Current employment opportunities will be posted below.
Further opportunities in the legal industry, as well as a range of resources that are useful for applications and interviews, are available at the Beyond Law website here.
SUMMER CLERKSHIP – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Justice Strategy and Policy in the Department of Justice is pleased to offer Summer Clerkship positions for 2017-2018. We expect to offer 2 to 3 clerkship positions.
A summer clerkship with Justice Strategy and Policy provides a unique opportunity to be involved in formulating government policy, law reform and Parliamentary practice. You will have hands-on involvement in a range of projects from civil to criminal law policy and legislation development. Some of the tasks you may be expected to complete are:
– preparing briefing notes for the Attorney General and other Justice cluster Ministers
– liaising with stakeholders
– conducting in-depth analysis on proposed Bills or policy reform from other Ministers
– writing speeches
– attending meetings
– working with other Government Departments, and
– conducting research.
A summer clerkship with Justice Strategy and Policy is suited to students who enjoy working in a fast paced and dynamic workplace, have excelled in a variety of academic and non-academic fields, and are interested in pursuing a career in government or public policy. Subject to business needs, opportunities for clerks may also be available in other areas within the Department of Justice
Applications are currently open and close on 17 July 2017.
LEGAL CLERKSHIP OPENING EVENING – PWC
Did you know that with over 2,500 lawyers across more than 90 countries, we have the broadest geographical coverage of any Legal services network in the world? Our Legal team is growing, and we’re looking for Law students to join us over summer and take part in the PwC Legal Clerkship Program.
Join us for an interactive cocktail evening and gain insight into our unique multi-disciplinary offering and client-centric value proposition. Hear from our team, take a tour of our new office and network with recent graduates!
Where: PwC Sydney, One International Towers, Sydney, Watermans Quay, Barangaroo
When: Tuessday 4 July at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Your RSVP is essential. Please register for this event by Tuesday 27th June.
CLIENT SERVICE INTERN – LAW OF THE JUNGLE
We’re looking for an outstanding client service intern to assist our service team in delivering projects to our corporate clients and answering queries from our users about our products.
You’ll be helping to administer projects, liaise with corporate clients, solve technical issues, upload legal content and make sure that all of this happens as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
The role is an outstanding opportunity for those aiming for a career in law, in management consulting or in business. We have an impressive alumni list of those who have gone on to great things in these fields.
If you are interested, please send your resume, including an academic transcript and a short cover letter to:
Email: email@example.com | ph: +61 2 9209 4500 |
LEGAL ANALYST – LAW OF THE JUNGLE
We are looking for an outstanding law student or graduate with strong credentials and a passion to contribute in arguably the most exciting line of business available in the law. The role, which would require 20+ hours of availability per week (though actual work times are flexible).
– Exposure and access to major corporate enterprises at a surprisingly senior level
– A level of responsibility and ownership that will appeal to those who are ambitious to succeed, attentive to detail and willing to ask questions
– Deep involvement in cutting edge legal technology product development, with a particular focus on legal content development
– An opportunity to apply research skills in commercial law (competition, consumer, workplace, contracts, general)
– The ability to work constructively in a team
– An interest in technology and cloud solutions
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Exceptional academic ability (honours level grades)
– A demonstrable record of extra-curricular achievement
The role is an outstanding opportunity for those aiming for a career in commercial law, at the bar, in management consulting or in business. We have an impressive alumni list of those who have gone on to great things in these fields. Click here for more information.
PARALEGAL – ALLENS
Allens is currently hiring new Paralegals, to work two days per week in our Sydney office.
Paralegal positions are a fantastic way to become acquainted with the Firm, and gain invaluable skills in legal research, drafting, knowledge management and business development. From day one, you will have the opportunity to support various practice groups across Allens, and be exposed to a range of different areas of law.
· be a current law student in LLB2/3 or JD1;
· be willing to work two full days per week, from early July, and attend induction and training in the week commencing 26 June.
Successful candidates must:
· have a strong academic record;
· have a demonstrated interest in commercial law;
· display excellent attention to detail;
· work collaboratively and effectively within and across teams; and
· thrive in a fast-paced environment.
How to apply
Please email the Head Paralegals (Olivia Ronan and Hope Williams) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Attach an up-to-date CV, academic transcript and cover letter. Please structure your cover letter under the following headings:
1. Why are you interested in commercial law?
2. Why are you interested in working at Allens?
3. What makes you suitable for a paralegal role?
Applications close 5pm, Friday 2 June.
UNPAID LEGAL POSITION – MARTIN STREET LAWYERS
Martin Street Lawyers is a boutique firm practising in a broad range of legal areas. Our firm prides itself in bringing years of experience to clients, and their matters.
A position at Martin Street Lawyers will give you the opportunity to:
– gain hands on experience in a broad range of legal areas;
– work with a solicitor;
– advance and consolidate your foundational legal skills; and
– develop insight into litigation, and case management.
What we are looking for in you:
– a bright 2nd to 3rd year Law student;
– someone who is passionate to learn;
– applicants must demonstrate a work ethic, and an ability to learn quickly on the job; and
– must be committed to a minimum of 2 full days a week.
The position is unpaid.
To apply, please forward your CV, and academic record together with a one-page cover letter to:
INDIGENOUS CLERKSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS MENTORING – ALLENS
Allens RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan) Committee is offering to pair indigenous students with lawyers at Allens to provide feedback and advice on clerkship applications for all firms. The program recognises that indigenous students are frequently at a disadvantage to non-indigenous students in the clerkship application process as they are less likely to have access to advice from family members, friends or acquaintances with experience in the hiring process for law firms.
The program is intended to assist in providing direct feedback, advice and assistance to indigenous students wishing to apply to clerkships this year. The program intends to cover CVs, cover letters and interview preparation. Applications close 31 May 2017.
If you are an indigenous student and would like to be involved in the program, please email Heydon.Wardell-Burrus@allens.com.au
Social Justice and Public Interest Careers Panel – Sydney University Law School
The inaugural SULS Social Justice and Public Interest Careers Alumni Panel is being held at 6pm on 29th May. It will feature a range of Usyd alumni who currently work in the ‘public interest’ sector – whether that be in community legal centres, education, policy and advocacy work, journalism or social justice-oriented consulting.
Students will have the opportunity to hear a diverse range of speakers share their personal experiences forging careers in social justice, and pursuing alternative (i.e. non-corporate) pathways following their law degrees. The event will conclude with a Q&A and networking session where students can raise any queries they have about getting involved with public interest initiatives at and beyond university, and finding employment outside of the purely corporate legal space.
To register, or for more information, click here.