Career Support

We have dedicated careers tutors who can offer specialist advice and support to law students who are about to enter the job market.

Students who want to pursue a career as a solicitor or barrister have a range of placement opportunities when they are working towards their LLB and Graduate Diploma in Law/Common Professional Examination.

About half of our law students go on to become solicitors or barristers, while others find work in the civil service, journalism, legal departments within large businesses or specialist enforcement agencies such as the Health and Safety Executive, the Probation Service and the Police.

You will be allocated a designated personal tutor from within the School of Law who can provide you with further careers advice.

The placement experience

Read a blog from Chanae Humes, third-year LLB (Hons) Law with American Legal Studies on Securing a law placement – a student’s guide.

Law student Emma Noble's work placement in a Birmingham law office proved very beneficial, after she secured a training contract with the firm for after she graduates.

Emma Noble, LLB (Hons) Law