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Slaughters closes applications from non-law grads

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  • Non Law Graduates

    If you're going to study law then why go to MMU?! This just goes to show that old polytechnics are just that and should never have been named universities in the first place!

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  • stupid

    If you're going to study law then why go to MMU?! This just goes to show that old polytechnics are just that and should never have been named universities in the first place!

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  • Unfair

    S&M aren't saying they won't recruit non-law graduates, they are closing the application process now for this year, so they can give law graduates proper consideration later on this year when they are allowed to.
    Everyone seems to think however, that there is a straight choice between non-law degree and law degree which is a nonsense. I did Law and German and there are lots of unis providing mixed-discipline degrees - law and languages, sociology, politics etc. For me, that's the best option, no CPE/GDL (therefore no fees) but getting to do something other than law at uni. Getting a wider perspective has to be a good thing.

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  • law v non-law

    S&M aren't saying they won't recruit non-law graduates, they are closing the application process now for this year, so they can give law graduates proper consideration later on this year when they are allowed to.
    Everyone seems to think however, that there is a straight choice between non-law degree and law degree which is a nonsense. I did Law and German and there are lots of unis providing mixed-discipline degrees - law and languages, sociology, politics etc. For me, that's the best option, no CPE/GDL (therefore no fees) but getting to do something other than law at uni. Getting a wider perspective has to be a good thing.

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    S&M aren't saying they won't recruit non-law graduates, they are closing the application process now for this year, so they can give law graduates proper consideration later on this year when they are allowed to.
    Everyone seems to think however, that there is a straight choice between non-law degree and law degree which is a nonsense. I did Law and German and there are lots of unis providing mixed-discipline degrees - law and languages, sociology, politics etc. For me, that's the best option, no CPE/GDL (therefore no fees) but getting to do something other than law at uni. Getting a wider perspective has to be a good thing.

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  • Cost

    If only it were only 9.

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  • Understandable

    I wonder if the economic climate has inflated Kaplans Law School LPC and GDL prices by £300 for 2009 and 2010??

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  • Non law grads

    "...Indeed, I found it quite endearing and admired them for their open mindedness and free thinking."
    What, so you're surprised by people who actually wish to shun the superficial glamour of City Commercial firms?
    These aspects that you find so "endearing" that people are actually interested in, are at the root and sole of our social fabric. They are the areas in which we - as individuals - seek advice on at a personal level. The way you tout commercial law as the be-all and end-all, is a poignant illustration of how the pursuit of a career in law, today, is principally motivated by a desire to be at the heart of an economic industry, and not - as the custodians of justice solicitors are supposed to be - at the service of people in need of advice. Shame. I find it a sad situation that today's aspiring lawyers are more concerned with the image of being a 'dealmaker' rather than being a problem-solver. And you, madam, are but adding fuel to the fire by acting surprised that students wish to pursue careers which are more rewarding in other terms than financial alone. Shame. Perhaps your publication would benefit from devoting more time to other areas of law than the derivatives of big ticket commercial law. Then again, perhaps you do not possess the intellectual impetus to venture out of the comfort of commercial into situations where people's interests, lives and well-being
    are at stake, rather than the faceless millions of some corporate mastodon. Reflect the true values of this once proud profession.

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  • Non-law graduates rejected

    why do people(lawyers) have a natural proclivity to think that they where smarter at that age than that person!!!!

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  • Mary

    English Undergrad, I was enjoying reading what appeared to be a well reasoned, sensible comment until you went and spoilt it by making 2 silly, unfounded and absolute statements: “Doing a subject outside of law allows one a breadth and depth that law students do not have. My verbal reasoning, analytical and essay-writing skills are superior to those of law students.” Studying a non-law subject does not magically turn a one-dimensional person into one with “breadth and depth”, nor are all law students without those qualities. It just means that the non-law student will know more about political theory/Shakespeare/knitting (depending of what they studied). As pointed out below, many law students study for joint degrees that include languages, business studies or politics. Also, do you really mean to suggest that your verbal reasoning, analytical and essay-writing skills are better that ALL law students? Bright you may be (as most people at top firms/sets tend to be), but that sort of arrogance will not do you any favours with your superiors or peers once you enter practice.

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