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Explore career paths in law

A highly sought-after career with a wide scope of opportunities, the once-traditional landscape of the industry is evolving with technology and increasing client expectations.

Introduction to careers in law

Entering the legal industry can mean a number of things: working for a firm in the role of a solicitor or barrister providing legal advice and representation, and preparing legal documents.

While law continues to enjoy an ever-increasing popularity with students, traditional opportunities on the other side of a degree are becoming fewer while the pace of the legal industry continues to climb.

Law industry overview
Law industry overview
A highly sought-after career with a wide scope of opportunities, the once-traditional landscape of the industry is evolv…
7 tips for choosing the right law firm
7 tips for choosing the right law firm
Choose to work in a law firm? Here are seven questions to answer when considering which law firm to apply for.
Human rights law area of practice
Human rights law area of practice
Human rights law takes, as its primary objective, the defence and enforcement of laws designed to protect the fundamenta…
Law industry overview
Law industry overview
A highly sought-after career with a wide scope of opportunities, the once-traditional landscape of the industry is evolv…
7 tips for choosing the right law firm
7 tips for choosing the right law firm
Choose to work in a law firm? Here are seven questions to answer when considering which law firm to apply for.
Human rights law area of practice
Human rights law area of practice
Human rights law takes, as its primary objective, the defence and enforcement of laws designed to protect the fundamenta…

Career stories

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Law career stories


K & L Gates: Callum Fleming
  • Day in the life

Callum Fleming

Callum Fleming studied Arts/Law, Major in Media and Communication and is Lawyer - Corporate/M&A at K&L Gates.
  • Day in the life

Callum Fleming

Callum Fleming studied Arts/Law, Major in Media and Communication and is Lawyer - Corporate/M&A at K&L Gates.
Thomson Greer Graduate profile image - Amy
  • Day in the life

Amy Jee

Amy Jee studied a Bachelor of Commerce/Law at the University of New South Wales in 2016. As a Graduate Lawyer at Thomson Geer, she completed rotations in the Corporate and Dispute Resolution teams, before settling permanently into the Corporate team.
  • Day in the life

Amy Jee

Amy Jee studied a Bachelor of Commerce/Law at the University of New South Wales in 2016. As a Graduate Lawyer at Thomson Geer, she completed rotations in the Corporate and Dispute Resolution teams, before settling permanently into the Corporate team.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers Graduate - Young male lawyer in dark suit
  • Day in the life

Anthony Lombardo

Anthony Lombardo graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Macquarie University in 2019 and is now working as a Corporate & Commercial Lawyer at Sparke Helmore Lawyers.
  • Day in the life

Anthony Lombardo

Anthony Lombardo graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Macquarie University in 2019 and is now working as a Corporate & Commercial Lawyer at Sparke Helmore Lawyers.
K & L Gates: Callum Fleming
  • Day in the life

Callum Fleming

Callum Fleming studied Arts/Law, Major in Media and Communication and is Lawyer - Corporate/M&A at K&L Gates.
  • Day in the life

Callum Fleming

Callum Fleming studied Arts/Law, Major in Media and Communication and is Lawyer - Corporate/M&A at K&L Gates.
Thomson Greer Graduate profile image - Amy
  • Day in the life

Amy Jee

Amy Jee studied a Bachelor of Commerce/Law at the University of New South Wales in 2016. As a Graduate Lawyer at Thomson Geer, she completed rotations in the Corporate and Dispute Resolution teams, before settling permanently into the Corporate team.
  • Day in the life

Amy Jee

Amy Jee studied a Bachelor of Commerce/Law at the University of New South Wales in 2016. As a Graduate Lawyer at Thomson Geer, she completed rotations in the Corporate and Dispute Resolution teams, before settling permanently into the Corporate team.
Sparke Helmore Lawyers Graduate - Young male lawyer in dark suit
  • Day in the life

Anthony Lombardo

Anthony Lombardo graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Macquarie University in 2019 and is now working as a Corporate & Commercial Lawyer at Sparke Helmore Lawyers.
  • Day in the life

Anthony Lombardo

Anthony Lombardo graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Macquarie University in 2019 and is now working as a Corporate & Commercial Lawyer at Sparke Helmore Lawyers.

Career pathways

This is where the rubber hits the road! Check out if you're inspired by these career pathways in law?

Some of them are even recruiting students straight out of secondary school. If you like what you see, why not get in touch to learn more!? These employers would love to hear from you!

Related degrees

So you've decided you might like to pursue law further? Check out these related courses!

While further study is no longer always a prerequisite for a career in law, some courses can help launch your career to new levels!


Certificate

This skill set is designed for persons who are seeking registration as a business activity statement (BAS) agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).

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In this short course, students will examine key aspects of criminal justice response to gendered violence and relevant changes in policing and courts. Students will identify a specific area for sustained investigation.

Non-Award

Learn in a culturally appropriate environment and start your journey towards a career in business or law.