Internships and job opportunities

At UOW Law, we view professional experience as an integral part of legal education. It allows students to observe the law in action and identify and reflect on the connections and gaps between theory and practice. It allows students to apply and enhance their knowledge and skills and helps them form a sense of professional legal identity and build professional networks.

UOW Law Students professional experience opportunities

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District Court Judges' Program
Law student with Professor Colin Picker Lucy Mentoring Program
SWS Open Night Community Outreach Service Learning (COSL) program

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Job opportunities

The main function of the law clerk is to support the lawyers with their work through a variety of support-based and administrative duties. Law clerks will be trained in many different aspects of the law and are a vital part of the ALG team.

Please email cover letter and CV to jbernhorster@alg.com.au

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Justice NSW are currently looking to recruit for their talent pool. Recruitment for court staff in the Sydney metropolitan, Greater Sydney metropolitan and Illawarra South Regions is now open.   The Assistant Client Services Officer provides a range of clerical and administrative services including, but not limited to, responding to client enquiries, providing assistance in the courtroom, data entry and records management.

The recruitment is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) targeted.  All applicants are welcome.  The targeted nature of this recruitment means that preference will be given to candidates who meet the established standards of the role and are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. 

This bulk talent pool recruitment is for roles in the Campbelltown, Sutherland and Wollongong hubs as well as other locations. Positions offered from the talent pool may be either Temporary or ongoing, Fulltime or part time.

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Babister Legal is looking for an Office Junior to assist our growing team. If you are a recent High School graduate, or current university student, this role may be the one for you!

We are looking for a team member with an attention to detail and a willingness to learn. This role will present you with many opportunities to grow while assisting our office manager and solicitors.

Previous experience in an office is beneficial but not essential. This role is ideally suited for someone wishing to begin their career and gain valuable experience in an office environment.

If you think this might be the role for you, please check out more detail the in Babister Legal - Office Junior Position Description and send your Resume with a Cover letter to lynda@babisterlegal.com.au using the subject line “Superstar Office Assistant”.

Babister Legal is looking for a Paralegal to add to our team. If you are a current university student studying law, or simply looking for a career in the legal field – this is the position for you.

We are especially looking for someone who is a team player with excellent communication skills. As we operate as a smaller law firm you will be challenged with many and varied tasks, a can-do attitude is essential, and a willingness to get things done, often with minimal supervision!

Previous experience in an office is beneficial. We value working together as a team and require someone that has a desire to contribute to the growing firm and also grow themselves.

If you think this might be the role for you, please check out more detail the in Babister Legal - Paralegal Position Description and send your Resume with a Cover letter to lynda@babisterlegal.com.au using the subject line “Superstar Paralegal”.

 

The UOW Law Community Outreach and Service Learning (COSL) program matches students with community organisations and other groups needing assistance, reflecting UOW Law’s commitment to community engagement and access to justice. Students gain valuable experience and a useful addition to their CV’s and professional network while making a worthwhile contribution to the local community. UOW’s key partners in COSL are Volunteering Illawarra, the Illawarra Legal Centre and the Wollongong office of NSW Legal Aid.

 

All volunteer opportunities will be posted below.

 

Dentons are looking for at least one graduate/soon to be graduate/very recently qualified lawyer. 

The role(s) are in the real estate group in the Sydney office which has approximately 300 staff (plus offices in other states). While the roles are in real estate and not part of the rotating graduate program, successful applicants will have the same access to learning and development items, training, events etc that are offered in the graduate program. There is approximately 60 staff in the real estate group in Sydney, of which 6 are partners and quite a few junior lawyers.

Further information on the Law Graduate / Solicitor role

 

Brander Smith McKnight are a busy law firm based in Sutherland. They are happy to accommodate students on unpaid internships during Autumn session for the purpose of LLB 397/3397. The firm is happy to negotiate attendance around study commitments but remember that to qualify for LLB 397/3397, attendance must be at least 2 days/week and the arrangement must be approved by the Law School  before you commence as days cannot be counted retrospectively. 

Interested students should contact Dana Smith at danasmith@branderlaw.com.au and send her a CV, expression of interest and enrolment record. If approved by Brander Smith McKnight, contact  law-internships@uow.edu.au  and advise of the arrangement to start the approval process.

Coutts Lawyers and Conveyancers are an Award-Winning firm with offices in Narellan, Camden, Campbelltown, Parramatta, Hunter Valley, Tahmoor and Wollongong. This Autumn session, they are able to offer a small number of students unpaid internship opportunities around their studies to gain valuable experience and for the purpose of LLB 397/3397 Legal Internship.

The firm is happy to negotiate attendance around study commitments but remember that to qualify for LLB 397/3397, attendance must be at least 2 days/week and the arrangement must be approved by the Law School  before you commence as days cannot be counted retrospectively. If approved by Coutts, contact  law-internships@uow.edu.au  and advise of the arrangement to start the approval process.

Interested students should send an expression of interest/cover letter, CV and copy of enrolment record to Karena Nicholls : karena@couttslegal.com.au

Haille Paine are a long-established firm in Bowral with a busy practice primarily in property, estates and estate planning matters.

The firm is happy to take on a student for work experience around the student’s study programs. This experience would meet the requirements of LLB 3397 Legal Internship (provided it is at least 2 days/week and the experience is registered/approved in advance) and could also be utilized for PLT purposes.

Interested students should send CV and EOI to Mr David Allen: david@haillepaine.com.au 

Legal Aid NSW are looking to recruit Legal Support Officers at their offices around NSW including Sydney Metro and Wollongong.

Applications close 26 June 2022.

Contact Kate Vassie from the Wollongong Legal Aid office for any questions you may have regarding the positions. Email Katherine.Vassie@legalaid.nsw.gov.au or phone at Wollongong Legal Aid Office on (02) 4228 8299.

Are you looking for a clerkship, graduate position or work experience? 

LegalVitae connects law students with employers for clerkship and graduate positions.

For more information visit LegalVitae

Stacks Goudkamp is a leading personal injury law firm in the Sydney CBD.

We are seeking a junior assistant for a part-time (minimum three days per week) and full-time position in the Sydney CBD office.

This is an entry level position.  The position would be suitable for a first or second year law student looking to gain experience in a law firm. 

The primary tasks of the position will include:

  • Providing support to a Practice Group Leader
  • Saving documents to our document management system
  • Preparing briefs to counsel
  • Assisting with the preparation of applications to the Personal Injury Commission
  • Making deliveries

 Full training will be provided however basic computer skills are essential.

 If you are interested in this position, please email your resume with covering letter to:

Karina Goodall

Practice Group Leader | Director

karina@stacksgoudkamp.com.au

 

 

Are you interested in helping vulnerable migrants, refugees and asylum seekers? Are you curious about what it is like to work in a community legal centre?

IARC is a Community Legal Centre that works with vulnerable migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. We provide free legal advice and assistance in matters such as protection visas, family visas and visa cancellation. IARC is also involved in policy and law reform and community development, education and advocacy.

Working as a volunteer legal assistant at IARC is an opportunity to build your skills in assisting vulnerable clients, working with interpreters, communicating with the public and file maintenance. Your primary role will be to provide administrative and paralegal assistance to IARC solicitors. You will be responsible for responding to initial enquiries from clients, scheduling appointments, providing legal information and referrals and other administrative tasks. Depending on your experience and interest, you may also become involved in assisting with research, project work and working with clients.

IARC’s office is in Sydney’s CBD. All volunteer legal assistants must commit to working one day per week (normal office hours 9am to 5 pm) for at least six months. Training and supervision is provided.

Selection criteria

We are looking for people who: 

  1. have completed at least two years of a law degree or combined law degree; 
  2. have previous volunteer experience and/or administrative/paralegal experience;
  3. have good oral and written communication skills;
  4. are willing to help where needed, take initiative, problem solve, and are able to juggle competing demands.

This is an unpaid position. Please include your preferred day, when you are available to start, and let us know if you speak a second language.

How to apply 

Apply by forwarding your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria above to Sabina Wynn, Director, at iarcvolunteer@iarc.asn.au or call 02 82340709 to discuss.

There is no closing date for applications and applications will be assessed as they come in. Applicants may be asked to attend an interview.

If you do not address the Selection Criteria, we cannot consider your application. Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for interviews will be contacted about their application.

UOW's Careers Central has a jobboard. Employers advertise their jobs direct to UOW students. The Careers Central team also collates relevant jobs from across the many job seeking sites. In addition to the School of Law’s job & work experience opportunities, check out the latest available positions at UOW Career Central Job Board.

Students can also career tools as CareerHub Plus which is an online library specifically designed to improve student, graduate and alumni employability. Explore an extensive range of interactive tools, videos, eLearning and written resources and find a job or work experience.

For more information visit Career resources.

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UOW Law are seeking organisations across private, public and community sectors to partner with UOW’s School of Law to support our students’ learning and to develop Australia’s future workforce. Partners have the opportunity to build long-term, strategic relationships and add value to their organisation by accessing talented upper year students.

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