Your degree in law

Job opportunities for law graduates.

Careers for law graduates

Jobs directly related to your course

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister

Jobs where your degree would be useful

  • Advice worker
  • Ancillary legal professions: legal clerk, licensed conveyancer
  • Banking manager
  • Chartered management accountant
  • Civil Service administrator
  • Excise and Inland Customs Officer
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Immigration officer, Passport Control
  • Inspector of health and safety
  • Insurance broker/insurance claims inspector/insurance underwriter
  • Local government administrator
  • Police officer
  • Prison officer
  • Probation officer
  • Tax inspector
  • Trading standards officer

Other careers where a law degree could prove useful include publishing and information work, housing and personnel management.

Employability skills gained from a law degree

In addition to your legal knowledge, you will have developed skills of interest to many employers. For instance, you will have strengthened your communication skills, and ability to state a case (some of you orally as well as in writing, through meetings and seminars). Solving problems, assimilating facts and expressing yourself clearly (certainly in writing) are important examples of transferable skills which you will have acquired.

Ask yourself what you have got to offer besides your subject knowledge. This could be anything from IT skills (increasingly used in the legal profession as well as within the alternative options), to organising ability derived from your extracurricular activities.

Useful websites

Society of Young Solicitors in Ireland