The LLB Programme offered at Middlesex University Dubai is accredited and recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB) of England and Wales.
The School of Law teaching team, in cooperation with the University’s Careers and Employability Centre, has developed and is gradually expanding a network of partners in the legal profession in Dubai, with the aim to facilitate students in acquiring internship and career opportunities. Furthermore, employability support workshops are offered on Campus, at module and/or programme level, to develop and enhance the employability skills and of students and graduates.
The common career route for LLB graduates is that of a solicitor or barrister, but there are many related sectors where a Law degree is also highly desired. These include: business (including Human Resources, Tax and Insurance), charity, management or administration. Careers you might pursue include: Solicitor, Barrister, Legal Executive, Paralegal, community advisory work, or in-house legal departments.
Below are just a few examples of the types of careers that you could pursue after graduating with us:
Solicitor: As a solicitor you will provide legal advice and assistance that covers any issue arising in private or business life for a variety of clients, from private individuals to large companies. You will represent clients in the lower courts and, with specialist training, in the higher courts. Qualified solicitors have a variety of career options and can choose to work in a private practice (in a firm of solicitors), within a business or organisation, in local or national government, or in the court services.
Barrister: Barristers are specialists offering advocacy and advice on legal matters and points of law and plead cases on behalf of their clients. There are a wide range of specialist areas including criminal law, chancery law and civil law of which not all appear in court. Most barristers work from Chambers and are self-employed. An increasing number of employed barristers work in private and public organisations.
Legal executive: A legal executive does similar work to that of a solicitor but performs a more limited range of work often specialising in a particular branch of the law, for example conveyancing, wills and probate.
Paralegal: As a paralegal, you will provide administrative and legal assistance for a firm of solicitors. Your duties will range from clerical work, to similar duties that would be undertaken by a trainee solicitor.
Community advisory work: If you are interested in the 'welfare' side of law, you could consider social and probation work, welfare advice and housing management. At a professional level, these careers require relevant experience and further training and qualifications. Considerable voluntary work experience is usually a pre-requisite for entry.
In-house Legal Departments: In-house legal work requires you to specifically work on the legal aspects of your company (your employer). Areas of law that you will encounter will depend upon the legal issues arising within that company, ranging from routine contractual duties to dealing with external solicitors.