posted 18 August 2016

We are a small, friendly, boutique family law firm in Wahroonga. We are looking for a recent law graduate to join our team.

Position involves working closely with two specialist family law solicitors, providing assistance with client matters including drafting less complex legal documents and letters, document management, research, court appearances and generally ‘learning the ropes’ in family law.

Our firm is growing and needs a person who is flexible, friendly, has a good sense of humour and the maturity to deal with family law clients sensitively.

We would prefer applicants with a proven interest in family law.

Immediate start preferred.

Applications and questions to

Only applicants who are chosen for interview will be notified.

Legal Associate @ Chief Judge - Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Posted 18 August 2016

The Legal Associate is part of a discrete team assisting the Chief Judge in the day-to-day management of Chambers and the Court. The role of the Legal Associate to the Chief Judge also includes a wide range of research and administrative support relating to the Chief Judge’s role as Head of Jurisdiction.

Position Description and online application. (PDF)

Applicants are required to have completed their legal degree or bein final year.

Applicaitons close 11:55pm Wednesday, 31 August 2016.

Internships @ Vidler & Co (Hong Kong)

Posted 18 August 2016

Vidler & Co Solicitors a reputable litigation and human rights law firm in Hong Kong that prides itself on the fearless defense of clients' rights and interests. We have an established practice in public law and criminal litigation and a growing practice in family law and civil litigation. We work closely with NGOs, charities, consulates, companies as well as individuals and have been in involved in a number of ground-breaking cases.

We are looking for students who are energetic, positive and enjoy a challenging and dynamic work environment. We offer placements of not less than 4 weeks (between November 2016 to February 2017) and encourage longer placements subject to availability.

Find out more about us by visiting our website or our "Vidler & Co Solicitors” group on Facebook. Please send completed application forms that can be found on our website to our

Application deadline: 30 September 2016

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Hong Kong Summer Intern @ Media Asia

Posted 12 August 2016

Media Asia is a leading player in the entertainment industry in Asia. They are considering hiring one summer intern for our Legal Department.

Requirements
The candidate must:

  • be a Hong Kong resident or qualified to work in Hong Kong;
  • have studied law for at least two years;
  • be able to work with us for around two months (say November and December 2016) ;
  • be interested in entertainment law and practice; and
  • have read the book Plain Language for Lawyers by Michele M. Asprey.

Preference would be given to candidates who are fluent in Cantonese or Mandarin.

A monthly stipend of HK$3,000 would be offered to the right candidate.

Students may submit applications to

PLT Placement – Referrals Service @ Justice Connect

Posted 12 August 2016

Justice Connect's Sydney office is currently recruiting a PLT student to work with our Referrals Service. As a PLT student with this service, you will develop practical and procedural legal experience and skills across various practice areas.

We are recruiting for a PLT student to start between mid-August to mid-September, working at least 3 days per week for a minimum of 50 days.

What to expect from your placement: PLT Placement Referrals Service - Sydney Office - Aug16 (PDF)

PLT Position Description - Referrals Service (PDF)

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

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

2016 Hong Kong Law Fair

Posted 10 August 2016

The Hong Kong Law Fair will take place on 10th September from 2:00 – 5:00 pm in Hong Kong for students interested in securing a training contract in Hong Kong.

2016 Hong Kong Law Fair Flyer (PDF)

Legal, Policy, and Communications Intern @ Flatmates.com.au

Posted 10 August 2016

Flatmates.com.au is looking for a Legal, Policy, and Communications Allrounder to join our exciting workplace and growing team!

Who we are looking for?
We’re looking for a talented all-rounder to lead our legal education, law reform, and policy initiatives while assisting the PR and community team. Flatmates.com.au has developed a significant law reform and policy agenda over the past year- you will be taking over this process and be working with the team to influence policymakers and other key stakeholders about the importance of share accommodation.

Where are we?
Our offices are located in a large converted warehouse (with a huge rooftop terrace) just a few minutes walk from Sydney’s Central Station and the University of Sydney.

To apply, you must be a 2nd to 4th year law student. Applicants must be permanent residents of Australia. Position Description

To apply please email directly.

Employer Information Sessions

Posted 1 August 2016

The Careers Centre is hosting a selection of employer information sessions during first semester, 2016.

Employer presentations are a great way to get a sense of company culture, meet recruiters and learn about how you will fit into a company. You will learn how companies recruit, what they are looking for in graduates and interns, and how you can secure that coveted internship or graduate position. For a full list of information sessions see Careerhub

Information sessions fill up fast, make sure to register by clicking the links below.

Upcoming sessions inculde:

Summer 2016/17 Internships @ The Aurora Internship Program

Posted 28 July 2016

The Aurora Internship Program continues to place law, anthropology and other social science (namely archaeology, cultural heritage, environmental management, human geography, history and sociology) students and graduates from Australian universities at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs), Prescribed Bodies Corporates (PBCs) and at other organisations involved in policy development, research and social justice, all working to support the broader Indigenous sector Australia-wide. The Program introduces candidates to career opportunities in native title and the Indigenous sector and at the same time provides assistance to under-resourced and over-worked organisations.

Legal Aurora Internship - Summer 2016/17 (PDF)

Anthropology & Social Sciences Internship - Summer 2016/17 (PDF)

The on-line application period for the summer 2016/17 round of internships is from Monday 1st August through Friday 26th August 2016. Applications and more information about the Program can be accessed via the Aurora website

Volunteer Opportunities @ 2016 BEAMS Arts Festival

Posted 25 July 2016

We would like to invite you to volunteer for 2016 BEAMS Arts Festival on Saturday 17 September, 5.00-10.00pm.

BEAMS Arts Festival is back and brighter than ever this September in creative Chippendale!

The alleyways of Sydney’s historical Chippendale will be illuminated once again as our favourite block party and festival of creative ideas returns for its fifth year!

Volunteer Role Information (pdf)

If you are interested in volunteering please click here or contact the Chippendale Creative Precinct via Festival Enquiries on (02) 9318 2992.

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.