The majority of our graduates enter the legal profession. However, any degree which incorporates law is recognised as a mark of academic excellence in virtually all employment spheres. Past graduates have embarked on a wide variety of professions; for example, in the civil service, banking, construction, charities and international non-governmental organisations, business management, academia, the armed forces, accounting and finance, and the police and emergency services.
- AON Ltd
- Wragge and Co
- DLA Piper
- Santander UK Plc
- Bank of England.
Work experience opportunities
We organise regular careers events and routinely play host to law firms who wish to come and meet our students. There is an annual law fair, giving students the opportunity to meet future legal employers. Academic staff in the Law School and Careers & Employability also offer invaluable careers advice and support. Every year, our students become members of the Inns of Court, secure scholarships for vocational training, and obtain vacation placements, training contracts, and mini-pupillage opportunities from a range of providers.
Undergraduate students can develop their legal skills through a number of extracurricular activities, such as mentoring by members of the legal profession, mooting, and negotiation competitions. There are four student legal societies which cater for the diverse career trajectories of our students and host lively extracurricular and enrichment activities.
We also help our students to take advantage of work experience placements with organisations like the Citizens’ Advice Bureau, Asylum Link, Merseyside Welfare Rights, and other pro-bono service providers.
We broker a range of placement opportunities, typically offering students the chance to spend two or three weeks during the vacation period working within an international law firm or alongside in-house lawyers in major commercial companies. We also offer a number of year-long placements in China to students on a competitive basis.
The Law Clinic gives many students their first taste of professional practice: students work under the supervision of a lawyer, meeting clients, researching legal problems, and drafting advice. Confidentiality, clear communication, and client satisfaction are all emphasised as essential elements of the Clinic’s service. This helps students experience the practical aspect of law whilst contributing towards their degree through the completion of practically-assessed modules.
Typical courses studied by graduates from this programme:
- Bar professional training course (BPTC)
- Legal practice course (LPC)
- LLM (Master of Laws)
- PhD (Doctor of Philosophy).
Qualifying you for life
At Liverpool, we talk about the “3 Es” – engaged, empowered, employable – and aim to instil these qualities in all our students.
Our programmes are empowering: you will fulfil your full potential with us. You will have the benefit of a dense support network, including your own academic adviser, who will help to bring out the very best in you. Our flexible degree programmes and innovative teaching and learning will allow you to shape your studies according to your own interests.
Our programmes are engaging: practical classes help develop independent learning and legal skills, and through the School’s mooting, volunteering, and outreach activities, we will bring the law to life.
Above all, we focus on making you employable: this is at the core of everything we do for our students. You will have access to specialist advice from the School’s dedicated employability team and professional mentoring from practising solicitors, barristers, judges, paralegals and others.
Law LLB (Hons)
The University of Liverpool really has met my expectations. I expected a challenge but I also expected to be rewarded for my hardwork and that has happened. I’ve done plenty of extracurricular activities. I’ve mooted, I’ve marshalled, I’ve been to Lincoln’s Inn. I’ve done a mock bail application, so I’ve had plenty of opportunities to progress my expertise further.