CAREER PATHWAYS WITH A LAW DEGREE

Law is another one of the most popular and sought-after career pathways for graduates to take after finishing university. Although it is a career that is very rewarding and gives you the opportunity to earn a high salary, it does also require a specific skillset and commitment to be successful. It is also a job that you will need to train and work towards for several years, which may sound discouraging but will be worth it in the end!  

Qualities employers will be looking for in their candidates are strong academic grades, good communication skills, motivation, resilience, and confidence. If you’re an international student considering a law career in the UK, then you’re at an advantage; English law is often the first type chosen for matters pertaining to international business, and oversees several commercial arrangements made between different countries.  

WHY A CAREER IN LAW? 

A career in law has many benefits that other jobs may not have. It is a career path that leaves a lot of options and is broad in the various roles available in it. But apart from the career benefits, there are so many great things about doing law! For example, you can make a real difference in other people’s lives, and directly make an impact on issues in society like discrimination and human rights. You’ll be helping other people too, and have your work help those who don’t have your skills.  

Not to mention, with a law degree, international students will gain the experience and qualifications that enable them to boost their employability when looking for jobs in the UK. The skills you develop mean that you can interpret and analyse information, develop logical thinking and communication competently and with self-assurance.  

WHAT KINDS OF JOBS CAN I DO WITH A LAW DEGREE IN THE UK? 

As mentioned above, a law degree can be the gateway to many different opportunities in life and can be the start of your ideal career. Some of the careers graduates take on after graduation are: 

  • Barrister 
  • Paralegal 
  • Solicitor  
  • Arbitrator  
  • Chartered Legal Executive  
  • Civil Service Administrator 
  • Political Risk Analyst 
  • External Auditor  
  • Data Scientist 
  • Human Resources Officer  

There are obviously more roles you can take on as well with a law degree in the UK, so don’t worry if you change your mind on doing something not from this list. Employers will nearly always consider any international graduate with a degree and appropriate skills that they develop from it.  


If you are considering studying abroad why don’t you discuss your prospects and opportunities with experts at Lurnable’s dedicated study abroad counselling division LurnPathways?




If you are considering studying abroad why don’t you discuss your prospects and opportunities with experts at Lurnable’s dedicated study abroad counselling division LurnPathways?


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