Law What can I do with a degree in…..

What can I do with a degree in…..
A Law degree at Warwick will develop specific skills which graduate recruiters welcome.
These include analytical, communication and research skills.
Law students are highly sought after by a range of employers including the Civil Service, law
firms and the financial sector.
Why come to Warwick?
 A recent Chambers Student Guide survey places Warwick in the top 20 for graduate
recruitment to city firms.
 Innovative modules including Law in Practice and Shakespeare & the Law.
 In 2013 Warwick was the number one choice of Britain’s Top 100 Graduate
What do Law Graduates do?
91.6% of Warwick Law graduates who responded to the destination survey were in graduate
jobs or further study six months after graduating.
In full-time paid work only (inc.
1% 2%
In part-time paid work only
In voluntary/unpaid work only
In both work and further study
In further study only
Assumed to be unemployed
Not available for employment
Examples of jobs include: paralegal, analyst, research assistant and assistant manager.
Companies where graduates were working: the Law Commission, Deloitte, John Lewis,
Ministry of Justice and UBS.
Courses graduates progressed into: Legal Practice Course, Bar Professional Training Course,
LLM and MSc in Management.
92% of Warwick Graduates end up in either employment or further study, and 70% of
graduate recruiters do not require graduates to have a specific degree, so perhaps
the most important question to ask is not “What degree will get me a graduate job?”
but “How can I make the most of my time at Warwick so that I can get the job I
Graduate recruiters tell us that what they want from applicants is:
 A good degree from a good university
 Work experience
 Involvement in extra-curricular activities
 The ability to describe and articulate their unique achievements and skills
Top city firms have commented on the fact that Warwick students are well rounded and
ready for the world of work making them attractive applicants.
At Warwick you have the opportunity to access all of the above. Student Careers and Skills is
available to help you achieve your goals.
“Studying Law at Warwick has provided me with a solid foundation for the reality of
working in the legal profession. The course and lecturers encourage you to think
about law not only in terms of precedents and history but also in the context of the
current legal and global climate. I found that this prepares you for the reality of being
a lawyer in everyday practice as clients generally need a practical outcome that works
for them, not a run through of the case law! This is the same whether it is advising a
global corporation or assisting families to work through their finances following a
divorce. Importantly, the extensive range of optional modules available at Warwick
allows you to develop your skills around areas of law that interest you and to gain
further knowledge about a career in your chosen area. I also found that the focus on
communication, analysis and research skills, along with the opportunity to develop
vital advocacy and advising skills through the mooting and pro bono projects, means
that you are better prepared for entering into and being successful in a competitive
legal market.”
Jemma Pollock Warwick graduate – trainee at Russell-Cooke LLP
September 2013