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Macquarie Law School

Career Development and Options

As a student of the University, you will have the chance to hear from young solicitors from top Australian law firms, attend alternative law careers events (for those students interested in careers outside the corporate sector, in Community Legal Centres, Legal Aid and NGOs), gain assistance in writing your best cover letters and CVs, and learn how to develop superior interview preparation skills. The Careers Service can help guide your path through the competitive arena of summer clerkships and internship programs which provide an amazing opportunity for law students to secure a prestigious career in the area of their choice. See the Careers Service website for more details:www.mq.edu.au/careers.

Most graduates will pursue careers as either barristers or solicitors. However, there are many other alternative and rewarding careers that are open to law graduates. Graduates can find employment with a wide variety of institutions and organisations, both within the public and private sectors, including:

  • The public service
  • The diplomatic service
  • Banks and other financial institutions
  • Community legal centres (CLCs)
  • Public Interests Advocacy Bodies (e.g. PIAC - Public Interest Advocacy Centre)
  • Health Services, including NSW Justice Health and hospitals
  • Legal Practitioner (barrister or solicitor)
  • Media organizations
  • Trade unions
  • Education - at schools or universities

See the Macquarie University Careers Service for more details: www.careers.mq.edu.au/home