Becoming a Lawyer

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  • Hello,
    My Name is Christopher Barratt, I was wondering I haven't done a-levels, But I would like to go into law.
    Could You help me?

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  • Chris. If you're serious about law you really need to do A-Levels. Without it is almost impossible. I would recommend that you do three academically challenging subjects (Sciences, Maths, English, Languages, History etc). You then have the choice of a law degree, or any other degree followed by the GDL (which catches you up with law students in one year following University). The second option is more fun in my opinion. Get your A-Levels, make sure they're all As and Bs, then go to a good University, get as much legal work experience as you can in the process, make sure you do plenty of extra-curricular activities, then you'll be set.

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  • what do i need to do?..i dont understand what i have to do to become a lawyer!! i need some kind of advice on it.

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  • @ anonymous 1 Feb -

    the author spells it out quite clearly (as do many other articles on this site).

    to become a solicitor -

    A levels (Eng)/ Highers (Sco) (some schools do International Baccalaureate - also acceptable)

    then
    University

    then
    either the legal practice course/ diploma in legal practice if you studied law
    or
    graduate diploma in law (eng) or accelerated LLB (sco) then legal practice course or diploma in legal practice

    then
    2 year traineeship at a law firm



    Routes to the Bar are different - bar vocational course in England or 'devilling' in Scotland

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  • Hello, my name is Leon and i was wondering if getting good A level grades in Geography, History and Business Studies can help me become a commercial solicitor, there is also compusory AS English at my school

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  • Hi my name is Olivia and i was wondering when i come out of high school i go to university and study law yes? Is a solicitar the same as a lawyer? I want to be a criminal justice lawyer and have no interest in housing at all. If i have a standard grade in a second language will that do as long as it's a good one. Would History, Modern Studies,Physics,Religious Studies and Maths do?

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  • Hi my name is Jessica and i am going into grade 11. I was thinking about going into Law but i dont know what courses i need to take.

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  • i need to become a lawyer it is part of me and i can feelit i have my opnions soon so please tell me what to choose thanks
    JABIR HASSAN

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  • hi my name is emma and i am interested in becoming a prosecution lawyer in the future. i am only 15 but think law will be a good path for me to take. is it true u dont have to study law to become a lawyer. my friend told me you can take history for three years then transfer to law for a year and you will still graduate as a lawyer. can you help?

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  • Hi I have completed a 4 year joint honours degree in Business and History at a scottish uni.
    I would like to have a career in Employment law in Scotland - looking for advise on what would be a good option.

    Thank you

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  • Hi, I am a Law Ph.D. student in Paris, France and a member of the Bar Association in Beirut, Lebanon. I would like to become qualified in the UK as a Solicitor of England and Wales. What are the steps that i should take?

    Thank you.

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  • Being a lawyer seems very challenging. What do you have to do to become one?

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  • Hi, i live in scotland and i am thinking about a career in law..however when i chose my highers last year i had a different career in mind and therefore some of my subjects would appear to be useless...is it a problem to get into uni to do law if my highers are slightly random...i have done history english french art and music...and this year i am studying higher modern studies and administration...is it ok that i am studying these subjects if i want to do law?

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  • hey , i want to becum a layer but im nt good at maths , so culd you help me plz! THANKZ

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  • hi, i am studying History at Southampton university and i want to become a solicitor, what would i need to do in order to become one?

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  • Hi, I want to become a lawyer.
    I am currentlly doing A levels: health and social care , psycology, ICT, Travel and tourism....can i still do a law degree with these a level subjects? My predicted grades are all A's

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  • I am currently choosing my A Level options, and I have a passion for Law. I want to study my a levels then go to university to study Law.

    I was thinking of choosing French, Maths, English language and Psychology for A Levels? Would these be acceptable to study law?

    I would like to work in Personal Law-Family law, what would I have to do to qualify? Is that a solicitor or barrister?

    I have had work experience at a Law firm internationally known called Ogier, found in 9 jurisdictions. I worked there in the summer and march. What else should i do, to stand out from the crowd?

    Thank you

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  • Hi,
    Im an undergraduate Criminal Justice Student, graduating in 2011, I have researched high and low, and information regarding Criminal Lawyers is minimal, which is worrying. At present, I aim to do further education after I graduate, to become a Criminal Lawyer, but I cant find any information/advice anywhere.
    Would be very grateful for any help, Thanks

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  • Hi, I'm only 15 but i'm sure that law's the thing for me. I'm planning on History, Biology, Physics, Maths and Economics at A-level. Would these be a good choice or should i study different ones? Thanks

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  • I am currently taking my GCSE's and I have to start choosing my A-level options. would French, Law, Goverment and politics and Btec Business be suitable? Should I take English?
    A few people have said that top universities don't take 'Btec's'..
    Any advice?

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