Climate change, COVID-19, and the use of artificial intelligence are only some of the global challenges affecting the legal landscape today. As the legal sector reacts, the need for graduates who are resilient and able to adapt to our changing society is becoming increasingly important.
On this page, we're covering your burning questions, like; how will a law degree benefit my future career prospects? And how will following the degree route help me to succeed in a challenging jobs market? You'll also learn how Essex Law School will help you achieve your career goals through gaining real life experience during your degree.
You'll find information on various career paths for law graduates, and not just traditional routes, but roles and careers that are relevant to today's world, and which tackle pressing issues like our global refugee crisis, and the immense impact Brexit is having on businesses and economies all over the world. We've also got you covered with information on how to become a barrister, solicitor, or licensed conveyancer for example.
As we're immensely proud of the achievements of our alumni community who are fiercely representing around the world, we're sharing some inspiring alumni stories to show you exactly what you can achieve with hard work, determination, and that fearless Essex spirit.
We know the future right now is unpredictable, but it's without a doubt that with a law degree from Essex, you will be ready for it.
Our graduates continue to make us proud and are inspirational representatives of the Essex Law education. Essex law School graduates have gone on to a wide variety of careers in international and intergovernmental organisations or employment with governments across the world, in commerce and banking, in non-governmental organisations and, as might be expected, in the legal profession and the judiciary.
Our graduates have gone onto work in companies such as the Home Office; The Guardian; National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children; World Health Organization; and The Institute of Public Finance, securing roles such as National Protection Officer for UNHCR; an advocate for Refugees International; a lawyer for the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights; and a trade promotion manager at the Department of Trade and Industry, to name a few.
“I have gained skills in professionalism, employability and commercial awareness. It taught me discipline, perseverance and has aided my decision to pursue law further.”
“Being an active member of the Essex Law Clinic, I have enjoyed the opportunity to put the legal skills I learnt in lectures at Essex into practice, offering legal advice to people who may not have had access to it otherwise.”
“Letter writing, practical legal research, interviewing clients, note-taking and providing oral advice - these skills take years of practice and training. Partaking in work at the Essex Law Clinic gives such a great head start.”