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Law Uncovered - One degree many options

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6th October 2010

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

Law Uncovered - One degree many options

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

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