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Law career planning

Law graduates can follow a range of different career pathways, ranging from in-house practice to public service. Here we present important information on salaries, career advancement opportunities, and other pros and cons for each.

Planning your law career path in academia

Academia is concerned with the pursuit of research, education and scholarship.

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Planning your law career path in professional services

Lawyers having been trained to think critically and explore solutions to complex problems, are well-placed to succeed wi…

Planning your law career path in courts and tribunals

By working in the judicial sector, you will have the opportunity to participate in the administration of justice.

Planning your law career path in community sector

The Australian community sector – sometimes referred to as the not-for-profit sector, third sector or social sector – en…

Planning your law career path in professional services

Lawyers having been trained to think critically and explore solutions to complex problems, are well-placed to succeed wi…

Planning your law career path in courts and tribunals

By working in the judicial sector, you will have the opportunity to participate in the administration of justice.

Planning your law career path in community sector

The Australian community sector – sometimes referred to as the not-for-profit sector, third sector or social sector – en…

Career planning advice

Graduate careers: which offers the best pay?

Knowing what pay you'll earn as a graduate may be important in helping you plan.

What is the average graduate salary in Australia?

What will I earn as a graduate? It's one of the questions every graduate wants to ask - click here to find out what the …

Graduate salaries: what they don’t tell you

What's beneath the numbers in graduate salary packages? Here are four factors to consider when thinking about your gradu…

Getting started in your first job as a law graduate

Starting a new role can be daunting. Here is your complete guide to make sure you get of to a strong start in your caree…

Planning your law career path in academia

Academia is concerned with the pursuit of research, education and scholarship.

Planning your law career path in government sector

Government lawyers are qualified solicitors and barristers who act on the behalf of, and give legal advice to, governmen…

Planning your law career path in professional services

Lawyers having been trained to think critically and explore solutions to complex problems, are well-placed to succeed wi…

7 tips for choosing the right law firm

Choose to work in a law firm? Here are seven questions to answer when considering which law firm to apply for.

Planning your law career path in professional bodies

Legal professional bodies play a vital role in standardising legal practice, representing the legal profession, and prov…

Planning your law career path in international law

International law covers many global issues, such as commerce and trade, environmental management, human rights, and con…

Planning your law career path in courts and tribunals

By working in the judicial sector, you will have the opportunity to participate in the administration of justice.

Planning your law career path in in-house and corporate

In-house lawyers currently make up about 25% of all legal practitioners in Australia.

Graduate careers: which offers the best pay?

Knowing what pay you'll earn as a graduate may be important in helping you plan.

What is the average graduate salary in Australia?

What will I earn as a graduate? It's one of the questions every graduate wants to ask - click here to find out what the …

Graduate salaries: what they don’t tell you

What's beneath the numbers in graduate salary packages? Here are four factors to consider when thinking about your gradu…

Getting started in your first job as a law graduate

Starting a new role can be daunting. Here is your complete guide to make sure you get of to a strong start in your caree…

Planning your law career path in academia

Academia is concerned with the pursuit of research, education and scholarship.

Planning your law career path in government sector

Government lawyers are qualified solicitors and barristers who act on the behalf of, and give legal advice to, governmen…

Planning your law career path in professional services

Lawyers having been trained to think critically and explore solutions to complex problems, are well-placed to succeed wi…

7 tips for choosing the right law firm

Choose to work in a law firm? Here are seven questions to answer when considering which law firm to apply for.

Planning your law career path in professional bodies

Legal professional bodies play a vital role in standardising legal practice, representing the legal profession, and prov…

Planning your law career path in international law

International law covers many global issues, such as commerce and trade, environmental management, human rights, and con…

Planning your law career path in courts and tribunals

By working in the judicial sector, you will have the opportunity to participate in the administration of justice.

Planning your law career path in in-house and corporate

In-house lawyers currently make up about 25% of all legal practitioners in Australia.