Our law graduates are highly regarded by employers both within and outside the legal profession and there will be many opportunities open to you when you have completed your degree. Official statistics consistently show a comparatively high proportion of our students go on to graduate level employment or professional training after graduation.
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 – and the skills and experience that will enable you to get your first job in that career.
It is important to us that you obtain the best degree you can, but a degree alone is not enough to impress an employer, legal or otherwise. Employers also look for evidence that candidates are confident, practical and have good work-related skills. For that reason, from the outset of your course we work closely with you and law firms and other employers to help maximise your employment opportunities.
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.
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.
We have developed a comprehensive range 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 Service). Find out more below.