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In simple terms the law determines what we can and cannot do. But in life things are rarely so simple, the jobs in this profession help determine what is and isn’t legal. Solicitors and barristers will advocate for the affected parties, judges and juries will impartially guide the process and determine outcomes. The profession is divided into two professional practice areas: solicitor and barrister, along with judges and various administrative support roles. A degree in law is also well regarded by non-legal employers and many opportunities exist for law grads who do not wish to practise law.

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This sector affects so many issues in our society, including human rights, politics, the environment, economics and business. A career in Law may appeal due to a desire to work for justice, and because it is intellectually challenging and financially rewarding. The roles most of us are aware of in the courtroom include solicitors, barristers and judges. There are also a range of administrative roles, such as Court Registrars and Stenographers. Besides, with a qualification in law, your knowledge and skills can be used in a number of different areas, such as government departments drafting new laws or in large businesses.

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  • communication
  • critical thinking
  • decision making
  • developing relationships
  • enforcing laws and regulations
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  • independence
  • initiative
  • leadership
  • managing resources
  • negotiation
  • people management
  • persuasion
  • prioritising work
  • problem solving
  • public speaking
  • recording information
  • teamwork
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