The non-legal career options for law graduates and established lawyers are increasing. Here are 10 possibilities in case you want to make the move.
Australian law schools have copped a lot of bad press recently. Media reports say they are churning out far more graduates than there are graduate legal positions and charging students through the nose for a “generalist degree” that may not lead to their employment as a lawyer.
However, contrary to these bleak reports, data suggests that a law degree places you in good stead to secure employment in a variety of career fields. According to Graduate Careers Australia, 74 per cent of Australian law school graduates obtain full-time employment within four months of graduation. This is higher than the national average for graduate employment which is 69 per cent.
Established lawyers looking to move into jobs outside the law also have many doors open to them, according to Laura Talintyre, a director in legal recruitment firm Cicero.