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  • Closing on 31 Oct 2019

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By developing individual solutions, you can develop your analytical, communication and advisory skills and gain extensiv…
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Business & Management
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  • Closing on 1 Nov 2019

Graduate Job

A unique opportunity exists in ABL's Sydney office for a law graduate to join our litigation & dispute resolution te…
Hiring Graduates with Degrees In
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Law, Legal Studies & Justice
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4 Oct 2019
Start Date
1 Mar 2020
  • Closing on 1 Nov 2019

Graduate Job

An exciting opportunity exists for a law graduate to join our finance team in Melbourne!
Hiring Graduates with Degrees In
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Law, Legal Studies & Justice
Start Date
2 Mar 2020
Number of Vacancies
1
  • Closing on 1 Nov 2019

Graduate Job

We are seeking an outstanding graduate to join our Commercial team in Sydney.
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Law, Legal Studies & Justice
Start Date
2 Mar 2020
Number of Vacancies
1
  • Closing on 1 Nov 2019

Graduate Job

An exciting opportunity exists for a law graduate to join our construction & development team in Melbourne!
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Law, Legal Studies & Justice
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Number of Vacancies
1
  • Closing on 10 Nov 2019

Graduate Job

We are looking for a property paralegal or a recent graduate interest in gaining exposure to property law for a Leasing …
Hiring Graduates with Degrees In
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Law, Legal Studies & Justice
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11 Oct 2019
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ASAP

Law & Legal Graduate Jobs Overview

Law and legal graduates can work in a wide variety of organisations including government departments, small and large legal firms, large corporations, or as solo contractors.

Since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, the law and legal industry have faced challenging business conditions, including a decline in demand for services, a lack of new product development and fewer mergers and acquisitions. However, this appears to be changing, with new statistics released by the Australian government predicting strong job growth for law and legal professions and a rise in employment levels.

Competition

Unfortunately, there are still more law and legal graduates than there are jobs in these fields, which means competition for graduate and summer clerk positions is very intense.

Those with double degrees are favoured for graduate positions, as are those who have managed to gain part-time legal experience.

To be considered for a position at a large, corporate law firm, graduates need to have something that makes them stand out from other applicants, such as excellent grades, extracurricular activities or work experience.

Finding a graduate job

Many large firms hire law and legal graduates through vacation clerkships, which involves students in their second last year of study spending a summer or winter break interning at an organisation. The expectation is that, if a student performs well, they will be offered a graduate position at the end of their clerkship.

Large firms in capital cities, such as Melbourne and Sydney, each accept around 20 clerks per year out of an estimated 1,200 applicants.

Major employers

The industries that are major employers of law and legal graduates are:

  • Large corporate/commercial firms
  • Media and Communications
  • Energy and Resources
  • Financial Institutions
  • Management Consultancies
  • Small Businesses
  • Local, state and federal governments
  • Large NGOs or community groups such as World Vision, United Nations and Red Cross

A law or legal degree is considered an asset by many companies and the majority of law and legal graduates find work outside the legal sector in jobs including:

  • Journalism
  • Legal Publishing
  • Academia
  • Marketing
  • Recruitment
  • Consulting