Careers & Alumni
So you have a law degree. What now?
The most obvious career path with a law degree is to join the legal professions, either as a barrister or solicitor (or, in some jurisdictions, a lawyer), and this is indeed a very dynamic and rewarding career choice. It is important to note, however, that while our degree programmes are recognised by the relevant bodies both in Ireland and in other jurisdictions, further professional training is required before you will be allowed to practise law. A more comprehensive synopsis of the route to becoming a barrister or solicitor is available here.
Many of our graduates, however, find interesting and challenging careers in a wide variety of alternative fields, from business to journalism, NGO work to academia, to list just some examples. The study of law leads to an excellent degree that develops skills and competencies valued by employers across the board; skills such as research, writing, critical analysis, accuracy and attention to detail, to mention a few. Please visit our Alumni section to read about the career paths of some of our Law alumni.
If you have any questions about the possibiilties open to you after you have graduated, please do not hesitate to contact the Faculty Office on 021-4903249 or at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to direct your call. Also open to you as a student is the staff at UCC Careers Service, who provide students with career advice and planning help, and they can be reached at www.ucc.ie/careers, or at 3-4 Brighton Villas, Western Road, Cork, by phone at 021- 4902349 or 4903193 or by email at email@example.com.