10 alternative commending careers you had be great after a Law degree

By Snehalata Sahu

If you are thinking of a career outside the law, realize that your job search will be more difficult than your peers. No career is ready-made for law graduates other than “attorney”. 

As per UGC data, around 3.73 lakhs students start a law degree every year. A law degree teaches you to think critically, solve problems, research, communicate work in teams and distil large complex rafts of information into succinct writing. But once you graduate you may decide that pursuing a traditional legal path is not for you. While it can’t be a challenging decision to make the good news is that there are plenty of jobs in the social impact space where your law degree can be quite useful. The fact is, many law graduates go on to successful careers that have nothing to do with the practice of law. They can do this because the above skills they developed in law school translate well to numerous other fields.



The key to finding a career outside the law is understanding the skills you possess and then demonstrating to employers how these skills qualify you to work in their respective fields. This page will help you to identify your abilities and offer 10 commending fields that value those abilities.

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1.The Civil Service Fast Stream:

Many other opportunities are also there for a law graduate and Civil Service fast stream is one of them which provide around 700 graduate vacancies each year in a variety of different civil service departments, starting from diplomatic service to the government social research service. It is one of the most respectable jobs in India. So candidates have to work hard for qualifying this examination.  

The good thing about this examination for a law graduate is that recruiters look for attention to detail, the ability to work under pressure and an ability to think critically which are developed during a law degree. 


2.Tax Consultant:

The work of a Tax Consultant is to offer advice to a business or private clients on their tax liabilities and cost-effective tax solutions. Each year’s budget introduces new tax legislation. So, the background in analyzing legal changes is extremely useful which means the tax consultancy firms mainly look to recruit law students. A law degree can also exempt a law student from some of the exams tax practitioners sit to gain the professional qualifications needed to become a tax consultant. So, a law student is already in this way.



Every day we find some legal publications in our newspaper, magazines and journals. For these sorts of publications, a law graduate is always proved to be a good fit for this role as he/she has good research skills and the ability to absorb large amounts of technical information and the skills to describe it clearly and succinctly. So, there are also opportunities to have a role in publishing houses.


4.Management Consultant:

In a simple term, Management Consultant is an individual who advises others on the management of a company or organization. Having a Law degree one should have a range of skills that would suit this career as he/she needs good research skills. So, he/she can quickly acquire an in-depth knowledge of the industry and business of your clients.


5.Compliance Officer:

A compliance officer is responsible for a company’s financial conduct and ultimately ensuring that it complies with the relevant regulations and its reporting obligations. A law student can easily handle this by his/her problem-solving skill. This type of work is available at a range of different financial organizations and legal background.



Loss adjusters are called in by insurance companies to verify claims. Graduates can enter loss adjusting careers with many degree backgrounds, although some employers tell us that they particularly welcome applicants from law backgrounds. Many of the skills developed on a law degree and during legal work experience transfer well to this field: having an eye for detail; an analytical mind; good negotiation skills; and being good with people from all walks of life.



Many of the skills such as public speaking, problem-solving and the ability to analyze help law students to make his /her career in politics. Most of the law students choose politics by being an elected official or as a member of their support team. This can involve policy development, speech writing, PR and a range of other activities.  


8.Human Resources Officer:

The role of a Human Resources Officer requires good interpersonal, organizational and negotiation skills which are already developed during a law degree. As a human resources officer, you develop, advice on and implement policies relating to the effective use of staff in an organization which can include employee recruitment, training and development, the implementation of disciplinary procedures and conflict resolution.


9.Chartered Accountant:

Company secretaries ensure organizations comply with company law and regulations. Their work includes maintaining records about an organization, preparing reports and keeping directors up to date with legal developments. They are likely to work with directors and senior staff and may be involved in planning, finance and arranging insurance. Chartered secretaries have experienced company secretaries who have qualified through ICSA (the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators). Vacancies are advertised in the national press and their respective websites, and through specialist recruitment agencies.


10.Licensed Conveyancer:

A Licensed Conveyancer is also known as a property law specialist who works on behalf of clients buying or selling property. They are ultimately responsible for the legal matters, administration, finance and queries related in a property transaction. A legal background is extremely useful for this type of job. One can earn a good salary by doing this job.


The competencies you are developing during your law degree and legal work experience are relevant in many alternative careers. Analytical and research skills, for example, are needed by not just solicitors or barristers but more other professions. After achieving a degree in Law, there are above professional courses eagerly wait for a student. So, you are free to choose according to your will and admiration that can also help you to fetch a good salaried job. But before choosing it, please do comprehensive research on all. It is visible that there are a vast number of career options to choose from. You just have to listen to your heart and put the pedal on the mental and go for your dreams.

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