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

Legal Intern @ The Dream Lawyers

Posted: 22/05/2015

The Dream Lawyers, based in North Sydney, have a vacancy for a legal intern.

The position is suited to students in the penultimate and final year of the LLB or JD.

Application details and position description (PDF)

Applications close Friday 12 June 2015.

Legal Assistant @ Mills Oakley Lawyers

Posted: 21/05/2015

Mills Oakley Lawyers are seeking a legal assistant who will be available for a at least two years.

Application details and position description (PDF)

N.B. This legal assistant role cannot be used for a graduate position. Students should refer to the Mills Oakley Graduate Program and Seasonal Clerkship information.

Research @ Senior Counsel - Forbes Chambers

Posted: 20/05/2015

We are seeking applications from candidates interested in working for a senior barrister at Forbes Chambers. This is a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in criminal law.

Your responsibilities will include:
* Legal research;
* Drafting legal documents (advice, submissions, ect);
* Proofreading and editing;
* Administrative tasks;
* A range of practice management duties; and
* Any other taskss as required by counsel.

The successful candidate will have:
* An interest in criminal law;
* Highly developed communication skills (oral and written);
* Excellent legal research skills;
* Attention to detail;
* Initiative and flexibility;
* Demonstrated ability to prioritise and manage a high volume of work; and
* Strong computer skills.

Previous experience in a similar role is highly desirable.

The position would suit a candidate who is in the final stages of their law degree or has recently completed studying.

This is a casual role. The successful candidate will be required three or four days a week, which may increase in the future.

This position will commence in August 2015. Preliminary interviews will be conducted in early June.

To apply please send your cover letter (maximum 1 page) and CV (maximum 3 pages) to

The closing date: 5.00pm 3 June 2015.

Research & Marketing assistants @ EA International

Posted: 20/05/2015

EA International, Australia's leading international legal recruitment and consultancy firm, is looking for new legal research and marketing assistants to join their boutique company.

Established in 2001 we have acted for many of the world’s leading law firms and corporates assisting them with legal recruitment services and campaign management on a global basis. Our managing directors are both qualified lawyers with over 12 years of professional experience first in practice and more recently in the legal recruitment business.

The right candidate will be in their 1st or 2nd year of a combined law degree, and be available two days per week.

We are very flexible with hours, and allow time off during exams. Remuneration is $24/hour. Applicants should be prepared to take on the role for at least 1-2 years.

You will be a mature, commercial and driven individual with an outgoing personality and ready to work in a busy and demanding environment. You will be highly analytical and inquisitive, applying these qualities to learning about how our business works and engaging with our processes. You will be someone with a robust personality and eagerness to learn about the commercial world and the business of law firms.

If you are interested in this position please . We will be in touch if there is interest in progressing your application further. Group interviews will be held in the coming weeks. Don't bother with a cover letter, but do explain a bit about yourself in the email; what you love doing, what makes you different, and what you can bring to the firm.

Research Trainees @ The Judicial Commission of NSW

Posted: 14/05/2015

The Judicial Commission of New South Wales seeks to employ two Research Trainees to work up to 2 days per week on a casual basis – one to commence in July 2015, the second to commence in February 2016.

The rate of pay is $29.44 per hour (which includes loading and pay in lieu of leave). That rate may, in certain circumstances, increase to incorporate an additional 9% for superannuation.

The research trainee will be a law student who has successfully completed criminal law with a high credit mark (70) or above, has an interest in criminal law, sentencing and procedure and has at least two years left before completing their law degree. Students entering their final year of study should not apply.

Position Description (PDF)

Applications should be in writing and should include: a resume; a certified copy of university results; a statement of interest addressing why you would like to work at the Judicial Commission; and the names and contact numbers of two referees. The closing date for applications is 11:59 pm Friday, 29 May 2015.

(02) 9299 4421

Applications Marked Confidential To:
Manager Corporate Services
Judicial Commission of New South Wales
GPO Box 3634
Sydney NSW 2001 OR

The closing date:11:59 pm Friday, 29 May 2015.

Volunteers @ Arts Law Centre

Posted: 14/05/2015

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.

The Arts Law Centre is looking for daytime volunteers who can commit to working one day per week for a minimum of 6 months.

The position is open to students who have taken or are taking IP and/ or Media Law subjects.

Position Description (PDF) & Online Application Form.

PLT Position @ Wang & Associates

Posted: 07/05/2015

Wang & Associates are seeking a law student/graduate to undertake and complete their Practical Legal Training requirement.

Your role will entail:
* Working closely with our lawyers
* General property and leasing works
* Drafting court documents and statements.
* Settlement, court attendance & Filing
* Legal research of loose-leaf & online
* Liaising with counsel, experts, witnesses & clients
* General Office duties

Essential Requirements
* Excellent research skills
* Highly organised
* Computer literate
* Proven Oral & communication skills
* Applicant that can speak Chinese will be highly regarded.

No prior experience is necessary as we will provide all training. Hours are negotiable.

To commence immediately

To apply, please send through your resume and if available your academic transcript to on (02) 92671112