Converting to a legal career after a PhD

The legal sector is large and varied and spans numerous roles in both domestic and international jurisdictions.

In this session we will focus on 2 of the main pathways for a legal career within the UK market which is to become qualified and work as either a barrister or a solicitor.

The market in the UK is unique in that it is possible to “convert” to law (a legal career) even if you have not yet studied any law or if your career to date has been in something different. In fact, law firms and chambers welcome applicants from a diverse range of academic subject backgrounds as well as career changers.

Come along to the session to find out about these roles, what employers value in their applicants and how to go about getting started if you are interested in these options.