Law is the Government’s method of communicating to all those involved in society of what is acceptable, and what is not. Law governs our behaviour and affects society, the economy, businesses and many other areas. The law is a reflection of our beliefs of what is right and what is wrong and can also be a reflection of what we want to achieve. For example, the introduction of the 5p charges on plastic bags to encourage the Welsh nation to not wastefully use shopping bags.
The Government constantly introduces or changes laws, making the study of law active and alive. As a result, a contemporary and relevant qualification in Law can open a range of careers in all sectors.
What will I learn?
Students learn the basic foundations that underpin law as a subject. While progressing, students have the opportunity to learn about areas of law that they are interested in studying further. As law is incorporated into nearly every aspect of our daily lives, the options are highly varied and can include European law, religion and law, discrimination and the law, medical law and many others.
Gaining a law degree enables students to train to become a law professional and there are two major career paths; becoming a solicitor or a barrister. This can be representing someone in a court room or being able to offer legal advice to clients.
Graduates in law are highly sought after by a range of organisations. These include local and national government, businesses, human resources, managerial roles and many more. Even if students do not decide to become a fully qualified lawyer after graduating, the knowledge of the legal system ensures graduates are highly employable in a range of career types. Graduates have taken key roles within business, government and the European Union.