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Law students – have you considered alternative career routes into law?

Milly, Careers & Employability Intern, explains why it’s a good idea for law graduates to explore alternative career options …

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On Wednesday 16 March the Alternative Career Routes into Law Event will be taking place in the Postgraduate Study Room in the Law School from 13:00 – 16:00.

The event is an opportunity to find out more about law related careers outside the traditional Solicitor/Barrister routes.  Employers attending the event have a variety of different career opportunities on offer for law graduates. Talks on the day will include information about Paralegal work, working as a county court advocate, becoming a licensed conveyancer and the CILEx route into Law.  For a further information on the talks and to book your place log into your  Careers Account.

Why should you look into alternative career routes in law?

  1. You don’t have to always follow the crowd and move into private practice.

There are many career options available to you when you have a law qualification. Make sure you research the alternatives that are out there to see if they are more suited to you! The

  1. Make use of your transferable skills.

The skills you have gained through your Law degree are valuable in many different areas of employment. These skills can include:

  • Being able to analyse large amounts of information
  • The ability to put forward a logical argument
  • Clear communication
  • Being able to work under pressure

Look out for alternative careers in law that will use these skills you have gained. Even if you don’t follow the traditional path, everything you have learnt is still relevant.

  1. Approximately 50% of Cardiff Students choose non-law careers

You’re not alone by not continuing along the obvious employment pathway. If you answer yes to any of the following questions then make sure you come along and see what opportunities are out there for you:

  • Do you want a paralegal vacancy or similar after you graduate?
  • Do you want to find out what you can do with your law qualifications (apart from solicitor or barrister)?
  • Do you want to investigate alternative qualification routes for example as a Chartered Legal Executive, or a Licensed Conveyancer?
  • Do you want to find out about the professional Law Courses (LPC, BPTC) available at Cardiff Law School?

We hope to see you there!

Best wishes

Milly, Careers & Employability Intern


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  • NicolaHarrison

    Amazing article, You have explained every point in a good manner and in a efficient way. The ideas are amazing and content is good.
    Keep it up.

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