What’s it about?
Becoming a solicitor is both diverse and full of opportunity. Plus your Gran will think it’s great. As a lawyer you could find yourself working on commercial contracts for multinationals, advising celebrities, buying and selling property or in court representing people accused of crimes. Corporate lawyers can specialise in tax law, mergers and acquisitions, finance or other corporate areas. Legal firms like problem-solvers and innovators. That’s why our courses are designed to help you to meet new challenges head on, master new technology and navigate an ever evolving and complex legal system. You will need to follow a professional route to become a fully qualified solicitor or barrister and our LLB(Hons) and Master of Law and Practice courses will put you on the path to becoming a high flying legal eagle.
Be in demand
Law at the University of Huddersfield had a 89% record of graduates finding employment or going on to further study within six months of graduation during 2011/12. (latest stats from 2011/12 graduates)
In the last few years, the legal profession has experienced steady growth – there are job opportunities in a broad range of legal positions and our graduates are well placed to take advantage of these.
A degree in law places a strong emphasis on the development of core legal and other transferable skills, such as oral, written, e-communication and critical reasoning skills, advocacy, personal development planning and group work.
Recent graduates have found employment in firms such as Mamas and Papas Ltd, Ramsden’s Solicitors, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust, M&G Investment Management, Exchange Chambers, Holden’s Solicitors and Liberata.