Preparing students for effective law practice and future career success
Law Society of Western Australia
School of Business and Law
Enhancing student employability is now a strategic directive for most higher education institutions and applicable to all disciplines. Increasingly, universities are considering ways they can help prepare and empower their students to achieve career success. Perceptions of success vary by discipline yet in law, this typically means being admitted to practice and securing a role in the legal sector or obtaining a career related to law. Unfortunately, there has been a notable fall in the national full-time employment of graduates of Law and Justice Studies from 41.2% in 2008 to 27.8% in 20141. Of equal concern, there is rising underemployment among graduates six months' post-course completion, attributed to an oversupply from rising enrolments.