CAREERS IN… Law

Law The links below are relevant to Law and will list careers information, employers in your field and job/work experience opportunities.

You may want to look at other areas closely aligned to your subject area. Also bear in mind that there are a range of careers open to you which may not directly relate to the subject you have studied. Take a look at Things you can do with your degree to discover more careers options.

To access a comprehensive listing of occupations visit Prospects Explore Types of Jobs

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

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.

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

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

Independent Police Complaints Commission – find out about trainee investigator roles with the IPCC.

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

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

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

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

Public Law Project – Information for students and trainee lawyers who want to practice in public law, social welfare law or human rights law.

Register for Unilife Connect  - Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs and careers events Search Law jobs on Unilife Connect – Access graduate job vacancies, work experience, part-time jobs, careers events and set up job alerts from your chosen sector.

All About Law – Jobsite.

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

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

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

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

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 DepartmentGLD provides a legal service to the majority of central government departments and has more than 2,000 employees, around 1,400 of whom are solicitors or barristers.

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

Law Careers – Legal careers information and vacancies

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

Law Gazette Jobs – The Law Society’s official magazine with the latest solicitor, barrister and legal support roles.

Legal Aid Agency – Provides civil and criminal legal aid and advice in England and Wales to help people deal with their legal problems. Vacancies are posted on Civil Service job search site

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

Legal Jobs Board

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

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

Targetjobs Law barristers – Advice and search for pupillages and mini-pupillages

Targetjobs Law solicitors – Advice and search for training contracts and vacation schemes

TP Legal Recruitment – Legal recruitment site.

Totally Legal Recruitment – Legal recruitment site.

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

Additional Law Careers and Jobsearch

Ministry Of Justice Ministry Of Justice Jobs

Equality and Human Rights Commission(Commission for Equality and Human Rights) Current Vacancies – The Equality and Human Rights Commission champions equality and human rights for all.

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

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

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 – View vacancies for a range of legal career opportunities including research posts, internships and placements.

Legal 500 – Comprehensive listings of legal service providers in over 100 countries. Includes a job search site.

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.

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

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

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

Welsh Government – work experience and job opportunities.

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.

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.

Prospects postgraduate law course search

Targetjobs postgraduate law course search

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

Black Solicitors Network

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

The Law Society Lawyers with Disabilities Division Lawyers with Disabilities Division members come from a wide range of backgrounds and include law students, retired solicitors, paralegals, law lecturers, practising solicitors and their allies.

Society of Black Lawyers

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

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.

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

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

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The content of these sites is subject to change and not subject to the editorial control of the Careers Service and Unilife. If you come across a link which takes you to a poor quality or dysfunctional site, please contact the Careers Service and let us know, so the link can be removed.

Updated: July 2018


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