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
Research Assistant @ Sydney Law School
Open to current University of Sydney employees and enrolled students only.
The AusAID-funded project Protection of Refugees with Disabilities directs much-needed attention to a highly vulnerable, and often neglected, group of persons: refugees with disabilities. This project will assemble information – of which very little currently exists – about the incidence of disability among conflict-affected populations, the nature of disabilities and how they were acquired, and the unique needs of refugees with disabilities. Through interviews with both refugees with disabilities and officials responsible for their processing, care and resettlement, the project will assess whether adequate measures are in place to identify, protect and provide durable solutions for refugees with disabilities.
As Research Assistant you will:
* coordinate research including fieldwork aspects of the project;
* conduct fieldwork in overseas locations, including Bangladesh, Uganda and Jordan;
* be responsible for the preparation of fieldwork including corresponding with refugee agencies;
* assist in developing draft research papers and checking and analysing data;
* maintain project administration files and records.
To succeed in this role, you need to demonstrate:
* skills in project management;
* experience working with refugees;
* knowledge of other cultures, religions and languages;
* comprehensive understanding of the issues faced by refugees, especially those with disabilities;
* a law degree;
* and desirable to have experience undertaking overseas fieldwork and an understanding of research methodology.
For enquiries about this position please contact Professor Mary Crock and any recruitment related enquiries can be directed to Emma Treacy-Matunga, Senior Recruitment Consultant, Sydney Recruitment on (02) 8627 1236.
Position description and online application information
Applications close Wednesday 1st of May 2013
Associateships @ Supreme Court of Western Australia
Applications are invited for a number of positions of Associate and Research Associates at the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
Generally the length of tenure for each position is 12 months (January 2014 – January 2015), however there are a number of exceptions outlined below.
Prospective applicants should possess the following attributes:
* A law degree, or nearly completed law degree;
* A high level of academic achievement (Honours or equivalent is desirable but not essential);
* Outstanding research and analytical skills;
* Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills; and
* Editorial skills are an advantage.
Successful applicants must be available to attend the Associates’ Induction Programme from Thursday 2 January 2014 to Wednesday 8 January 2014.
Applicants are encouraged to apply to more than one judge. Please see the Supreme Court of WA website for information about the judges of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
Description of various positions that are available
Applications close Noon, Wednesday 15 May 2013 (WST)
Legal Officer @ Department of Families, Housing, Commuity Services and Indigenous Affairs
An opportunity has arisen to join FaHCSIA’s in-house legal practice as a Legal Officer.
Information about the position
FaHCSIA Legal Officers are an integral part of the legal practice and are required to provide a range of legal services, including commercial drafting, statutory interpretation, administrative law advice, general legal advice and legislative development. There are two specialist branches – Commercial and Indigenous Law, and Public Law. The practice is committed to helping our clients deliver their business outcomes. We value professionalism and strive for the highest quality. Our advice addresses current issues and seeks to balance short-term problem solving and longer-term strategic thinking. Our legislation reflects and supports government policy objectives.
The successful applicant will become an integral part of FaHCSIA’s legal practice and will work closely with our clients to deliver practical solutions to legal issues. The practice is diverse and the successful applicant may choose to work on legal issues relating to Indigenous affairs or in other areas such as social security or commercial law. The successful applicant will utilise and develop skills in a broad range of areas related to the services identified above. On the job training from very experienced Principal Legal Officers will be supplemented by our structured Continuing Legal Education Program.
Who can apply?
The position will be filled using the Special Measures provision, which allows for the targeted recruitment of Indigenous Australians into the Australian Public Service. The vacancy is only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Further information, including on how to apply, is available on the Government Website
Applications close Sunday 26 May 2013.
2014 International Commercial Arbitration Internship @ Allen & Overy LLP (Paris)
Allen & Overy LLP are offering remunerated six month internships in the Paris office for 2014. The timing of the internships run from January to June and from July to December.
Allen & Overy's Paris disputes practice covers all types of commercial and investment disputes, but has a particular focus on energy, chemicals, natural resources, aviation and banking work. While clients are involved in disputes around the world, they tend to be focused in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa (both Anglophone and Francophone). Allen & Overy's multi-lingual team comprises lawyers qualified in many jurisdictions, both common law and civil law, and often both. The team's diverse background ensures the practice enjoys an exciting mix of international commercial and investment arbitration work.
Allen & Overy Internship Brochure
Allen & Overy are seeking to recruit fo the internship beginning in January 2014. Please submit your application by the end of April 2013. Expressions of interest for subsequent internships are also welcome:
Casual Legal Assistant @ Baron & Associates
A research assistant is required for our busy boutique city commercial property law firm for approx 8 hours per week to assist with the production of our newsletter and social media updates.
The successful Applicants must:
1. be computer savvy;
2. have good research and analytical skills;
3. have attention to detail;
4. possess excellent written and communication skills.
The research assistant’s task will include:
- drafting précis of recent significant cases and legislative amendments;
- forwarding legal updates to clients;
- updating our website;
- Maintaining and updating our client database.
The successful applicant will also have an opportunity to assist our firm with other administrative and paralegal tasks when required.
To apply a current CV should be sent by email to
Casual Receptionist @ Baron & Associates
Our busy boutique commercial/property law firm located in the Sydney CBD requires a receptionist/paralegal who will work on a casual basis for approximately 8 hours per week. This position is an excellent opportunity for a law student to attain work experience in a law firm.
The duties of the successful applicant will include:-
- answering telephones,
- greeting clients;
- making appointments;
- managing incoming and outgoing mail; and
- general office filing.
This position also includes registration clerk duties including filing documents at the Courts and Tribunals, stamping and registering documents at various government departments and filing of documents at ASIC.
To be successful in this role you must have a confident telephone manner, be well presented, demonstrate organisation skills and flexibility, and be able to conduct tasks with limited supervision in a timely manner.
Previous experience is not essential as training will be provided.
To apply a current CV should be sent by email to
2013 NSW Law Reform Commission Internships
The NSW Law Reform Commission invites:
* Law students in their final year;
* Law students entering their final year in 2014; and
* recent law graduates
To apply for legal internships during the winter university vacation, 2013.
Interns work as volunteers on a full-time basis. The Commission does not provide any remuneration or financial assistance to interns.
Interns should be available to work 6-8 weeks equivalent full-time (this must be comprised of at least 4 weeks full-time work; the remainder can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis) commencing in June or July 2013. Applicants are invited to indicate their availability when applying.
Successful applicants will have:
1. a strong academic record;
2. well-developed legal research and writing skills;
3. strong communication and interpersonal skills; and
4. a demonstrated interest in law reform and policy development.
Applications should contain a statement outlining how you meet these four criteria, together with a curriculum vitae and an academic record. Applications should be forwarded to the Commission at
If you have questions you can email or call on (02) 8061 9263.
Applications Close: 26 April 2013
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