Can you see yourself cross-examining witnesses in a courtroom? Do you like a good debate? Do you like reading, research and analysis? Many students see law as offering a secure career in what can be a high-status profession. The reality is that law courses are usually very tough to enter and can involve a great deal of hard work. Careers in law aren’t always as glamorous as they seem either — you are just as likely to end up working as a suburban solicitor as you are strutting around the Supreme Court.

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For more information about law and the legal profession, refer to the Law Council of Australia website.

If you are interested in this field, you should also consider paralegal studies (almost always easier to get into), the humanities and social sciences , and even areas like communications . If it is the corporate side of things that attracts you, also consider business and management , accounting and economics . If you have a keen sense of social responsibility, consider social work .