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What can I do with...

...a law degree?

Baffled by your career options? This handy little tool helps you find out exactly what you can do with your law degree.



Law degree in the bag, you might think you’re destined to don an itchy wig and gesticulate grandly in court or hobnob with big clients as a city lawyer, but, whatever your aspirations, it’s a good idea to get to grips with some of the job sectors open to those with a law degree. Click on the sectors to explore further:



Your university education might not have taught you how to brew the perfect cup of tea or given you some serious cup stacking skills, but your law degree will help you to develop some highly useful transferable skills, such as:

Attention to Detail

You can spot a needle in a haystack. Sometimes you can even spot a specific needle in a massive stack of needles. You’re just that sharp.

Communication (Oral)

All mouth, no trousers? Nope, but you can speak to people in a calm, concise and engaging manner.

Communication (Written)

You may not be a romantic poet, but you can write in a professional, succinct and appealing fashion.

Critical Thinking

When you’re presented with a problem or idea, you have the ability to think about it from a critical perspective. You’re not afraid to share your opinion.


You don’t need somebody holding your hand the entire time. You can work on your own, use your initiative and keep yourself motivated.


You’re a shepherd, not a sheep. You can lead from the front and take charge when decisions need to be made.


You ain’t no fool! Your approach to problem solving is characterised by reason and rationality.


Articulate, methodical and composed, your negotiation skills are top-notch. You could even give Barry Obama a run for his money.

Objective Thinking

You can think objectively and approach problems and situations with an open mind.


You speak clearly, you’re confident, and you can hold the attention of a room. Every time you give a presentation, you have the audience eating out of the palm of your hand. Not literally, though! That’d be weird.

Problem Solving

You’re a bit like Jimmy McNulty in The Wire. You might swear a lot, but you can solve problems quickly and logically without too much head-scratching.


Like a pig sniffing for truffles, you have the ability to get your head down and find exactly what you’re looking for: useful information.

Time Management

You may not have ‘Bernard’s Watch’, but you can manage your time effectively and meet deadlines without any last minute stress.



You’ve followed the career paper trail, interviewed witnesses, and made good use of your expansive research skills, but if you still aren’t sure what you want to do, here are some occupations you could pursue with your law degree. Click on the links to find out more: 

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