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

Position @ GKN Law Firm

Posted: 16/10/2014

GKN Law Firm is a law firm based in Liverpool.

We are offering law graduates or students looking to complete their Practical Legal Training component on a volunteer and unpaid basis to assist our team of highly motivated and experienced solicitors.

We offer a fun workplace environment where you will gain hands on practical experience.

Duties include but is not limited to:
- Office/Reception duties.
- Attending settlement for conveyancing matters.
- Drafting correspondences.
- Liaising with clients.
- File management.

You will need:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- A willingness to learn.
- An ability to work under pressure.
- Strong attention to detail.
- A can do attitude.

Closing date is Friday 14 November 2014

Please email your resume and availability to

International Arbitration Internships at Allen & Overy in Paris

Posted: 16/10/2014

Allen & Overy Paris is recruiting interns for its International Arbitration department, as of July 2015.

More information (pdf)

Institute Internship - Sydney Institute of Criminology

Posted: 16/10/2014

Applications are now open for the summer break 2014/15 internship program at the Sydney Institute of Criminology.

The Institute’s internship program is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Sydney Law School.

The program is undertaken on a pro-bono basis. One to two internship positions are currently offered for the summer break. Interns must be available to work for ten days over the summer break in January-February, usually in a 2 week intensive block (or equivalent by agreement).

Please note, students should apply for admission to the program during semester 1 working one day a week for ten weeks in the next round.

The internship program will be of interest to students seeking to gain experience in an organisation devoted to research and public policy in the area of criminal justice. Interns will be provided with the opportunity to participate in a broad range of Institute activities and to interact, both formally and informally, with Institute staff members.

The Institute’s internship program may be undertaken as credit towards the External Placement Program in Sydney Law School’s undergraduate program during semester.

Further details on the Internship and how to apply

Applications for the summer break 2014/15 close on Monday 10 November at 9am.

Summer Clerk role – Corporate Legal Team at Origin Energy

Posted: 16/10/2014

Origin Energy is offering a Summer Clerk role with the aim of providing an opportunity for prospective legal graduates to gain exposure to the work type, service model and operations of an in-house legal team in the energy sector.

We are seeking a Bachelor of Laws student to provide paralegal and administrative support to the Head of Legal – Corporate and the lawyers of the Sydney legal team, based in Sydney CBD. You will be available to work for 6 weeks over January and February 2015.

Working with a team of 8 lawyers, the role might include:

  • Conducting legal research on specific issues
  • Drafting memos, correspondence and other documents under the supervision of lawyers
  • Supporting the update of the company’s legal precedent collection

To be considered for this role you will be currently studying at a NSW university with not more than 3 semesters and not less than 1 semester remaining to complete your law degree. You need to have prior exposure to Microsoft Word and Outlook software.

You will be well organised, with good attention to detail and communication skills and you will enjoy managing competing demands.
Applicants should be aware that no graduate employment opportunities are available in the Origin Legal team, so this is a summer clerk experience only. Applicants from outside of the Sydney area should also be aware that there are no travel, accommodation or other relocation benefits provided.

If you would like the opportunity to work with a talented team of lawyers in a collegiate environment this is the role for you. Please submit an online application including an academic transcript (or summary with transcript available on request) of all tertiary studies by 27 October 2014 by going to:

Origin Energy is an equal opportunity employer as well as an accredited EOWA Employer of Choice for Women. Origin Energy is committed to continuous improvement in the sustainability of our environment, social and economic activities.

Judicial Clerk to the Chief Justice of New South Wales

Posted: 13/10/2014

Applications are invited for the position of Judicial Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Honourable T F Bathurst AC.

Position description
The appointment will commence in late January 2016. Applicants are expected to continue on the staff of the Chief Justice for the year 2017 in the position of Research Director. Salaries in the 2014-2015 financial year were $59,972 p.a. for the Judicial Clerk position and $95,050 p.a. for the Research Director position. The salaries for the 2015-2016 financial year are yet to be determined.

The primary role of Judicial Clerk is assisting the Chief Justice with legal research. The Judicial Clerk also performs a range of court-related duties in Chambers, as well as spending a substantial amount of time in court. In the second year of appointment the tasks to be performed are almost entirely research based, including assistance drafting academic papers and speeches, with less frequent attendance in court.

Applicants must have a distinction average or higher, and must expect to complete their law degree by the end of 2015.
Applications, in hard copy, should contain a covering letter, full curriculum vitae and original academic transcript. Applications should also contain two written references relevant to the position.

Applications close: Friday 21 November 2014

Applications should be sent to:
Ms V Bradshaw
Associate to the Chief Justice
Supreme Court of New South Wales
GPO Box 3

Further enquiries should be directed to:
Ms Madeline Hall
(02) 9230 8880

Judicial Clerk to the Chief Justice of New South Wales (pdf)

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

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

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