Employment opportunities

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Law Enforcement Victoria – Work Experience Opportunity

The Enforcement Victoria branch of the ACCC is seeking expressions of interest from students in their penultimate or final year of study in Law seeking work experience with the ACCC.

What is the position?

Work experience students will work within the Enforcement Victoria branch of the ACCC on investigations of alleged contraventions of the competition and consumer law provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. Tasks may include:

  • assisting in drafting correspondence, file notes, witness statements, voluntary information requests and section 155 notices
  • attending interviews with complainants and traders
  • analysing information and making recommendations to managers about the progress of investigations
  • participating in meetings with internal and external lawyers and counsel
  • assisting in drafting papers, reports, media releases and briefs to be considered by senior managers, Commissioners and the public
  • assisting with administrative tasks

The work experience program will take place over three or four weeks from 29 June 2015 in Melbourne.

Will I get paid?

Work experience students will not be paid.

How do I apply?

The ACCC is seeking people who demonstrate strong analytical thinking and interpersonal communication skills. As part of their application, students must submit an essay elaborating about an interest they have outside of competition and consumer law where they have demonstrated these attributes. The essay must be limited to 300 words.

For more information and to apply please visit the ACCC website. Applicants will be prompted to upload their current CV, a copy of their academic transcript and the essay referred to above.

For more information on this role please contact Madelaine Holt at Madelaine.Holt@accc.gov.au.

Sue Lyttleton Lawyer - Legal Clerk

Sue Lyttleton Lawyer is inviting second and third-year law students to apply for a position as legal clerk in their boutique law firm in Port Melbourne.

What is the position?

The firm focuses on the niche area of VCAT administrations, but as a legal clerk you will also be exposed to many other facets of the law. The Sue Lyttleton Lawyer team is small but driven to provide a premium service to their clients. They are looking for an enthusiastic team player who is keen to be hands-on from the first day.

The position requires a 21 hour commitment per week with flexible hours to work around your university schedule.

How will I benefit?

This position will not only provide a paid job with hands-on experience in the field of law, it also will qualify you for the compulsory practical legal experience component of your degree.

Will I get paid?

Remuneration is A$30 per hour plus superannuation.

What is required?

The applicant is expected to have a basic understanding of the machinations of VCAT and medium-level Microsoft Office knowledge. Experience working within a legal firm would be favourable, but is not essential. The position requires an immediate start.

How do I apply?

Please submit your expression of interest, including your resume to Patrick Lyttleton – pat@suelyttleton.com.au.

Applications close 30 April 2015.


The Supreme Court of Western Australia is inviting final and penultimate year law students to apply for a number of positions as Associate and Research Associate at the Court in 2016.
Successful applicants must be available to attend the Associates' Induction Programme from Monday 4 January 2016 to Friday 8 January 2016.

  • Applications close 12.00pm (WST) on Friday 15 May 2015.


Victoria Law Foundation Internship 

Our internships offer 2-4 Victorian law students an opportunity to gain a behind-the-scenes understanding of a non-commercial legal body and to develop networks to assist them in their future careers.

Interns will be buddied-up with a foundation manager or supervisor in one of the following key areas:

  • grants
  • publications
  • education
  • communications or
  • executive services.

Projects vary widely depending on the key area and can range from undertaking general legal research, writing human resources policy, to developing distribution and marketing plans for legal education materials.

The internship aims to give you an understanding of the work of the Victoria Law Foundation and exposure to alternative careers in the legal sector.

How long is the internship?

The internship is for 20 days. Generally, internships are undertaken in one block over either winter or summer university holidays.

Do I get paid?

As an intern, you are a volunteer. However, you will receive a modest honorarium of $500 as a contribution towards your out of pocket expenses such as transport and meals. You will be paid your honorarium at the beginning of your internship.

Who can apply?

You must be a current law student at a Victorian university undertaking either an undergraduate law degree or a juris doctorate.

How do I apply?

For information on how to apply visit Victorian Law Foundation or download the internship recruitment pack.

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