Law student Tyler Johnson, a third year student at Pearson College London explains how the legal industry offers a huge amount of diversity for graduates wanting to pursue a career in Law.
The beauty of a law degree, is that you don’t have to be restricted to the traditional route of becoming a solicitor or barrister.
To become a solicitor or barrister, it’s common that a law degree is completed along with completing the LPC or BPTC. This role can lead you to moving around different areas of law and working you way up the Legal 500.
Alternatively, a law degree can take you down the route of becoming a Paralegal without the need of an LPC or Masters degree where you can practice law in a firm. The role is a lot more flexible and mainly based in supporting the lawyers in a firm.
If after studying law you’re unsure about becoming a lawyer, there are divisions in the Government like the Civil Service, Ministry of Justice of the Ministry of Defence where you can find a ton graduate opportunities where you can use your law degree. In particular, the counter-terrorism units of MI5 and MI6 offer a number of graduate roles each year.
Even accounting firms along the likes of Deloitte, PwC and EY offer graduate roles open to law students. Areas such as Tax, Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions are a great alternative for those with a savvy businesses mindset. The best thing about a law degree, is how widely respected and transversal it is as it can be used in the majority of all graduate roles.
For those with a criminal interest, there are roles within the courts where you can find yourself working judges and magistrates. For more direct involvement, the Crown Prosecution Service even has their own graduate recruitment where you can work prosecuting on behalf of the Crown.
For information regarding the Law pathway visit the Pearson College London website.