Careers and employability

We provide numerous opportunities embedded into our degrees and the co-curriculum for students to develop key graduate capabilities, helping them to prepare for life after university. Our law modules are designed to develop the essential skills of analysis, reasoning and clear presentation of facts and legal arguments. Because the law is always changing, students will have to develop a capacity for responding to new challenges, and this produces a flexibility and precision that will assist students when seeking employment. 

Come to Keele Law School for the perfect first step in your legal journey.

We do all the basics but so much more to make you the well rounded lawyer that legal employers are looking for. With options to specialise in academic as well as practical legal subjects. With three student societies Mooting, Law Society and Women in Law Society our students actively participate in a range of social and careers activities.


Interested in a career in criminal law or fancy performing advocacy in Court?

Come and  learn criminal litigation from  former criminal solicitor; Civil litigation from a civil litigation solicitor. Gain experience helping people at court through CLOCK, or in our legal advice clinics advising clients and drafting legal documents or our placement module at Citizens Advice. We have a wealth of opportunities to enable you to get a head start on the practical legal skills you will need as a solicitor or barrister.

Want to become a family lawyer?

Our Divorce Legal Advice Clinic gives students the skills they need. Ask one of our alumni who started her new role as a paralegal this summer 

‘…thank you for the divorce clinic …I have now secured a job as a civil legal advice paralegal in family law. The training for the divorce clinic has made this such an easy transition for me…’  Katie.