If you thought that the legal industry was shrinking because of computerisation, then think again. Automation, it seems, has done nothing but increases the number of people in the sector, leading to a host of new opportunities, including the ability to set up new legal enterprises.
As companies globalise as the legal landscape becomes more varied, executives are looking for people who can provide sound legal advice and protect them from the risks that they face. The demand for budding young lawyers and other legal professionals, therefore, is shooting through the roof. Companies need people with specialised skills who can offer them specific services related to technical and legal matters all over the world.
Law grads, therefore, find themselves in a favourable position. Not only is there a high level of demand, but it is also niche work – finding people with the right skills is a challenge.
As the following infographic makes clear, the number of graduates finding work at legal firms is shooting up. There’s been a 53 percent increase in the number of people enrolling in programs since 2016, which is quite remarkable when you think about it.
Furthermore, there’s no need for you to stay in one place once you’ve got your qualifications. You can find opportunities all over the world in places like Sydney, Paris, and Tokyo.
Are you interested in setting up a law business? If so, take some time to browse the following infographic. It shows you some of the opportunities available to you, including specialties you could adopt.
Infographic by University of Southern California