Published: 21 March 2017

Top jobs with a law degree

Find out what you could do with a degree in law, and discover some of the jobs Surrey law graduates have secured over the past few years.

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At the University of Surrey, our programmes in the field of law are taught by experienced legal practitioners, enabling students to gain a strong understanding in a wide range of legal subject areas.

Our students benefit from the School of Law’s extensive industry links with the legal community and unbeatable Professional Training opportunities. As a result, our law programmes boast an incredibly high track record for graduate employability, with our graduates entering a variety of exciting careers. We are proud to say that over 95 per cent of our law students are in work or further education six months after graduation.


I would urge future students to consider a placement, because the experience built my character in many ways that theoretical knowledge would not have and the skills I have gained will be crucial to any career that I now take. It presents the opportunity to gain an understanding of that particular sector and get first-hand experience early in your career which is vital in a competitive world. - Kahema Mungili, LLB Law with International Relations 


Careers with a law degree

Surrey law graduates have taken up roles such as barristers, solicitors, law officers, legal analysts, paralegals and litigation assistants, in workplaces including solicitors’ offices, local authority legal departments, nongovernmental organisations and corporations.

Many have gone on to take Masters degrees to further their legal knowledge, in subjects such as international commercial law, while others have chosen to study for a PhD in law.


Law graduate jobs

In recent years, our law graduates have secured some fantastic roles including:

  • Paralegal, Warner Goodman LLP (2014 graduate)
  • Litigation Legal Secretary, Lee and Company solicitors (2014 graduate)
  • Legal Analyst, MOD (2014 graduate)
  • Residential Property Paralegal, TWM Solicitors (2014 graduate)
  • Case Worker, National Centre for Domestic Violence (2015 graduate)


A year in a professional setting is a steep learning curve which opens your eyes to the real world and gives you an insight to what the working world is like on both a personal and professional scale. - Hana Bibi, LLB Law with International Relations


  • Liability Claims Handler, AXA (2014 graduate)
  • Research Analyst, Austin Lee Resourcing (2015 graduate)
  • Legal Assistant, Betteridges (2015 graduate)
  • Coroner’s Usher, Surrey County Council (2015 graduate)
  • Litigation Negotiator, Byron Carter Solicitiors (2015 graduate)


I would certainly recommend a Professional Training placement to future students. It is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience that many of your peers will not have and it allows students to get fully immersed in a working environment and get some hands-on experience that would be impossible to obtain through a short-term work experience or vacation scheme. - Cameron McCoig, LLB Law 


Discover more about our law degrees, our pioneering Professional Training placement scheme and student life at Surrey.

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