WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY DEGREE IN LAW?

 

  • Introduction
    & Skills
  • Careers
    in Law
  • Work
    Experience
  • Career Planning
    Timetable
  • Other
    Options
  • Further
    Study
  • Undergraduate
    Destinations
  • Postgraduate
    Destinations
  • Further
    Information

INTRODUCTION Law Degree Careers

This section has been written for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Kent Law School. It attempts to give a brief answer to the question: "What can I do with my degree?"

Although your main interest may be in how to make the best use of your degree subject, there are many issues which are common to all undergraduates and postgraduates planning their careers. Some of these are covered in our pages Choosing a Career which will also help you to assess your strengths, weaknesses, interests, abilities and skills in order to relate career options to you.

WHAT SKILLS HAVE I GAINED ON MY COURSE?

Studying law develops many skills which will be equally valuable outside the legal profession, in particular the following:

  • Communication, both written and verbal
  • Analysing and problem solving
  • Using information from different sources
  • Time management
  • Researching
  • Presentation
  • Negotiation
  • Attention to detail
  • Logical reasoning

 

For help with assessing these and other skills, see our Employability Skills pages www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sk/skillsmenu.htm

CAREERS IN THE LAW

SOLICITOR

Solicitors have direct contact with their clients, giving advice on the law in person, in writing and over the phone. They are usually the client's first point of contact within the legal system, and will resolve many issues themselves, by offering advice and taking action such as writing letters, drafting legal documents and representing clients in Court.

Solicitors work in firms in private practice, in public sector bodies such as local authorities and the Government Legal Service, and in the in-house legal departments of companies.

Private practice is by far the largest sector, employing 80% of solicitors. Firms range in size from City firms with hundreds of partners, covering a wide range of commercial work, to small niche firms specialising in a particular area of law such as immigration or sports law, to the traditional "High Street" firms offering a range of legal services to small businesses and individual clients.

For profiles of solicitors, see www.prospects.ac.uk/solicitor_job_description.htm

TRAINING

Solicitors need to complete the Legal Practice Course and a two-year training contract before qualifying. The training contract is paid employment with a solicitor's firm or other employer recognised by the Law Society as a training provider. It is normally undertaken after the LPC but, in some circumstances, work experience before the LPC may be accepted as part of the training contract.

Most training contracts are in private practice but in-house legal departments do occasionally take on trainees as do public sector bodies such as local authorities and the Government Legal Service.

Many firms recruit trainees two years before the starting date (ie during the summer vacation before your final year), but just as many will only recruit trainees once they have completed the LPC and are immediately available for work. It is NOT necessary to have fixed up a training contract before starting the LPC.

BARRISTER

Actually Said in Court

Barrister: When you stopped the defendant, were your red and blue lights flashing?
Policeman: Yes.
Barrister: Did the defendant say anything when she got out of her car?
Policeman: Yes, sir.
Barrister: What did she say?
Policeman: What disco am I at?

Barrister: Were you present when your picture was taken?

Barrister: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
Witness: Yes.
Barrister: And what were you doing at that time?

Barrister: You were not shot in the fracas?
Victim: No, I was shot midway between the fracas and the navel.

Barrister: All your responses must be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
Witness: Oral.

Divorce Court Judge: Mr. Jones, I have reviewed this case very carefully, and I've decided to give your wife £275 a week."
Husband: "That's very fair, your honour, and every now and then I'll try to send her a few pounds myself."

THE WORK

Barristers are specialists in advocacy, presenting clients' cases in Court. They do not generally deal directly with clients, but have work referred to them by solicitors.

Barristers also carry out research in relation to cases, write opinions and often develop a specialist knowledge of a particular area of law. For a barrister profile, see www.prospects.ac.uk/barrister_job_description.htm

EMPLOYERS

Most barristers work in sets of chambers on a self-employed basis. Others are employed in public sector bodies such as the Crown Prosecution Service and the Government Legal Service, and in the in-house legal departments of companies.

TRAINING

Barristers need to complete the BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course), which covers skills development plus study of procedure and evidence. Students are also required to join one of the four Inns of Court and to build up "qualifying units" through dining in their Inn or through additional educational units. At the end of the BPTC you are called to the Bar and qualified as a barrister but you are not entitled to practise until you have completed six months “pupillage”.

You should be aware of the fierce competition to qualify and practise at the Bar. There are approximately 1700 places on the BPTC, attracting 2800 applications, but only around 550 pupillages each year for those successfully completing the BPTC.

For more information on becoming a barrister, see the Bar Council's education and training website www.barcouncil.org.uk/becoming-a-barrister

OTHER LEGAL CAREERS

There are a number of careers where law graduates can use their legal skills and knowledge without needing to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. Some of the principal ones include:

 

The Careers Advisory Service has produced a booklet, “Careers for Law Graduates Outside the Legal Profession”, giving more detail about these and other law-related career options. Pick up a copy in the Careers Advisory Service building or click here for a pdf version.
See below for other occupations, not necessarily within the legal profession, where a law degree would be useful.

MAKING CHOICES

First of all, think about whether you want to become a solicitor or a barrister (or whether you really want to be a lawyer at all!) and what type of firm/chambers, or what areas of law, are most likely to interest you.

Don't just rely on hearsay or TV law dramas - use the information sources at www.kent.ac.uk/careers/siteslaw.htm to find out more about the work; talk to people practising law and try to arrange work experience.

Work experience in areas outside law may also be helpful in making decisions between law and other careers, and in gaining experience to the wider world – see below.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Solicitors

Larger solicitors firms offer structured work experience placements, usually during the Easter and Summer vacations of a law student's second year. These typically last two or three weeks and are paid at commercial rates. Applications for these placements should be made during December and January. See the “I Want to Work in Law” section of this site for more information on firms and links to databases that you can search for vacation opportunities.

Smaller firms may be more flexible in their approach to work placements, offering them at any stage of your studies, for periods ranging from a few days to the whole of the summer vacation. The downside is that they will offer a much lower salary and many will be unpaid. While many of these firms are listed on sites such as LawCareers.net , others may not publicise their vacancies, so use resources such as the Law Society website www.lawsociety.org.uk/find-a-solicitor to obtain information about them, and then make speculative applications

Barristers

Most chambers offer “mini-pupillages” during vacations - usually one week of work-shadowing and perhaps assisting with some drafting or research. Mini-pupillages are usually unpaid. You should aim to do three or four mini-pupillages in different sets and different types of chambers - this will give you an insight into different aspects of life at the Bar and help to demonstrate your commitment to the Bar when the time comes to apply for the BPTC.

Other useful work experience for potential barristers includes marshalling with a Judge, work placements with solicitors firms and any work which helps to develop your powers of persuasion and spoken communication, such as telesales. Extra-curricular activities such as debating and mooting also provide the type of experience sought by Chambers and BPTC providers, as does the Kent Law Clinic.

CAREER PLANNING TIMETABLE

(S = action for potential solicitors, B for barristers, A for all students)

FIRST YEAR

 

Spring Term       

S/B  

Try and arrange vacation work/mini-pupillage (A). (Note: many solicitors' firms, especially the large City firms, give preference to penultimate-year students on their vacation work schemes. Smaller and provincial firms may be a better bet this year - and show a different side of the profession) Click here for more information about how first-year students can start to build up their experience.

SECOND YEAR

 

October – Jan  

The KSLS Law Fair is held in mid-October each year – click here for details.
Start to apply for vacation work schemes and mini-pupillages - use the websites at www.kent.ac.uk/careers/siteslaw.htm#gensites and the print directories which arrive this month to find out about employers offering these work experience opportunities.

S/B

S

City and commercial firms begin to recruit for their summer vacation schemes. Deadlines are often at the end of January or February so make sure you apply in good time! Details can be found on the sites such as www.lawcareers.net and other sites listed at www.kent.ac.uk/careers/siteslaw.htm#gensites

Jan/Feb             S 

Apply to Chambers for mini-pupillages in the summer vacation

March
B

The National Pupillage Fairis normally held in London during the Spring vacation

May
S

Once your second-year exams are over, use the information sources atwww.kent.ac.uk/careers/siteslaw.htm#gensites to find out about firms recruiting graduates for training contracts over the summer vacation - many firms recruit students two years before you will start your training contract.

B

A few of the large commercial sets of chambers will also be recruiting now

June/July   
S

When your exam results are known, start to make applications to firms for training contracts in two years time

S

Large firms often have closing dates at the end of July.

August  

S

With luck, you will start to hear this month from firms offering you interviews. Start to prepare by re-researching them through their websites, brochures and other material, keeping abreast of current issues in business and politics, as well as the law, and reading the Careers Service's material on interviews www.kent.ac.uk/careers/interviews/ivlaw.htm

September         S

Many firms will begin interviewing from 1st September.

B

Students on four-year degrees should do the above during their third year - while it is still a good idea to gain some work experience earlier, many firms restrict vacation placements to penultimate-year students and applications for training contracts should be made not more than two years in advance.

FINAL YEAR

 

Autumn Term 
S

B

Application for the Legal Practice Course open in October at www.lawcabs.ac.uk. There is no closing date and applications are accepted throughout the year: you should know the result of your application within three or four weeks.
Applications for scholarships from the Inns of Court close in early November. 

A

If you don't plan to become a lawyer, collect copies of graduate directories and begin to scan vacancy lists and make applications for alternative careers.

B

Start to prepare your BPTC application - the online form is very detailed and needs careful thought to give you the best possible chance of getting on to this very competitive course.

S

If you have had no interviews for training contracts, or if your interviews have been unsuccessful, start to consider your options this term. You could do the LPC anyway and apply again for training contracts at the end of the course, or take a year out or consider alternative careers. Your decision is likely to be influenced by the type of law/type of firm which interests you and by a realistic assessment of your chances. Visit the Careers Service for more help here.

Spring Term 

 

B

Applications for the BPTC close in early January - results will be notified in March.

B/S

Apply to join the Law Society or one of the Inns as a student member.

OTHER OCCUPATIONS WHERE A LAW DEGREE WOULD BE USEFUL

"Why spend three years studying law if you don't become a lawyer at the end of it?" This is the sort of question that law graduates seeking a career outside the profession may face from well-meaning relatives and friends - but there are many good reasons for looking at alternative careers. These may range from not being able to secure a training contract to loss of interest in practising law. It is infinitely better to spend some time during your degree course researching into alternative careers than to drift on into the LPC because you don't know what else you can do.

Fortunately, employers outside the legal field are keen to receive applications from law graduates. In some cases, such as personnel work, tax advice, law librarianship and legal publishing, the actual knowledge of law gained through your studies will be useful even without a professional qualification. Many other employers, though, value law graduates for the skills they have gained through their studies rather than their specific legal knowledge. These include employers in careers as diverse as central and local government, journalism, social work, banking and finance, computing, retailing and marketing. See www.prospects.ac.uk/options_law.htm for further insights into your options as a law graduate.

The Careers & Employability Service can help you investigate alternatives, perhaps starting with the Choosing a Career section of this site. Another useful resource is Prospects Planner , a powerful program to help you choose a graduate career.

Some careers entered by past Kent law graduates:

  • Assistant Editor working on a major project in the field of public international law. Based in Germany
  • Personnel Manager for a housing association, managing a small specialist team. Was previously a Personnel Manager at the BBC for 9 years.
  • Chief Executive of a strategic management consultancy, investigating companies and markets for clients seeking to acquire or expand internationally
  • Law Lecturer in a College of Further Education in Kent
  • Commercial pilot with an American company (and also practises as a solicitor when not flying)
  • Managing Director of a marketing communications group providing consultancy services to medium and large companies
  • Group Management Accountant for a housing trust
  • Senior Negotiating Officer for a trades union
  • Law lecturer and Course Director for a two-year LL.B. for non-law graduates
  • Freelance editor, researcher and writer
  • Secondary school teacher in Kent - second-in-charge of English department
  • Reinsurance broker with a firm of Lloyds brokers
  • Distribution manager with a major brewery, involved in project management of national changes to logistics operations to improve customer service and efficiency and reduce costs
  • Buyer with a large telecommunications company which he joined as a Graduate Management Trainee
  • Recruitment Marketing Manager of a Big Four accountancy and professional services firm - she is keen to recruit more law graduates to follow in her footsteps!
  • Vice President, Corporate Public Policy with a pharmaceutical company - involved in corporate law, lobbying and public affairs
  • Campaigner with housing rights organisation, representing private tenants' federation
  • Administrator with the Council of Europe in Strasbourg

 

For more information on the options available to you, pick up a copy of our booklet "Careers for Law Graduates Outside the Legal Profession" from the Careers & Employability Service building or click here for a pdf version.

FURTHER STUDY

Many law students will want to continue their studies after they graduate from Kent . This may be a professional course required for qualification as a lawyer (the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course), further academic study at Masters or Ph.D. level, or a course leading to a vocational qualification in another field such as Personnel or Librarianship.

The Legal Practice Course and Bar Vocational Course:

  • are skills-focused: designed to prepare students for practice as a solicitor or barrister
  • involve a mixture of coursework assessments, practical assessments and written exams
  • last one academic year, September - June (or two years if taken part-time)
  • are available throughout England and Wales
  • require students to have taken the seven exemption subjects (Obligations I & II; Criminal; Public Law I & II; Equity & Trusts; Property; European Law) before entry
  • accept applications at the beginning of your final year
  • Fees range from £7500 - £16,000+. Obtaining funding can be difficult ....
    • Approximately 40% of LPC and BPTC students are wholly funded from their own (or their parents') resources
    • Just over 25% are funded by a prospective employer or (on the BPTC) by a scholarship from one of the Inns of Court.
    • Around 30% fund themselves by means of a bank loan or Career Development Loan www.gov.uk/career-development-loans/overview

The Central Applications Board www.lawcabs.ac.uk website lists LPC course providers and gives details of how to apply.

The Bar Standards Board website www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/qualifying-as-a-barrister/bar-professional-training-course/ gives information on the Bar Professional Training Course.

A NOTE FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS - If your first degree was in a subject other than law; if it was a law degree that did not include the seven exemption subjects or was awarded by a university outside the UK, you will not be able to take the LPC or BPTC without first completing a "conversion course" (a CPE/Graduate Diploma in Law course)

Graduates of overseas universities whose degree is recognised in their home country as a professional legal qualification may wish to consider applying to practise in England and Wales via the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme . www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/qlts/apply.page

FURTHER ACADEMIC STUDY

Postgraduate study in law may enable you to explore aspects of law in greater depth or to study a new subject within this field. It may lead to a Master's degree such as an LLM or a doctorate (PhD). You should consider why you want to do postgraduate work, whether it will affect your career prospects and whether you are likely to get funding. There is no equivalent of UCAS for postgraduate study, so investigate courses early, starting with the Postgraduate Study section of this website www.kent.ac.uk/careers/postgradmenu.htm  and the Postgraduate Study section of the Prospects website www.prospects.ac.uk/postgraduate_study.htm

If you are already a student on a taught LLM degree, you may wish to continue your studies by research, in the UK (at Kent or elsewhere) or overseas. Again, early planning is important. You should seek advice from your supervisor as to the possible options.

www.llmstudy.com advice on LLM/Master of Laws applications together with a comprehensive course search of all LLM programs taught in English worldwide.

OTHER VOCATIONAL COURSES

There are many vocational courses available in career areas other than law, from librarianship and journalism to computing and personnel management. These may be essential to qualify for a particular profession, or may give you an advantage in the job market.

DESTINATIONS OF UNIVERSITY OF KENT LAW GRADUATES

These statistics only cover the first six months after graduation. A significant number of graduates are, at this stage, engaged in work which they would regard as temporary - using a short-term job to gain work experience that could act as a stepping-stone to a better position, or earning money to finance their LPC/BPTC or time out travelling, for example. Please remember this if some of the graduate destinations listed below seem surprising or discouraging.

Information on the destinations of all law graduates from UK universities can be found in “What do Graduates do?” www.hecsu.ac.uk/assets/assets/documents/lmi/WDGD_Social_Science_2012.pdf

UNDERGRADUATE DESTINATIONS

For a full listing of all Kent graduate destinations in recent years see www.kent.ac.uk/careers/fdrbases/destinations.htm

Professional Law Courses

About one-third of Law graduates go on to these courses: below are some institutions attended by Kent graduates in recent years:

Bar Professional Training Courses:

BPP; City Law School; the College of Law; Kaplan Law School; Manchester Metropolitan University; University of Northumbria and University of the West of England          

Legal Practice Courses

Anglia Ruskin University; Bournemouth University; BPP; City Law School; the College of Law (at the Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, London Bloomsbury and London Moorgate branches);De Montfort University; Kaplan Law School; Leeds Metropolitan University; London Metropolitan University; Nottingham Law School; Oxford Institute of Legal Practice; University of Sheffield; University of the West of England and University of Westminster

Further academic study

This is another popular option – around a quarter of law graduates continue on to a Master’s degree. Some of those taken by recent Kent graduates include:

M.Phil Law

University of Kent

LLM Criminal Justice

University of Kent

LLM European Law

University of Kent

LLM International Commercial Law

University of Kent

LLM Medical Law & Ethics

University of Kent

LLM Criminal Justice

University of Kent

LLM European Law

University of Kent

LLM Medical Law

University of Kent

MA Criminology

University of Kent

LLM International Law/International Relations

University of Kent

LLM International Economic Law

University of Warwick

BCL Law

Oxford University

LLM Intellectual Property Law

Queen Mary College

PhD Law/ Graduate Teaching Assistant

LSE

LLM Law, Development & Governance

SOAS

LLM Criminal Litigation

City University

LLM European Law

University of Surrey

LLM Law

Georgetown University, Washington DC

LLM Corporation Law

New York University

LLM Criminal Litigation

City University

LLM European Law

University of Surrey

MA International Relations/Kurdish Studies

University of Exeter

PhD Law & Politics

Sciences-Po, Paris

LLM

Trinity College, Dublin

MA Law & European Policy

University of Bordeaux

MA International Law

University of Bordeaux

Master of Private Law

University of Nantes

MSc Corporate Governance

Bournemouth University

MA Intellectual Property Law

UCL

MA Creative Advertising

University College Falmouth

MSc Forensic Science

Cranfield University

LLM European & Economic Financial Law

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Employment

Over 40% of law graduates enter employment upon graduation. These posts may be permanent or temporary (graduates often undertake temporary work to help them gain useful experience or to fund future legal or academic postgraduate study). The selection of jobs below gives an idea of the wide range of careers open to Kent law graduates – it is divided up by the broad area of work, beginning with the legal sector.

Undergraduate destinations:

Legal Sector

An LPC or BPTC is not always required to enter the legal profession. Some of these graduates were working in law while studying part-time for their professional qualification, while others were gaining legal experience before starting their course.

Trainee Scrivener Notary

De Pinna Notaries

Court Manager

Magistrates’ Court

Legal Assistant

Prolegal

Legal Counsel

Shipping company – Helsinki

Personal Injury Claims Negotiator

Quality Solicitors

Paralegal

Parabis

Law Clerk

Canadian law firm

Legal Secretary/Assistant

Douglas Simon Solicitors

Paralegal

McMillan Williams

Paralegal

Stevensons

Paralegal

Tinklin Springall Solicitors

Paralegal

Davis Simmonds & Donaghey

Paralegal

Giles Wilson LLP

Trainee Solicitor

Macalister White LLP Solicitors

Trainee Solicitor

Gardner Croft

Legal Adviser

South Westminster Legal Advice Centre

Judicial Clerk

Alberta Justice & Solicitor Office

Legal Intern

Hoffman- La Roche

Student

Juris Law Chambers

Legal Assistant

Kent county council

Paralegal

Ministry of Justice

Law Clerk

GGS Law

Research intern

Reed Smith

Caseworker/Paralegal

Childrens Legal Centre

In-house course Administrator

Bond Solon

Legal Assistant

Burroughs

Medical Negligence Paralegal

McMillan Williams

Legal Assistant

Afro-Asian Advisory Centre

Service of Process Officer

Law Debenture Corporation

Solicitor's Assistant

Housing & Property Law Partnership

Legal Assistant

Canterbury City Council

Legal Assistant

Burroughs

Project Manager

Citizenship Foundation

Researcher

Clifford Chance

Legal Secretary

Edward Harte

Legal Assistant

Dover Harbour Board

Paralegal

Fahri Jacob Solicitors

Caseworker

Parry Sharratt Partnership

Paralegal

RBS Insurance

Trainee Company Secretary (ICSA)

Linklaters

Law enforcement and public protection sector

These opportunities often attract law graduates who want to work
within the criminal justice sector but do not want to practise law.

Hampshire Constabulary

Summary Justice Unit Clerk

Police Officer

Essex Police Force

Trainee Probation Officer

National Probation Service

Witness Care Officer

Sussex Police

Police Constable

Kent Police

Police Officer

Metropolitan Police

Team Administrator

National Probation Service

Firefighter

Kent Fire Service

PA

Kent Probation Service

Case Assistant

Suffolk Constabulary

Crown Court Liaison Assistant

Kent Police

Army Officer Training

Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst

Education Sector

There is more to the education sector than teaching (although law graduates may teach their subject in sixth forms or further education – or teach related areas such as Citizenship). Education can also include support, managerial or advisory roles.

McMaster University, Canada

Education Facilitator

Sabbatical Officer

Kent Union

Student Services Advisor

Thames Valley University

Classroom Assistant

School

Teaching Assistant

Primary School

Teaching Assistant

School

Schools & Colleges Liaison Officer

University of Kent

Finance Sector

There are many opportunities for law graduates within the business and finance sector, especially in banking, accountancy and tax.
The analytical skills used to study law are highly useful in this sector.

Professional Trainee

Insurance Brokers

Graduate Trainee (Management Liability)

Marsh

Compliance Manager

HSBC

Underwriter

Zurich Insurance Group

Legal Analyst

BNP Paribas

Financial Analyst

Deutsche Bank

Auditor

PRG Schultz

Trainee Accountant

Siemens Corporate Finance

Graduate Trainee

C. Hoare Private Bank

Trainee Chartered Accountant

UHY Hacker Young

Researcher

Bruin Financial

Finance Officer

Deloitte

Healthcare Administrator

Enrich Benefits

Graduate Trainee

Chaucer Insurance

PPI Case Claims Officer

Royal Bank of Scotland

Underwriting Support and Services

Zurich

Personal Injury Negotiator

Ageas Insurance

Shipbroker

Samuel Stewart & Co

Graduate Trainee

Royal Bank of Scotland

Equity Derivative Settlements Analyst

Barclays Capital

Cashier

American Express

Bank Sales & Services Representative

HSBC

Account Manager

Willis (Broking House)

Assistant Auditor

KPMG

Trainee Stockbroker

Arjent

Trainee Chartered Accountant

Finn-Kelcey & Chapman

Trainee Chartered Accountant

Reeves & Neylan

Assistant Tax Adviser

Ernst & Young

Public sector:

Apart from the GLS and the CPS, there are many non-legal roles in the public sector, particularly in policy work and administration, where law is a valuable background.

Graduate Intern

Shropshire County Council

Adjudicator

Financial Services Authority

Intern

House of Commons

Deputy Information Governance Manager

NHS

Investigation Officer

HM Revenue & Customs

Benefits Officer

Thanet Council

Operations Manager

Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT

Administrator

Insolvency Service

Casework Support Officer

Crown Prosecution Service

Judicial Secretary

Ministry of Justice

Sustainable Community Officer

Maidstone Borough Council

IT Training Administrator

NHS

Property Sector

Graduate Neighbourhood Officer

Community Housing Group

Assistant Surveyor

Property Developers

Sales Negotiator

Property Developers

Estate Agency Assistant

Estate Agents

Lettings Administrator

Estate Agents

Sales Consultant

Your Move (Estate Agents)

Property Manager

Housing Association

The sectors below may not seem to use a law degree so directly – although law is a subject that can be applicable anywhere, your general and personal skills may be more important to employers here than your degree subject.

Travel & Hospitality Sector

Rail Travel Supervisor

Eurostar

Manager

Mediterranean Direct

Bookings & Reservations Coordinator

Warner

Facilities Support Manager

Lookout

HR Administrator

First Choice

Chalet Host

Ski Beat

Cabin Crew

Fly Jet

Marketing, Sales, Advertising & Media:

Marketing Assistant

Advertising agency

Sales Executive

Paul McKenna Training

Graduate Sales & Marketing Trainee

Arcedim

Operations Assistant

iGlobal Media

Public Relations

Ogilvy

Voluntary sector:

Charity Fundraiser

Gogen

Sponsor Relations Officer

Everychild

Project Manager

Citizenship Foundation

HR Co-ordinator

Age Concern

Assessor

Citizens’ Advice Bureau

Grants Assistant

Heritage Lottery Fund

Other sectors:

Librarian

Fisher House Library

Marketing Assistant

MAP Environmental

Admin Assistant

Architects

Assistant Project Manager

Merrill Corporation

Technical/Budget Analyst

Ford

Account Manager

Slice Design

Administrator

Language Line

Assistant Library Manager

Woolwich Library

Researcher

Prospect Solution

Logistics Assistant

Bravington Vine

For a full listing of all Kent graduate destinations (1999-2013) see www.kent.ac.uk/careers/fdrbases/destinations.htm

 

These statistics only cover the first six months after graduation. A significant number of graduates are, at this stage, engaged in work which they would regard as temporary - using a short-term job to gain work experience that could act as a stepping-stone to a better position, or earning money to finance their LPC/BVC or time out travelling, for example. Information on the destinations of all law graduates from UK universities can be found in the What do Graduates do? section of the Prospects website www.prospects.ac.uk/links/WDGD

POSTGRADUATE DESTINATIONS 2008 - 2013

Criminal Justice/international Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

John Copland & Son

Managing Case Worker - Prison Law

Criminal Justice

University of Birmingham

PhD Law

Criminal Justice

Volunteer/GDL

Hackney Law Centre

Criminal Justice

Support Worker

Pharoah Associates

Criminal Justice

Kent Union

Vice President (Welfare)

Criminal Justice

College of Law

LPC

Criminal Justice

University of Kent

M.Phil. Law

Criminal Justice

LNG Capital LLP

Operations Assistant

Criminal Justice

Partnership Working

Trainee Consultant

Criminal Justice

Attorney General of the Republic

Trainee Advocate

Criminal Justice

Bond Joseph

Assistant Solicitor

Criminal Justice

College of Law

Legal Practice Course

Criminal Justice

Universite Paris X Nanterre

Professional legal training

International Criminal Justice

Skadden,Arps,Slate,Meagher & Flom LLP

Legal Assistant

International Criminal Justice

Wai Leung Solicitors

Senior Immigration Caseworker

International Criminal Justice

AGM Law

Trainee Lawyer

Environmental Law and Policy LLM


European Commission

Trainee: DG Environment

Rivers State Electoral Commission

Legal Officer

Clearingstelle EEG

Legal research assistant

Centrepoint

Support & Development Worker

World-Check (Global Objectives)

Case Manager

WM Group

Junior Analyst

Markides & Co.

Trainee Lawyer

European Law LLM

Law firm

Employment & Pensions Lawyer

Centro Astalli

Legal Assistant

NGO

Consultant

Kazakhmys

Finance Assistant

Stibbe

Lawyer

UKBA

Immigration Officer

Law Firm

Legal Assistant

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Government Official

Horten Law Firm

Assistant Attorney

V & P Law Firm

Lawyer

Daras Deordis

Lawyer

International Law with International Relations LLM

Allianz

Mercedes Benz Assistant Co-ordinator

Constitutional Court of South Africa

Law Research Clerk to Judge

Royal Thai Police

Police Officer

PLUS Malaysia Berhad

Management Executive (Legal)

Georgiev, Todorov & Co.

Legal Intern

CK Law

Managing Director/Solicitor

Lorens Design

Web Developer

Rights Protection Centre, Kenya

Project Coordinator

Line Manager - Gro Start

Parexel International

Prosecutor

Finland Prosecution Office

Lawyer (Information Management)

Medway Council

Human Rights Work Experience

Not given

Assistant to a press agent

La Maison Link

Human Resources Administrator

Kent County Council

Asthma UK

Campaign Assistant

The HEAD Foundation

Chief Information Officer

Special Court for Sierra Leone

Intern

International Commercial Law LLM

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Kenya

Intern

QA Ltd

Account Manager

Bankhaus Spängler

Financial Adviser

Ali Yassin Law firm

Legal Trainee

Taib advocates

Trainee Advocate

Yingke Law firm

Marketing director

University of Kent, Kent Union

Vice-President of Sport

Self-employed

Advisor to start-up companies

Heritage Fund

CEO/GDL

Helloring Holding

C.O.O. (Managing Director)

Stormcatcher Management

Partner

University of Munich

Academic Research Assistant

Incite

ICT

Asvokatfirman Cederquist KB

Lawyer (Junior Associate)

KPMG Baltics

Manager, Legal Services

McDermott Will & Emery

Legal Trainee - International Arbitration

East Kent Services

Business Support Officer

Insurance

Administration Assistant

Agrimm B.V.

Administrator

DLA Piper

Associate

Bloomberg

Analytics Representative

Limagrain Europe

Juriste/Legal Counsel

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Lawyer

Vitek & Mrazek

Legal Trainee

CMS Cameron McKenna

Lawyer

Sarantitis

Trainee Lawyer

Medical Law and Medical Ethics LLM

University of Kent

Admin Co-ordinator

NHS South West London

Funding requests administrator

Tonbridge Cottage Hospital (NHS)

Nurse

DAG Consultancy Ltd.

Company Director

Braun Medical SAS

Legal apprentice

The Ministry of Health (Romania)

Consultant Lawyer

University of Kent

PhD Law

Medway Council

Teacher

University of Kent

Programme Coordinator

Kaslers Solicitors LLP

Paralegal

University of Kent

International Officer

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital

Relative Support Office Volunteer

NHS

Senior Sister

Immigration & Nationality Office of Hungary

EU Co-Ordinator

Team Sales

Service Negotiator

Landgericht Baden-Baden

Intern

Deloitte Latvia

Associate

Nursing & Midwifery Council

Case Officer

Selbie & Kieley Associates

Lawyer

Medway Community Health Care

Integrated Health & Soc. Care Team Manager

NHS West Kent

Assistant Director of Performance & Assurance

Citizens Advice Bureau

PA

Regional Water Company (Poland)/ Jagiellonian University

Public Procurement Specialist/PhD - Law

West Kent NHS Trust

Continuing Care Liaison Nurse

Dutton Gregory LLP

Trainee Solicitor

NHS Trust

Registrar Child Psychiatry

NHS Trust

Deputy Head of Midwifery

Southend Hospital

Clinical Physiotherapist

Paris American Hospital

Legal Counsel

Medical Defence Union

Medical Legal Advisor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Lecturer

Pro-Natura UK

Leader/Co-ordinator

PhD Law

Ministry of Justice, Stuttgart

Judge

Canterbury College

Lecturer

Carleton University

Assistant Professor

National Police Agency

Researcher

University of Kent

Assistant Lecturer

University of Leicester

Lecturer

Birkbeck, University of London

Lecturer in Law

University of London

Lecturer in Law

University of Kent

Senior Lecturer

University of Kent

Assistant Lecturer

Critical Rights & Gender Consult SPRL, Copenhagen

Director

 

For a full listing of all Kent graduate destinations (1999-2013) see www.kent.ac.uk/careers/fdrbases/destinations.htm

FURTHER INFORMATION

Our “I Want to Work in Law” pages, www.kent.ac.uk/careers/siteslaw.htm include links to sites with general law information, directories, firms, chambers, other law-related employers and professional bodies in England & Wales and in other jurisdictions.

You may also want to drop in to the Careers Resources Room www.kent.ac.uk/ces/Information-resources/index.html to look at our reference files of information on legal careers and employers and books such as The Path to Pupillage and My Brief Career. We can also advise on filling out application forms , on preparing a curriculum vitae and on interview technique – see www.kent.ac.uk/ces/advice.html

Last fully updated 2013