Most students that pursue a law degree aspire to subsequently either become a solicitor or barrister. However, the odds are unfortunately stuck against law graduates to secure a career either as a solicitor or barrister predominantly due to the fact that there are around 28,000 law students starting every year and only 5000 training contracts and 550 pupillages made available. However, a career in law is not the only path you can choose. Indeed there are many options available to you and in this article, we will be exploring these options.
Alternative Legal Jobs
Beyond solicitor and barrister jobs, there are a number of other types of legal jobs which you can explore:
Alternative Non-Legal Jobs
Your law degree may be useful in other industries although not essential. Below is a list of alternative jobs that you can explore with your law degree:
To check the salary ranges for any of the above roles, we suggest you use Glassdoor.
Whilst studying law is the gateway to a career as a solicitor or barrister, is it important to remember that most other industries accept graduates with a degree from any discipline, so do not feel that you are restricted to a career in law only. The above list will hopefully help you widen your job search outside solicitor and barrister jobs.
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Legal recruiter and blogger @purelegaljobs