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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
I don’t know whether to pursue a career as a solicitor or go down a different route where academics aren’t everything.
I’m in the final year of my (non law) degree at the moment and am looking at applying for the GDL. I was on a good city vac scheme this summer and have good A-levels (AABB) but my uni isn’t great - it’s not Oxbridge or Russell Group, it generally hovers around 40th place in the league tables. It’s by no means terrible but it doesn’t exactly shine either. I know myself and I know I won’t be happy if I’m at a tiny regional or high street firm.
Is it worth pursuing a career in law or should I go down a route where perfect academics aren’t everything?