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Law careers advice

All the information a law student needs to be successful in their graduate job search and flourish as a young professional.
A comprehensive guide to Practical Legal Training (PLT)
A comprehensive guide to Practical Legal Training (PLT)
In addition to obtaining a law degree, a graduate who wishes to practice as a solicitor in Australia must complete pract…

Featured articles

7 tips for choosing the right law firm
7 tips for choosing the right law firm
Choose to work in a law firm? Here are seven questions to answer when considering which law firm to apply for.
Law industry overview
Law industry overview
A highly sought-after career with a wide scope of opportunities, the once-traditional landscape of the industry is evolv…
20 Interview questions the top law firms are asking
20 Interview questions the top law firms are asking
In the lead-up to clerkship recruiting season, we reviewed the common questions that law graduates are asked when interv…
7 tips for choosing the right law firm
7 tips for choosing the right law firm
Choose to work in a law firm? Here are seven questions to answer when considering which law firm to apply for.
Law industry overview
Law industry overview
A highly sought-after career with a wide scope of opportunities, the once-traditional landscape of the industry is evolv…
20 Interview questions the top law firms are asking
20 Interview questions the top law firms are asking
In the lead-up to clerkship recruiting season, we reviewed the common questions that law graduates are asked when interv…

Career planning

Planning your law career path in private legal practice
Planning your law career path in private legal practice
Employers in private practice will look particularly kindly upon relevant experience, such as evidence that you have com…
Planning your law career path in community sector
Planning your law career path in community sector
The Australian community sector – sometimes referred to as the not-for-profit sector, third sector or social sector – en…
Planning your law career path in professional services
Planning your law career path in professional services
Lawyers having been trained to think critically and explore solutions to complex problems, are well-placed to succeed wi…
Planning your law career path in private legal practice
Planning your law career path in private legal practice
Employers in private practice will look particularly kindly upon relevant experience, such as evidence that you have com…
Planning your law career path in community sector
Planning your law career path in community sector
The Australian community sector – sometimes referred to as the not-for-profit sector, third sector or social sector – en…
Planning your law career path in professional services
Planning your law career path in professional services
Lawyers having been trained to think critically and explore solutions to complex problems, are well-placed to succeed wi…

Legal practice areas

Human rights law area of practice
Human rights law area of practice
Human rights law takes, as its primary objective, the defence and enforcement of laws designed to protect the fundamenta…
International law area of practice
International law area of practice
International laws - as enshrined in customs, charters and treaties - act to regulate the ways in which different nation…
Consumer law area of practice
Consumer law area of practice
Australian consumer law is a creative and innovative area of the law, despite the fact that it is heavily regulated.
Human rights law area of practice
Human rights law area of practice
Human rights law takes, as its primary objective, the defence and enforcement of laws designed to protect the fundamenta…
International law area of practice
International law area of practice
International laws - as enshrined in customs, charters and treaties - act to regulate the ways in which different nation…
Consumer law area of practice
Consumer law area of practice
Australian consumer law is a creative and innovative area of the law, despite the fact that it is heavily regulated.

Careers outside of law

Careers for law graduates in accounting and advisory
Careers for law graduates in accounting and advisory
What does an accountant do? Broadly speaking, accountants assist their clients with the preparation and maintenance of …
Careers for law graduates in banking and financial services
Careers for law graduates in banking and financial services
Finance professionals are expected to be adept communicators with strong analytical skills and the ability to assimilate…
Careers for law graduates in consulting
Careers for law graduates in consulting
Consultants are the business world’s professional problem solvers.
Careers for law graduates in accounting and advisory
Careers for law graduates in accounting and advisory
What does an accountant do? Broadly speaking, accountants assist their clients with the preparation and maintenance of …
Careers for law graduates in banking and financial services
Careers for law graduates in banking and financial services
Finance professionals are expected to be adept communicators with strong analytical skills and the ability to assimilate…
Careers for law graduates in consulting
Careers for law graduates in consulting
Consultants are the business world’s professional problem solvers.

How to get hired

Getting started in your first job as a law graduate
Getting started in your first job as a law graduate
Starting a new role can be daunting. Here is your complete guide to make sure you get of to a strong start in your caree…
Writing a law CV and cover letter
Writing a law CV and cover letter
First impressions are lasting, and this is especially true when it comes to CVs and cover letters for law jobs.
How to ace a law interview and assessment centre
How to ace a law interview and assessment centre
A job interview is, essentially, an opportunity for you to show off your skills, talents, and experience while demonstra…
Getting started in your first job as a law graduate
Getting started in your first job as a law graduate
Starting a new role can be daunting. Here is your complete guide to make sure you get of to a strong start in your caree…
Writing a law CV and cover letter
Writing a law CV and cover letter
First impressions are lasting, and this is especially true when it comes to CVs and cover letters for law jobs.
How to ace a law interview and assessment centre
How to ace a law interview and assessment centre
A job interview is, essentially, an opportunity for you to show off your skills, talents, and experience while demonstra…

On the job

On the job in family law
On the job in family law
Lotte Calahan studied Arts/Law at the University of Technology Sydney and is now an associate at Taylor & Scott Lawy…
On the job as a criminal lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid
On the job as a criminal lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid
David de Witt studied Law and Journalism at Queensland University of Technology and is now a criminal lawyer at Victoria…
Six insider tips for getting a graduate law job at Allens
Six insider tips for getting a graduate law job at Allens
Allens is an international commercial law firm and one of Australia’s ‘Big Six’ law firms. Since its founding in 1822, A…
On the job in family law
On the job in family law
Lotte Calahan studied Arts/Law at the University of Technology Sydney and is now an associate at Taylor & Scott Lawy…
On the job as a criminal lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid
On the job as a criminal lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid
David de Witt studied Law and Journalism at Queensland University of Technology and is now a criminal lawyer at Victoria…
Six insider tips for getting a graduate law job at Allens
Six insider tips for getting a graduate law job at Allens
Allens is an international commercial law firm and one of Australia’s ‘Big Six’ law firms. Since its founding in 1822, A…