Explore a range of career options with the versatility that a law degree provides
A qualification in Law is a great basis for many career paths and is highly regarded by many employers. In studying Law, students develop many invaluable transferable skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, analytical skills, research skills, teamwork, and oral and written communication skills, all of which are highly desired by employers in any area of work.
Whether students choose to pursue a legal career as a solicitor or a barrister or follow the non-legal route, the school and wider university provide targeted opportunities to help students make the most of their time here.
The School provides a wide range of career-orientated events from career fairs to study tours so there is plenty of opportunity to explore the options. Students can also enhance their employability and build upon their skills by taking part in Mooting, the Global Skills Project, StreetLaw or LawPod.
The Queen’s Careers, Employability and Skills service works together with the School of Law’s Careers Liaison Advisers to support students throughout their time at Queen's, offering a comprehensive careers guidance service. It also provides students with access to the latest information on placements, graduate jobs and other opportunities via an online career management system 'MyFuture'.
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The Legal Placement Module, offering students 100-hour placements at law firms and workshops with the QUB Careers Service, presents invaluable benefits for aspiring legal professionals.
The school works closely with employers to help build the capacity of our students to enter the workplace with a broad and useful skills base. Find out more about what employers expect from graduate recruits, what the School is doing for employers, and see how this business input benefits our students. Learn more
Welcome to our series of videos featuring legal practitioners. The videos offer an inside look into the daily practice of law, providing invaluable insight and advice to those looking to pursue a career in the field. Learn More
Degree Plus is an outstanding opportunity for any current Queen’s student to get involved and gain accreditation from the University for completing extra-curricular work-related learning alongside their degree. There are options available for undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research
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The Graduate School offers training and careers support tailored to the needs of postgraduate students at Queen's, including interdisciplinary workshops, academic writing and study skills sessions, innovation and entrepreneurship mentoring, and careers advice.
Registered postgraduate students receive a weekly email detailing upcoming sessions, and a full programme of the semester's events are available on the Graduate School website.