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

Casual Paralegal & Research Position @ Keith Redenbach Legal

Posted 15 September 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 US AS FOLLOWS:

Contact: , Keith Redenbach Legal

Volunteer Internships @ Australian Red Cross

Posted 13 September 2016

The Australian Red Cross is looking for volunteer interns to help them with their work.

Interns will be required to commit to 1 day/ week for a minimum of 12 weeks.

Emblem Protection Intern Position Description (PDF)

Events & Outreach Intern Position Description (PDF)

Queries may be directed to

Applications close Friday, 16 September 2016

Housing Law & Homeless Prevention PLT Placement @ Redern Legal Centre

Posted 13 September 2016

The Redfern Legal Cetntre is seeking applicaitons to fill a PLT vacancy in the area of Housing & Homelessness Prevention.

Students who have completed their law degree to commence PLT and who demonstrate an understanding and commitment to social justice are encouraged to apply.

See Position Description and applicaiton process.

Applications close Monday, 19 September 2016

Criminal Law Volunteer Opportunites @ Environmental Defenders Office (EDO)

Posted 13 September 2016

The Environmental Defenders Office criminal law solicitor is in urgent and immediate need of student volunteers. 2-3 students to provide a minimum of a day a week each are needed. The minimum commitment is 3 months.

Please forward this email to students who you think would be suited, ideally who have completed criminal law courses, but Kira is happy to also receive applications from students currently studying crim law. Students should be aware that because the EDO is an underfunded and extremely busy CLC, that they will doing a fair bit of administrative support, as well as opportunities for interesting file work.

Application forms can be found here

Students should indicate in the email subject header and in the body of their cover letter that they are interested in the ‘Criminal Law Program’ so that their administrator directs their applications accordingly. Whilst the website indicates they would like volunteers to have completed environmental law, this is not a pre-requisite for the criminal law volunteer positions.

Paid internship @ Federal Department of Communications and the Arts in Canberra and Sydney

Posted 13 September 2016

Do you picture yourself working for a Federal Government Department?

The Department of Communications and the Arts is seeking motivated students with disability to complete an internship over the summer university break.

There are four internships on offer in Canberra and one in Sydney for motivated candidates studying in any of the following fields: Arts, Business, Marketing, Communications, Law, Data Analysis, IT, HR, Policy Development and more!

Australian citizens or Perminant Residents with a demonstrated disability in the penultimate or final year of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree may apply.

Applications close 17th October at 9am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

To find out more, visit the Department of Communications and the Arts Stepping Into page for the full position description and details on how to apply.

Paid internship @ the Federal Department of Environment and Energy in Canberra

Posted 13 September 2016

Do you picture yourself working for a Federal Government Department?

The Department of Environment and Energy is seeking motivated students with disability to complete an internship over the summer university break.

There are five opportunities on offer in Canberra for motivated candidates studying in any of the following fields: Economics, Data Analysis, Mathematics, Law, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Climate Change Policy and more!

Applications close 17th October at 9am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).
Do you picture yourself working for a Federal Government Department?

The Department of Environment and Energy is seeking motivated students with disability to complete an internship over the summer university break.

There are five opportunities on offer in Canberra for motivated candidates studying in any of the following fields: Economics, Data Analysis, Mathematics, Law, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, Climate Change Policy and more!

Australian citizens or Perminant Residents with a demonstrated disability in the penultimate or final year of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree may apply.

Applications close 17th October at 9am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

To find out more, visit the Department of Environment and Energy Stepping Into page for the full position description and details on how to apply.

Government Relations Volunteer @ Amnesty International

Posted 13 September 2016

The Government Relations Volunteer role with Amnesty International will be suited to students interested or currently learning about Australian Domestic Politics.

The volunteer will asssit with MP (Member of Parliament) engagement as we are more involved in this type of work for our human rights campaigns.

This opportunity will allow students to develop their skills and contribute to Amnesty International's human rights work in their community.

See Position Description (PDF)

Applications close 5.00pm Monday, 19 September 2016

Mandarin - English interpreters required @ Sydney - Renmin Law Schools' 2nd Joint Conference on Tort Law

Posted 23 August 2016

The Sydney Law School and the Renmin University Law School in Beijing will hold the second joint conference on tort law on Friday, 18 November 2016, in Sydney.

The Renmin delegation includes nine distinguished speakers, including two current and former judges of the Supreme People's Court.

We are in need of five student volunteers to serve as Chinese (Mandarin) - English interpreters for the guests. Each interpreter will be assigned to one or two guests.

The student interpreters are expected to provide translation (in summary or in full) for Chinese guest(s) during the conference and the social activities during the day.

Student interpreters will be invited to join the pre-conference dinner on the evening of 17th and the conference banquet on the evening of 18th.

If you are interested to apply, please send an email to with your CV.

Applications are open until all places are filled.

Female Law Students Open Day @ New South Wales Bar Association.

Posted 23 August 2016

The NSW Bar Association Diversity and Equality Committee is pleased to host an Open Day for Female Law Students on Friday, 21 October 2016.

The Open Day provides a wonderful opportunity for female law students to meet successful barristers and observe them at work in chambers and at Court.

Time: 8.45am - 2.00pm

Date: Friday, 21 October 2016

Register: Online (Registrations close 10 October 2016)

Female Law Students Open Day program. (PDF)

Career at the Bar Open Day @ The New South Wales Bar Association

Posted 18 August 2016

N.B. The Bar Open Day has now reached full capacity as at 16 September 2016. Students may email to register for a Waiting List in the event of late cancelations.

The Open Day provides an invaluable opportunity for law students to meet successful barristers and obtain an overview of the nature of practice at the Bar. A range of presentations will be held to provide some insight into what life is really like at the NSW Bar.

Time: 9.00am - 12.30pm

Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Register for Waiting List: Please email

Career at the Bar Open Day program. (PDF)

Graduate Legal Position @ Franklin Bell

Posted 18 August 2016

We are a small, friendly, boutique family law firm in Wahroonga. We are looking for a recent law graduate to join our team.

Position involves working closely with two specialist family law solicitors, providing assistance with client matters including drafting less complex legal documents and letters, document management, research, court appearances and generally ‘learning the ropes’ in family law.

Our firm is growing and needs a person who is flexible, friendly, has a good sense of humour and the maturity to deal with family law clients sensitively.

We would prefer applicants with a proven interest in family law.

Immediate start preferred.

Applications and questions to

Only applicants who are chosen for interview will be notified.

Internships @ Vidler & Co (Hong Kong)

Posted 18 August 2016

Vidler & Co Solicitors a reputable litigation and human rights law firm in Hong Kong that prides itself on the fearless defense of clients' rights and interests. We have an established practice in public law and criminal litigation and a growing practice in family law and civil litigation. We work closely with NGOs, charities, consulates, companies as well as individuals and have been in involved in a number of ground-breaking cases.

We are looking for students who are energetic, positive and enjoy a challenging and dynamic work environment. We offer placements of not less than 4 weeks (between November 2016 to February 2017) and encourage longer placements subject to availability.

Find out more about us by visiting our website or our "Vidler & Co Solicitors” group on Facebook. Please send completed application forms that can be found on our website to our

Application deadline: 30 September 2016

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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.