Careers

Careers

Resources

Legal Vitae

Legal Vitae is a national portal for law student jobs, clerkships and graduate positions. It is run by the Law Society of New South Wales.

Beyond Law

Beyond Law has a job hub which connects law students, graduates and young lawyers with employers around Australia and overseas. ANU Law students get exclusive access to hundreds of placement opportunities. Just use your ANU email address to register and login.

ANU Legal Workshop

Our own ANU Legal Workshop has a legal careers & placements board where organisations can advertise legal placements, and job opportunities.

Support and advice for current students

If you’re a current ANU Law student, you can find more information on career options and opportunities through the ANU Careers Office.

Designed to assist with a wide range of queries – from exploring career ideas and the career implications of subject choices, to details of specific jobs, employers, or postgraduate courses – the ANU Careers Office offers drop-in consultations, career counselling sessions and manages Career Hub, the University’s online employment portal.

Career opportunities

Studying with the ANU College of Law opens doors to exciting career opportunities across Australia and around the world.

Whether you’re seeking a career working in law – as a lawyer, solicitor or barrister – or working with law – in policy, regulation or analysis – a qualification from the ANU College of Law provides the knowledge, skills and expertise demanded by employers.

Our graduates find career success in an incredibly diverse range of sectors and professional occupations. These include ‘traditional’ roles in legal practice – such as a lawyer or barrister – through to senior positions in management, business, commerce, international affairs, administration, technology and communications.

Whatever their career direction, graduates quickly discover the skills and capabilities gained through studying law – particularly in critical thinking, research, analysis, communication and the construction of reasoned argument – have considerable versatility and strong appeal to prospective employers.

Law and beyond

Having a law degree doesn’t limit you to being a lawyer, with many leaders in business, commerce, politics and international relations having studied or practised law. Whether or not you choose to practice law, you’ll discover the skills you gain in your degree – particularly in analysis, argument and communication – are especially valuable in many different sectors, including:

  •  technology and innovation
  •  media, journalism, public relations and corporate affairs
  •  international aid and development
  •  business, finance and commerce
  •  industrial relations and human resources.

Graduate employability and success

With 90 per cent of graduates employed within four months, ANU is ranked as Australia’s number one university for producing the most employable graduates. ANU Law graduates generally enjoy high average starting salaries ($58,579 for undergraduates, and $70,769 for postgraduates) and report a high level (75 per cent) of job satisfaction. You can find more information in the university’s annual Graduate Destinations Survey.

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team