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May 26, 2011

Over 80% of College of Law graduates get work in legal profession

A recent survey of the College of Law’s 2010 Legal Practice Course (LPC) graduates shows that more than four out of five have secured a job in the legal services market, this is despite the current tough economic conditions.

The survey was carried out by the College of Law's career department on all full-time students who passed the course in July 2010. It found that 84% of the nearly 2,000 students who responded have obtained law-related work.

62% have secured a training contract with a law firm while 22% are working in a paralegal or other law-related role. Overall 91% of LPC graduates are in permanent employment with just 1% describing themselves as unemployed.

Chief Executive of The College of Law, Professor Nigel Savage, says, “The College prides itself on providing its students with the very best professional legal education and first-rate careers service and these figures reflect that. To have such extremely positive employment figures is all the more impressive considering that the 2010 graduates were the worst affected by the recession across all industry sectors. In the legal sector specifically, the deferral by law firms of substantial numbers of training contracts from the previous years into the 2010 trainee intake made it particularly challenging for this cohort to secure jobs.”

Professor Savage continues, “Students and their parents are worried more than ever about the jobs market after they graduate. However our results show that our students get a real and substantial benefit from having invested in studying at The College of Law. We provide a best-in-business specialist careers service and students also benefit from our close links with the legal profession, which includes exclusive training arrangements with three of the six biggest law firms in the world.”

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Content added on 26th May 2011.

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