Careers and connections in Law


Find the professional connections and academic expertise you need to conquer your knowledge of the legal sector as you take on your higher education journey with Staffordshire University.

Your career

Our law qualifications don't just put you on the pathway to becoming a successful solicitor or barrister.

Graduates from our undergraduate degrees may wish to progress on to a qualifying route to become a solicitor, or take the barristers' Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). Alternatively, it's also an excellent qualification for a range of careers, including paralegal and legal executive work, education, business, management and HR.

Studying one of our undergraduate or postgraduate law courses also allows for specialisation into areas such as criminology, family law, employment and equality law, environmental law, property law and more.

Below is just a selection potential career paths from this course. Some of these may require further training whilst others could provide a good entry in to your legal career.

  • Solicitor specialising in your preferred area
  • Paralegal
  • Barrister
  • Case Worker
  • Legal executive/assistant
  • Licensed conveyancer
  • Civil service
  • In-house legal team
  • Court officer
  • Youth Justice Worker
  • Human resource manager
  • Probation Officer
  • Customs and excise officer
  • Police officer
  • Citizens Advice Bureau Advice worker
  • Environmental officer
  • Estates and property manager

Fayyaz Afzal

Commercial Law, 2000

Fayyaz was the first Asian blind Barrister in the UK and is now a judge presiding over some of the most serious family cases in the legal system.

Fayyaz's story

Work experience

We take the challenge of work experience very seriously. Combined with academic study, students will be able practise interview, negotiation and advocacy skills within their modules as well as problem-solving, presentation and communication skills. All courses require students to reflect on the value of work experience and we offer a range of work experience opportunities.

You may also have the opportunity to participate in:

  • Annual Law Careers and Networking Fair to allow you to develop professional contacts.
  • Staffordshire University Law Clinic (SULAC) providing you with authentic practice-based learning with real clients.
  • Student Conferences designed to enhance employability and graduate skills.
  • Opportunities to take part in national competitions such as client interviewing and negotiation.
  • A mooting module and advocacy competitions for budding advocates.
They include real-life scenarios and high-profile cases.

They include real-life scenarios and high-profile cases. We also get to practice our skills in the University's mock courtrooms. Through skills I picked up at the careers days, I was confident enough to approach several law firms for placements. I worked in Chambers in both Stoke and Nottingham and shadowed a judge in Walsall. The experience was incredible.

James Holmes

LLB(Hons) Law

Our students

I gained the academic knowledge, skills and abilities to make me employable.

I gained the academic knowledge, skills and abilities to make me employable. I've now managed to break into the profession I was aiming for, working with the Home Office for UK Border Control, and managing a team responsible for the improvement of the asylum seeker, immigration and entry clearance appeals process.

Hazel Burgess

LLB(Hons) Law

Staffordshire University provided me with expert teaching of critical skills required to enter the legal profession.

The legal practice course at Staffordshire University provided me with expert teaching of critical skills required to enter the legal profession. The practical nature of the course meant I was able to begin my first post graduate legal role and know what was expected from day one which is invaluable when acclimatising to the legal work environment. 

Lisa Rutter

Legal Practice LLM

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