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

Paralegal @ ClarkeKann Lawyers

Posted 2 May 2016

ClarkeKann is a leading commercial law firm with offices in Sydney and Brisbane.

A great opportunity has arisen for a law student to work with a team of highly experienced corporate and commercial litigation professionals on a casual basis 2 days per week.

You will be an undergraduate law student with intermediate MS Office skills, strong attention to detail and excellent spelling and grammar.

You will possess good time management skills, be flexible in your approach and be able to work well in a team environment. You will be required to conduct your role in a confidential manner and present at all times in a professional manner. You will need to be an enthusiastic, motivated and a focused individual with good academic achievements.
The role requires you to assist litigation lawyers in the team with ongoing contentious matters. You will also be required to assist with the preparation of client updates and bulletins. This is a fantastic opportunity to be exposed to challenging corporate and commercial litigation matters.

To apply send your CV (no longer than 2 pages) together with academic transcripts to

Applications close: Friday, 13 May 2016.

On Campus Talk @ Deutsche Bank Internship Programme in Asia - Singapore & Hong Kong

Posted 2 May 2016

If you’re someone who thinks beyond the obvious and is constantly seeking new experiences, a banking career in Asia could be for you. A central pillar to the Bank’s global strategy since 1872 when we opened our first overseas branches in Shanghai and Yokohama – we now have more than 16,000 employees in 16 markets.

If the prospect of a career in Asia excites you, our Deutsche Bank Internship Programme in Corporate & Investment Banking: Corporate Finance, or Global
Markets could be just what you’re looking for.

When?
12.00-1.00pm, Thursday 5 May 2016
(N.B. Time changed from 1.00-2.00pm)

Where?
Seminar Room 344 (SR344), Level 3, Law School Annexe.

Register? Register Online

Deutsche Bank Internship Programme in Aisa
To find out about careers in Asia and to apply, visit Deutsche Bank Careers

Applications close July 21, 2016

Careers in Big Data Q&A Panel

Posted 2 May 2016

Careers in Big Data Q&A Panel

When: Tuesday 10 May 2016
Time: 4:30–6pm

Did you know that ‘big data’ is utilised across a range of different industries and jobs? Impacting government, marketing, business, finance, IT, engineering and science; big data is changing the way organisations frame and solve problems.

This interactive question & answer session is a great opportunity to find out more, no matter what your discipline! Our panel of industry experts will share their career stories and answer your questions.

Guest speakers include representatives from Macquarie Bank, IBM, APT and Telstra.

  • Gain key information about the broad range of careers in big data;
  • Panel members will talk about their experience and provide tips on working in the sector;
  • Great opportunity to have your questions answered by industry professionals; and
  • Students from all degrees and all disciplines are welcome. A technical background is not necessary.

For more information on the session check out the Sydney CareerHub

Places are limited, register now to secure your place!

Gadens Interview Skills Workshop

Posted 2 May 2016

Law students in their penultimate year of study are invited to attend: Gadens Interview Skills Workshop presented by Gadens Partner Anthony Walsh and Sherry Saliyb, Recruitment Advisor.

The workshop will:

  • equip you with skills to blitz your interviews;
  • provide an environment for you to practice your interviewing technique and receive direct feedback; and
  • allow you to network with legal professions keen to assist you with your career.

Date: Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Time: 5:00pm arrival for a 5:30pm start

Location: Gadens, Level 16, 77 Castlereigh Street, Sydney NSW 2000

RSVP: Please RSVP with your full name, university and year by Tuesday, 17 May to (02) 9035 7151

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.

International Arbitration Internships @ Allen & Overy - Paris

Posted 2 May 2016

Allen & Overy's International Arbitration Group (Paris) offer six month internships each year, from January to June and from July to December.

The International Arbitration Group are presently seeking to recruit for the internship begining in January 2017. Please submit your application as soon as possible.

Expressions of interest for subsequent internships are also welcome.

Allen & Overy International Arbitration Internship - Paris (PDF)

Profile
We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate a strong academic performance in the law. We are also looking for evidence of teamwork, communication skills, planning and organisation, problem solving, commercial awareness and commitment. Prior experience, whether academic or professional, in international arbitration would also be valued.

Mission
As an intern in the International Arbitration Group in Paris, you will have the opportunity to work alongside partners and associates who will ensure you are given variety and responsibility in your work. You will be expected to use your initiative but always safe in the knowledge that you have a
strong network of resources and support behind you. You will be involved in all aspects of our practice, whether conducting legal research, drafting advice, attending client meetings, assisting with the preparation of submissions,
and attending hearings.

Volunteer Mock Trial Witnesses @ NSW Bar Association

Posted 19 April 2016

The NSW Bar Association is seeking volunteers to act as witnesses and participate in a mock trial.

The Bar Practice Course for new barristers culminates in a mock trial on Saturday, 28 May 2016 in the Supreme Court. The trials will be presided over by Judges from the Supreme and District Courts. This would be an excellent opportunity for law students to be involved in a case and experience it ‘from the inside’. The students will also need to be available for a conference with the barristers the week before the mock trial.

More information can be found in the Flyer (PDF)

If you are available for one of the options decribed in the Flyer and wish to volunteer please email wiht your full name, postal address, phone numbers, and preferred times/options.

2017 Asssociate and Research Associate/ Orderlies @ Supreme Court of Western Australia

Posted 19 April 2016

Applications are now open for a number of positions of Associate, Research Associate and Orderly at the Supreme Court of Western Australia for 2017.

Details of the positions available, the appropriate contacts and other relevant information are contained in the position advertisement (PDF)

Applications should include a covering letter, curriculum vitae and current academic transcript (or certified copy) and must be submitted to the relevant Associate by noon, Friday 13 May 2016 (WST).

Late applications will not be considered.

Design Officer @ Sydney University Law Society (SULS)

Posted 19 April 2016

The SULS Executive is calling for applications to fill the position of Design Officer to commence at the end of Semester One exams.

This is an opportunity to be involved in planning and executing the activities of one of the largest student societies on campus.

Each application should include:

  • A cover letter (maximum 1 page) addressing your capacity to bear the key responsibilities of the role;
  • An up-to-date CV;
  • 2-3 examples of your design work; and
  • Your contact details.

The elected members of the Executive will appoint students on the merit of their applications.

Key responsibilities and skills:

  • Design and develop SULS’ publicity material, including posters for events in each portfolio and other SULS documents;
  • Support the Publications Director with the design of all SULS publications;
  • Excellent working knowledge of design programs such as InDesign, Photoshop, Publisher and/or other applications;
  • Reliable and organised, so as to meet the ongoing needs of the SULS Executive.

Applications open today and will close 9 am Tuesday 10 May.

Please send your application to , President, with the subject title “Application for Design Officer”.

PLT Placement @ MOSAIC - Justice Connect

Posted 19 April 2016

Justice Connect are currently recruiting a PLT student to work with our specialist migrant legal service: Migrant Outreach Services: Advice, Information, Community Education (MOSAIC).

What to expect from your placement:

Not-for-Profit PLT Placement
PLT Placement MOSAIC - Sydney Office (PDF)

PLT MOSAIC Position Description (PDF)

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

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

Paralegal Positions @ Playfair Visa and Migration Services

Posted 14 April 2016

Playfair Visa and Migration Services are seeking applicants for paralegal positions based in their humanitarian migration department.

Applicants are expected to have an interest in refugee law and should indicate their interest by emailing a brief summary of their studies and relevant work experience (if any), along with a covering letter setting out why they would be interested in taking on a paralegal position providing assistance to asylum seekers.

Applications and queries may be directed to or

Ph: (02) 9233 8899

DUTIES:
General Tasks

  • Calling clients to communicate processes and systems in a reliable and accurate manner;
  • Managing client enquiries and ensuring efficient and timely allocation to appropriate staff members, if unable to assist;
  • Ensuring clients clearly understand Playfair services and what is required of them and communicating this in a friendly and professional manner;
  • Efficient management of tasks and organised record keeping to ensure timely completion of tasks and appropriate follow up with clients;
  • Assisting with pre-filling forms, as and when requested;
  • Preparing letters of engagement to engage new clients, subject to approval and sign off by supervising Migration Agent; and

    Providing interpreting assistance, as and when requested.

Legal Analyst @ Law of the Jungle

Posted 8 April 2016

Do you enjoy applying legal research and analytic skills in a commercial context?

Law of the Jungle is looking for a talented part-time legal analyst who can help us change the way people deal with law in business.

We’re a legal technology company revolutionising how businesses manage legal compliance. Our vision is to put the law to work for business by making complex commercial law easy for non-legal professionals.

As a legal analyst, you will help develop our legal knowledge systems, keep our legal content up to date and provide client support. This is a special opportunity for any law student who sees a future for themselves in commercial law, consulting or related fields.

You can apply by sending your resume and a copy of your academic transcript to

To find out more go to Law of the Jungle - Careers

Casual Paralegal/ Research Position @ Keith Redenbach Legal

Posted 7 April 2016

Do you want to work for a specialist Sydney based law firm on a casual and flexible basis?

Are your academic marks superior?

Due to unprecedented demand, both in contract drafting and litigious work, several casual new positions have opened.

Construction and infrastructure experience is highly valued, but not essential.

If you have what it takes, please contact us.

If suitably qualified, please send your resume and latest marks to , Keith Redenbach Legal

PLT Placements @ Justice Connect

Posted 6 April 2016

Justice Connect are currently recruiting a PLT student to work with our specialist legal service Not-for-profit Law and Self Representation Service:

What to expect from your placement:

Not-for-Profit PLT Placement
PLT Placement NFP Law - Sydney Office (PDF)

PLT NFP Law Position Description (PDF)

Self Representation Service PLT Placement
PLT Placement - Self Rep Service - Sydney Office (PDF)

PLT Self Representation Service Position Description (PDF)

Refer to our website Positions Available page

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

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

PLT Postion @ National Electrical & Communications Association (NECA)

Posted 6 April 2016

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) are seeking law graduates or law students to undertake their Practical Legal Training component in our legal practice. This will be an unpaid, voluntary position with the option of working a minimum of 2-3 days per week or on a full time basis.

Our in-house legal practice primarily represents the peak industry body for Electrical and Communications Companies in Australia, National Electrical and Communications Association and its members.

The area of law which we cover is primarily construction law, ranging from litigation, project and contract negotiation, to matters involving breach of director’s duties.

Located in Burwood within close proximity to the train station, this position will provide PLT trainees with the opportunity to work directly with client files, engage with clients and work closely with the solicitors from our practice. The role includes:

  • Conduct legal research;
  • Accompany Solicitors in court appearances;
  • Correspond with clients;
  • Draft court documents and contract/project documentation;
  • Manage files; and
  • Attend to general office administration and clerical duties.

How to Apply
Please provide a CV and academic transcript to

Questions or queries may be fielded to

There is no application deadline as we will be taking 2-3 trainees every 3-4 months.

2016 Indigenous Legal Cadetships @ Gilbert + Tobin

Posted 5 April 2016

Applications are now open for our 2016 Indigenous Legal Cadetships

There are 2 positions available in the Sydney office.

Applications are open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students at any stage of their degree and the firm encourages applications from students in first and second year. Cadetships are open to students studying full-time or part-time.

G + T 2016 Indigenous Cadetships Flyer (PDF)

Applications may be submitted online via the job search application on the Me and T+G page.

Applications close 31 May 2016.

Applicants need to include a CV, cover letter and academic transcript. A print out of their online academic record is sufficient (we do NOT require an official academic transcript). In the cover letter applicants should address the following:

  • About themselves;
  • Motivation(s) for studying law;
  • Areas of legal interest;
  • Motivations for applying for this cadetship and working with Gilbert + Tobin;
  • Interests outside law;
  • Work experience to date;
  • Any other information.

Any student questions may be directed to or (02) 9263 4497.

Legal Editor/ Writer @ WorkplaceInfo

Posted 5 April 2016

WorkplaceInfo is looking for someone who is legally qualified and has some experience in workplace relations, who is interested in writing about cases appearing before the Fair Work Commission or relevant courts dealing with a wide range of workplace issues.

Here are a couple of examples of the sorts of things the legal editor will be writing about:

Documents can make or break unfair dismissal claim

Contract restricted finance broker's right to resign

This is a full-time role based in North Sydney, and the person will start in July, to allow for a handover period with the incumbent. The position is suited to someone with leadership potential as there is a future opportunity to take a role in leading the publishing team.

If you would like more information about the position, contact:
Dr Ray Welling, Manager - Digital Content Production & Editor-in-Chief.
Ph: 02 9458 7475

Graduate Lawyer @ Norton White

Posted 5 April 2016

Norton White are seeking a graduate lawyer to joint their 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 a recognised leader in the field.

Your Skills
Experience is not essential. We are more 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.

How 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

Application close: 5 May 2016

2017 Graduate Program @ ACT Public Service

Posted 4 April 2016

The ACT Public Service (ACTPS) Graduate Program is a whole of government full-time program that runs for ten months. We offer our graduates the opportunity to be part of a unique jurisdiction with approximately 20,000 staff that combines state and municipal roles into one level of government. This unique environment means we can offer you a diverse range of career opportunities and on many occasions the chance to see the direct impact of work you do in the community. Our Program offers a combination of on the job and formal training that will utilise your existing skills and build new capabilities to equip you with the knowledge you require to be a high quality employee within the ACTPS.

The ACTPS Graduate Program offers successful applicants:

  • participation in three diverse workplace rotations across the Service;
  • a comprehensive learning and development program that provides you with the essential skills, knowledge and abilities that form the building blocks of a successful and long-lasting career in the public service; and
  • a competitive starting salary of $65,671 with salary advancement upon successful completion of the Program.

The ACTPS is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment we strongly encourage people from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background, or People with Disability, to apply. Some of the positions within the 2017 Graduate Program are designated to be filled with people from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background and/or People with Disability. Applicants for the Inclusion stream may be required to provide proof of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin and/or Disability as part of the recruitment process.

Eligibility: Applicants must

  • be an Australian citizen, or hold Australian permanent residency status or be a New Zealand citizen who resides in Australia and who holds a Special Category temporary residence visa (SCV);
  • by early February 2017, have completed as a minimum a three year bachelor degree with at least a credit average from an Australian University, or an equivalent degree as recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR); and
  • have completed their degree within the last three years.

Note: Prior to commencing in this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 may be required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - The ACT Public Service (ACTPS) Graduate Program

Contact Officer:

Application close: Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Research Assistant @ Law & Justice Foundation (NSW)

Posted 21 March 2016

The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW is an independent not for profit organisation with a 49 year history of improving access to justice for the people of NSW. We work collaboratively with the legal sector, support projects that improve access to justice, and conduct rigorous empirical research and data analysis. The Foundation is based in newly refurbished premises in the heart of Sydney CBD.

Working with policy makers and legal assistance service providers, the Foundation’s research team undertake innovative empirical research and quantitative analysis to support the delivery of effective and efficient legal assistance for the most disadvantaged in society. Key themes within the research program include:

  • Measuring and monitoring legal need and access to justice
  • Monitoring and evaluating services to assess how they can most cost-effectively meet the needs of disadvantaged clients
  • Identifying triggers and pathways to legal help seeking and problem solving
  • Assessing how services can best identify, measure and take account of client capability in their service provision
  • Reviewing and analysing court data.

The Foundation now wishes to recruit a pool of casual Research Assistants to support the small but dynamic research team. These positions may suit postgraduate students or other researchers wishing to gain experience in policy related research.

Full Position Description (PDF)

In your application please provide a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and address the selection criteria above. Other than your CV, your application should be no more than 4 sides of A4 (Times Roman or equivalent, 12 point font).

As we have an immediate requirement for assistance, please send your application to as soon as possible. However, as we are building up a pool of casual research staff, we will accept applications until Thursday, 5 May2016.