LLB opens up a world of career options a variety of roles in the private and government sectors. Employers include government organizations and non-government organizations (NGOs) involved in areas such as consumer protection, competition policy, financial regulation, trade policy and legal assistance. Here are some examples of careers for the Program graduates:
Lawyers are employed in law firms or private practices and usually advise clients about their legal issues, negotiate legal matters by providing advice, writing documents, representing clients or presiding over civil and criminal law court proceedings.
A corporate lawyer works for a company, advising executives against business decisions that could lead to legal action and representing the company in the court. They are also responsible for using their expertise to create and edit corporate contracts to ensure they are not breaking any laws.
A litigation attorney or lawyer is hired to help in civil lawsuits, either on the side of the defendant or the plaintiff party. Their job is to guide their client through pre-, peri- and post-trial events, defending their case, setting plea deals or arranging appeals.
Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators facilitate negotiation and dialogue between disputing parties to help resolve conflicts outside of the court system.
Attorneys who specialize in banking law can either work as government regulators who enforce the consumer protection rules and other laws that banks must follow, or they can provide legal advice and representation to banks themselves.
A compliance officer, or a compliance manager, ensures that a company follows all laws and regulations while operating its business. Compliance officers can review a company’s records to look for any inconsistencies in their legality, develop new procedures for businesses to implement that promote following applicable laws and regulations.
Tax lawyers frequently assist clients with tax troubles and may even get involved with tax litigation against the government. Some tax attorneys work for the government as regulators.