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 career direction, our 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.

Opportunities Board

The ANU College of Law has an opportunities board where organisations can advertise legal placements, job, internship and volunteer opportunities.
» Opportunities Board

ANU CareerHub

ANU CareerHub is your central online career development and employability tool. Not only does it host our online jobs noticeboard but is your alternate access point for careers resources.

» ANU Career Hub

ANU Careers Office

Information and resources to assist students and graduates in their transition to employment.

» ANU Careers

Beyond Law

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

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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.


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Careers Toolkit

Find helpful online tools and resources to help you plan and manage your employability and career.

» Toolkit


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.

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