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

Voluntary PLT Position @ McQui Lawyers

Posted: 22/01/2015

McQiu Lawyers is a law firm based in Chatswood mainly practising in litigation, family law, migration and conveyancing. We are offering hands on practical experience for a law graduate or final year student looking to fulfil the work experience component of the PLT course on a volunteer and unpaid basis.

Duties include but is not limited to :

  • Drafting correspondences
  • Liaising with clients
  • File management
  • Office/Reception duties
  • Attending settlement for conveyancing matters

Essential Criteria :

  • Able to work at least 2 days per week
  • Able to speak Mandarin or Cantonese
  • Able to read Chinese

How to Apply:
Your application must address the essential criteria in your covering letter. Please send your resume and cover letter by email to

Internships @ Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL)

Posted: 22/01/2015

Fancy an Internship with the Sydney Centre for International Law in Semester 1, 2015?

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.

For more details on criteria and how to apply see SCIL - Information for Students.

Applications for Semester 1, 2015 close at 5pm on Friday 6 February 2015.

PLT Position @ Mosaic - Justice Connect

Posted: 22/01/2015

Our Sydney office is currently recruiting a PLT student.

We have a place for a student to start immediately to work in our MOSAIC - (Migrant Outreach Services: Advice, Information, Community Education).

MOSAIC is a generalist service that provides new migrants, asylum seekers and refugees with advice in relation to any civil law issues such as fines, credit and debt, housing, social security and Centrelink entitlements, car accidents, and discrimination.

The main responsibilities of the MOSAIC PLT will be:

  • Responding to telephone enquiries about MOSAIC, assessing whether clients are eligible for MOSAIC assistance, booking client appointments and undertaking legal research relevant to client matters;
  • Attending the MOSAIC outreach service and assisting with paralegal tasks such as client intake, arranging TIS calls, and other administrative tasks as required;
  • Inputting and maintaining accurate client information and communications on database;
  • Assisting in the development and preparation of precedents, legal research memos and other scoping documents as required; and
  • Assisting in the preparation of training for pro bono lawyers, caseworkers and CALD communities.

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.

You must:

  • have completed or be close to completing College of Law, or its equivalent at a participating university
  • be able to work at least 3 days a week, and
  • undertake a minimum of 55 days of practical legal training at Justice Connect.

For information on how to apply and what to expect from your placement, please go to Justice Connect - PLT Placements

Position Description (pdf)

Applications close: 5pm on Monday 2 February 2015

Law Clerk/ Receptionist @ Etheringtons Solicitors

Posted: 22/01/2015

3rd or 4th year law student wanted for casual employment as receptionist / law clerk at boutique firm in North Sydney.

Etheringtons Solicitors are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic law student in their third or fourth year of study to work as a receptionist / law clerk on a casual basis 1-2 days a week from 8:30am to 5:30pm.

We are a small general practice specialising in family law, property and conveyancing, commercial law, civil litigation, defamation, intellectual property and wills and estates, and as such this position will expose you to a wide variety of practice areas. Our size also means you will work directly with associates and partners in a friendly and supportive workplace environment.
This position’s tasks include legal research, writing legal opinions for solicitors, answering phones, collecting and sending mail and DX and general office duties.

As the first point of contact for new and existing clients, the successful candidate will have outstanding written and verbal communication, excellent presentation and a polite and courteous manner, as well as the ability to work independently.

To express interest, please email a CV and cover letter to our office manager,

For more information about our firm, please visit Etheringtons Website or Etheringtons Facebook

Position Description (pdf)

Applications close: Friday 6 February 2015

Paralegal @ Radford Lawyers

Posted: 22/01/2015

Radford Lawyers is a leading boutique financial services law firm based in the Sydney CBD. We are currently looking for a third or fourth year university law student to assist our team on a part time basis.

The part time role (3 days per week) will require the applicant to carry out both legal and administrative tasks.

No financial services experience is necessary, however the ideal candidate must have:

  • a real interest in the financial services area of law,
  • excellent research and case note drafting skills,
  • exceptional task management skills and the ability to follow instructions and meet deadlines,
  • excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail,
  • excellent computer skills, including competence in Microsoft Word and Power point and the ability to develop competence in other software used by the firm,
  • excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work positively as part of a team

This is a wonderful opportunity for a law student to take their first step into the financial services area of the legal profession. This position may lead to a graduate position depending on the successful applicant’s capabilities.

Please email with a copy of your cover letter, CV and Academic Transcript