Careers in Law

With 91 per cent of our law graduates in work or further study after they graduate (Graduate Outcomes Survey 20/21), preparing you for your future career is a fundamental part of Sussex law courses.‎

Fast track your career

Studying Law at Sussex will equip you to go into a variety of legal and non-legal roles.

By completing an undergraduate law course at Sussex, you can either progress to a Legal Practice Course (LPC) or a Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to qualify as a solicitor or barrister, or go onto work in a role where legal knowledge is essential, such as HR or government roles.

Career destinations of Sussex Law graduates

  • insurance consultant at Zurich
  • trainee solicitor at Linklaters
  • paralegal at Herrington Solicitors
  • forensic professional at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  • business developer at Apple.

Gain employability skills

Competitions: Develop the skills you need for your future career through skills competitions in mooting, criminal advocacy, client interviewing and negotiation.

Sponsored by leading firms including Mayo Wynne Baxter and DMH Stallard, these competitions develop your communication, presentation, fact-finding and team-working skills. We prepare you for the competitions through workshops and training sessions led by experienced legal practitioners.

You will be encouraged to enter national and international competitions, with Sussex Law School students regularly performing well.

Legal projects: By studying at Sussex, you can participate in our pro bono projects to gain real-world experience in legal areas including environmental issues and housing concerns.

Meet employers and attend law careers events

You can attend ‘Careers in Law’ events organised by our Careers and Employability Centre.These events allow you to meet and network with law firms and Sussex Law alumni.

By joining the University of Sussex Law Society, you can attend legal talks and events featuring top law firms to help you gain insights into working in law.