What Can You Do With a Law Degree?
13 Oct 21
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Working as an immigration lawyer is important for society and here’s why…
The world needs more legal minds with knowledge of immigration laws, and a law degree at the University of Bolton is the perfect platform to start building your skills in this area. It’s not too late to apply for a place starting in September 2021 either. Use our Clearing website to find the right degree for you.
Interested in studying immigration law and pursuing this impactful career path? Here are some of the reasons why the world needs people like you!
Migration is on the rise
Despite the pandemic curbing the rising number of people moving overseas, the general trend has been clear in recent years. Whether it’s to work abroad, study, to follow a family member, or to escape adversity, there are many reasons for people wanting to move. Helping people navigate the ins and outs of immigration laws in different countries is a great service to provide, one that ensures people can move about safely and legally.
In some cases, people have no choice but to move away from their home country. Figures from the end of 2020 tell us that 82.4 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced. This was a result of persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations or events seriously disturbing public order in their countries, causing them to flee.
The statistics also tell us that almost 70% of the world’s refugees come from just five countries (Syrian Arab Republic, Myanmar, Venezuela, South Sudan, and Afghanistan). What’s important to understand is that these are just the figures for refugees, not those seeking asylum.
With the recent events in Afghanistan, it’s more important than ever for lawyers to provide services in this field.
Working as an immigration lawyer means being able to support the most vulnerable in society. And remember, seeking asylum is a human right, and everyone should be able to make the difficult decision to leave their homes in search of a safer, better life, with the necessary support and resources.
Although war, conflict and instability have drastically increased the number of refugees, they only make up a small percentage (around 10%) of the total migrant population. The biggest reason for people moving away from their home country is for work.
The falling cost of travel has made relocating overseas easy for many individuals, as well as couples and families. The digital boom has also made it feasible for businesses to penetrate overseas markets, while connecting various office branches through technology, and across different time zones too.
Thanks to globalisation, immigration lawyers will always be in demand in the future, as more professionals will need advice on immigration laws and guidance on obtaining work visas.
Migration is now a part of the modern world, and it’s important that the right support networks (and controls) are in place to ensure everyone’s needs are looked after.
Not only do immigration lawyers help people start a new life abroad, but they are there to make sure the process is legal. If people break the law or overstay their authorised duration of stay, immigration laws regulate how they may be detained, deported or even barred from the country.
Immigration is important to the economy, and despite the negative outlook that often comes with it, there are a number of studies revealing the vast value of migrants in the UK, with European migrant workers in particular contributing more money to the UK then the average British citizen.
Do you see yourself working as an immigration lawyer? If you’re ready to kick-start your career, there’s nowhere better to study than the University of Bolton. We’ve been a Top 6 UK university for Teaching Quality in The Times Good University Guide* for three years running. Also for the past four years our students have voted us No.1 for Student Satisfaction in the North West. **
Our courses still have places available. To find out more about applying through Clearing for a place in September 2021, head over to the University of Bolton Clearing website.
Or if you have further questions, call our dedicated Clearing number +44 (0)1204 896936 and talk to a member of our team.
*The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, 2020 and 2019
**Complete University Guide in 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019, North West region