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

Research Assistant Required to Write a Professional Development Module on IP in Research

Posted 24 May 2016

Professor Ian Kerridge from the Centre for Values Ethics and the Law in Medicine is looking for a research assistant who might be available to write a short module on IP, for a professional development training course for researchers/research site managers/research governance staff in the biosciences.

  • It is expected to take learners about 1 - 1 1/2 hours to complete and be stimulating/engaging etc.
  • The module must be clearly understandable by non-legally trained people.
  • Payment will be around $600 (TBC by Prof Kerridge).
  • The module is due before the end of June.
  • Style guide and module examples can be provided to assist.

Anyone interested should contact Prof Ian Kerridge by email at

Reseach Associate @ Commercial Law Barrister

Posted 24 May 2016

I am a commercial barrister affiliated with 12 Wentworth Chambers, based in the CBD of Sydney. I am seeking a research associate.

Casual work: This is a casual role, for generally one day of work per week. The hours and choice of day(s) of work are flexible.

Requirements: Please apply if you are a current law student and have received grades for at least 4 law subjects, and have achieved a distinction average in those subjects.

Pay: $40 / hr + super.

Application process: To apply please email your short-form CV, with a scan of your grade-transcript in PDF format, to by Monday, 6 June 2016

Please call on (02) 9231 3001 with any questions.

Uncitral Law-Student Attendance Working-Group Scheme

Posted 20 May 2016

The UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee for Australia (UNCCA) has established a trial scheme to allow Australian law students to attend UNCITRAL Working Group meetings, which occur twice yearly for a week in either New York or Vienna, as part of a delegation with Australian UNCCA Expert members.

UNCCA invites Australian Law Schools to nominate students to participate in the Scheme.

The aim of the UNLAWS Scheme is to increase awareness of the work of UNCITRAL and to provide students with a unique opportunity to participate in the consideration and formulation of future harmonized legal texts in relation to trade law.

Participation in the UNLAWS scheme will be limited to one or two students per session, based on merit selection. Not all sessions will be offered. Students must be self-funded, with individual law schools being encouraged to offer assistance to any students selected. UNCCA will arrange for observer status for successful students.

The Convenor of the UNLAWS scheme is Dr Alan Davidson of the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland. Email via
or phone (07) 33652294

UNCCA is a private sector initiative under mandate from the UNCITRAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific in Incheon, Korea. The Executive of UNCITRAL comprises legal practitioners and academics from around Australia, and works closely with the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, the Law Council of Australia and LAWASIA to promote Australia’s involvement in the harmonisation of trade laws.

Expert members of UNCCA have been attending and contributing to the six Working Groups of UNCITRAL since 2013. Further information about the work of the Working Groups can be found on the UNCITRAL website

Eligibility
Participation in the UNLAWS Scheme is open to all students enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws (or associated dual program) Master of Laws or postgraduate law program at an Australian Law School.

Students offered participation in the Scheme must fund all of their own costs (including airfares, accommodation, meals, travel insurance and incidentals).

Application Procedure – 2016/2017
Applications must be in writing to the Scheme Convenor, Dr Alan Davidson.

Application Deadline for 2016 Vienna Working Groups: 27 May 2016.

Application Deadline for 2017 New York Working Group: 30 September 2016 (working group meeting dates not yet available - the dates for 2017 will be known after the Commission meeting in July 2016)

Submission Materials to be emailed to the Scheme Convenor:

  • Curriculum Vitae (1-5 pages);
  • Statement of Interest (2-4 pages). Please clearly indicate any previous courses or experience which relate to the research area of the placement/s for which you are applying;
  • Academic Record
  • Letter of recommendation from a permanent member of the Law School including other relevant details for consideration by UNCCA.

Students may indicate preferences for up to three Working Groups. Decisions and offers of participation will be made by the UNCCA Board. Current dates are as follows:

  • Working Group I: Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Tentative dates: 3-7 October 2016, Vienna*
  • Working Group II: Arbitration and Conciliation
    Tentative dates: 5-9 September 2016, Vienna*
  • Working Group III: Online Dispute Resolution
    Tentative dates: 5-9 December 2016, Vienna*
  • Working Group IV: Electronic Commerce
    Not Available
  • Working Group V: Insolvency Law
    Tentative dates: 12-16 December 2016, Vienna*
  • Working Group VI: Security Interests
    Tentative dates: 19-23 September 2016, Vienna*

Communications Intern @ International Bar Association -

Posted 20 May 2016

We are looking for a strong candidate as the IBAHRI communications intern working from Monday, 4 July until Friday, 30 September 2016.

Skills and experience required:

  • undergraduate degree (Media, social science or related field);
  • demonstrated desire to work in a media, communications role;
  • excellent research and analytical skills;
    sound experience in writing/editing documents, excellent verbal and written communications skills, with experience synthesizing complex messages for a variety of audiences;
  • IT literate with knowledge of web and social media, ideally with experience of using Content Management Systems;
  • creative thinker with a flexible approach to working;
  • commitment to the aims and objectives of IBAHRI; and
  • fluency in Spanish, French or Arabic an asset.

Day to day work may include:

  • researching and drafting country-specific, media background reports for IBAHRI projects;
  • media monitoring and press summaries;
  • drafting press releases, e-newsletters and other communications materials;
  • compiling media and other contact lists;
  • proofreading and copy-editing IBAHRI communications;
  • monitoring and recording press coverage;
  • monitoring and reporting on web and social media activity;
  • and supporting IBAHRI events.

Please go to IBA Legal Interns for more information on how to apply.

The internship is unpaid but there is an opportunity to apply for IBA Educational Trust funding.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 6 June.

PLT Placement @ George Sten & Co

Posted 20 May 2016

George Sten & Co was established in 1967 and is one of the city’s most reputable criminal law firms. We have an established client base which deals with all aspects of criminal law.

We are a seeking a volunteer PLT student who is available for a minimum 2 days per week.

Your tasks will involve legal research, instructing in court, drafting documents, file management and general office duties.

We are seeking candidates who are reliable, hard-working and able to take initiative. You should be available to start immediately.

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents only (inc. New Zealand Citizens)

Please forward your application including a cover letter, academic transcript and resume to:

Law Clerk @ Calabrese Lawyers

Posted 16 May 2016

Calabrese Lawyers is a small general practice located in the Inner West.

We are seeking two part time law clerks to join our friendly team.

This role will see you work closely with the firm's principal and lawyers to deliver high quality legal services in a range of areas of law, particularly family law, civil litigation, criminal law, and property law.

Your responsibilities will include generating correspondence, preparing court documents and briefs, legal research, accounts, liaising with clients, organising appointments, file management and general administrative duties.

The successful applicant must have strong written and communication skills, outstanding time management skills and attention to detail.

To be successful you will need to demonstrate a strong work ethic and have a positive, friendly and proactive nature.

Please forward your covering letter, resume and Academic Record to

Applications close: Monday, 13 June 2016

IDLO Internship

Posted 10 May 2016

The International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) is an inter-governmental organization dedicated to improving the rule of law and encouraging law as a tool for economic and social development. IDLO works across a number of sectors. IDLO’s health law program covers a range of areas and includes projects in a number of countries. IDLO and the University of Sydney have entered into a grant agreement to support the establishment of the Sydney Law School – International Development Law Organisation Health Law Internship.

One internship is available each year, in association with the IDLO’s health law program, and Sydney Law School’s health law program.

The successful intern for the 2016 internship will join the IDLO delegation attending the 21st International AIDS Conference, 18-22 July 2016, in Durban, South Africa, and will draft a report on HIV, law and human rights that will be published by IDLO.

The internship is open to JD, LLB, Master or PhD students enrolled at Sydney Law School who have a demonstrated interest in health law.

The successful intern will be required to make a 1-month commitment (full-time equivalent) to be spread out over the period 27 June-19 August 2016, in discussion with IDLO. This commitment involves international travel to South Africa around the period 16-23 July 2016.

More information of the internship, and the online application form

Applications close: 5pm on Friday 20 May 2016

Paralegal @ Mr Sinclair Gray - 12th Floor Wentworth Chambers

Posted 7 May 2016

Mr Sinclair Gray, barrister on 12th Floor Wentworth Chambers, is seeking applicationts for a paralegal position.

Mr Gray is looking for a 4th or 5th year law student to assist him for approximately 1 day per week (possibly more) in his practice in civil law, predominantly in the area of commercial law. Mr Gray is largely flexible as to which day or days of the week. The work will involve a mixture of legal research and administrative assistance.

This is a paid position.

Any candidates interested should apply by email to The application should address the following:

  1. Details about themselves;
  2. Areas of legal interest;
  3. Legal work experience to date;
  4. Current academic record;
  5. Interests outside the law.

Applications close Friday, 27 May 2016.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Law as a Career - Coming to the Bar @ Women Lawyers Association of NSW

Posted 6 May 2016

The Women Lawyers Assocation of NSW are hosting Law as a Career - Coming to the Bar.

When? 5:30pm, Wednesday 18 May 2016

Where? Martin Place Chambers, 32nd Floor, 52 Martin Place, Sydney
(Channel 7 Building)

Registration? FREE, register online

Light refreshments provided.

Speakers:

2017 Private Banking Graduate Program @ Credit Suisse - Singapore & Hong Kong

Posted 6 May 2016

Credit Suisse is a global financial services company providing Private Banking & Wealth Management products and services, and Investment Banking services and expertise, to companies, institutions and high-net-worth clients around the world.

Our world leading Private Bank brings wealthy individuals, executives and business owners world-class private banking services tailored to their individual wealth goals, and access to local and global wealth management expertise 24/7.

To apply, please visit Credit Suisse Careers and submit your online application before the deadline, Sunday, 26 June 2016 Please select “2017 Full Time” on the application page. We encourage you to apply early as all applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

To qualify for our Full Time Graduate program, you should be an Undergraduate or Master’s student graduating between December 2016 and June 2017.

Enquiries:

Private Banking Virtual Information Session - Tuesday, 31 May 2016 at 12:00pm AEST (10:00am SGT/HKT)

Event RSVP/Register by Sunday, 22 May 2016

This is a virtual event, so please join us from the comfort of your own home, via your laptop/PC.

Administrative Assistant - Legal @ The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)

Posted 6 May 2016

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) provides independent review of a wide range of administrative decisions made by the Australian Government and some non-government bodies. The AAT also reviews decisions of the Norfolk Island Government. On 1 July 2015 the Migration Review Tribunal, Refugee Review Tribunal and Social Security Appeals Tribunal were merged with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).

Administrative Assistant - Legal - Full Position Description

This is a non-ongoing full-time position available in Sydney.

The role primarily involves the provision of administrative and legal support to members of the Tribunal, either individually or as a member of a team.

Duties

  • Ensure the efficient and effective conduct of hearings, including liaison with parties recording and safe keeping of exhibits, swearing in witnesses and recording orders;
  • Assist with the preparation and legal editing of Tribunal decisions and reasons for decision. Prepare catchwords and summaries of reasons for decision;
  • Draft directions, interlocutory orders and correspondence;
  • Provide administrative support which may include pre-hearing liaison with parties and case management of files;
  • Undertake legal research which may include general legal research, case law research, monitoring of legislation and/or preparation of case summaries;
  • Assist with the efficient conduct of members' offices, including filing of correspondence and documents filed by parties.

To be considered for this position, it is important that your application addresses the selection criteria and include a full resume.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Allan Teves on (02) 9391 2511 for further information regarding the duties of this position.

Applications Close: 11:30pm Thursday, 19 May 2016

Casual Court Officers @ Land and Environment Court of NSW

Posted 6 May 2016

The Land and Environment Court of NSW has casual work available for employment as a Court Officer. We are seeking to employ a number of mature students on a casual basis. Applicants should have highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.

Duties will be to assist a Judge or Commissioner during court proceedings in the court located in the Sydney CBD area.

The responsibilities of the Court officer include setting up and organising the Courtroom, managing the conduct of the public in the gallery, managing the movement of documents within the court room, managing the security and recording of exhibits, the swearing in and conduct of witnesses, and the assistance to the Judge or Commissioner or this Court, as well as informing the Registry of the outcome of the proceedings.

Hours
Monday to Friday. Work as and when required by the Court.

Please note that regular hours or regular days cannot be guaranteed, and that you may be requested to work on short notice.

Rate of Pay $30.48 per hour

NEED MORE INFORMATION Contact Jasmine Ward on 9113 8216

Applications
Please provide your CV and covering letter with details of previous work experience, the stage reached in your law degree, the days you are available to work and a contact telephone number by email to: Land and Environment Court

Young Ambassador Program @ The Banking & Finance Oath (BFO)

Posted 6 May 2016

The Banking and Finance Oath (www.thebfo.org) are pleased to announce the launch of The BFO Young Ambassador Program. This Program provides an opportunity for students to engage with a range of executives in the banking and finance industry.

Selection Criteria & Application Process (PDF)

Specifically, The BFO Young Ambassadors will have the following opportunities:

  • Participation in a 12-month program
  • A personal tour of the office of a Bank/Financial Institution
  • An invitation to a BFO Like-minded Lunch, hosted by an industry leader with senior banking executives in attendance;
  • A private conversation with an Industry ‘Elder’, a respected retired member of the banking and finance industry;
  • Free tickets to BFO events for Ambassadors and one friend;
  • Participation in a 1 day ‘Vision Workshop’ where the Ambassadors work together to develop a concept;
  • The opportunity to present to the BFO Board and Policy Council.

PLT Placement @ AHL Legal

Posted 6 May 2016

AHL Legal is looking for entry-level Lawyers and PLT students with strong interests to work in our busy and expanding firm in Sydney CBD, Campsie or Burwood Office.

We have been providing PLT opportunities to countless law graduates who intended to seek admission to practice in Australia in our multi-located offices.

Full Position Description (PDF)

In AHL Legal, the largest Chinese practice in Australia, successful candidates may have greater opportunities to assist Senior Solicitors in Supreme Court litigation cases and gain cross-border legal service experiences.

This is a opportunity for the right candidate to develop key legal and professional skills and build a springboard to a career in the legal profession.

Allowances applied for your travel and lunch costs.

Application Process: Please forward your resume and Academic Record to

Enquires may be directed to Ms Lucy Yan.

Closing date: Tuesday, 31/05/2016

Gadens Interview Skills Workshop

Posted 2 May 2016

Law students in their penultimate year of study are invited to attend: Gadens Interview Skills Workshop presented by Gadens Partner Anthony Walsh and Sherry Saliyb, Recruitment Advisor.

The workshop will:

  • equip you with skills to blitz your interviews;
  • provide an environment for you to practice your interviewing technique and receive direct feedback; and
  • allow you to network with legal professions keen to assist you with your career.

Date: Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Time: 5:00pm arrival for a 5:30pm start

Location: Gadens, Level 16, 77 Castlereigh Street, Sydney NSW 2000

RSVP: Please RSVP with your full name, university and year by Tuesday, 17 May to (02) 9035 7151

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.

International Arbitration Internships @ Allen & Overy - Paris

Posted 2 May 2016

Allen & Overy's International Arbitration Group (Paris) offer six month internships each year, from January to June and from July to December.

The International Arbitration Group are presently seeking to recruit for the internship begining in January 2017. Please submit your application as soon as possible.

Expressions of interest for subsequent internships are also welcome.

Allen & Overy International Arbitration Internship - Paris (PDF)

Profile
We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate a strong academic performance in the law. We are also looking for evidence of teamwork, communication skills, planning and organisation, problem solving, commercial awareness and commitment. Prior experience, whether academic or professional, in international arbitration would also be valued.

Mission
As an intern in the International Arbitration Group in Paris, you will have the opportunity to work alongside partners and associates who will ensure you are given variety and responsibility in your work. You will be expected to use your initiative but always safe in the knowledge that you have a
strong network of resources and support behind you. You will be involved in all aspects of our practice, whether conducting legal research, drafting advice, attending client meetings, assisting with the preparation of submissions,
and attending hearings.

Volunteer Mock Trial Witnesses @ NSW Bar Association

Posted 19 April 2016

The NSW Bar Association is seeking volunteers to act as witnesses and participate in a mock trial.

The Bar Practice Course for new barristers culminates in a mock trial on Saturday, 28 May 2016 in the Supreme Court. The trials will be presided over by Judges from the Supreme and District Courts. This would be an excellent opportunity for law students to be involved in a case and experience it ‘from the inside’. The students will also need to be available for a conference with the barristers the week before the mock trial.

More information can be found in the Flyer (PDF)

If you are available for one of the options decribed in the Flyer and wish to volunteer please email wiht your full name, postal address, phone numbers, and preferred times/options.

PLT Placement @ MOSAIC - Justice Connect

Posted 19 April 2016

Justice Connect are currently recruiting a PLT student to work with our specialist migrant legal service: Migrant Outreach Services: Advice, Information, Community Education (MOSAIC).

What to expect from your placement:

Not-for-Profit PLT Placement
PLT Placement MOSAIC - Sydney Office (PDF)

PLT MOSAIC Position Description (PDF)

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

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

2016 Indigenous Legal Cadetships @ Gilbert + Tobin

Posted 5 April 2016

Applications are now open for our 2016 Indigenous Legal Cadetships

There are 2 positions available in the Sydney office.

Applications are open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students at any stage of their degree and the firm encourages applications from students in first and second year. Cadetships are open to students studying full-time or part-time.

G + T 2016 Indigenous Cadetships Flyer (PDF)

Applications may be submitted online via the job search application on the Me and T+G page.

Applications close 31 May 2016.

Applicants need to include a CV, cover letter and academic transcript. A print out of their online academic record is sufficient (we do NOT require an official academic transcript). In the cover letter applicants should address the following:

  • About themselves;
  • Motivation(s) for studying law;
  • Areas of legal interest;
  • Motivations for applying for this cadetship and working with Gilbert + Tobin;
  • Interests outside law;
  • Work experience to date;
  • Any other information.

Any student questions may be directed to or (02) 9263 4497.