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We're committed to helping our students enhance their employability. A law degree offers you the opportunity to embark upon a diverse range of careers.

Skills for success

We equip you with the skills and experience sought after by all types of employer, including:

  • capacity for logical and critical thought
  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • ability to make a persuasive argument based on factual information and theoretical knowledge
  • high levels of computer literacy
  • interpersonal skills
  • ability to:
    • conduct independent research
    • collate large amounts of materials
    • produce relevant responses from data

Studying law equips you with analytical, problem-solving skills, ability to analyse material, identify salient points and summarise conclusions in concise, objective written or spoken form. Such skills are applicable to a career in the commercial world.

Imtiaz Ahmad, 1994 Law graduate
Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

Links to professions

We take pride in our links with the legal profession and regulatory agencies in the region. We make every effort to ensure our students enjoy the benefit of these links.

Careers support

We commit ourselves to helping students with their employability and employment.

Choosing your career

The legal professions offer great career prospects, high salaries and personal job satisfaction.

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is a 'qualifying degree' for English and Welsh legal professional exams.

Students can proceed to the professional phase of legal education. They can become a solicitor or a barrister following graduation.

A Newcastle LLB is a 'qualifying degree' for Northern Irish legal professional exams, with the right optional modules. We can advise you on this.

Many students complete further training and experience to qualify as solicitors and barristers.

For further information, advice and support, visit the Careers Service page for Law.

Newcastle Law School students will be able to find further information on Canvas in the ‘Law School Employability and Careers’ community pages.

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