Despite what most people think about lawyers being tough and ruthless, it is really a powerful industry. Knowing the law and being able to put it into practice is awesome. The studying can be heart breaking but reading for a degree in law is definitely up there as a huge accomplishment - well at least once you finish the degree that is. The areas vary from private practice, corporate law, maritime law etc.
In most cases people reading towards or have completed a legal degree or qualification are best suited.
Various Companies to work for in this industry:
Webber Wentzel Bowens
Bowman Gilfillan Inc
Edward Nathan & Sonnenbergs Inc
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
And don't forget to check out The Law Society of South Africa and Legal Education and Development.
Hamilton, Harrison & Mathews (Nairobi, Kenya)
Ellis & Partners Legal Practitioners (Windhoek, Namibia)
Daly & Figgis (Nairobi, Kenya)
Veirano Advogados (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
García Menéndez Abogados (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Estudio Beccar Varela (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
McCarthy Tétrault (Canada)
Gowling Lafleur Henderson (Canada)
Borden Ladner Gervais (Canada)
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin (Canada)
Fraser Milner Casgrain (Canada)
Baker & McKenzie
DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary
White & Case
Latham & Watkins
Allen & Overy
Loyens & Loeff
Buddle Findlay Barristers and Solicitors (New Zealand)
Chapman Tripp Sheffield Young (New Zealand)
Bell Gully Barristers & Solicitors (New Zealand)
Minter Ellison Rudd Watts (New Zealand)
Russell McVeagh McKenzie (New Zealand)
Allens Arthur Robinson
Mallesons Stephen Jaques
Broad & Bright
Luthra & Luthra
Simmons & Simmons
The Firm: Secrets of a law firm that should not be found out!
A Few Good Men: The second Tom Cruise legal film in a row. This a goody as it is based on the legal happenings of the US marines with the investigation of a murder.
…And Justice For All: A young Al Pacino pulls off a classic performance of a lawyer faced with ethical and moral issues with his case involving a judge.