The careers portfolio of the LSS endeavours to create an interactive and informative platform between students and the broader legal community. We hope to inspire students to pursue their legal passions, consider a wide span of domestic and international legal career opportunities and develop skills required to achieve their career goals. Please contact us if you have ideas for events or initiatives, we look forward to engaging with the broader legal community.
Events to Come in 2019
ANU Law Careers Fair hosted with ANU Careers:
12 – 2pm, 13 March, Athenaeum, ANU School of Music
The annual fair is an excellent opportunity for students to connect with firms looking to hire law graduates. It is open to students of all years, whether you are doing some initial research into available career opportunities or looking for clerkship or graduate positions.
Attorney General’s Department Careers Guide
The Guide will be available in hardcopy at the ANU Law Careers Fair and published online on 13 March. It includes information on working in numerous sub-industries of law and contributions from paralegals and solicitors working in such fields.
Allens Linklaters Networking Workshop
12:30- 1:30pm, 14 March 12, Venue TBC
Solicitors and staff from Allens will be presenting their advice on how to network and the importance of networking when applying for legal roles.
Clerkship Information Evening
7 May, John Curtain School of Medicine
This is a wonderful event to learn all you need to about Clerkships, the application process and meet contacts from a wide variety of firms. The Clerkship Evening is open to pen-ultimate and final year students.
Ashurst LLP Clerkship Guide
The Guide will available in hardcopy at the Clerkship Information Evening and published online on 7 May. It includes firm material on their clerkship processes, contributions from previous clerks and general applications tips and tricks.
MinterEllison CV and Cover Letter Workshop
12- 1pm, 14 May, Venue TBC
Staff from MinterEllison will be presenting their tips and tricks and what they look for in a stellar CVs and Resumes
MinterEllison Interview Skills Workshop
12-1pm, 21 May, Venue TBC
Staff from MinterEllison will be presenting their methods to success when it comes to preparing for interviews and ensuring that you ace them.
Social Justice/ Careers Evening
This evening will be run by a panel of legal professionals working outside of corporate law and provides an opportunity for students to learn more about a variety of legal careers.
Looking for legal work or volunteer experience?
If you are looking to gain legal or work experience please refer to sites such as ANU Careers Hub, the ANU LSS Facebook page, Seek, Ethical Jobs, Beyond Law, Indeed, APS Jobs and Social Justice Opportunities. For more ideas on where law degree may take you, we also encourage you to take a look at GradAustralia’s Law Guide, which highlights the variety of career pathways available to you and delves into the unique facets of each industry.
The aim of LSS Careers is to provide all ANU law students with an integrated outlook on the diverse range of careers opportunities that are available to you, empowering you to believe that you truly can take your law degree anywhere. We hope that the 2019 Careers Portfolio will provide you with the necessary skills and information to kick start your pursuit of your chosen career.
For personal and honest insights into a variety of careers, have a look at our Career and Clerkship Guides online or come to event or office hour and grab a hard copy.
If you have any careers-related enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.