Law

Law is about training to be a lawyer.

A lawyer works with the system of rules and regulations that shape the interactions of individual and organisations in society.

Training to be a lawyer involves learning about how the legal system works.

This includes learning laws themselves – how particular laws work, what they mean, and what their implications are.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Barrister
  • Solicitor
  • Patent executive
  • Judge
  • Law clerk
  • Legal secretary
  • Legal assistant
  • Police officer
  • Police detective
  • Private investigator
  • Court clerk
  • Court reporter
  • Mediator
  • Negotiator
  • Lobbyist
  • Social policy analyst
  • Social justice campaigner
  • Development agency analyst
  • Non-governmental organisation (NGO) worker
  • Public policy analyst
  • Politician
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

171% of national
median earnings


Employment

75%
Employed
1%
Unemployed
15%
Further study
9%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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