Career outcomes

A Monash postgraduate degree provides you with the practical and transferable skills to enable you to pursue a career, not only in the legal industry, but also in a vast range of other professional fields.

Holding a Monash law postgraduate qualification will assist you in staying ahead of the crowd and your colleagues. You will gain a leading edge to either introduce you into the legal industry or to further your career within the profession.

 Find out more about the many career options available to Law graduates, download the One Law Degree, Many Opportunities flyer (pdf, 161kb).

Legal career paths

Law graduates typically work in areas such as national and international law firms, smaller city and suburban firms or legal practices in regional centres, large corporations as in-house legal counsel or the government sector.

A Monash law degree prepares you to practice as a barrister or solicitor, provide advice as in-house counsel to an organisation, or to pursue a career in
 international relations, politics, business management
 or social justice advocacy.

A Monash law degree is so well regarded that your choices are quite extraordinary.

Our graduates can be found in the Office of Public Prosecution, Department of Justice, the Attorney-General's Department and the Victorian Solicitor-General's Office.

For more information on how to become a barrister visit the Victorian Bar's Student Information webpage.

Non-legal career paths

The possibilities for a career outside the legal industry are endless. Monash Law graduates have found fulfilling careers in areas such as:

  • publishing, media, film and the arts
  • marketing and communications
  • government and politics
  • business management
  • science and engineering
  • environmental protection and development
  • project management
  • banking and finance
  • international organisations, such as the United Nations 
  • non-government organisations such as the Red Cross and Amnesty International.

Find out what some of our students have to say