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6th October 2010

6th October 2010

What to with a law degree if you don't want to be a lawyer ...

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  • One degree – many options Jane Standley Placement & Careers Centre
  • Law-related options Law degree Legal environment Business environment Law enforcement Research Advice & welfare Regulatory work
  • Recent Brunel law graduates
    • Paralegal/legal assistant
    • Legal secretary
    • Caseworker, LSC and refugee legal centre
    • Outdoor clerk
    • Housing officer
    • Charity fundraiser
    • CAB Gateway interviewer
    • Adviser (anti-poverty charity)
    • Intelligence analyst police
    • Police officer
    • Legal research officer
    • Business market researcher
    • information research (banking)
    • Political caseworker/researcher
    • Research executive (market research)
    • Compliance officer
    • Trainee company secretary
    • Graduate lettings negotiator
    • Insurance graduate trainee
    • Company secretarial assistant (law firm)
    • Recruitment consultant
    • Credit controller, Western Union
    • HR administrator
    • Trainee auditor, Deloitte
    • Quality assurance officer
    • Junior reporter (infrastructure finance)
    • PR account co-ordinator
    • Market research team leader
    • Film director (film co-operative)
    • Database manager (charity)
    • Clinical co-ordinator (NHS)
    • Systems and performance analyst (NHS)
    • Project policy officer DoH
    • Sub lieutenant, Royal Navy
    • Manager (grad scheme car dealership)
    • Field marketing executive
    • Publisher
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  • Some BIG questions
    • Do I really care about the work lawyers do?
    • Do I really care about the work of lawyers in my chosen area(s) of specialism?
    • Do I want to do more study (now)
    • Can I commit the time, money and energy?
    • Will a legal career use my best talents and interests?
    • Will it suit my personality?
    • Will it give me the lifestyle I want?
    • If I could create the ideal job, what would it look like?
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  • To help you decide ..
    • http://www.brunel.ac.uk/pcc/students/whatjobsinterestme.shtml
    • www.prospects.ac.uk
    • http://www.teamtechnology.co.uk/tt/t-articl/mb-simpl.htm - Myers Briggs
    • Download a 66 page guide to alternative careers for law students from http://www.brunel.ac.uk/pcc/a-z-occup/students_a-z-occup_law.shtml
    • Book an appointment – email jane.standley@brunel.ac.uk
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