Placement opportunities are available at Tennis Australia’s HQ at Melbourne Park with its in-house legal team. The main duties of the legal team are drafting and organising contracts with sponsors for the Australia Open and other tennis tournaments, as well as being legal counsel for Australian tennis players and their sponsorship deals. It also manages the employment contracts for all Tennis Australia staff.
The participant will be involved the preparation of a wide range of legal documentation including player contracts, sponsorship arrangements and the setting up of seasonal employment contracts. This placement involves practical application of employment and contract law and will require the participant to work with in-house counsel in the discussion about, and preparation of, legal correspondence - skills which will strengthen written and verbal communication, application of law and analysis of legal problems – all critical to a career in the law. The placement takes place within a team in a professional environment, which will enhance teamwork skills and legal experience.