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How to get the most out of your Law degree

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What can you do with a law degree?

When thinking about career options with a law degree, most people will aspire to be a solicitor or barrister. While these roles are very important, completing a Law degree opens many doors for many different types of role within a private, public and third sectors. Organisations often have an in-house legal team, whose role might be to support HR functions, IP or marketing teams.

The role of a lawyer is rich and diverse, whether it’s a solicitor, member of the bar or a patent or copyright attorney, no one day will be exactly the same, clients will be different and have different needs. It can be hard at times, but it also makes it challenging, interesting and fun because you have to find real solutions, to real problems, and that’s why it’s an incredibly exciting career to have. 

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Why study Law at the University of Sunderland?

At the University of Sunderland, you'll be taught by passionate academics and experts in a friendly and supportive environment. Our LLB (Hons) Law degree is recognised by the Law Society of England and Wales and regulated by the Bar Standards Board and Solicitors Regulation Authority.

We're committed to offering our students unparalleled levels of support during their studies, whether that be pastoral, welfare or academic support, we're here to help you succeed. 

Extra-curricular activities

Over the course of your studies, you may also be offered the opportunity to participate in one or more field trips and in a range of competitions against students from other universities. Our lecturers will encourage you to get involved in activities such as the client interviewing competition, and the mooting competition at the Supreme Court. Students can also get involved in the Student Law Society, which organises a range of social, educational and networking events for law students. 

Sunderland Student Law Clinic

Students can choose to study in Sunderland Student Law Clinic in the final year of their undergraduate studies and all students studying to become a solicitor on our LLM Legal Practice spend at least half a day each week in clinic, meaning that some of our students leave us with considerable live client work experience. 

Our law courses 

Studying Law will help you to develop a wide range of transferable skills and gain real-life experience in a discipline that is becoming increasingly valued by employers. Our graduates have gone on to have careers in a whole host of sectors, so if you want a high-quality degree that can lead to a job in a wide range of industries, choose Law at the University of Sunderland.

We offer many unique Law courses, all offering different ways to study this fascinating subject, including the academic and vocational stages of training required to be a solicitor:

Whichever course you choose, you will receive the same fantastic support, insight and experience offered by our Law School.

Published: 4 July 2019