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Your Career in Law

Your career in Law

Adelaide Law School opens a world of career opportunities.

An Adelaide Law degree is about more than learning the law – it’s about a way of thinking.

For over 135 years we have been shaping future leaders who have gone on to be successful in the legal profession as well as in  politics, international business, diplomacy, health, policy and the media. Our alumni include high court judges and recognised faces in politics such as former Premier Jay Weatherill MP and Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop.

A qualification from the Adelaide Law School is more than just a law degree, our graduates possess a distinct way of thinking with crucial transferable skills sought after by top employers. They are critical thinkers, approaching complex problems from multiple perspectives. Our graduates are career-ready and equipped for success in variety of pathways and industries.

Our graduates are highly sought after by employers with over 92% employed within 5 months of graduation*. We have the highest employment rate for graduates in South Australia and are well above the national average.

A degree in law also opens up a range of career options beyond the legal profession. As one of the most diverse programs in graduate career outcomes, there’s no limit to where a future in law can take you.

*QILT survey (graduate destinations and graduate outcomes) 2014-2015

We are committed to ensuring our graduates are equipped for careers of the future. Our students can participate in career readiness workshops, overseas study programs and internships with local, national and international organisations, ensuring they have every opportunity to develop their practical and transferable skills. 

Our career preparation support

  • The Next Steps in Law program aims to equip law students with career readiness skills, inform them about career options and build connections with industry, government and the legal profession. 
  • The Adelaide University Law Student's Society offers many opportunities to directly engage with law students, including the annual Legal Careers Fair. 
  • Our students have the opportunity to experience real-world legal practice through participation in the Free Legal Clinics.
  • The University of Adelaide offer a range of career services such as job application and interview workshops, employment and networking opportunities and career events.
  • The Adelaide Law School, in partnership with the Law Society of South Australia, offers Practice legal training (GDLP) for law graduates who wish to train for the legal profession.