Law students at the University of Westminster have an excellent track record of getting into employment.
76% of our graduates go on to work or further study within six months, according DLHE 2016-17.
Successful alumni have had careers as barristers and advocates, solicitors, clerks and officers of court, legal executives and paralegals. They have gone on to work for some of the UK’s leading legal services providers including Allen & Overy, Baker & Mackenzie, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Addleshaw Goddard, Hodge Jones & Allen, Weightmans and Ropes & Gray. Our graduates also pursue careers in accountancy, the Civil Service, education and government.
Career development activities
Westminster law students benefit from the following:
- Opportunity to gain practical experience at the student-led Legal Advice Clinic
- Dedicated 1-2-1 appointments with careers advisors
- Feedback and advice on CVs, applications and interview preparation.
- Law vacancy jobs bulletin
- Annual law fair
- Mock assessment centres and interviews
- Optional work placement module
- Legal Skills Academy: a year-round series of workshops on commercial awareness including training in key job-related skills, such as handling interviews and psychometric tests, employer panel events and talks
- Mentoring scheme opportunities:
- Career development mentoring scheme – this enables students to be mentored by solicitors and barristers
- Undergraduate ethnic minority scheme – for students from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background. This scheme is part of the National Mentoring Consortium and aims to promote equality and diversity in graduate recruitment
For more information about mentoring, see the Careers tabs on our undergraduate course pages.
What do our graduates say?
Studying the Law LLB Honours made me the critical thinker that I am today. The course was intellectually stimulating, and my lecturers and tutors went above and beyond to ensure that I attained my academic and personal goals.
Mercy Cherono Milgo, Law LLB
Studying at Westminster has by far been some of the best years of my life in every single aspect; socially, academically and for my career. The community, support and opportunities I have received allowed me to excel. I have thoroughly enjoyed the structure of my course, the teaching and focus on clinical work.
Mercedes Rieno Socoliche, M-Law
While studying the LPC, I was working full time near Bond Street. The location of the Law School made it accessible for me to attend lectures and seminars after work. Balancing working full time and studying in the evening was challenging, but the staff at Westminster are aware of students’ external commitments and were fully supportive throughout.
Alex Dawson, LPC graduate