Careers in Law


During our 2019 Law week, we will break down the key routes for Law and non-Law students and answer any questions on how to take your first steps towards a successful career in this sector. You'll have lots of opportunities to explore the sector at one of our events:

  • Beginner's Guide to a Career in Law
  • Solicitor Series Part 1: Find the Firm for You
  • Written Applications - a practical, interactive workshop
  • Law Fair and Networking evening
  • Routes into Law for non-Law Graduates
  • Interviews and Assessment Centres - Aspiring Solicitors Presentation

Check out the events page for more information on these events!

Discover your prospects!

Prospects is a useful website, where you can explore the different roles in a sector.

  • Read their job profiles in the law sector here.

Network like a pro!

On Thursday 21 November 2019, come along to the Picture Gallery to our annual Law Fair and Networking Evening from 6-8pm.

Top Tips

Throughout the year, you have many opportunities to network with alumni, employers and other groups on campus. These events are a valuable way to become used to professional conversations as well as get great insight into different companies and job roles.
Need some help? Get inspired with our Networking Top Tips on how to make the most of these opportunities, from researching ahead of an event, to approaching people and introducing yourself.

If you need some help with questions to ask law professionals specifically, take a look at our law networking resource here for inspiration.


A look back to 2018

Last year, almost 120 students studying Law, History, Holitics and International Relations, Management, Economics, Physics, English and Psychology mingled with professionals and Royal Holloway graduates who are working in the sector to explore their options. A mix of new and continuing students came along to meet a variety of law firms and legal training providers who were looking to recruit Royal Holloway students, as well as network with alumni and friends of the college from the legal profession.

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Your career starts here – join a club or society

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First year law student Harry Applegate shares how his extra-curricular activities and involvement in the law society and hockey club are getting him career-ready! 

"Why did I decide to get involved in the Law Society? I wanted to represent people. It's common today for people to tolerate something, but there is always an opportunity for change.

I wanted to have a responsibility and to bring the concerns and appreciations of our conduct to the floor and improve our society."

Find out more.

Through your involvement in campus life and your choice of co-curricular activities, you are learning new skills, many of which are transferable to the workplace! Discover more.