What can I do with a Law degree?
Are you thinking about studying at Newman but unsure of which course would suit you? Factors to consider are: what subject area interests you, what style of degree will suit you and your long-term career aspirations.
Today, we are looking at the types of careers a Law degree opens up for you. A law degree can be a gateway to a career as a solicitor or barrister, but it’s not the only path you can choose. Many options are available to you beyond the legal profession. Depending upon the exact content of your degree, you can look at jobs such as:
- Barrister’s clerk
- Chartered legal executive (England and Wales)
- Company secretary
- Costs lawyer
- Licensed conveyancer
Some of the above may require additional training.
Also as part of this degree you will gain many transferrable skills that many graduate employers will value, so do not restrict your thinking to the jobs listed above. A significant number of law graduates use their degrees to pursue a range of other graduate careers where legal knowledge and skills are highly valued. These could include working as a company secretary, human resources professional or in corporate governance, the civil service, accountancy, probation services, the police, local government or charitable organisations. Useful websites to explore your ideas are Prospects and Target Jobs.
What did Law graduates do 6 months after graduation?
Over a quarter of graduates working in the UK are law associate professionals. The majority of graduates who are in further study continue their education in law.
For a detailed breakdown of what Counselling students are doing six months after graduation, see What Do Graduates Do?
Click here for a full description of Newman’s LLB Law (Hons) including entry requirements.