Career Options

Our Law courses have been designed to help students acquire the knowledge and skills they need to become successful legal practitioners, and to do so within wider contexts, such as international human rights, medicine and commercial law. This is then tied together with an optional professional placement year, allowing students to put theory into practice in a workplace environment. 

Studying at Aston Law School means you will not be constrained to solely pursuing a legal career when searching for future job prospects. The skills you gain are transferable to many different roles beyond qualifying as a solicitor or barrister. A degree from Aston School of Law will open the doors to many different professions. 

Here at Aston Law School we are always looking at ways to support you in achieving your career goals and helping you discover the many opportunities that are open to you as a law graduate. Most of our students cite the ‘small class sizes’, ‘tutors that know your name’, as well as the ‘great facilities and community’ on offer here at Aston as helping them to build their confidence for their future career.

Events 

We host many events throughout the year to give our students the opportunity to engage and network with various employers. In the past year, we’ve hosted two successful law careers fairs at Aston University – the first was nominated for the ‘UK’s Best Careers Event’ by Lawcareers.net. We have had a number organisation attend these events, including:

  • EY
  • General Electric 
  • Browne Jacobson
  • Invictus Chambers 
  • Freeths 
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Squire Patton Boggs.

Employment 

Aston Law School graduates have found employment all around the world and in many varied roles. Our degrees provide a solid foundation for many careers where legal knowledge is important, including taxation, human resource management, accountancy, regulation and compliance.

Our students have gone onto work as a Legal Trainee, Billing Analyst, Commercial Solicitor, Real Estate Paralegal, Compliance Advisor, Project Manager, Assistant Head Teacher and many more. 

Prestigious companies such as Shoosmiths, Royal Bank of Scotland, Hilton HQ, Sky, Lloyds Banking Group, Goldman Sachs and National Express LLC have all employed our graduates. 

Hear from some of our Law alumni here. 

Further study 

Some of our graduates have chosen to stay with us and undertake further study, enrolling on one of our Business School MSc programmes. 

You can find out more about the scholarships available for those wishing to take the academic route here. There is also our 20% alumni discount.