Careers boost for law grads

The Law Society and the Bar Council officially joined forces this week to launch the Careers Advice Network aimed at advising law graduates and co-ordinating information between law schools and graduate careers advisers.

Simon Baker, chairman of the Law Society's training committee, said: “We are offering a small dedicated central careers information staff, redesigned publications, improved handling of enquiries, the development of a Law Society Internet site, networking and a vacation placement list.” he added.

Research has shown 23.7 per cent of law graduates in 1995 were in clerical and secretarial occupations six months after graduating; 8.3 per cent were working in business and finance; 1.4 per cent moved into the arts or sports and 2.4 per cent worked in social welfare.