The Lawyer Africa Elite 2014 features an in-depth look at 46 leading independent firms’ strategies in 15 key sub-Saharan jurisdictions, as well as the views of in-house counsel from some of Africa’s largest companies... Read more
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'm trying to decide what A Levels to take at the moment and am finding it really difficult to decide because I don't know which ones will be best for a career in law. My school doesnt offer law as a subject. I know I definitely want to do History and Spanish. Also, if I only take 3 A levels, will this make a difference when I apply to university and to law firms?
Studying law at university will take some of the research and essay writing skills of arts-based subjects and combine them with a rules-based structure and analysis, which is fundamental to the sciences. Its therefore a discipline that students from a variety of backgrounds will undertake - there isn't a prescriptive A level choice as there would be if you were studying medicine, for instance. However, law is a very academic degree and often universities will look favourably at candidates who have undertaken "traditional" A levels that are perceived to be more "academic" such as English Literature, History, Maths, Sciences and Languages. You certainly do not need to study law at A Level to study it as a degree. Providing you perform well, taking three A Levels will not disadvantage you in applying to law firms for training contracts. Its much better to perform well in three A Levels than poorly in four.