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

Semester 2 Internships @ The Constitutional Reform Unit

Posted 20 July 2016

The Constitutional Reform Unit is seeking one or two interns for second semester this year.

An intern should be available to work in the Constitutional Reform Unit's office one day per week during semester. The intern must have completed both 'Public Law' and 'Federal Constitutional Law'.

The work will primarily be research and editing work, but may also include organising events, assisting in the preparation of submissions to parliamentary committees and updating the CRU's web-site. The intern will also be expected to contribute to the CRU's blog, 'Constitutional Critique'.

Details are on the Constitutional Reform Unit's website.

Applicants should be sent by email to

Applications close on Tuesday 26 July 2016.

Internship and Vacation Work Fair 2016

Posted 20 July 2016

Internship and Vacation Work Fair 2016
Thursday 28 July, 12–3pm
Great Hall, The Quadrangle, Camperdown Campus
All students are welcome to attend.

As majority of organisations recruit graduates through their vacation and internship programs, the fair is a great opportunity to research and discover meaningful vacation and internship work.

Speak with representatives from private, public and volunteer organisations from a variety of industries to discuss internship, vacation work and volunteer opportunities.

Download the Sydney Uni Careers Fair Plus App to research the employers you want to target on the day and plan your visit on the floor plan.

Through the App you can access:

  • Complete employer listing;
  • Interactive floorplan;
  • Event details;
  • Announcements for real-time updates; and
  • Fair tips section to help you prepare.

Search for Sydney Uni Careers Fair Plus on the App Store and Google Play Store

Administrative Assistant/ Paralegal @ APA Lawyers

Posted 20 July 2016

APA Lawyers is a boutique commercial and corporate law firm based in the Sydney CBD. We currently have an opening for an Administrative Assistant/Paralegal to join our firm on a casual basis starting immediately.

In this role you will be providing administrative support to the firm’s solicitors including assisting with reception duties, banking, filing and other ongoing administrative tasks. You will also be required to provide legal support including assisting with commercial litigation, file management, amending documents, conducting research and searches, and other ad hoc tasks as needed.

You will be an undergraduate law student (at least 3rd year combined degree, 2nd year graduate degree) with excellent attention to detail, accuracy, professionalism, initiative and lateral thinking ability. You must be available to work a minimum of 2 days per week during the semester periods. Please specify the days you are available to work. Preference will be given to candidates who are available to work on consecutive days.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

How to Apply
Applications must be made in writing only and addressed to Your application should include a CV, and indicate your availability during the semester.

PLT Placement @ MOSAIC - Justice Connect

Posted 20 July 2016

Our Sydney office is currently recruiting a PLT student to join our specialist migrant legal service MOSAIC for 3 days per week, commencing as soon as possible.

MOSAIC (Migrant Outreach Services: Advice, Information, Community Education) is a generalist service providing non-English speaking migrant clients with advice and ongoing assistance for civil law issues such as fines, credit and debt, tenancy, Centrelink entitlements and car accidents.

What to expect from your placement. (PDF)

PLT Position Description - MOSAIC Service (PDF)

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

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


Intelligence Officer @ Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS)

Posted 14 July 2016

What is ASIS?
ASIS is Australia's overseas secret intelligence collection agency. Our mission is to protect and promote Australia's interests through the provision of unique foreign intellgence services as directed by Government.

What does an ASIS Intelligence Officer do?
Intelligence Officers plan, develop and manage intelligence operations overseas, often in exciting and challenging environments. To do this, Intelligence Officers draw on their highly refined judgement, situation awareness and inner strength. ASIS Intelligence Officers enjoy connecting with people from other cultures, have an innate sense of curiosity and demonstrate high levels of motivation.

What do you need to be an ASIS Intelligence Officer?
ASIS requires Intelligence Officers to hold Australian citizenship, and a full driver's licence. A Bachelor's degree is also preferred.

What can ASIS offer you?

  • A competitive salary plus superannuation;
  • Six months initial intensive training;
  • Ongoing training and personal development opportunities throughout your career, including any language training required by roles;
  • Overseas postings, with an allowance package;
  • Flexible working arrangements, assisting you to balance your personal and professional lives;
  • 22 days of annual leave per year, plus additional long service, personal and maternity leave benefits as per Australian Public Service standards; and
  • A unique working environment where the work is stimulating and our people matter.

How to Apply?
We accept Intelligence Officer applicaitons al year-round through ASIS Careers

Current round of applicaitons close 31 October 2016.

Semester 2 Internships @ Centre for Asian and Pacific Law (CAPLUS)

Posted 13 July 2016

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.

Posted 13 July 2016Selection 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. (PDF)

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 should be submitted by email to

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.

Applications close: Sunday, 24 July 2016

Volunteer positions @ International Programs – Federal Court of Australia

Posted 13 July 2016

The Federal Court is an international exemplar of judicial development and, as Australia's largest superior court, has dedicated significant resources over the years to facilitating cooperation between superior courts around the world. The Court's objective in collaborating with other jurisdictions is to promote respect for the rule of law and provide judicial development assistance, particularly in the Asia and Pacific region.

The International Programs Unit manages the Court’s international relations portfolio and is currently seeking volunteers to be involved in its work at the Court’s Principal Registry in Sydney for a minimum of two days a week for a period of approximately three months. The volunteer program provides an opportunity for university students to gain practical experience in judicial development projects and to meaningfully learn about the processes involved in implementing such projects within the professional environment of the Court. The volunteer roles are unpaid and applicants are expected to meet all their own costs.

Position Description

Volunteers will be mentored by experienced International Programs staff and will have the opportunity to learn and gain skills in:

  1. Researching various aspects of international judicial development and international projects;
  2. Drafting briefings, training and other preparatory materials;
  3. Day-to-day logistical and administrative arrangements for international projects and visits;
  4. Internal and external communication relating to the functions of projects, including newsletters, proposals and reports; and
  5. Collecting, analysing and reporting on project data.

Students will be selected on the basis of the following attributes and skills:

  1. Knowledge/interest in international law, judicial reform and/or international development;
  2. Ability to work collaboratively with members of a team, as well as undertake independent learning;
  3. Excellent time management skills, and the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks;
  4. Ability to follow procedural guidelines and attention to detail for effective work performance;
  5. High level oral and written communication skills; and
  6. Demonstrated workplace professionalism.

Application Process
To submit an application, please forward a resume (max. 2 pages) and cover letter (max. 2 pages) describing your skills and experience relevant to the role to , International Programs Coordinator. Please provide your availability in your cover letter and ensure your application is in either Word or PDF format. All applications must be received by close of business on Wednesday 20th July 2016.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. Interviews will be conducted in late July 2016. For further enquiries, contact Claire Hammerton by email or phone on 02 9230 8253.

Maritime Law Graduate Research Assistant Position @ Norton White

Posted 13 July 2016

Norton White is seeking a Law Graduate Researcher/assistant to join our firm in a full-time role reporting to senior lawyers and partners to deliver exceptional service to our diverse local and international client base.

Norton White specialises in transport law and is seeking to employ an aspiring maritime lawyer with strong foundations in legal research to work in all aspects of the firm’s shipping and maritime practice, with some work assisting the Aviation team. The day to day role will involve researching Judgments, preparing draft advices to clients on maritime and related issues, preparing contracts and related documentation, assisting with the preparation of litigation matters for hearings and attending Court to assist Counsel and the firm’s Solicitors.

Position Description

How to Apply
If you are interested in this position, please send a brief letter of introduction and copies of your CV and academic transcript to with the subject "Application for Maritime Law Graduate Research Assistant Position”.

Applications close: 26 July 2016

Fundraising Internship @ Redfern Legal Centre

Posted 13 July 2016

Redfern Legal Centre is NSW’s oldest community legal centre (second oldest in Australia). RLC works with disadvantaged populations and individuals to provide free legal advice, legal services and education and participates in activities that reduce inequalities and defects in laws, the legal system and administrative and social practices.

We are seeking a proactive individual for the position of Fundraising Intern, to assist in ongoing fundraising efforts, including organising fundraising events and supporting the work of the Fundraising Manager and team at RLC.

Position Description
Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting existing fundraising efforts, including material development and maintenance;
  • Research into fundraising ideas/models/strategies;
  • Updating and maintaining the donor database, as well as identifying new donors;
  • Events planning and organisation assistance; and
  • Other project-related tasks as required.

Applications should include the following:

  1. A written statement which addresses the selection criteria, including examples of previous work if possible;
  2. A resumé, setting out your personal details;
  3. A completed application form (DOC); and
  4. A completed and signed Volunteer Assignment of Moral Rights and Confidentiality Deed (PDF)

Japanese and/or French Speaking Law Graduates @ Melbourne Law Firm

Posted 13 July 2016

The Firm: Our client is a large CBD based law firm that prides itself on their culture and collaborative working environment and feel that they offer a welcoming supportive workplace. Start date is yet to be confirmed.

The Role: You will be working on a project within a team environment where you will be reviewing documents on a subjective/legal analysis level determining for relevance/privileged, reviewing issues and coding document information in a database under supervised instruction.

Your duties will involve:

  • Reviewing and determining issues;
  • Subjective coding;
  • Enter information into discovery database’s;
  • Meeting KPI’s; and
  • Working full days Monday to Friday with the possibility of overtime.

You: We are seeking Law Graduates with language skills in either French and/or Japanese.

The Benefits: Working in professional environment you will gain exposure to working within a reputable firm and be paid weekly on your hours worked.
Contact

For a confidential discussion regarding this role or to explore other career opportunities please contact:

All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Please send CVs in Word format only. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Ref: SH815

2016/17 Internship @ Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific - UNCITRAL

Posted 13 July 2016

We are pleased to announce that internships at UNCITRAL-RCAP are now open for application at the United Nations Careers Portal (Job Opening Number: 62835 / Duty Station: Incheon City, Republic of Korea).

The internship positions are for a minimum duration of two months and a maximum duration of six months with various starting dates within the period of 1 October 2016 – 31 March 2017.

Applicants for our internship must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:

Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);
Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

If you would like to consider joining our internship programme, please visit our Careers Portal for the job description, requirements and other details.

Interested applicants must apply through Inspira, our online employment application system.

Applications close 28 July 2016

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact the shortlisted candidates via email.

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 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

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.