Legal Vitae is a national portal for law student jobs, clerkships and graduate positions. It is run by the Law Society of New South Wales.
Beyond Law has a job hub which connects law students, graduates and young lawyers with employers around Australia and overseas. ANU Law students get exclusive access to hundreds of placement opportunities. Just use your ANU email address to register and login.
Our jobs board
Our own ANU School of Legal Practice has a legal careers & placements board where organisations can advertise legal placements, and job opportunities.
Support and advice for current students
If you’re a current ANU Law student, you can find more information on career options and opportunities through the ANU Careers Office.
Designed to assist with a wide range of queries – from exploring career ideas and the career implications of subject choices, to details of specific jobs, employers, or postgraduate courses – the ANU Careers Office offers drop-in consultations, career counselling sessions and manages Career Hub, the University’s online employment portal.
Studying with the ANU College of Law opens doors to exciting career opportunities across Australia and around the world.
Whether you’re seeking a career working in law – as a lawyer, solicitor or barrister – or working with law – in policy, regulation or analysis – a qualification from the ANU College of Law provides the knowledge, skills and expertise demanded by employers.
Our graduates find career success in an incredibly diverse range of sectors and professional occupations. These include ‘traditional’ roles in legal practice – such as a lawyer or barrister – through to senior positions in management, business, commerce, international affairs, administration, technology and communications.
Whatever their career direction, graduates quickly discover the skills and capabilities gained through studying law – particularly in critical thinking, research, analysis, communication and the construction of reasoned argument – have considerable versatility and strong appeal to prospective employers.
Legal careers and placements
You can find current job opportunities for all law students and Legal Practice Experience (LPE) for GDLP/MLP students on our website below.
Please note if you are completing the GDLP/MLP, the length of your Legal Practice Experience (LPE) placement will determine how many electives you will need to complete. See here to learn how the various elements of your GDLP work together, depending on the length of your LPE placement.
If you are an organisation with a position or placement to advertise, please contact the College Student Administration Services team to arrange a free listing.
Law and beyond
Having a law degree doesn’t limit you to being a lawyer, with many leaders in business, commerce, politics and international relations having studied or practised law. Whether or not you choose to practice law, you’ll discover the skills you gain in your degree – particularly in analysis, argument and communication – are especially valuable in many different sectors, including:
- technology and innovation
- media, journalism, public relations and corporate affairs
- international aid and development
- business, finance and commerce
- industrial relations and human resources.
Graduate employability and success
With 90 per cent of graduates employed within four months, ANU is ranked as Australia’s number one university for producing the most employable graduates. ANU Law graduates generally enjoy high average starting salaries ($58,579 for undergraduates, and $70,769 for postgraduates) and report a high level (75 per cent) of job satisfaction. You can find more information in the university’s annual Graduate Destinations Survey.