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Opportunities on the 
horizon for law students

A law degree equips students with skills and experience that will be valued by employers far beyond the legal industry, writes Nick Touati

28 June 2016

The competitive nature of the graduate job market has been under focus for a number of years now, and there has been a lot of doom and gloom about the severe competition to secure training contracts and pupillages and the oversupply of law students.

However, this has tended to ignore the steady rise in trainee solicitor positions reported by the Law Society in its most recent statistics, and the fact that many graduates enter paralegal positions, which is often a foot in the door to a trainee solicitor role, as many firms recruit their trainees internally.

At Manchester Metropolitan University Law School, we find that our LLB graduates are in demand from a variety of employers, both legal and non-legal. Working as the Law School's careers and employability consultant, I realise that many of our LLB graduates progress to the legal practice course or Bar professional training course and go on...

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