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Law

Career information for your major

Discipline Overview

A Bachelor of Laws from UOW equips you with a comprehensive legal education: a world-class degree that provides a thorough grounding in the law, as well as a real-world focus on the essential practical skills and the social and ethical context in which the law operates. We are committed to social justice and providing a legal education which engages with the complexities of law's intersection with society.

This degree delivers a practical and contextual legal education that prepares graduates not only for traditional careers in the legal profession but also for a wide range of careers in government, business and community organisations – as leaders, innovators and problem solvers.

Key employability skills

  • Commercial awareness
  • Communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management
  • Innovative problem solving
  • Resilience and self-confidence
  • Research and critical analysis

Specialised areas

  • Human Rights
  • Media law
  • Environmental and Planning
  • Wills and estates
  • Taxation
  • Real Estate and Property law
  • Public and Administrative law
  • International law
  • Intellectual Property law
  • Family law
  • Employment law
  • Criminal law
  • Consumer law
  • Commercial law
  • Civil litigation
  • Banking and Finance law

Related occupations

Find out what kinds of positions you could apply for with your major by researching some of the jobs in your field.

  • Associate to Magistrate
  • Case Worker
  • Client Service Officer
  • Commissioners Associate
  • Contract Officer
  • Criminal Justice Coordinator
  • Deputy Public Prosecutor
  • Development Assessment Officer
  • Director of Training & Development
  • Graduate Adviser
  • Graduate Legal Officer
  • Judge’s Associate
  • Junior Legal Advisor
  • Junior Solicitor
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Graduate
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Clerk
  • Legal Officer
  • Legal Programs Manager
  • Legal Secretary
  • Litigation Assistant
  • Litigation Officer
  • Paralegal Clerk
  • Patent Examiner
  • Police Prosecutor
  • Policy Officer
  • Procurement Officer
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Officer
  • Prosecution Officer
  • Prosecutor
  • Public Policy Graduate
  • Research Officer
  • Senior Federal Counsel
  • Solicitor
  • Work Place Relations Adviser

Employers

Explore what types of organisations you would like to work for through looking at some of the employers in your field.

  • Aboriginal Legal Service Limited
  • Access Law Group
  • Allens Arthur Robinson
  • Attorney General’s Department
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Australian Industry Group
  • Australian Manufacturing Workers Union
  • Blake Dawson Waldron Lawyers
  • Bransgroves Lawyers
  • Brydens
  • Campbelltown City Council
  • Carrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers
  • Department of Community Services
  • Department of Education & Training
  • Department of Immigration
  • Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet
  • District Court of NSW
  • Fair Work Australia
  • Family Court of Australia
  • Federal Magistrates Court
  • Hargrave Chambers
  • Heard McEwan Legal
  • Henry Davis York
  • Illawarra Legal Centre
  • IP Australia
  • Macquarie Group
  • Minter Ellison Lawyers
  • NSW Dept of Education & Training
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • Office of the Director of Public Prosecution
  • Parliament of NSW
  • Queensland Police Service
  • Slater & Gordon Limited
  • TAFE Commission of Sydney
  • The Office of the Workplace Ombudsman

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Internship, clerkship, volunteering and law firm graduate programs can be found on the NSW Law Society website.

Professional bodies and associations

Build your career network and stay up to date with the latest developments in your industry by joining a professional association.

Postgraduate study options

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

Course information

What can I do to be proactive right now?

  • CRL100 and CRLP200 are elective subjects that help you clarify career direction & obtain work experience.
  • Further information on future prospects, salaries and future trends for particular roles of interest can be found in Job Outlook.
  • You can also explore the careers of other UOW graduates on the LinkedIn Alumni tool
  • Access the Hidden Job Market to find employment with small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s).
  • Find out about Graduate Recruitment Programs, fast tracked career pathway programs for graduates.
  • Career Action Plan gives you concrete actions throughout your degree to pursue your career goals
  • Career Central Resources are easy to access and can provide you with knowledge about employment
  • CareerHub Plus is an online library to improve student, graduate and alumni employability
  • CareerSmart/CareerSmart Discovery Tool are comprehensive & interactive career development tools

 

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