City firms team up for summer school diversity drive

  • Print
  • Comments (12)

Readers' comments (12)

  • With regards to the posting accusing those with low A-level results as, "hardly in a position later to complain about firms not giving you a job..." I think this illustrates some of the narrow minded attitudes in the legal profession today. There are many reasons why students do badly in their A-levels: personal problems, death or illness of a friend or family member, physical illness or mental illness or even financial problems. It is not fair to label such students as lazy or unintelligent. Perhaps you were lucky enough to get through your A-levels without suffering any personal problems. Well done, you are very lucky. But that doesn't make you any more hardworking than those students who did suffer. In fact I would argue that those students who have risen from getting Ds at A-level to achieving a first in a law degree have worked far harder than those who were already getting A's because they have had to struggle that much more.

    It is high time that the legal profession dropped the bad attitude. Students who have turned their lives around and are now achieving high grades at university should not be sneered at, but should be applauded and recognised as the hardworking and intelligent people that they are.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • I am currently at Kingston University which as many of you might know does not have a particularly good reputation when it comes to Law.

    I do however disagree with some of the comments and I say that you can't really blame top firms to want graduates from top universities.

    People go to mediocre universities because they had poor results and unfortunately, results are a reflection of our knowledge and intelligence (not in all cases but in a vast majority of them).

    I do however believe that firms should consider ALL applications and not bin the 'bad' universities like, I know for a fact, they do.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

View results 10 per page | 20 per page

Have your say

Mandatory Required Fields

Mandatory

Comments that are in breach or potential breach of our terms and conditions in particular clause 8, may not be published or, if published, may subsequently be taken down. In addition we may remove any comment where a complaint is made in respect of it. These actions are at our sole discretion.

  • Print
  • Comments (12)