SOAS University of London

School of Law

Graduate Destinations

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.  

Who do graduates work for?

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  

Destination of 2017 graduates (Undergraduates)

All undergraduate students are contacted 6 months after graduation to find out what they were doing - working, studying or something else, such as travelling.

Law Undergraduate. 2017 graduates six months after completing their studies. In work 44%. Work and study 7%. Studying 36%. Other 14%.

Example employers:
  • Allen & Overy
  • Baker Mckenzie
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • Gibson Young Solicitors
  • Kennedys
  • Lawyers for Human Rights
  • Liberty UK
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Ronald Fletcher Baker
  • Womankind Worldwide
Example occupations:
  • Advice and Information Volunteer
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Co-Ordinator
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Legal Researcher
  • Marketing and Social Media Intern
  • Paralegal
  • Procurement Manager
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Trainee Solicitor

Destination of 2017 graduates (Postgraduates)

All postgraduate students are contacted 6 months after graduation to find out what they were doing - working, studying or something else, such as travelling.

Law Postgraduate. 2017 graduates six months after completing their studies. In work 76%. Work and study 7%. Studying 5%. Other 12%.

Example employers:
  • Adam Smith International
  • Asylum Access
  • British Council
  • Department for International Development (DFID)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Grant Thornton
  • Holland & Knight
  • Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI)
  • Max Planck Institute for European Legal History
  • UNHCR (United Nations High Comissioner for Refugees)
Example occupations:
  • Associate Human Rights Officer
  • Asylum Specialist
  • Corporate Commercial Lawyer
  • In-House Legal Counsel
  • Law Trainee
  • Legal Researcher
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Associate
  • Policy Officer
  • Post-doctoral Researcher
  • Senior Resettlement Adviser

 Useful Sites

Job Profiles

  • Occupational profiles for 600 career areas on Prospects
  • Postgraduate study information and database on Prospects
  • For more information about careers, visit Careers Tagged

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