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Employ our graduates
An intern can bring new skills, fresh ideas and a different viewpoint to your organisation. You get the chance to work with them and develop their skills and experience, before hopefully offering them a permanent role.
The American Bar Association measures law school graduates placement statistics as of March 15th – usually about ten months after graduation. The ABA, and all law schools, focus on this number primarily because of the timing of bar examination results. Typically, law students graduate in May and sit for bar exams all over the country in July. In Pennsylvania, bar examination results are released in mid-October, but in other states such as New York, the results can be as late as the end of November. Many small to mid-size law firms, government agencies, district attorney’s offices and similar employers are not in a position to hire a new law school graduate until bar passage has been confirmed. Thus, it is more appropriate to evaluate placement statistics only after ten months.
BU Law ensures that our students’ law school experience prepares them for the rapidly evolving legal market by maintaining close contact with employers across all sectors—and listening to what they need from lawyers who join them. Our top faculty (regularly ranked as leaders by the Princeton Review law school rankings) nurture our students in small classes, with an average faculty/student ratio of 1:11. Our innovative curriculum, which includes our 1L Lawyering Lab, online required Business Fundamentals course, and programs such as the Transactional Law Program and clinics, ensures they master not only the necessary doctrinal principles, but also the key practice-based skills such as legal writing and research, teamwork, and problem-solving, that they will need to effectively serve your clients.
Practising Law in South Africa
The Qualifications of Legal Practitioners Amendment Act of 1997 provides that the LLB is the universal legal qualification for admission and enrolment as an Advocate or Attorney. Normally those who wish to enter private practice as advocates are required to become members of a Bar Association by undergoing a period of training in pupilage with a practicing member of the Bar and by sitting an admission examination. Before admission as an attorney, an LLB graduate must serve as a candidate attorney with a practicing attorney. Attendance at a practical legal training course, or performance of community service may reduce the period required to serve articles. Thereafter candidates write a professional examination set by the relevant provincial Law Society. The Act of Parliament regulating admission to practice law is being revised and a new law is expected in the near future. This may change the requirements set out above.
For example, you may be an employee of an organisation, and are also engaged in direct selling or running of an online business. In this case, you will be classified as a self-employed despite also earning employment income, and the income from the direct selling or online business is a trade income. Both employment and trade income are taxable.
Government lawyer: job description
You can only become a government lawyer if you have a degree with a minimum 2.2 classification. The degree can be in any discipline. Graduates from a non-law background will also have to pass a conversion course, known as the graduate diploma in law (GDL) or common professional examination (CPE). Candidates also have to pass the Legal Practice Course (LPC) for solicitors or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) for barristers before commencing training.
Who Employs Our Graduates?
Ohio Christian University
prepares students to serve effectively
in the church and society by
providing a holistic, Christ-centered,
biblically integrated education
in the Wesleyan tradition.
Study Suggests Many College Graduates are ‘Underemployed’
Some of the data from the study comes from a time when the U.S. economy was facing a serious recession and jobs were limited. But Weise points out that, in general, many kinds of jobs require little to no formal education. These include jobs in fields like food service or physical labor. The problem, she says, is the serious and possibly long-lasting effects of choosing such a job.
Getting started in your first job as a law graduate
A new award salary for lawyers came into effect with the Legal Service Award 2010, which also specified the rate at which the minimum award should increase during subsequent years. This award applies only to law graduates, law clerks, and administrative personnel. As of the last indexing date – July 1st, 2016 – the award for law graduates is $904 per week, or $23.80 an hour. Graduates are also covered by the National Employment Standards outlined in the Fair Work Act. These standards outline an employee’s rights when it comes to things such as public holiday pay, community service leave, notice of termination and redundancy pay, and minimum annual leave entitlements.
How much will you earn as a lawyer?
Employment numbers from University of Tennessee College of Law tell a different story. Though not as reliable, since only 70 percent of employed graduates reported their salaries, the numbers indicate that many University of Tennessee grads went on to work at smaller regional firms. The average salary was $60,000, with law firm salaries falling between $50,000 and $110,000 and public interest salaries falling between $46,000 and $59,000. While only a few graduates went to law firms with 500 or more lawyers, a good proportion of graduates accepted jobs at small firms with 10 or fewer attorneys.