LSE consistently ranks amongst the top UK universities for employability in the Sunday Times University Guide.
However, a law degree from LSE opens up many doors beyond a career in the legal profession. LSE law students are constantly encouraged to consider law in its social and economic context. This broader perspective on law and its role in society, as well as the innovative array of subjects offered, enables our graduates to enter into challenging careers in the civil service and policy-making, non-governmental organisations, think tanks, and journalism.
Skills acquired during an LSE LLB, such as the ability to communicate clearly and coherently, as well as a capacity for independent, analytical thinking, are highly sought after in the competitive job market.
Below are a few examples of the early careers of recent LLB graduates.
Ministry of Justice Transformation Team
Alex attained the PwC Lord Benson Award to study LLB Law and graduated in 2011. Having become interested in public administrative law and jurisprudence during her degree., Alex joined the Ministry of Justice in the Civil Service Fast Stream programme. Since joining the department she has done a range of roles, including taking a bill through Parliament, commissioning London based services for the flagship Offender Personality Disorder Programme; and supporting the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information. Alex recently graduated from the Fast Stream and has been leading a team on the MoJ's departmental transformation programme.
Legal Officer, European Commission - Legal Services
Anthony completed an LLB at LSE in 2004. He subsequently pursued masters studies at the College of Europe in Bruges before going on to work in private practice for a US law firm in Brussels. In 2011 Anthony passed the entrance examination to become a civil servant for the European Commission and was offered a job at the Commission's Legal Service working on competition law matters. He regularly appears on behalf of the Commission in litigation before the Court of Justice and the General Court of the European Union.
Tenant Barrister, 5 Paper Building Chambers
Carolina graduated from the LLB Programme in 2010 with first class honours. Prior to commencing the LLB she had worked for a year as a witness care officer for the Crown Prosecution Service in order to gain work experience. During her degree Carolina volunteered at the Tooting Law Centre and worked as a parliamentary research assistant. She also participated in LSE societies such as the Law Society and Bacchus, the wine tasting society. Following graduation, Carolina worked as a Criminal Justice Resaerch Fellow before being offered a pupillage at 5 Paper Buildings Chambers. She was also awarded a scholarship from the Inner Temple in order to fund her Bar Professional Training Course. Carolina was offered tenancy at 5 Paper Buildings upon completion of her pupillage and she now has a developing criminal law practice.