Changes to the delivery of legal services are likely to have a significant and continuing impact on the career opportunities and trajectories of law graduates. The LPRN undertakes research and consultancy to inform debate about access to and progression within the profession; the student learning experience, and the regulation of legal education and training. It seeks to disseminate research in ways that will assist curriculum design, and enable law students to make choices that are based on a sophisticated understanding of the opportunities, risks and challenges of professional and alternative career paths, and the skills and competences necessary to succeed in them. Current key areas of activity include:

  • understanding career access and progression in a complex and uncertain legal job market, including access to alternative career paths;
  • enhancing law student wellbeing;
  • identifying and developing effective practices and priorities in the regulation of legal education and training.