A law degree is one of the most flexible programs in graduate career outcomes, and with over 92% of Adelaide Law School graduates employed within 5 months of graduation there’s no limit to where a future in law can take you.
Careers outside of law
A degree in law also opens up a range of career options beyond just the legal profession, being highly valued across a range of other industries requiring legal guidance and policy advice, such as the media, not for profit sector, politics, trade, academia, finance and business analysis to name a few.
Careers in law
Our graduates are well regarded by the legal fraternity, with a degree from the Adelaide Law School being highly sought after for law graduate roles across private practice and the public sector.
Barrister, solicitor, judge, judge’s associates, law clerk, magistrate, registrar, court reporter, mediator, arbitrator
|Not for profit||Community legal services officer, human rights advocacy officer, migration agent, legal clearance officer, native title lawyer, pro bono consultant, volunteer solicitor|
|Government/public service||Legal project manager, lawyer, intelligence officer, legislator, policy analyst, lobbyist, prosecutor, policy officer, political advisor, legislative drafter, public defender, research officer, investigator|
|Corporate sector||Corporate counsel, contract administration, legal governance officer, legal recruiter, legal analysts, ethics manager, commercial advisor, risk management professional|
|Private sector||Transitional, advisory and litigious focus. clerk, barrister, associate, paralegal, solicitor, alternative dispute resolution officer, legal counsel, association and senior association, compliance officer|
|International law||International lawyer, consultant, ambassador, diplomatic corps, foreign correspondent, legal officer, NGO employee, human rights advocate, united nations officer,|
|Academia||Tutor, lecturer, law librarian, legal careers consultant, researcher, dean|
|Professional legal bodies||Counsel, legal practice admissions officer/manager, regulator, investigator, policy advisor/analyst, committee member, legal information officer|
|Professional services||Associate, consultant, engagement manager, business analyst, case manager, digital implementation manager, and risk manager|
Career readiness and support
The University of Adelaide and Law School offer a range of free support services to ensure our students are career ready.