Public Interest Law Careers Guide - Victorian Government

Government work has certain advantages for law graduates. For most positions, one does not need a practising certificate. A number of the organisations listed below have their own graduate programs, while others utilise the centralised GRADS recruitment process. As well as legal and policy work, there are many other positions for which a law degree will qualify you, so if you don't find a graduate position, there are other employment opportunities. As a lot of recruitment is done internally, it is wise to get even casual or temporary work, because then you will be in the loop for jobs that are not advertised in the market. The first two entries below will give you an idea of what working for government is all about and provide tips on how to get there.

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