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Career Opportunities

We offer advice and information about life after study relevant to your aspirations.

What Careers can do for you

Our careers consultant offers:

  1. One to one guidance appointments where you can explore any careers ideas you have or simply start a journey towards understanding what might interest you.
  2. Skills sessions which provide group teaching on employability skills, ranging from how to complete an application form or CV, through to how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile.
  3. Specialist events, for example, a two day intensive employability training workshop held in the autumn. This provides training from employers and networking opportunities.
  4. Job Search Advice, you can book a short appointment to have your applications checked.
  5. Regular contact through Facebook groups or by email.

More generally Student Careers and Skills offers:

  1. Skills sessions to support you with your studies.
  2. Advice on how to build your personal employability profile.
  3. A range of large scale careers events, including the renowned annual Law Fair.
  4. A series of receptions and presentations from employers offering graduate opportunities across a wide range of sectors.
  5. A Careers Blog http://lawblog.warwick.ac.uk/, edited by our careers consultant with regular post updates on a range of career related topics.

Law School Careers Events

The Law School organises a number of tailored careers events for its students during their studies.

  • Alumni Speakers
  • Careers Events

Such events allow you to learn about the career experiences of Alumni, but also to establish important connections and relationships with those in the working world.

We believe it is important that all our events offer advice and information about life after study that is relevant to you and your aspirations. We therefore ask what you feel is important and tailor each event to your specific needs.

News

Data on the destinations of Warwick Law graduates (2009) shows that almost half had gone into further study, with the majority choosing to start the LPC (Legal Practice Course) to become a solicitor. A significant number also went on to the BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course) to become a barrister.

However, not all Warwick Law students enter the legal profession; law is seen by many students as a good foundation for careers in a variety of fields. Some have chosen to enter the social area of law and pursue careers within international organisations such as the United Nations; others choose national or international non-government organisations, including charities. Others have chosen careers in accountancy, banking and the public service in the UK or the EU.

The Guardian Careers Blog
Warwick students targeted by top graduate employers...

Warwick students have just been declared as the most-often targeted by Britain's top graduate employers, in the 2017 annual rankings published by High Fliers Research.

Graduate Profiles

Adam Slavny :- PhD Completed 2014

Adam is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick. He has publications in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Law and Philosophy and the Journal of Value Inquiry. His thesis title was ‘Tort from Scratch: The Philosophical Foundations of Harm, Actionability and Corrective Duties.’

Titilayo Adebola :- IEL 2011-2012 and currently pursuing a PhD at Warwick

After her LLM, Titilayo went back to Nigeria and worked in a leading law firm (she is a qualified Barrister and Solicitor in Nigeria) - SPA Ajibade for a few months, before coming back for a PhD at the law school. She is currently in her second year researching on the Global Political Economy of Intellectual Property Rights for Plant Varieties. December 2014.

Hesham Mourad :- IEL 2003-2004

Hesham Mourad is currently Trial Lawyer at the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Mr. Mourad is also judge at Cairo High Court of Appeals (currently on secondment). Prior to joining the ICC in early 2008, Mr. Mourad served as judge from 2004 until 2008, and Prosecutor in the Prosecution Office in Egypt from 1996 until 2004.