Our law graduates are highly regarded by employers both within and outside the legal profession and we believe there will be many opportunities open to you when you have completed your degree.
We want to ensure your time at UEA is as productive as possible, and that you graduate, not only with a good academic degree, but also with a clear career plan ahead of you.
It is important to us that you get the best degree you can, but a degree alone is not necessarily enough to impress an employer, legal or otherwise. From the outset of your course we work closely with you and law firms to help maximise your employment opportunities.
To help you compete in the current job market place we support and encourage you to develop the skills you need to make yourself stand out - this is what makes our law courses unique.
In addition to a strong academic record, employers want to see evidence of a whole range of skills and attributes from new graduates, including communication skills, problem solving, interpersonal skills, leadership and organisational skills, motivation and commitment, and self-management.
We have developed a number of opportunities which will help you develop your employability and enhance your career prospects, including skill-based learning (this is in addition to the University's Careers and Employability Service):
- Law in Practice – a new compulsory first year module, which includes career management help, and opportunities to learn and improve presentation and negotiation skills.
- Extracurricular opportunities with Street Law, the Law Clinic, Mooting and Negotiations to name but a few.
- Placements and other opportunities with local and national employers – a variety of different opportunities available to students at different stages throughout their degree.
- Mentoring - offering students an opportunity to match up with a practising member of the legal profession who can offer practical help and advice on the transition from undergraduate to employee.
- Careers Service led events for all LAW students, including the annual Law Fair.
- Information on how to become a solicitor, barrister or other careers
Law Graduate Profile: Tim Lowles