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.

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


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Semester 1 Internships @ Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL)

Posted 6 January 2017

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:

  1. Application form (PDF)
  2. Write a statement of interest (maximum one page)
  3. Attach the above two documents along with your CV and transcripts and email to

Applications close: 5pm 24 February 2017

Volunteer Role @ International Programs - Federal Court

Posted 16 December 2016

The International Programs Unit manages the Court’s international relations portfolio and is currently seeking volunteers to be involved in its work at the Court’s Principal Registry in Sydney for a minimum of two days a week for a period of approximately three months. The volunteer program provides an opportunity for university students to gain practical experience in judicial development projects and to meaningfully learn about the processes involved in implementing such projects within the professional environment of the Court. The volunteer roles are unpaid and applicants are expected to meet all their own costs.

Position Description and Application Process (PDF)

Starting Date Mid Feb 2017

To submit an application, please forward a resume (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 2 pages) describing your skills and experience relevant to the role to


Applications close: 20 January 2017

PLT Placement @ Referral Service - Justice Connect

Posted 16 December 2016

Justice Connect is currently recruiting a PLT student to work with our Referral 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 January 2017 working at least 3 days per week for a minimum of 50 days.

What to expect from your placement: PLT Placement Referrals Service PDF

PLT Placement 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).


Applications close: 17 January 2017

Graduate or Penultimate combined Engineering/Law Student @ WeiS Legal

Posted 7 December 2016

WeiS Legal is an exciting and fast growing firm offering distinct engineering and legal services. In engineering we specialize in railway system design (Mechanical/Electrical). In law we focus on property law and commercial litigation services.

Due to the growth we are looking for a graduate or penultimate student with combined law and engineering degree to join us.

  • Combined law and engineering degree (ideally in mechanical or electrical or structure engineering);
  • Hands on experience i.e. CAD skills (AutoCAD, Microstation), law clerk or paralegal experience, sales/client experience;
  • Good communicator in English; and
  • Able to communicate in Mandarin / Chinese would be a bonus.

Position Description and Application Process (PDF)

If you are interested, please send your application including your CV to

Alternatively you can post to Suite 6 11-15 Florence Street HORNSBY NSW 2077.

Applications close: 17 January 2017

Internship @ Dharmniti Law Office - Bangkok, Thailand.

Posted 7 December 2016

Dharmniti Law Office (DLO) is offering unpaid internship opportunities to senior law students or those undertaking their legal workshop/ or equivalent, we envisage that these internships would be for about 2 to 3 months or perhaps longer depending on the students availability.

Position Description and Application Process (PDF)

To apply please see application process above and email , Foreign Services Manager.

Internship @ Studio Ubertazzi

Posted 28 November 2016

Studio Ubertazzi would like to welcome applications from native English speaking law students/graduates for internship positions from September 2016 throughout the year of a minimum three-month duration.

The internship is reserved for English speakers and is unpaid. However, English speaker interns will have the cost of their flights reimbursed as well as be provided with accommodation in an apartment close to the law firm.

Studio Ubertazzi has a long established tradition of excellence in the practice of law and in providing individualised client services. The firm also has a high degree of specialisation at the academic level, and houses a library with more than 6,000 texts and 100 law journals. Located in central Milan, the boutique firm has developed a solid portfolio of national and international clients, especially in the fields of intellectual property law and competition law (trademarks, patents, copyright, advertising, unfair competition, antitrust), commercial law (including banking and bankruptcy law); and general private law with a particular focus on international and EU law. Studio Ubertazzi is based in Milan but has the support of an international network of leading firms as well as alliances with many Italian and international law firms. A number of its lawyers play an important role in the work of several international organisations, including AIPPI, WIPO and UNESCO.

Interns are encouraged to participate in the day-to-day activities of the firm, including: conducting legal and academic research; editing and reviewing academic articles, applications and works; translating legal documents; assisting the partners in legal work; dealing with English speaking clients; dealing with other interns; and participating in academic events and conferences hosted and attended by members of the firm.

The internship is reserved for English speakers and is unpaid. However, native English speaker interns are offered accommodation in a firm property close to the law firm. Furthermore, The firm is located on one of the most popular streets in Milan, boasting many bars, shops and restaurants.

Applicants are invited to submit their CV along with a cover letter and appropriate letters of recommendation to

Casual Paralegals @ China Practice Team - Norton Rose Fulbright

Posted 25 October 2016

The China Practice Team at Norton Rose Fulbright are seeking applications from Mandarin speaking students to fill casual paralegal positions.

Full Position Description (PDF)

The key responsibilities and requirements for this role are as follows:

Responsibilities

  • Work across a range of cross border and domestic M&A transactions;
  • Assist with all aspects of a transaction, including negotiation, client liaison, drafting transaction;
  • documents and undertaking due diligence tasks;
  • Assist with Chinese translation (written and spoken);
  • Build and maintain strong client relationships.

Requirements

  • Ability to speak and write Mandarin;
  • Passionate about developing and expanding our China Practice;
  • Hold a University degree in China;
  • 2 – 3 years into University studies in Australia;
  • High attention to detail;
  • Be available to work at least 1 day a week, preferably 2.

The successful candidate will need to be an energetic, driven and focused individual with exceptional academic achievements. At Norton Rose Fulbright, you will be rewarded with genuine career prospects and an excellent team environment renowned for its collaborative culture, passion for client service and professional development opportunities. Remuneration will be commensurate with relevant experience.

Students can apply through the Norton Rose Fulbright Australia Careers Page

For a confidential discussion about this role please contact on (02) 9330 8478.

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.