Getting a Job with a Law Degree

Studying law does not necessarily mean you will progress to become a solicitor or a barrister. There are other career paths in which a law degree is beneficial and well received.

Considering that around 30,000 students start a law degree every year and there’s only roughly 5,500 training contracts (not to mention a limited number of vacation schemes) and 500 pupillages on offer each year, it’s clear that not every law graduate ends up as a solicitor or barrister.

So what possible careers could you pursue with a law degree? Instead of putting together a long-winded article of vagaries, here are some rock-solid examples of careers you might be able to pursue your law degree.

There are plenty of business roles that require an understanding of the law. Compliance officers are usually found working for financial companies and other business areas that are heavily regulated.

Salaries tend to range between £26,000 and £50,000 with most compliance officers on around £30,000 a year.

We don’t need to tell you that law and the public sector go hand in hand. If you don’t fancy becoming a solicitor or barrister, it makes blindingly obvious sense to check out some of the career options available within the public sector and politics.

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