School of Law

School of Law: Careers support and advice

You'll be well-placed in the jobs market when you graduate.

Our excellent employability-focused courses have helped our talented graduates secure their dream careers. Where could your degree take you?

Possible careers and industries

Some of the professions our past students have gone into include:

  • Barrister 
  • Trainee probation officer 
  • Prison officer 
  • Social worker 
  • Patent attorney  
  • Central government, for example, working with the Ministry of Justice 
  • Local government 
  • Drug and alcohol support worker 
  • Witness support worker 
  • Bank manager                                                                                          
  • Civil servant
  • Local government 
  • Solicitor 
  • Business manager 
  • Youth offending officer 
  • Police officer 
  • Immigration officer 
  • Retail manager 
  • Executive officer at the Ministry of Defence 
  • Insurance broker 
  • Lawyer                                                                                              

Remember, a degree from the School of Law doesn't necessarily mean you have to work within the legal profession. These are just a few potential options and areas you might like to consider.

We'll help you achieve your dream career

There are lots of ways we'll help you achieve your dream career. Here are just a few:

We'll encourage you to take part in the Solicitor Mentor Scheme

If you are studying the Legal Practice Course you can apply to take part in our Solicitor Mentor Scheme, which connects students with a solicitor working in their field of interest. Our mentors include District Judges, sole practitioners, high street solicitors, and national commercial firms.

We'll help you secure work experience

As a Level 5 Law LLB student you could obtain legal work experience by enrolling on an optional employability module. Previously, students have enjoyed placements at prestigious solicitors firms, the Citizen Advice Bureau and charities. LLB (Sandwich Year) Law students can also undertake a 48-week, paid work placement either within the UK or within Europe.

Our School is one of only a few law schools within the UK to offer this opportunity. We also provide mini pupillages with barristers, whereby students shadow barristers, attend courts and conduct research. These mini-pupillages provide students who would like to become barristers with valuable work experience.

We'll provide you with opportunities to work abroad

As a School of Law student you can apply to study or work abroad as part of our Erasmus+ scheme. Past students have gone to Malta, Malaga, Hasselt in Belgium and Rome. The Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Science also fund some of its students to travel and study abroad via their International Bursaries Programme.

We'll provide you with volunteer opportunities

You can receive regular training by acting as a form-filling volunteer at Merseyside Welfare Rights. Many of our students also train as volunteers in their local Citizens Advice Bureau or marshal at the Queen Elizabeth II Court.

You can also volunteer at LJMU's Legal Advice Centre helping staff, students and the general public on cases involving family law, civil litigation, employment law and wills and administration.

We'll help you gain legal skills

Level 5 and 6 students can audition to join Liverpool John Moores University’s Mooting team. Our Mooting team has enjoyed success in various competitions, including the English-Speaking Union/Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition and the International Student Team Mediation Competition. 

If you are a Graduate Diploma in Law student, you will be offered a Mooting module, which has been designed to help you develop and enhance key skills associated with being a lawyer.

We can help you start your own business

The Centre for Entrepreneurship has been helping students and alumni get their business ideas off the ground since 2003. The Centre can help you with funding, networking, as well as business, legal and financial advice. Find out more about the type of support on offer at the Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Working at the Centre has been a great way to put into practice all the things we've learnt since our undergraduate studies. 

Lauren Rattiagn, Volunteer at the Legal Advice Centre