Law Soc advice: Don't study law

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  • I wish they had done this a few years ago so that I didn't waste my time putting myself in significant debt to achieve a dream that simply was not achievable.

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  • If the current trend continues, within twenty years there will be virtually no men in law firms at every level. Male school children and male university students should be made aware that they will need to acquire the attitude and the administrative skills which females tend to have, such as typing and multi-tasking, if males are going to successfully compete against femaie applicants who in many cases have better academic qualifications.
    I have seen excellent CVs from legal recruitment companies for the position of secretary. Some applicants had law degree, foreign languages and could type a significant amount of words per minute.
    Males need to realise at an early age that either modern legal services are not for them or that they will need to take typing/IT classes at school and work as hard as the females consistently to get better results academically.
    Females tend to acquire a mature attitude earlier than males. It is often male immaturity that holds them back from reaching their full potential. To suceed in the law a serious outlook will increase the chances of career success.
    A high level of intellect is not as important a practical administrative skills.

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  • I agree whole-heartedly with Anonymous ("An").
    Whilst on the topic of making random, unrelated points, there will also be far less dark-haired people in the profession if current trends continue.
    I think that dark-haired men in particular (I include myself in this generalisation, but I have learnt from the error of my ways and can now type and breathe at the same time) need to diversify their skill sets or run the risk of being branded a "sluggy slug".
    It would make for a truly putrid state of affairs if brunettes failed to learn to multi-task and acquire the correct attitude and administrative skills necessary in order to avoid becoming something of a visual nightmare.
    I say this not in an attempt to "raise the bets" or "call the shots" but simply to throw something out there which you can feel free to throw right back.

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  • No. I'm sorry guys, but with ALL DUE RESPECT you are bang wrong.

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  • To "An". To assert that:

    "a high level of intellect is not as important a (sic) practical administrative skills" is utter tosh.

    Without people blessed with a high level of intellect, you can not win cases and a law firm becomes unsustainable. I am afraid you have commited something of an "intellectual clanger" here.

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  • Is anyone else worried that this "Anonymous" guy might have bi-polar disorder or something? He seems to be having a conversation with himself!

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  • I can't agree with any of the comments above. Someone is clearly messing around and making ridiculous comments on what is a valid and serious article. I suggest these silly little twerps stop their antics and suck my back.

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  • Think laterally peter is it possible that more than one person could have made a comment 'Anonymously'
    after all it does means without name...

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  • Reverting back to the article.
    I can not understand why so many people are flocking to the law. If students are bright enough to study law then why are they not bright enough to understand that it is not economically viable?
    I can only conclude that law students aren't that bright after all?
    What is it going to take for the message to get through?

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  • Well it's 2011 and I wish they'd told the educational providers to stop recruiting as many people. instead they've actually expanded massively. 25k down the drain for a 13k paralegal job. Let's hear it for the legal industry!

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