CAREERS IN… Law

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Careers Info

Prospects – Graduate Careers Website – find graduate jobs and postgraduate courses.

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All About Law – Everything You Need to know about a career in Law.

Bar Standards Board Independent Regulatory Board of the Bar Council

Bar Council – The General Council of the Bar was founded to represent the interests of barristers.

“Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)“http://www.ipcc-careers.co.uk/our-roles/trainee-investigator/ – find out about trainee investigator roles with the IPCC.

Junior Lawyers Law Society – Provides students and junior solicitors with support, information and networking opportunities.

Lawyer 2B – Source of legal news in the UK. Includes excellent careers information pages.

Legal Jobs Board – Lawyer, Paralegals, Solicitors and legal Recruitment.

Target Courses Law – Course search.

Targetjobs Law – Law careers for graduates.

The Law Society – Representative body for solicitors in England and Wales.

Jobs & Work Experience

All About Law – The essential law careers resource for school leavers, students and graduates. We’re the go-to guys for legal jobs, work experience and more.

Amicus US Internships – Charitable organisation providing opportunities for students and UK lawyers to work alongside US Attorneys whose clients are awaiting capital trial and punishment

Citizens Advice Bureau – Website provides information about the service, how to get advice, how to volunteer, job opportunities and training courses for advisers.

Crown Prosecution Service – Information and on the wide range of career opportunities within the Crown Courts.

Directory of UK Solicitors and Barristers – The Chambers Guides list lawyers in 175 countries around the world and provide independent rankings and editorial commentary.

Government Legal Service – The GLS joins together around 1900 Government lawyers including, at any one time, around 50 trainee solicitors and pupil barristers.

Her Majesty’s Courts Services – Careers information and job vacancies across all County and Magistrates Courts

Immigration Advisory Service – Charity giving legal advice and representation services to immigrants and asylum seekers. Offers voluntary and paid advisory work.

International Human Rights Internships – Non-governmental organisation and a registered charity aiming at protecting and promoting human rights.

Law Careers – Legal careers information and vacancies

Law Centres – Provide free independent legal advice and representation to the most disadvantaged members of society.

Legal Aid Practitioners Group – Sometimes lists Training Contract vacancies linked to legal aid work.

Legal Resources for Students – Links to useful legal resources including a list of legal recruitment websites.

Legal Services Commission – The Legal Services Commission (LSC) runs the legal aid scheme in England and Wales. Lists a range of legal job vacancies.

Legal Week Jobs – Legal jobs across a range of industries, locations and experience – including in house legal jobs and private practice legal jobs.

Pupillage vacancies – Pupillage Portal, the Bar’s official pupillage search and application system.

Solicitors in Local Government – Professional association which represents local government solicitors and trainees in England and Wales. Lists vacancies and offers useful advice on work experience.

Ten Percent – recruitment web site

Totally Legal Recruitment – Legal recruitment website.

Working for an MP – For jobs and internships with politicians, political parties and lobbying and campaigning organisations.

Applying & Funding for Postgraduate Training – Solicitor and Barrister

BVC Online – Apply for Bar Vocational Course.

Central Applications Board – LPC & CPE – Provides a central applications system to all Institutions providing a full-time attendance Legal Practice Course.

Central Law Training – Specialist provider of professional training in the UK and internationally. – Information on the American Bar Course Programme.

University of South Wales Student Money Service – Advice and information on a wide range of financial support packages that are available to students.

Gray’s Inn – One of the Four Inns of Court. Offers financial scholarship and careers advice support for prospective student barristers.

Inner Temple – One of the Four Inns of Court. Offers financial scholarships and careers advice support for prospective student barristers.

Law Society Bursaries – Law Society provides funding for Legal Practice Course fees through their Diversity Access and Bursary Schemes.

Lincoln’s Inn – One of the Four Inns of Court. Offers financial scholarships and advice for prospective student barristers.

Middle Temple – One of the Four Inns of Court. Offers financial scholarships and careers advice support for prospective student barristers.

Law Qualifications – Graduate Prospects’ section on postgraduate law qualifications.

Additional Law Careers and Jobsearch

Ministry Of Justice – Ministry Of Justice Jobs

Blue Line Careers – Police & Criminal Justice Jobs

Careers at the Chancery Bar – information about working for Chancery Bar

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution – Information on training in dispute resolution, and conflict management.

Equality and Human Rights Commission – The Equality and Human Rights Commission champions equality and human rights for all. Includes job vacancies listed under 'our job’

Council for Licensed Conveyancers – The regulatory body for Licensed Conveyancers who are qualified specialist property lawyers.

Eurobrussels Jobsite – Find your perfect internship in Brussels, the EU institutions, or international organisations.

Institute of Arbitrators – Providing training and qualifications in Arbitration, Mediation and Adjucation.

Institute of Barristers’ Clerks – Includes careers information and job vacancy listings.

CILEx Careers – Information on training and working as a Legal Executive.

Institute of Paralegals – Includes careers and recruitment advice for paralegal work.

Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys – UK body dedicated to the promotion and protection of trade marks. People with a law degree may be exempt from some of the Institute’s professional examinations.

Land Registry – Includes careers information and job vacancy listings.

Law Commission – Offers range of legal career opportunities including research posts.

Legal 500 – Comprehensive listings of legal service providers in over 100 countries.

Legal Action Group – a national, independent charity, promoting equal access to justice for all members of society who are socially, economically or otherwise disadvantaged. Includes job vacancy listings.

Legal Recruitment – Articles on legal recruitment, legal job markets, and the legal profession by Jonathan Fagan.

Liberty – The National Council for Civil Liberties. Potential job vacancies and work experience.

Local Government Jobs – Site for Local Government Careers.

National Association of Licensed Paralegals – Professional body for Paralegals in England and Wales. Includes job vacancy search facility.

National Family Mediation – Information on training in family mediation. Trainee Mediator posts also advertised here.

Public Law Project – Offers voluntary work in legal research or administration.

Skills for Justice Sector Council – Useful careers information pages including job options, case studies, training and financial help for anyone wishing to work in the Justice sector.

Waterlow Legal Resources – Includes useful careers advice and recruitment links.

Welfare Rights Jobs – Lists welfare benefit and advice related job vacancies, and voluntary opportunities.

Welsh Assembly Government – work experience and job opportunities listed on this site. Includes information on their Legal Services department.

National Assembly for Wales -work experience and job opportunities listed on this site. Includes information on the Legal Service Directorate.

Specialist Legal Groups

Association of Muslim Lawyers – Works on issues of importance and significance to Muslims in the UK.

The Law Society Women Lawyers Division – National network helping to promote the potential and success of women solicitors.

Black Lawyers Directory – Listings of UK individual black minority ethnic (BME) lawyers and UK organisations with at least one BME lawyer.

Black Solicitors Network – Formed to promote the interests of black solicitors.

Society of Visually Impaired Lawyers – Provides support and information for new entrants to the legal profession

Group for Solicitors with Disabilities – Aims to achieve equality of opportunity for people with disabilities. Offers information and support and membership is open to law students.

Related Media

The Inner Temple annual Guide to Becoming a Barrister


Guardian Careers Talk Podcast – Breaking into Competitive Sectors – Law

Guide to Internet Law – The Internet Society provides this guide as a public service for all interested parties. The guide offers links to many useful legal research sites on the Internet along with brief descriptions.

Interactive Legal Glossary – Glossary of all aspects of the legal processes which you will need to follow in regard to Divorce or separation proceedings.

Law Society Gazette – Legal weekly in the UK and Europe. Includes Job listings.

Lawyer 2B – Source of legal news in the UK.