Title

Preparing students for effective law practice and future career success

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Law Society of Western Australia

School

School of Business and Law

RAS ID

27922

Comments

Originally published as: Jackson, D., & Prasad, K. (2018). Preparing students for effective law practice and future career success. Brief, 45(3), 24. Original article available here

Abstract

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.

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