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.

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Internships @ The Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law

Posted: 02/03/2015
The Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law will offer several internship positions to Sydney Law School students in each semester of the academic year and applications are now being accepted for Semester 1 2015.

Interns are expected to be available for the equivalent of one day per week from 23 March 2015 until the end of Semester 1 (exam period excluded). Interns will be involved in the full range of the Centre’s activities which include research and editing of academic publications, writing newsletters and reports, updating the Centre website and materials, assisting with the hosting and organisation of professional and academic seminars and conferences, drafting policy submissions and so on. There may also be some administrative tasks. Interns report and engage closely with various academic members of the Centre and liaise with relevant administrative staff and research associates of the Centre. The research interests of Parsons Centre members extend across a wide range of topics.

NB The current internships will related to Corporate Law (comprising law & business topics, such as corporate governance, corporate and financial market regulation, corporate crime) and Taxation (including an array of issues relating to tax law).

Please note that internship positions are unpaid. On their weekly day or equivalent with the Centre, interns will be able to use the general research assistants’ room on Level 3 for computer access and other available offices near the Centre room on a “hot desk” basis. We will not expect interns to be available beyond the equivalent of one day per week.

Selection Criteria: Applicants must have a strong overall academic record, particularly in core private law subjects, and/or demonstrated interest in corporate or taxation law. Preference will be given to final year students.

To Apply: Please submit a copy of your CV, academic transcript to date and a half page statement explaining why you would like to be an intern with the Centre. Please specify in your application whether you are applying for a position as a Corporate Law or Taxation Law intern, or if you would like to be considered for both positions, please rank your preferences in this regard.

The closing date for this round of applications for several positions is Friday 13 March 2015.

If you are submitting an application by email, please ensure that all parts of your application are combined into a single PDF or Word document. Please do not attach multiple files to the email. Applications should be submitted by the due date (ie Friday 13 March 2015) by email to Ms Nancy Carrasco or
c/- Parsons Centre Room 423
Sydney Law School (F10)
The University of Sydney NSW 2006.

If you require further information about the internships, please contact the following academics:-
Corporate Law - Professor Jennifer Hill or Dr Olivia Dixon
Taxation Law-Mr Micah Burch

Semester 1 2015 Interships @ Centre for Asian and Pacific Law (CAPLUS)

Posted: 23/02/2015

CAPLUS offers up to two internship positions to Sydney Law School students in each semester of the academic year. Interns must be available to work the equivalent of one day per week for the duration of the semester. Interns are involved in the full range of the Centre’s activities, including research, hosting public seminars and conferences, assisting with the organisation of the Centre's offshore academic programs, drafting policy submissions and so on. There are also some administrative duties. Interns report to the Centre Director and will work closely with the director and associate directors, the administrator, and the associates of the Centre. Interns interested in Japan may also be invited to work with the Australian Network for Japanese Law on projects agreed with CAPLUS. Please note that internship positions are unpaid.

Selection Criteria: Applicants must have a strong overall academic record. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated interest in Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian or Indonesian law, but students interested in other Asian jurisdictions are also strongly encouraged to apply. An Asian language would be beneficial but is not essential. Further details regarding the requirements of this position are available in the Position Accountability Statement.

To Apply: Please submit a copy of your CV, academic transcript to date, and a statement addressing how you meet the selection criteria and why you would like to work as an intern with the Centre.

Applications Close: Friday 6 March 2015

Applications should be submitted by email to or forwarded to:

Centre for Asian and Pacific Law
Sydney Law School
New Law Building F10
The University of Sydney NSW 2006

Please note: If you are submitting your application by email, please ensure all parts of the application are combined into a single PDF or Word document. Please do not attach multiple files.

Internship Information for students are also available online

Graduate Opportunities @ Bain & Company

Posted: 17/02/2015

Bain & Company is one of the world's leading global business consulting firms, serving clients across six continents on issues of strategy, operations, technology, organisation and mergers and acquisitions. At Bain, we are looking to recruit bright and enthusiastic graduates with strong analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills to join our team in our Sydney, Melbourne or Perth offices. Our recruits are a group of high achieving candidates across a diverse range of disciplines including economics, science, engineering, law, medicine and philosophy.

Bain & Company (PDF) will be on campus at the University of Sydney on Wednesday 4th March 5.30pm: Law Lounge, Level 1 New Law Building, Camperdown Campus.

Apply at Join Bain by Friday 6th March 2015.

Internships @ Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance & Corruption

Posted: 17/02/2015

The Royal Commission is seeking interns to perform legal support work associated with the Royal Commission’s hearings, including working as part of the Commission’s Legal & Policy team, assisting with preparation of material for hearings, and undertaking research and paralegal tasks for Solicitors Assisting the Commission. The work can be challenging and requires initiative and a strong commitment to teamwork

The role will be recruited at an APS Grade 1-2 level on a job share basis, working one or more days per week (to be negotiated with successful applicants).

Successful applicants may be able to use the position to contribute to the requirements of a Practical Legal Training (PLT) placement or a relevant LLB/JD placement subject.

Opportunities may be available for varying periods, on a job-share basis, up to 6 months (dictated by operational demands). Applicants should be available to start as soon as possible and no later than mid- to late-April 2015.

To be eligible, applicants must:
* hold Australian citizenship;
* be able to obtain and maintain, at minimum, ‘Baseline’ security clearance;

If you are interested in this opportunity, please express your interest by providing:
* A covering letter (no more than 2 pages) addressing your:
* interest in working for the Royal Commission;
* ability to work with complex and sensitive subject matter;
* ability to deal effectively with changing work priorities and competing deadlines;
* commitment to impartiality, integrity, sound judgment and confidentiality.
* Your Curriculum Vitae / Resume, including the names & contact details of 2 referees.

Please email your expression of interest, no later than 5pm on Monday 9 March 2015 to:

Director, Legal & Policy
Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance & Corruption
Email address:

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Bill Steenson on (02) 9201 3786.

Law Clerks @ Consitutional Court of South Africa

Posted: 13/02/2015

The Justices of the Constitutional Court of South Africa are pleased to invite applications from outstanding recent law graduates and young lawyers interested in serving as a foreign law clerks.

Candidates may be appointed to start as soon as 1 April 2015.

Requirements
Applicants must be in possession of or in their final year of an LLB or JD and demonstrate an interest in constitutional, comparative and international law. Academic excellence, relevant research experience, and one to two years of work experience (especially clerking for another court) are all preferred.

Application Process.
See Foreign Law Clerks and how to apply. (PDF)

Applications for first round of 2015 hiring close 31 March 2015.

The Court will also accept applications during the second round of hiring from 1 July to 31 August 2015.

2016 Tipstaff/ Research Assistant @ The Hon. Justice Robert Macfarlan, NSW Court of Appeal

Posted: 13/02/2015

Justice Macfarlan, is seeking applicants for appointment as Tipstaff/ Research Assistant for 2016.

The successful applicant will be exposed to a wide variety of cases which come before the Appeals Court. These include commercial, equity, administrative, personal injury and other torts, and land and environment. Justice Macfarlan also presides on the Court of Criminal Appeal. Tipstaff/ Research Assistants are heavily involved in all aspects of the Judges work including preparation for court, court hearings and the writing of judgments.

Applicants for the position should write and include a curriculum vitae and academic transcript to:

The Hon. Justice Robert Macfarlan
Supreme Court of NSW
GPO Box 3
Sydney NSW 2001

Applicants may also email the Associate,

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Ms Noni Nelson, current Tipstaff, on 02 9779 7211.

It is anticipated that the position will be filled by mid-March.