Career Options for Law PhDs

Post-doctoral career pathways in Law can be as varied as the PhD topic areas and the candidates pursuing them. Whether you are interested in an academic career, moving into practice, or doing something altogether different, this event will highlight some of the career options that are available to you. 

Join us on 12th March, 2024 for a half-day national conference organised by the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London and the School of Advanced Study Careers Service, as we explore a wide range of jobs that draw on your skills, knowledge and passion from your Law PhD. In this FREE virtual event (from 14:00 to 17:00, with breaks), you will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from industry and career experts, Law PhD alumni and current students:

• How to develop and communicate your transferable skills 
• How to explore a wider range of viable career options
• How to enter and progress in professions such as legal practice, government legal services, international organisations, non-governmental organisations and academia.

Confirmed speakers:

PGR Students from IALS
Prof Susan Breau, Interim Director of Research Students, IALS 
Dr Lilija Alijeva, Presidential Fellow at City, University of London 
Dr John Stanton, Senior Lecturer, City Law School 
Dr George Daoud, Recent PhD graduate IALS and legal practitioner Canada
Dr Calvin Jackson, Associate Research Fellow Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Barrister.
Dr Edwin Marr, Careers Consultant, University of London Careers Service



Welcome and Overview – Prof Susan Breau and Dr Edwin Marr


PhD Alumni Panel: Carving Career paths beyond the Academy

Speakers: Dr John Stanton, Dr George Daoud, Dr Calvin Jackson

Chair: Dr Edwin Marr




Keynote - Dr Lilija Alijeva: ‘How to secure an academic career as a PhD in Law graduate’




How to develop and communicate your Law PhD transferable skills – Prof Susan Breau with PhD students Shrutika Gandhi and Kelsea McCready



This event is free to attend but booking is required. Details about how to join the workshop will be circulated via email to registered attendees closer to the event date.