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 Peter Finneran
2015/16 Summer Internships @ The Aurora Project
The Aurora Internship Program continues to place law, anthropology and other social science (namely archaeology, cultural heritage, environmental management, human geography, history and sociology) students and graduates from Australian universities at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs), Prescribed Bodies Corporates (PBCs) and at other organisations involved in policy development, research and social justice, all working to support the broader Indigenous sector Australia-wide. The Program introduces candidates to career opportunities in native title and the Indigenous sector and at the same time provides assistance to under-resourced and over-worked organisations.
The on-line application period for the summer 2015/16 round of internships is from Monday 3rd August through Friday 28th August 2015.
Application Information (PDF)
Graduate Positions @ ASIO
Employer Presentation - Tuesday 4 August 12pm – 1pm
Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre – Register here
This presentation by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) will detail the role of an Intelligence Officer.
ASIO’s main role is to collect and analyse intelligence and provide advice to government and other stakeholders on activities or situations that represent a threat to national security. Intelligence Officers drive ASIO investigations and are responsible for the overt and overt collection of significant information relevant to national security.
Intelligence Officers come from a wide range of tertiary backgrounds – we consider all degrees, with studies in International Relations, Law, Science and Counter Terrorism highly regarded. Our presentation will include information on the culture of our organisation, the Intelligence Officer role and our 12 month development program.
Come along to find out more about ASIO and the interesting and challenging Intelligence Officer role.
Applications for ASIO’s Intelligence Officers are currently open and close on Sunday 16 August 2015, with successful candidates commencing in July 2016. More information is available at ASIO Website
Please note that you need to be an Australian Citizen to be eligible to apply for an Intelligence Officer role.
Graduate Program @ NSW Government
Employer Presentation - Tuesday, 4 August 2015 from 1pm to 2pm, New Law School Lecture Theatre 104 – Register here
We are looking for around 20 talented graduates from a broad range of disciplines and backgrounds who are curious about how government works, keen to accelerate their learning and development and are inspired by our values of Integrity, Trust, Service and Accountability.
If you are interested in a challenging career, want to get involved in shaping government policy and help to deliver better outcomes for the community - apply for a role in the NSW Government Graduate Program.
The program offers a unique opportunity to develop and build your career, including:
• 18 month's experience working in 3 different agencies
• Work on a variety of policy and project initiatives
• A competitive salary from day one
• A personal mentor and executive sponsor
• Opportunities to develop professional networks
• Tailored learning and development designed to assist you to transition from university to work in the NSW government - Diploma of Government
• Ongoing role offer on successful completion of the program
The NSW public sector is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we encourage people from an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background and people with a disability to apply.
Opportunities exist in the following agencies:
• Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW
• Department of Family and Community Services
• Department of Planning and Environment
• Department of Premier & Cabinet
• Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal
• NSW Public Service Commission
• Ministry of Health
• Department of Education
Information Session @ College of Law
The College of Law Information Session is being held at New Law School Lecture Theatre 106 – Thursday 6 August 1pm – 2pm – Register here
Unsure of your career pathway? Want to find out how to navigate your legal career from classroom to courtroom? Never head of Practical Legal Training (PLT) or unsure about what it requires?
Whether you’re just starting out at law school or are entering your final year of an LLB or JD, it’s never too early or late to start thinking about your career path – and no matter what career you choose, undertaking Practical Legal Training is a compulsory requirement to become a solicitor in NSW.
The College of Law is running an information session for students at all stages of their degree to find out more about:
• The pathway to admission
• How to get legal work experience
• What is Practical Legal Training and why should you do it?
• Why get admitted as a lawyer?
Don’t miss this opportunity to have all your questions answered about completing your law degree and
Mediator @ Workplace Conflict Resolution
Workplace Conflict Resolution is seeking to engage a mediator who can also conduct workplace investigations. WPCR is a Geelong based company which services nationally based clients. The successful applicant does not have to be based in Geelong but must be prepared to travel to client locations and to Geelong approx 2-3 times per year for team meetings and events.
Ideally the successful applicant will be:
* A law school graduate who has taken the following electives: workplace/employment law, mediation, workplace investigations and managing high conflict personalities in legal disputes (or similar) OR a law student who has taken the same electives and has workplace experience in the HR/ER/IR field;
* Willing to be engaged on a consultancy basis and must therefore have their own registered business and insurance;
* a Nationally Accredited Mediator or be willing to gain National Accreditation; and
* available to attend team meetings on the first Monday of the month either in person or via skype and phone meetings once per week with the Managing Director.
Expressions of interest to be emailed to
Applications close Friday 28th August
PLT Postion @ MT Lawyers
PSK Financial Services and together MT Lawyers are looking for a graduate for PLT training. This role will extend to paid employment for the successful candidate who perform well during the PLT period.
At the conclusion of the PLT period you will support a Partner who is giving advice
to clients across a range areas including investments, insurance, estate planning and
retirement planning. You will be trained to perform the following tasks:
* Implementation of advice agreed upon by Financial Planner and client;
* Compliance and administration work on client files;
* Helping to prepare basic Records of Advice documents for Financial
* Observing / attending some client meetings with Financial Planner;
* Chasing up all outstanding paperwork, superannuation rollovers, risk
suspense with various insurance companies and fund managers;
* Liaising with Paraplanners to assist in the production of Statement of
* Updating client information on XPlan software;
* Undertaking general litigation legal work such as preparing basic court; and
documents, affidavits and client enquiry work. Acting as a point of contact
for client queries.
All resumes must be submitted by COB 12 August 2015 to
2016 Tipstaff @ Justice Philip Hallen - Supreme Court of NSW
Applications are invited for the position of Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice Philip Hallen of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
The appointment will commence in late January 2016. Applicants are expected to continue on for the year 2016.
The primary role of Tipstaff is assisting with the legal research and proofreading of judgments. 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 succession law and equity.
Applicants must expect to complete their law degree by the end of 2015.
Applications should contain a covering letter, full curriculum vitae and academic transcript.
Applications should be sent to:
Associate to Hallen J
The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 5 August 2015.
Paralegal Position @ Indigenous Civil Law Service - NSW Legal Aid
The Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities delivers legal services to Aboriginal communities across NSW by way of outreach and a direct phone service. The service aims to increase advice and casework services to Aboriginal people and to work with Aboriginal communities and community workers to increase their capacity to deal with civil law problems as they arise. The team commonly handles consumer law, housing, Centrelink, fines and human rights matters. The team manages a diverse and demanding workload and requires enthusiastic and resilient team members who are open to tackling challenging work.
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
Undertake file work and legal research, contribute to community legal education, assist in delivering outreach services, complete intake of clients by phone and provide and coordinate complex administrative support to the Legal Officers in the Civil Law Service for Aboriginal Communities in Head Office and across the State.
Application Information (PDF)
Position Description (PDF)
Applications close: 5 August 2015
2016 Associate @ District Court Judge
Associate to a District Court Judge – Full-time
To support the operations of the court by providing administrative, organisational and executive support to the judge in chambers and in the courtroom. The successful applicant would need to be available to begin employment in February/March 2016.
Please forward a letter of application including a CV and academic transcript to:
Applications close: 11 August 2015
Research Clerk/ Paralegal @ Kim & Associates
Kim & Associates is a boutique law firm in Sydney CBD. We are currently looking for a Sydney University law student who is bilingual with Korean for a paid position as a Research Clerk/Paralegal.
We're looking for a 3rd or 4th year student who is able to work 2-3 days.
If interested, please send through your CV and academic transcript to with the subject line 'Kim & Associates Paralegal Position'.
PLT Postion @ AHL Legal
AHL Legal (Austin Haworth & Lexon Legal) was firstly found in 1994. We are a fast growing global Law Group with more than ten offices are located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Shanghai and Beijing. Our mission is to provide expert local legal services to our clients all around the world. Further attributes of our firms are:
- The Largest Chinese Legal Practice in Australia.
- We focus on providing commercial legal services to Australian-Chinese related matters.
- According to Austlii Database (Australia's largest database of legislation and case law), AHL Legal was involved in ALL cases related to Chinese-Australian litigation matters in recent years.
- Involved in writing Blue Book of China Overseas Investment Report (Australia region) - An official report published by Ministry of Commerce of China
As a boutique law firm, our clientele were made up of mainly business Chinese clients with special commercial needs including:
- ASX Listing
- Commercial and Corporate Legal Advisory
- Building and Construction
- Migration Law
We have been providing PLT opportunities to countless law graduates who intended to seek admission to practice in Australia and some of them are now working as junior-mid level solicitor in our three Sydney offices.
You are more than welcome to visit our website to see more details. For further information or discussion towards the PLT program, please contact to HR/Admin Executive
PLT Position @ Justice Connect
Our Sydney office is currently recruiting volunteer PLT students to work with our specialist legal services: Referral Service and Not-for-profit Law.
We currently have a place for two students to start as soon as possible.
Positions are available in the following four services:
1. Referral Service casework is a central part of Justice Connect’s strategy of delivering access to justice through pro bono. The Referral Service makes referrals to barristers and solicitors on behalf of individuals experiencing disadvantage and organisations that assist them or where the matter is in the public interest.
You will have the opportunity to participate in:
- The intake of new telephone enquiries;
- Taking information and communicating with clients;
- Providing supervised legal information to clients; and
- Legal research, analysis and problem solving.
2. Not-for-profit Law provides free and low-cost legal assistance to not-for-profit community organisations in New South Wales and Victoria.
As a PLT student within NFP Law, you will receive training and supervision and will have carriage of files.
You will have the opportunity to participate in:
- Taking instructions from clients (not-for-profit organisations);
- Assisting the Manager to assess matters for referral;
- Legal research;
- Referring matters to Justice Connect member law firms and barristers; and
- Drafting letters, memorandums and briefs.
Applications will be assessed on a demonstrated interest in and commitment to not-for-profit organisations and the community sector.
The Justice Connect Sydney office is located in the Sydney CBD. This is an unpaid position.
- Have completed or be close to completing College of Law, or its equivalent at a participating university;
- Be able to work at least 3 days a week; and
- Undertake a minimum of 55 days of practical legal training at Justice Connect.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the positions will be open until filled.
For information on how to apply and what to expect from your placement, please go to Justice Connect- PLT Training.
Internships @ Centre for Asian and Pacific Law (CAPLUS)
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 and must have a strong overall academic record.
For more information and how to submit an application please visit the CAPLUS
Applications close on Sunday 2 August 2015
2016 PASS Facilitator @ Sydney Business School
Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) involves weekly timetabled sessions where PASS facilitators model different study techniques, assist with study guides and provide timely feedback. The focus is on increasing student understanding and deeper learning.
The facilitators are students who have taken the subject before and are trained to foster student learning and active engagement with their course content. The facilitator is not there to re-teach lecture material, but rather to facilitate discussion and active learning.
The role of a University of Sydney PASS Facilitator is highly regarded by recruiters because of the development of strong communication, leadership, problem solving and team work skills it fosters. As an employee of the Business School you will receive on-going training in leadership and oral presentation that will set you apart in tough interview situations and enhance the soft skills increasingly sought after in graduates.
* Facilitate study 1 - 6 study sessions from week 2 until week 13 of each semester. You will be required to create your own agendas (theory and practical questions) to run these sessions.
* Attend a weekly meeting with your discipline group of facilitators.
* Attend ongoing professional development meetings throughout each semester.
* Spend one hour each week preparing for your sessions.
* Complete the administration necessary for your role.
For detailed information see:2016 PASS Recruitment
How to apply:
The application form and further details on how to submit can be found at: PASS Recruitment - How do I apply
Closing date: 10am, Friday 18th September 2015
Semester 2 Internships @ Ross Parsons Centre
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 2, 2015.
Interns are expected to be available for the equivalent of one day per week from 31 July 2015 until the end of Semester 2 (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 crime, corporate governance, corporate and financial market regulation,) 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.
We envisage that the benefits that interns would derive from the internships include: engagement with academic research projects; engagement with visiting academic scholars and members of the legal profession; opportunities to expand their knowledge; experience in research assistance, editing and writing for special projects; evidence of their interest in the corporate law or taxation law; the opportunity to attend conferences and seminars organised by the Centre.
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.
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 31 July 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 31 July 2015) by email to .
If you require further information about the internships, please contact the following academics:-
Corporate Law: Dr Olivia Dixon
Taxation Law: Mr Micah Burch
Work Experience Position @ Innoinvest
INNOINVEST is a Financial Services advisory practice specialising in financial services law, corporate and commercial law.
Innoinvest are seeking a work experience student to undertake research work, drafting, report writing, dealing with regulators such as ASIC, AUSTRAC and APRA, as well as performing administrative and clerical tasks.
Position and Application Information (PDF)
Applications Close: 31 August 2015
Summer Clerkships @ Lander & Rogers
Lander & Rogers is a leading independent Australian law firm operating nationally from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. We have a long history of successfully recruiting and retaining graduates, and are now inviting applications for our Sydney summer clerkship program.
We have 5 - 6 opportunities available for students to join our 10 week program starting 19 November 2015.
The program includes rotations with 2 of your preferred practice groups. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the law through practical activities like research and drafting, observing our lawyers in action and participating in interactive case study discussions; all with the support and guidance of experienced and junior lawyers.
To apply, please submit your letter of application, CV and academic results to Laura Grant, Graduate Resourcing Consultant via www.cvmail.com.au
For more information on Lander & Rogers and our summer clerkship program, please visit www.landers.com.au/careers
2016 Tipstaff @ The Hon Justice Brereton
The Honourable Justice PLG Brereton AM RFD of the NSW Supreme Court is currently taking applications for the appointment of a tipstaff in 2016.
Applicants should be in their final year of an undergraduate or postgraduate law degree and available to work full time from February 2016 until the end of law term in December 2016.
It is highly desirable that applicants have a distinction average across units studied in their law degree and have an interest in corporations law and equity.
All applicants should send a cover letter of not more than one page, a current CV and a copy of their academic transcript to , Associate to his Honour, by 31 July 2015.