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  • I didn't perform particularly well in my A-levels (BBCE) but did well in my degree securing a solid 2:1 LLB, just shy of a first.

    However, despite graduating over two years ago and obtaining a wealth of highly-relevant work experience, I still get the feeling that firms are not looking beyond my A-level results which is particularly demoralising given the length of time it takes to complete an application form.

    I do sympathise with graduate recruitment teams and the huge number of applications they receive for a limited number of places but I do find this very unfair.

    My main source of frustration is my E (in Maths) and the fact I got a C at AS-level.

    If you look at the UCAS point allocation for both of these grades then they are exactly the same - 40 points! However, an E on an application form stands out like a sore thumb. A C at AS-level on the other hand is less conspicuous and would still mean I had a total of 320 UCAS points which many firms set as a minimum requirement. Even more frustrating is the knowledge that if I had just accepted the C at AS-level, I would have had far more time to devote to getting better results in my other A-levels. Grrrrrrrrrrr. The benefit of hindsight!

    Is anyone else facing the same difficulties?

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  • I have recently suspended my studies for 6 months due to ill health due to an error. Thus this has met I would have to return in Sept 2010 to complete 4 months worth of studies. Furthermore, during the time off I am undertaking a 3 month work placement and doing some pro bono work.

    Would the extra year I would have take affect me when it come to applying for training contract?

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  • ADVICE WELCOMED!

    I am due to graduate this summer and I'm on track for a 1st in a BA (hons) in Social Work. I achieved two academic achievement awards in Year 1 which included a scholorship for year 2. I'm a mature student having returned to education after a number of years. I graduated ten years ago with a 2:1 from Brunel University in Music Management. I have a particular interest in Human Rights, Family Law and Public Law. Is there an upper age limit to applying to a law firm?

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  • Hello. I'm a student studying my A Levels in Spain and have applied to study Law in the UK this year. However, I am interested in studying LLB Law with Management rather than just a pure Law course.
    Would I be at a disadvantage or would my degree be beneficial to me as I come with two different skills?

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  • Hi, i am 14 years and i am about writing my IGCSE and then do my A-level, i am sure i want to be a lawyer but what type of lawyer is what i don't know but i know i can't ague for long and i love to act, sing and dance. so what should i do

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  • I am a qualified lawyer from India holding BLS/LLB degree from Mumbai University. My question is can i get a job as a paralegal /Associate Advocate in a law firm or solicitors firm in scotland with my indian law degree or i have to study in scotland for securing a job in scotland.

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  • Hello,

    I'm a law student from Slovenia and I would like to know if there's any option that I could work in law in the UK?

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  • i am 18 years old and i have one more year to finish high school. I would like to become a lawyer and i am sure that yes the grades are significant but they cant just stand alone therefore what other activities i must do in order to show my interest and passion in law?

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  • I am about to start the LPC part time in September, I have had two previous fixed term roles as a Legal Specialist (Paralegal) and a Legal Assistant. I am now considering a role as a contracts administrator however I am concerned taking this role may affect my chances of obtaining a training contract, as I know it can be deemed as different path to becoming a solicitor. I would appreciate anyone's advise on this?

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