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

PLT Placements @ Justice Connect - Sydney Office

2015 Legal Internships @ ABC

Posted: 26/09/2014

ABC Legal Services is offering 5 or 6 week internships over 2015 for those students with a demonstrated interest in Media Law and currently in the final year of their LLB or JD.

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

Position description (PDF)

Applications should comprise:
* Resume;
* a certified copy of your most recent academic record; and
* a cover letter stating your preferred placement period and explaining why would like to be considered for a position

Please email/ mail your applications to:

(Legal Assistant)
ABC Legal Services
GPO Box 9994
Sydney 2001

Application deadline: 9.00am Monday, 3 November 2014

Winter Internships @ Sidley Austin, Hong Kong

Posted: 25/09/2014

Winter Internship Program
Sidley’s winter internship aims at attracting the right talent for our trainee program. It is designed to provide law students in their penultimate year of university with a window into Sidley’s practice and culture.

As an intern, you will meet lawyers from different practice groups and participate in activities that will broaden your understanding of the work we do in Hong Kong and firmwide. You will be engaged in real legal work, such as conducting research or due diligence, or drafting memoranda or agreements under the guidance of our lawyers. Through hands-on participation you get to observe how Sidley lawyers help solve problems and create opportunities for our clients.

Duration: Four weeks in January / February 2015

Location: Sidley Austin Hong Kong office

What We Look For
We’re looking for people who are bright, with outstanding academic qualifications. You’ll need to have, or be anticipating, at least a 2.1 degree or equivalent in law. Beyond pure academic ability, we’re looking for people who are genuinely intrigued by the commercial world, can work well with others and get on well with clients. You must be able to demonstrate a strong ability to analyze and learn, and have perseverance and initiative. Fluency in both English and Mandarin is a prerequisite.

How to Apply
Please complete the application form at
http://www.sidleycareers.com/asia-pacific/hk-trainees-internship and send it back to hkgraduaterecruitment@sidley.com together with your latest CV and transcripts.

Application deadline: 30 September 2014

2014-15 Internships @ M J Woods & Co

Posted: 25/09/2014

M J Woods & Company is a small law firm located at Sydney’s CBD, specialising in criminal law, family law, conveyancing and commercial litigation. We are a progressive firm with a friendly style, who value precision and a commercial approach to the practise of law.

We have the opportunity for an internship, for law students in their penultimate or final year of law, law students entering their final year in 2015, or students who are commencing their PLT program.

Position description (PDF)

The position requires a commitment of 2 days per week and no remuneration is offered. Bi-lingual applicants encouraged.

Please submitt your application to

Applications close Friday 24 November 2014

2015 Indigenous Cadetships @ Gilbert + Tobin

Posted: 25/09/2014

Gilbert + Tobin have two positions available in their legal Indigenous Cadetships which commence in February 2015.

Students are welcome to apply who are commencing from first year JD and second year undergraduate and above.

For more information please contact:
, People Team Manager
or , Head of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Applications close 5.00pm 7 November 2014

2014 Open Day @ The New South Wales Bar Assocation

Posted: 25/09/2014

The New South Wales Bar Association is pleased to present a Career at the Bar Open Day for law students. 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. I wish to invite law students from your university who are considering a career at the Bar or are interested in advocacy to attend the Open Day.

The Open Day is to be held on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 at The New South Wales Bar Association, Basement, Selborne Chambers, 174 Phillip Street, Sydney.

2014 Bar Association Open Day Information (PDF)

Please register online if you wish to attend.

Enquiries may be directed to Ph: 02 9229 1749

Volunteers @ Arts Law

Posted: 25/09/2014

What is Arts Law?
The Arts Law Centre of Australia is the national community legal centre for artists and arts organisations. We provide legal advice and information on arts related legal and business matters including copyright, contracts, defamation, business structures and employment. Our clients are artists around Australia in all industries from musicians and filmmakers to designers and writers and more. You can find out more from the Arts Law website.

What do your volunteers do?
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.

What do volunteers learn?
Volunteers at Arts Law are expected to learn and apply practical legal skills both written and oral. These include client interviewing, drafting legal instructions, as well as knowledge of the law itself.

What's the commitment?
Daytime volunteers must commit to working one day per week at Arts Law's Sydney office for a minimum period of 6 months.

How do I apply?
Arts Law accepts volunteers who are in at least their third year of study and have completed intellectual property or media law subjects. A strong interest and/or experience in the arts is preferred.

Think you can help Arts Law? To apply for a volunteer position, please fill out the online application form at the Arts Law website with a copy of your CV and recent academic record. We will contact you for an interview when positions arise.

Paralegals fluent in Japanese @ Allen & Overy

Posted: 04/09/2014

Allen & Overy, an international law firm located in the Sydney CBD, is urgently looking to recruit paralegals who can speak and read Japanese fluently to assist in a highly confidential document review project.

Position description (PDF)

If you have further questions or wish to apply please forward your CV to