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

Legal Analyst @ Law of the Jungle

Posted 29 June 2016

Law of the Jungle has pioneered the use of the cloud to deliver business value to corporate enterprises by putting legal know-how in the hands of non-lawyers.

Our business has a 15 year history of success at the intersection of law and business. We are looking for an outstanding senior law student or graduate with strong credentials and a passion to contribute in arguably the most exciting line of business available in the law.

The role, which would require 24 hours of availability per week (though actual work times are flexible), will give you:

  • exposure and access to major corporate enterprises at a surprisingly senior level;
  • deep involvement in cutting edge legal technology product development, with a particular focus on content;
  • an opportunity to apply research skills in commercial law; and
  • a level of responsibility that will appeal to those who are ambitious to succeed, attentive to detail and willing to ask questions.

The role is an outstanding opportunity for those aiming for a career in commercial law, at the bar, in management consulting or in business. We have an impressive alumni list of those who have gone on to great things in these fields.

If this sounds like you, please send your resume, including an academic transcript and a short cover letter to

To find out more go to our careers page

PLT Opportunity @ LegalVision

Posted 29 June 2016

LegalVision launched just over three years ago, with a remit to shake up Australia’s legal landscape. We’re doing just that – winning the 2015 ALPMA Thought Leadership Award, being named a finalist for the 2015 Australian Law Awards Innovator of the Year and receiving the 2015 Lawtech Award for Innovation in Legal IT. We are also on the 2015 BRW Fast Starters List and 2015 Deloitte Tech Fast 50.

We are on the hunt for an energetic final year law student or recent graduate for a PLT position at LegalVision. With a team of ex-top tiers and ex-investment bankers, we’ve quickly established ourselves as innovators and disruptors in the field.

We’re an engaged, fast growing law firm and we’re searching for someone who wants their Practical Legal Training at a firm that understands business and moves with the times.

The Ideal Candidate
Our matters are stimulating and challenging legal matters for our commercial clients (ranging from startups to very large corporations). You will be assisting our lawyers in drafting documents and corresponding with clients on a mix of interesting commercial transactions. You will also be assisting with legal research and your experience is broadened by helping our marketing team with content on whichever on-topic legal issues grab you.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • strong academics (particularly in contracts and corporations law);
  • excellent attention to detail and organisational skills in choosing where to lunch;
  • strong drafting and legal research skills + ability to effectively manage competing priorities; and
  • passion for technology in the legal space.

Benefits
We’re a leader in the legal tech field and we are growing rapidly. Our PLTs get hands-on experience in an energetic and dynamic environment. You will have the opportunity to participate in and promote the development of new technologies as it applies to the legal profession, in a workplace unlike any other in the legal industry.

The LegalVision Sydney office is located in Surry Hills. This is an unpaid position and all work expenses will be covered. PLTs are supervised by a solicitor for the duration of their placement.

How to Apply
To apply, please send your CV, academic transcript and one page cover letter to with your cover letter addressed to Chloe Sevil with the subject: “Application for PLT Placement/Internship via Sydney University Law”.

Note: Please state the number of days you require for the placement and your full-time availability. We do prefer PLTs who have an availability from three to five days per working week. We are happy to work around your schedule.

Closing: Friday, 22 July 2016

2017 Tipstaff @ The Hon Justice Stephen Robb, Equity Division - Supreme Court of NSW

Posted 27 June 2016

Applications are invited for the position of Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice Stephen Robb of the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Position Description
The appointment will commence in late January 2017 for a year till the end of court term.

The primary role of Tipstaff is assisting with the legal research and proofreading of judgments, as well as assisting with the drafting of academic papers. The Tipstaff also performs a range of court-related duties in Chambers, as well as spending a substantial amount of time in court.

It is highly desirable that applicants have an interest in contracts law and equity.

Applications
Applications should contain a covering letter, full curriculum vitae and academic transcript. References are optional. Applications for the position will close on Thursday, 30 June 2016.

Applications can be emailed to:

Please also include your email address in your application so that we may contact you.

Part-Time PLT Position @ The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT)

Posted 27 June 2016

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) is seeking applications for a Part-Time (two days per week) Legal & Administrative Assistant.

For comprehensive information on duties, selection criteria, and online application see Position Description.

Applications Close: 5.00pm, Friday 1 July 2016

Paralegal Position @ FD Commercial Lawyers

Posted 27 June 2016

We are a small commercial law firm based in the city, specialising in litigation and corporate law. We are after one casual para-legal for 2 to 3 days per week, preferably a 3rd to 4th year law student to:

  • Assist the directors generally in relation to their matters;
  • Undertake general office administration;
  • Attend at the court registries to file documents;
  • Undertake legal research;
  • Complete electronic and hard copy filing; and
  • Draft pleadings, agreements and general correspondence.

Application process:
We will require candidates’ CV’s, references and academic records. Once these documents are reviewed there will be a meeting at our office with both directors. Candidates will usually be informed of the outcome within 24 to 48 hours.

Due to the volume of applications we have received in the past, we can only respond to successful applicants. Please do not contact the directors by telephone.

Contact for questions
Mr Stephen D'Emilio
, Director.

Application Close: 6 July 2016

PLT Position @ Perez Varela

Posted 27 June 2016

Perez Varela Lawyers is a boutique law firm that provides commercial legal services. The firm is specialised in the areas of intellectual property, media, entertainment and immigration law.

Perez Varela Lawyers is seeking to engage two Professional Legal Training Placements. The Professional Legal Training Placement program satisfies the practical experience requirement for admission as a solicitor in NSW.

The PLT Placements will assist with all areas of law in the firm. The firm will provide training and experience and the opportunity to work with a diverse, high-profile client base. You will have the opportunity to: take instructions from clients and potential clients; legal research and analysis; drafting correspondence and documents; and other ad hoc tasks.

The placements are required to be completed 5 days per week from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM for 75 days.

Applications must be made in writing by email to: . Applications should include a copy of your academic transcript, CV and a brief letter of introduction.

Applications close 17 July 2016.

Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received and the positions will be filled as soon as suitable applicants are found.

Asia/ Pacific Graduate Opportunity @ IBM Legal

Posted 27 June 2016

IBM Legal have permanent roles available where graduate lawyers will be engaged in providing legal support on a broad range of issues across the Asia Pacific region.

Required Language Skills: Mandarin, Korean or Bhasa, Japanese and Vietnamese.

Proficiency: Native or close to, e.g.: requirement to read/edit contracts in this language, negotiate, complete Legal Research and more.

Applicants must hold a LLB or JD with credit average and be admitted as a lawyer by the end of 2016.

The position will commence in August 2016.

See application information and process for details.

Semester 2 Internships @ Sydney Institute of Criminology

Posted 27 June 2016

Applications are open for the Semester 2 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. Three to four internship positions are currently offered for semester 2. Interns must be available to work 10 full days over that period.

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.

For further details on the Internship and how to apply, please see Institute of Criminology Intership Program (PDF)

Applications for the Semester 2 internship close at 5pm Friday 15 July 2016.

2017 Nygh Internship @ The Hague Conference on Private International Law

Posted 17 June 2016

The Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Australian Branch of the International Law Association call for applications for the 2017 Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship.

Awarded annually, the Nygh internship offers a postgraduate student or graduate of an Australian law school the exciting opportunity to undertake an internship at The Hague, Netherlands in the area of Private International Law. Successful applicants receive a contribution towards living expenses for the duration of the internship and travel costs to the Netherlands. Applications for the 2017 Nygh Internship close on 30 September 2017. Prospective applicants should visit the AIIA’s website for selection criteria and instructions on how to apply, or email for further information.

Eligibility to Apply:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or a person who has pursued a course of law studies at an Australian University; and
  • Hold an undergraduate or graduate level degree in Law from an Australian university or be in the final year of such a degree; or
  • Be undertaking a postgraduate degree in law (eg LLM or PhD) at an Australian University.

See Selection Criteria, Conditions, and How to Apply (PDF)

Applications close Friday, 30 September 2016

Website Content Copywriting & Translating position @ AHL Legal

Posted 15 June 2016

We are the largest Chinese law firm based in Sydney which provides legal service in a variety of practicing areas for the Chinese community in Australia and in China. You will use your writing skills and your creative flair to ensure that the marketing copywriting produced is powerful and effective.

This position is Part-Time and salary/wage is negotiable.

Expected position commencement date: ASAP

Applications close: Thursday, 30 June 2016

To apply please send your CV to

Duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Conceive and produce website content in English; and
  • Translating content writing Chinese to English.

To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience with writing marketing materials;
  • Confidence and understanding of marketing platforms (website, blogs, social media);
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with sound attention to detail;
  • Outstanding time management skills;
  • Australia born can be an advantage but not must.

Not-for-Profit PLT Placement @ Justice Connect

Posted 15 June 2016

We are currently recruiting a PLT student to work with our specialist legal service Not-for-profit Law, for a minimum of three days per week, commencing as soon as possible.

What to expect from your placement: PLT Placement NFP Law - Sydney Office

PLT Position Description - NFP Law (PDF)

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

Refer to our website
Positions Available page

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

Graduate Lawyer @ Norton White

Posted 10 June 2016

We are seeking a Graduate Lawyer to join our firm in a full-time role.

You will be reporting to senior lawyers and partners to deliver exceptional service to our diverse international client base. The firm specialises in transport law and is looking for a young lawyer to work in the aviation field in which the firm acts for major airlines, operators and insurers.

Your skills
We are most concerned with a strong academic record, aptitude and initiative.

The firm will provide training and experience and the opportunity to work for leading companies in the field including major international clients.

To apply
If you are interested in this position, please send a copy of your academic transcript, CV and a brief letter of introduction to

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.