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.
A law degree is semi-vocational and while many law students look to pursue a legal professional career as a
solicitor or barrister, others take up a wide range of employment opportunities. Over the last couple of years
this has included the Civil Service, Consultancy, Accountancy, Investment Banking, Teaching, The House of
Commons, The Council of Europe, Charity Work and a plethora of general graduate schemes.
Why come to Warwick?
First University to pioneer and still a leader in the “Law in Context” approach favoured by many
Innovative and wide ranging modules including “Human Rights in Practice”, “Shakespeare and the
Law” and “Law, Seas, People and Eco-systems”.
In 2015 Warwick was the third most targeted university by Britain’s Top 100 Graduate recruiters.
What do Law Graduates do?
86.4% of Warwick Law graduates who responded to the most recent destination survey were in graduate
jobs or further study six months after graduating.
Full time employment
Part time employment
Further study only
Work and further study
Students who elected for further study chose the vocational Legal Practice Course and Bar Professional
Training Course and LLM and MSc Management courses.
Given that 92% of all Warwick Graduates end up in either employment or further study, and that 70%
of graduate recruiters do not require graduates to have a specific degree, perhaps the most important
question to ask is not “What degree will get me a good graduate job?” but “How can I make the most
of my time at Warwick so that I can get the job I want?
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 (this can be general activity such as volunteering, helping
to run a society, music, sport or drama or you might chose to get involved in activity more related
to the Law School, such as mooting, pro bono legal advice work or support for the American Death
Row project helping defence attorneys. The choices are very wide; there is really something for
 The ability to describe and articulate their unique achievements and skills
Warwick has a renowned annual Law Fair (attended by 62 different employers last year). There are extensive
opportunities to meet with recruiters from law firms and with barristers and the Law School invests heavily
in careers support for its students. There are also a number of general careers fairs taking place throughout
the academic year.
Warwick presents you with wonderful opportunities. Whilst it’s up to you to make the most of your time
here and ensure you get a good job or place in further study, every support is available to help you achieve
your goals:
 Academic study support
 Careers support from professionally trained staff
 Opportunities to meet recruiters and attend events
 More than 200 clubs and societies
 Thousands of opportunities for paid work and volunteering on campus
 Free careers support for three years after graduation
“My Law degree from Warwick has undoubtedly given me the tools to succeed
in life after graduation. A diverse range of modules, from human rights to
financial services regulation, enabled me to choose a career path that was right
for me. An unwavering commitment to high standards of teaching is coupled
with an emphasis on challenging traditional perspectives of analysis. This
holistic approach to a Law degree has built Warwick Law graduates a
reputation for excellence among employers.”
Jack Busby 2014 graduate, Allen & Overy Trainee Solicitor
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