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International Law LLB(Hons) with professional experience: After you graduate

Careers and progression

Many graduates become solicitors or barristers. Others work in business, industry or administration. Destinations include KPMG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Atherton Bailey Chartered Accountants, Stuart Karatas Solicitors and the International Criminal Court.

Graduates have gained training contracts in ‘Magic Circle' firms, plus funding for bar school and pupillage. Some take masters degrees.

What our graduates say

We don't currently have any graduate profiles for this course, but you can see here what graduates from related courses have gone on to do and how studying at Kingston helped them to achieve their goals.

Susan Budaly

Name: Susan Budaly
Course: Law LLB(Hons)
Year of graduation: 1993
Current job: Barrister
Location: London

Law LLB(Hons) graduate Susan has developed a career she loves as a barrister specialising in family law.

"I wanted to be a barrister and chose Kingston because the Law School had a good reputation. Once there, I thoroughly enjoyed the course. One expects a law degree to be academically challenging but, in addition, it was extremely practical.

"Mooting (debating legal argument) and client interviewing took place frequently. These are skills practised by a solicitor or barrister every day of their working life. I also found this aspect of the course really helped when I went to Bar School, where advocacy and interviewing assessments counted towards my overall final grade.

"The highlights of my time at Kingston include going to America for the summer to work at the Public Defender's Office, winning the internal Client-Interviewing Competition and the annual Law Society balls (it wasn't all hard work!).

"I graduated with a 2:1, and this enabled me to get into the Inns of Court School of Law. While there, I obtained pupillage at 29 Bedford Row chambers, which was a mixed civil and family set where I developed a real interest in family law. In 1994 I moved to One Garden Court, a specialist family law chambers, and I have been here ever since.

"The areas of my practice include ancillary relief, residence, contact and care, and adoption. I enjoy the variety of my work. Every case is different and everyone has a different story to tell. I like the contact with clients from all walks of life and the human aspect of family law (rather than acting for corporate entities). Also, life in chambers is extremely sociable.

"The course gave me an excellent start to my legal career and I would certainly recommend the law degree at Kingston to anyone who wishes to enter legal practice."

 

Salma Yousef

Name: Salma Yousef
Course: Law LLB(Hons)
Year of graduation: 2004
Current job: Senior Crown Prosecutor (CPS)

"There were lots of things I liked about the Law LLB(Hons) at Kingston – especially the huge choice of modules and the practical skills elements such as advice and negotiation. I also enjoyed the extra-curricular activities on offer, such as mooting, which enhance your CV and provide you with the opportunity to meet key players in the legal field. Plus, the campus is great and the teaching staff are excellent - they really take an interest in your development, even after you leave."

 

Examples of recent graduate destinations

Types of jobs

Graduates from Kingston Law School have secured the following jobs:

  • Barrister
  • Associate
  • Junior analyst
  • Legal assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Account development executive
  • Insolvency practitioner
  • Financial consultant
  • Court clerk

Employers

Graduates from Kingston Law School have secured jobs in the following companies:

  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Lyons Davidson Solicitors
  • Fredrickson International
  • BM Advisory (formerly Atherton Bailey Chartered Accountants)
  • Hudson Advisors
  • Gill Solicitors
  • Stuart & Co Solicitors (formally Stuart Karatas Solicitors)

In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate. 

As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:

  • placements;
  • working or studying abroad;
  • volunteering;
  • peer mentoring roles; and
  • internship opportunities within and outside the University.

In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to complete a major 'capstone' project where you can apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired to a range of real issues in different contexts. This is a great way to learn and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.

Courses available after you graduate

If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni. Here are some courses that might interest you:

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