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School of Law

Graduate Destinations

How does a degree in Law help with my career?

The Law department at SOAS provides students a thorough, specialist knowledge of comparative law, human rights, environmental law and international law.  Students also develop a range of skills valued by many employers including: critical judgment skills; problem-solving skills; the ability to formulate sound arguments; and the ability to interpret and explain complex information clearly.  

SOAS Law graduates have gone on to pursue careers directly related to law, or used their skills and expertise to get take up professional and management careers in both the private and public sectors.  The Law degree programmes have also enabled graduates to continue in the field of research either at SOAS or other institutions  

Destinations of recent graduates from this department (including combined degrees) immediately after graduation are listed below. 

Example employers include:

Allen & Overy
Amnesty International
Asylum Access
British Council
Crisis Action
Deborah P Matthews Attorney
Department for International Development
ECPAT International
Endemol
Excel Tuition Centre
Freelance Journalist
Gherson
Gibson Young Solicitors
International Organization for Migration 
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
Limespring School
Lloyds Banking Group
London Borough of Hounslow
Look Ahead Care and Support
Modern Publishing Ltd.
OHTV
RHB Banking Group
Ronald Fletcher Baker
Royal Opera House
SNK Financial
Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Systech International
The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Tuckers Solicitors
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)
Womankind Worldwide
Zul Rafique & Partners
Example job titles include:
Associate
Business Development Associate
Central Creative Intern
ECPAT Intern
Education Co-Ordinator
Finance Manager
Financial Analyst
Freelance Journalist
Freelance Researcher
Freelance Translator
Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Junior Policy Officer
Legal Assistant
Marketing and Social Media Intern
Paralegal
Policy Assistant
Policy Officer
Policy and Research Officer
Project Co-Ordinator
Programme Associate
Programme Co-Ordinator
Reintegration Co-Ordinator
Research and Campaigns Assistant
Self-Employed Company Director
Self-Employed Tutor
Support Worker
Trainee Lawyer
Trainee Solicitor
Tutor (GCSE English Literature and Language)
Visiting Senior Professional

DLHE Statistics

Graduate Destination Surveys from 2014 show that the majority of graduates who could be surveyed are either in work, further study, work and study or volunteering.

Further information about DLHE is available on the Careers Service website.

What do Graduates do?

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