Often when students think of studying towards a law qualification, their minds may instantly jump to thoughts of being a lawyer (or attorney, or solicitor to use some other common international job titles).
But the truth is, a law qualification gives undergraduates a lot of transferable skills that they can use in many other career paths. Much like Business (which we’ll cover in a later article) law qualifications give students the skills they need to succeed in career paths like accountancy, banking, sales, retail or even politics!
But the professional pathway to becoming a lawyer is very different depending on which international destination a student chooses.
The simple answer is that countries organise their legal system and their legal qualifications differently. This means that the professional qualifications required for a legal career will differ too!
That’s why, for international students who have expressed an interest in a legal career, it’s important to research various international legal qualifications carefully.
For example, as we’ll explore later in this article, some countries allow students to work towards a legal qualification at the undergraduate level. In other countries, students will need a postgraduate qualification to become fully accredited in a legal profession
But helping students to weigh up the competing international pathways into a legal career can be tough, especially if you and/or your counseling team find you have a few knowledge gaps of your own.
So in this guide, we’ll look at studying law internationally. We’ll show you how law qualifications work in some of the major international study destinations, we’ll look at the entry requirements for a legal career and we’ll discuss the types of job a law qualification can lead to.