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Law & Legal Graduate Jobs overview

Law graduates can work in a wide variety of organisations including small and large law firms, large corporations or in the public service.

What practice areas can I work in as a law graduate

There’s a range of practice areas that law graduates can work in, including:

  • Banking and finance law
  • Civil litigation
  • Commercial law
  • Consumer law
  • Criminal law
  • Employment law
  • Environmental and planning law
  • Family law
  • Human rights law
  • Intellectual property law
  • International law
  • Media law
  • Public and administrative law
  • Taxation law
  • Wills and estates

What career options are there outside of law

Most law students approach their law degree as a qualification that will demonstrate their overall aptitude and competence, even though they have no intention of working in the legal sector. Others graduate with a double degree, such as engineering or commerce, and plan to pursue a career in the corresponding sector. Whichever group you fall into, there are several reasons you should feel that your legal training and degree has been time and money well spent.

There’s no shortage of careers outside of law, including:

  • Accounting and advisory
  • Banking and financial services
  • Construction and  
  • Consulting
  • Engineering
  • IT and communications
  • Mining and consumer goods
  • Public sector
  • Retail and consumer goods
  • Transport and logistics

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