Careers and employability


At the Law School we aim to offer as many activities as possible to help broaden your career development and equip you with the skills employers find most valuable. These include employer visits, mooting, pro bono and skills sessions, which provide many opportunities to meet and interact with potential employers. 

We benefit from a network of professional contacts locally, nationally and internationally who attend our annual Law Careers Fair. Our extensive alumni network is keen to offer mock interviews, mentoring and work placements to Exeter law students.

Law degree from the University of Exeter will provide you with a wide range of skills suitable not only for a career as a solicitor or barrister, but also in the wider world of business including finance, administration and commerce. Skills such as assimilation of large amounts of material, commercial awareness, writing concise reports and problem solving, which you will develop during your degree, are vital to a range of graduate recruiters including those in government and general management.

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Enhancing your employability

With an increasingly competitive job market, planning for your future career should begin the moment that you arrive at university.

Here at the University of Exeter, we understand how important it is to not only make the most of your time studying with us, but also make the most of your full potential once you have graduated.

There are a number of opportunities for you to develop your career aspirations, whether you’re based on our campuses in Cornwall or Exeter:

  • The CareerZone organises a series of pivotal events throughout the year, including careers fairs, forums and workshops
  • Widen Your Options is a fortnight of events, which takes place during the spring term, to give students access to industry professionals from a range of sectors
  • The Exeter Award is designed to enhance the employability of University of Exeter graduates by providing official recognition and evidence of extra-curricular activities and achievements
  • eXfactor is the employability and professional development day that aims to encourage you to consider what motivates you; where your interests and values lie; what skills you may already have; and which skills you need to develop in preparation for graduate level employment or further study.

Law Careers Fair

We enjoy extremely good relations with members of the legal profession both regionally, nationally and internationally. Each year the Careers and Employment Service holds an annual Law Careers Fair, attended by many leading law firms who specifically target the University’s graduates.

Details about can be viewed on the Career Zone website.

Law Fairs are the perfect opportunity to meet and network with prospective employers, ask questions and make an impression.  We help students prepare for the fair by hosting a “How to make the most of the Exeter Law Careers fair” workshop.