The Textbook Access Scheme purpose is to support the inclusion and success of domestic students from less advantaged backgrounds enrolled in the Faculty of Law & Justice at UNSW Sydney in undergraduate programs and the Juris Doctor program. 

UNSW Law & Justice has partnered with leading legal services providers to offer both a financial contribution towards textbook purchases and provide law students with the opportunity to apply for paid professional work experience in the firms.   



Eligibility has been determined by one or more of the following:

  1. Australian Government indices of relative advantage and disadvantage based on a student's residential address as recorded by UNSW Sydney at the time of admission and/or

  1. Admissions data relating to UNSW Gateway Schools and/or

  2. Financial and related disadvantage as assessed via UAC's Educational Access Schemes.

Identified students will receive a notification of eligibility via email and can access the textbook grant simply by completing the online form provided in the notification.

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Paid work experience

Our law firm partners are enthusiastic about offering internship opportunities to a diverse range of eligible law students*

This is an amazing opportunity for students to gain experience in a corporate environment, start building a supportive network in the profession and develop a wide range of skills that will support your career journey!

Internship opportunities for 2024 will vary in commencement dates from May onwards. Internships will involve working 2 days per week over 10 weeks, although there are some variations to this structure for some firms. Students will be provided with a firm mentor and provided with a minimum of three one-on-one sessions during their placement. 

The number of internship opportunities varies between each participating firm.

* Please note the internship opportunities are not available to first year LLB/JD students or BCCJ students.

Students studying the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice are encouraged to apply to undertake professional work experience via the UNSW Co-NNECTIONS Program.

How to apply 

Applications have now closed for 2024 

Submit your application via the apply now link below. You will be required to complete an application form and upload a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, you are encouraged to address how your diverse background and perspective enhances your attributes as a candidate.

Your cover letter does not need be addressed to a single firm. You may want to consider addressing it to the UNSW Law & Justice Careers Service.

Support is available to students from the UNSW Law & Justice Careers Service throughout the application and recruitment process.  

All applications will be reviewed and assessed by the Law & Justice careers service who will work together with firms to identify suitable students for each internship.

If you have questions or need help preparing your application, please reach out to [email protected] or check out the UNSW Employability resources available to you,

Apply now

Key dates

Applications have now closed for 2024 and will reopen in February 2025             

2024 Internship Dates

Interviews                                 April 2024

Internships commence          May 2024 onwards


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