Your future

Your future

Reach your potential. Build your future

Tomorrow's world is your world

We're committed to helping you succeed in tomorrow's world. Be inspired by the success stories of our KLS alumni, discover the careers support available to you as a KLS student, and explore an exciting range of options for enhancing your employability.

A shared ambition to make a difference

As a Kent Law School student, you're also part of a multi-disciplinary community within the Division for the study of Law, Society and Social Justice (LSSJ). We share an ambition to make a difference. We strive to engage critically with social justice practices and projects at home and around the world, and to interrogate how we can make tomorrow's world a better place for everyone.

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Impressive prospects

Kent Law School graduates command some of the highest starting salaries in the UK. Law graduates can go into a variety of careers, including:

  • solicitor or barrister in a private practice
  • company lawyer
  • legal work within government
  • legal work within the charity and NGO sector
  • non-legal careers, such as banking, finance and management.

Professional recognition

Our degree programmes contain the foundations of legal knowledge required by the Bar Standards Board to satisfy the academic component of professional training for intending barristers. They provide a strong foundation for students who wish to take the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations (SQE).

Postgraduate study

Many of our graduates choose to step up their skills and specialise by studying an LLM (Master's in Law) or PhD. Explore the postgraduate taught and postgraduate research courses available at KLS.

Alumni success stories

Careers support

Within the Division for the study of Law, Society and Social Justice (LSSJ), we have excellent links with leading law firms and prominent members of the legal profession - many of whom visit the University to meet our students. We also work with employers to create work placement opportunities for our students.

Visit our Get Into Law blog and our LSSJ Employability blog to meet the LSSJ Employability team and see the latest events and career development opportunities available for KLS students.

The University also has a friendly Careers and Employability Service (CES) where you can get tailored support at every step of planning and securing your chosen career - including seeking advice on how to: apply for jobs; write a good CV; and perform well at interview. And support from the Careers and Employability Service does not end when you leave the University - CES supports graduates for three years post-graduation!

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There are plenty of opportunities for our law students to build their CVs and make themselves marketable in the world of work. These opportunities form an umbrella of activities we like to call, "KLS Community".

KLS Community

An innovative suite of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities designed to help prepare you for a successful career.

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Kent Law Clinic

Work on real legal cases for local clients under the supervision of Law Clinic solicitors, attend the popular weekly Clinic Meeting and more!

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Lawyering Skills Programme

A programme of co-curricular modules enabling you to gain skills in negotiation, mediation, mooting, mock trial advocacy and client interviewing.

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Kent Law Review

An open access, student-led law journal showcasing theoretically informed critical legal scholarship with articles, essays and creative contributions submitted by law students across all stages.

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Critical Law TV

A student-led documentary series exploring contemporary socio-legal issues - researched, written, produced and presented by Kent Law School students in partnership with local TV station, KMTV.

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Student Outdoor Clerk Scheme

An exciting opportunity for a limited number of final-year law students to be trained as an Outdoor Clerk and assist counsel during trials held in local Crown Courts.

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Student law societies

Take an active committee role in one of our KLS student societies. Run by law students for law students, our societies are free to join with each focusing on a different aspect of the law/legal life.

Your future matters to us

"Something that's important to us at Kent Law School is preparing students for successful careers once they leave us."

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Learn more about our Lawyering Skills Programme

A short introduction by Darren Weir, Director of Lawyering Skills

Take a Year in...

At Kent you have the opportunity to add a year to your degree in a different subject to broaden your experience. You can take the year either after stage 2 or after the final year of your degree. Options include...

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Year in Computing

Learn how to code and create computer systems that people engage with.

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Year in Data Analytics

Get the skills you need to create and interpret data in the real world.

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Year in a Language

Learn to speak, read, write and listen in an immersive year of language acquisition.

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Year in Journalism

Learn the essentials of reporting, multimedia journalism and media law.

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Year in Television and Online Broadcasting

Learn how to make content for TV, online and social media channels with KMTV professionals.