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.
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- Court Officer (CSO) – Wollongong Courthouse
- Community Outreach & Service Learning (COSL)
- Internship Opportunity – Brander Smith McKnight
- Internship Opportunity – Coutts Lawyers
- NSW Law Society LegalVitae
- Stacks Goudkamp - Junior Paralegal
- Volunteer Legal Assistant Positions - Immigration Advice and Rights Centre
- UOW JobBoard and career resources
Part time court officer position
Wollongong Courthouse currently have a vacancy for a part time (2-3 days per week) Court Officer. This position is paid and involves services the District and Supreme Court sittings in Wollongong. Paid Comprehensive training is also provided.
For more information read the Role Description
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and send her a CV, expression of interest and enrolment record. If approved by Brander Smith McKnight, contact email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 : email@example.com
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, Liverpool and Newcastle. We are seeking a junior paralegal. The position is suitable to someone who is able to work independently from home and attend our Sydney CBD office as and when required.
The position would be suitable for a candidate in their first or second year of university with part-time (three days a week minimum) or full-time availability. The successful candidate will be an organised, adaptable and agile individual with the ability to respond to emerging demands. A strong team player, you will demonstrate respect, have a positive attitude and enthusiastically accept new challenges as they arise. Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills will be key for your success, as will the ability to effectively manage competing priorities.
Importantly, you will be passionate about the work you'll be doing, and will have a genuine interest in working to help people. The primary tasks will include:
- Providing support to Karina Goodall, Practice Group Leader
- Legal research
- Analysing and summarising medical reports
- Analysing and summarising clinical notes
- Analysing and summarising subpoena records
- Drafting pleadings
- Responding to requests for particulars
- Preparing briefs for counsel
- Preparing and assisting at hearings – in person and by audio-visual link
If you are interested in this position, please email your resume together with a detailed covering letter to:
Karina Goodall, Practice Group Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications close COB Friday, 24 September 2021.
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.
We are looking for people who:
- have completed at least two years of a law degree or combined law degree;
- have previous volunteer experience and/or administrative/paralegal experience;
- have good oral and written communication skills;
- 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 email@example.com 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.Find out more