Research Positions

research assistant to Dr penelope crossley

Dr Penelope Crossley is seeking 1-2 research assistants in energy and resources law. The roles entail assisting research projects on international and comparative energy law. Projects vary from the routine to the complex, may cover a variety of jurisdictions, include online and print research in law and a range of interdisciplinary fields such as economics, policy and engineering.  Other tasks may include proofreading, designing presentations, footnoting in accordance with AGLC4 or other legal style guides and compiling and presenting research materials. This position is a fantastic foundation for students pursuing careers in energy and resources law, corporate law, private international law, consumer protection and tort law.

Dr Crossley is seeking new research assistants to join her research team and hopefully remain in the role until their graduation.  As such, Dr Crossley is seeking one senior law student (penultimate or final year student, either LLB or JD) and at least one junior law student (first, second or third year LLB or first year JD).

For more information on the position and to apply, please consult this document.

supreme court of western australia

A number of Research Associate and Research Orderly positions in the Supreme Court of Western Australia are currently open to applications, to begin in 2020. For information on individual positions and how to apply, please consult this document.

legal recruitment researcher - Mahlab

Opportunity to gain exposure to the legal industry and learn about the career trajectory of legal professionals.

  • Suited to a first to third year law student

  • Fantastic opportunity to learn more about the legal industry

  • Hands-on role, supportive team

Due to growth, we are looking for a Legal Recruitment Researcher to join our team on a part-time casual basis (1-2 days per week). This role is suited to a law student interested in learning more about the legal market and gaining exposure to the industry.
Working closely with our team of Legal Search Consultants, your role will be diverse and include:
• researching the legal market to source candidates for our clients; 
• regularly calling potential candidates for our clients; along with
• drafting advertisements and candidate profiling documentation. 
Mahlab is the pre-eminent specialist legal search firm for legal professionals. Our clients include private law firms, government agencies and high profile corporations. Our clients trust us for our quality of service, professionalism and ethics for their legal recruitment needs. 
Experience gained at Mahlab will be an asset to you. You will gain insights into the legal market and learn more about various career trajectories available to lawyers. These skills and insights will be valuable to you if you plan on applying for a clerkship later in your studies, or if you would like to know more about your future career options as an aspiring lawyer. 

To apply for this position, please prepare a brief covering letter outlining your suitability and send it together with your CV and academic transcript to Bianca at

researcher to the court of appeal - supreme court of nsw

Applications are invited for the position of Researcher to the Court of Appeal, Supreme

Court of New South Wales.

The appointment will commence in January 2020. Salary in the 2019-20 financial year is

$66,198 p.a. The salary for the 2020-21 financial year is yet to be determined.

The Researcher to the Court of Appeal assists the Judges of Appeal with legal research, both

for court and for external speeches and papers. The Researcher spends some time in court,

working with different Judges as required. The Researcher also has responsibility for

maintaining the Court of Appeal’s website.

Applicants must have a distinction average or higher, and must expect to complete their law

degree by the end of 2019, or have already completed their degree.

Applications should contain a covering letter, full curriculum vitae, original or certified

academic transcript and a sample of written legal work. Applications should also contain

two written references or the name of two referees.

Applications for the position will close on Wednesday 20 March 2019. Interviews will take

place in the week of 25 March 2019. For more information on how to apply, please consult this document.