Enjoy career diversity
If it’s the thrill of courtroom litigation, witnessing the development of the very latest technology, or solving political and personal human conflicts, a qualification in law will prime you for a vast range of exhilarating careers. With around 85-90% of law graduates finding gainful employment or going on to further study once they achieve their qualification, legal degrees such as the i-LLB or LLM are still proving their worth in every business, and at every level.
Legal careers pay better than most
An end-of-year 2016 Guardian report lists In-house Lawyer as the sixth highest paying position of all jobs that year in the UK, with an average pay before tax of £80,210. The pay range was phenomenally good, with fresh i-LLB graduates pocketing around £36,610, while experienced legal professionals at the top-end took home £94,458. The median pay across the industry in the UK was £69,058, a very good sign for the profession on the whole.
Growth, security, and the evolution of law
While it’s true the legal industry has experienced a minimal decline in growth in the last year, especially in the US, the demand for “modern” legal services has skyrocketed in line with the latest innovations in technology and business. The business of law is evolving, with grand new opportunities in cyber security (currently tripling market growth rate), international security, healthcare, complex litigation, and intellectual property. Law has always provided a solid career path for the very best legal and business professionals in the world, even Prime Ministers, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon.