Career Prospects

Law is a vast and varied profession, so if you are interested in entering the field of law, it’s important to understand the different job functions that fall within the scope of being a lawyer. Most people know attorneys or barristers, but the field is far more encompassing. Some lawyers work in private practices, either as self-employed attorneys or as associates or partners in large law firms. Additional employment sites include city, county, state, federal law enforcement and many more.


  • Good salary


  • Expense of law school
  • Potential of low salary at first
  • Unable to find work as market flooded
  • Long hours

Key articles for law graduates and trainees

Recruiters in this sector:

Go Abroad China

Go Abroad China is an established and leading provider of paid internships in China and Chinese language programme in China.

Immigration Advice Service

Immigration Advice Service offer expert advice to students and recent graduates who require a visa to work in the UK.

Metropolitan Police Service

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in Greater London.

Mountbatten Program

The Mountbatten Program was established in 1984 to connect top global businesses with the brightest young professionals.

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons is a leading international law firm with fully integrated teams working throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Virtual Internships

Remote internships are available with companies of varying size, sector and industry so that you can gain valuable experience with companies tailored to your choice and so boost your CV.