Career perspectives An HSG degree offers graduates various professional perspectives. Hardly any other university education offers as many job opportunities as a legal degree. HSG law graduates are in demand as lawyers, legal consultants in companies, specialists in administrative law, youth lawyers, court registrars or prosecutors. They also work for banks and insurance companies, business consultancies, government authorities, business associations, political parties, NGOs, trade unions and international organisations. Law firms Working in a large or small law firm presents exciting legal challenges. Depending on the law firm and personal preferences, it is possible to specialise in particular legal areas or to address a wide range of different legal issues. Legal departments of companies In legal departments of companies, international tasks, multilingualism, business administration aspects and the inclusion of political framework conditions provide jurists with a wide range of attractive career opportunities. Courts Court registrars contribute to the adjudication, prepare the written reasons for the verdicts and manage the court administration in many places. With their variety of everyday problems and disputes, courts of first instance in particular offer an excellent opportunity for experiencing law as a mechanism to solve conflicts. A position as a court registrar represents a good basis for a later election as judge. Administration Numerous administrative functions in the municipalities, cantons and federal government require specialised legal expertise. This is especially true for the fields of construction, planning, environmental conservation, taxes, social insurance and legal and fiscal administration. Often, the activity does not merely consist of the application of law, but also comprises the participation in the lawgiving process and thus in shaping tomorrow. Prosecution Prosecution requires legal experts with a special interest in the sociological and psychological aspects of law. Graduates of the HSG are especially in demand for the clarification and prosecution of business offences. The Law School offers regular lectures in business criminalistics, criminology, forensic medicine and forensic psychiatry. International organisations and associations The influence of international organisations and associations on the development of law is on the rise. For jurists who are keenly interested in politics, such organisations offer attractive career opportunities. Specialised and executive careers in business and society A degree in law often constitutes the starting point for specialised or executive functions that require legal knowledge as well as other skills. Commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, business consultancies and other industries offer jurists various opportunities to specialise and assume leadership responsibility. Assistance in the career planning process Experienced mentors from law firms, courts, administration and enterprises – many of whom studied at the HSG – guide law students in their selection of a suitable profession. The Career Services Centre of the HSG supports students in all stages of their career planning. It conveys important initial contacts, e.g. via the invitation to the annual job fair "HSG Talents", at which law firms and companies introduce themselves as prospective employers.