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

Indigenous Employment Opportunity @ Denman Chambers

Posted: 16/12/2014

Indigenous students are encouraged to apply.

Denman Chambers requires permanent employee(s) for general office duties, including photocopying, collecting mail/DX, reception duties and basic legal research.

Prepared to consider job sharing between two Applicants.

Please send your application to , Clerk of Denman Chambers
Level 7 - 185 Elizabeth Street,
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: 02 9264 6899

Closing Friday 19/12/2014

2015 Open Day @ Clifford Chance (Hong Kong)

Posted: 16/12/2014

Clifford Chance will be holding an Open Evening in their Hong Kong offices when you will have the opportunity to learn more about a career with the firm.

2015 Open Day Flyer(pdf)

Date: 8 January 2015 (Thursday)
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Clifford Chance, 27/F., Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong

If you would like to come along to this open evening, please click here to register your attendance.

Please register by no later than 6 January 2015.

Volunteer Media Role @ Amnesty International

Posted: 16/12/2014

Amnesty International are have a vacancy for a NSW Media Volunteer.

Position Description(pdf)

To apply email your CV and a brief document addressing the selection criteria to

Applications close 6 January 2015

Casual Court Officer @ Appeals Division of Full Court of Australia

Posted: 10/12/2014

The casual court officer to the Appeals Division of the Full Court of Australia provides court officer assistance to the Judges of the Appeals Division. Court officer duties include opening and closing court, taking appearances, liaising with the Judges and Associates of the Appeal Division of the Family Court. The court officer also liaises with the Appeals Registrar and staff of the Appeals Registry and on occasions provides administrative support in the Appeals Registry.

The position is open to penultimate and final year LLB and JD students.

The position is a casual position only. However, when the court officer is required to work during Full Court weeks (which are approximately 12 weeks during 2015) they are required to work full-time during the allocated week (8.30 am to 5.00 pm). The casual court officer may also be asked to work outside these 12 weeks to assist in court when Judges of the Appeal Division sit as single judges in the Full Court.

Expected start date is Wednesday 28 January 2015.

Please send your application to

Applications close on Monday 15 December 2014.

Deputy Associate @ Federal Circuit Court (Family Law)

Posted: 3/12/2014

Parramatta Registry currently has a job vacancy for a Deputy Associate to a Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (Family Law).

Positions Description (pdf)

* Candidates for this full time position should either be a law graduate or be close to the completion of their law degree;
* This is a 12 month employment contract position, commencing Monday 19 January 2015;
* Applications in the form of a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) addressing the job selection criteria plus employment resume should be emailed to the undersigned, by close of business (5.00pm) Monday 22 December 2014; and
* The position is based at Parramatta, with occasional travel required to country circuit locations.

Winter Internships @ Sidley Austin - Hong Kong

Posted: 3/12/2014

A small number of places are available in the Winter Internships Program at Sidley Austin – Hong Kong.

As an intern, you will meet lawyers from different practice groups and participate in activities
that will broaden your understanding of the work we do in Hong Kong and firmwide. You
will be engaged in real legal work, such as conducting research or due diligence, or drafting memoranda or agreements under the guidance of our lawyers. Through hands-on participation you get to observe how Sidley lawyers help solve problems and create opportunities for our clients.

Duration: Four weeks in January / February 2015

Fluency in both English and Mandarin is a prerequisite.

What We Look For
We’re looking for people who are bright, with outstanding academic qualifications. You’ll need to have, or be anticipating, at least a 2.1 degree or equivalent in law. Beyond pure academic ability, we’re looking for people who are genuinely intrigued by the commercial world, can work well with others and get on well with clients. You must be able to demonstrate a strong ability to analyze and learn, and have perseverance and initiative.

How to Apply
Please complete the application form at and email it back to together with your latest CV and transcripts.

Volunteer Summer Clerkship @ Levitt Robinson Solicitors

Posted: 2/12/2014

Levitt Robinson Solicitors, located in East Sydney close to all your transportation needs are currently looking for someone wanting to undertake a research clerkship.

This role will mainly serve as research assistance to senior solicitors where the tasks will see the successful applicant exploring relevant legislation, reading relevant authorities and assisting with the drafting of Pro Bono submissions. We are looking at 1-2 days per week.

If you are currently in your 1st,2nd or 3rd year , love problem solving , and wish to compliment your theoretical knowledge with some practical hands on experience, then we’d love to hear from you.

Please forward your CV to .

As this is a research oriented position, there is no remuneration, however there is potential for permanent placement based on performance.

Applications close on the 23rd December 2014 , with engagement beginning in the 3rd week of January.

Legal Officer @ Environmental Law Program - IUCN (Bonn, Germany)

Posted: 2/12/2014

The Environmental Law Programme (ELP) provides the principle source of environmental law expertise to the IUCN Programme . The work of ELP is carried out by the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) in collaboration with the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) and the IUCN Regional and Country Programmes.

The ELP supports the development and implementation of international and national environmental law, provides technical assistance and promotes capacity building in developing countries, while also maintaining the world's premier environmental law information and data base service.

Graduate LLB and JD applicants with a strong academic record and emphasis on environmental law and a minimum of 8 years of increasingly responsible work experience should consider applying, see Position Description (pdf) for particulars.

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST).

Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website

Closing date: 05/01/2015

Volunteer Court Assistants @ Downing Centre Court

Posted: 1/12/2014

Operating out of rooms in the Downing Centre Court Complex 143-147 Liverpool Street, Sydney, Robert Nixon, solicitor, provides free legal assistance to those he has the resources to help.

Mr Nixon needs volunteer assistants to help him provide this service in exchange for which law students, at any stage in their studies, can gain invaluable experience in hands on delivery of legal services of a litigious criminal & civil nature.

To be eligible for consideration in gaining his rare but valuable work experience, candidates must
1. have excellent fluency and comprehension in oral and written English;
2. be able to work under pressure;
3. be an extravert and problem solver who is always comfortable dealing with total strangers;
4. have access to a land line phone at home; and
5. be available to attend the office between 8:30 am and 6.30 pm on the first Friday of each month & whenever there is a fifth Friday in any month.

Personal qualities of empathy, initiative and critical thinking are more important than prior legal knowledge. The opportunity may be PLT compliant.

Successful applicants will work in groups of eight students selected from a roster to work under Robert's personal supervision to
1. explain the nature of the service that can be offered;
2. interview and record potential client's preliminary instructions;
3. liaise with court staff, police prosecutors and Roads and Maritime Services representatives;
4. record particulars of conferences involving Mr Nixon and the client; and
5. assist generally in the preparation and presentation of the client's case both at the initial hearing and at any adjournment.

For further information and to apply please call Robert on (02) 98725766 during the following times: 6.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. weekdays and between 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. If a message is left on an answering machine, calls will ONLY be returned to a landline number.