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  • Hi,
    I'm 15 years old and was wondering, if I was going to do a non-law degree at university&wanted to become a commercial lawyer, how would I go about it?
    Furthermore, I was wondering how challenging the early stages of commercial law is once you've become qualified?
    Please get back to me soon, choosing my A-levels soon.

    Many thanks

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  • Hi Michelle,

    If you do a non-law degree you will need to complete the 'Graduate Diploma in Law' (GDL) before commencing the LPC. The GDL will be 1 academic year.

    If you are committed to Law I would personally advise you to studying it at degree level. If you are committed, you will work hard, get the grades, get involved and also apply for the contracts and get offers!!

    It seems like you might be that sort of person if you are already doing your research.

    On the other hand, you might be better placed doing a non law degree if you are not committed to law. For example, Economics- because this way you will have many graduate doors open for you like consultancy, investment banking and so on. The same is true with a Law degree also, but Economics is an extremely valuable and transferable degree.

    Good luck :)

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  • Hi Michael,

    I am a second year non-law student studying Finance & Investment. I have been looking at career options for after my degree and want to move into law. I have average A-Level grades (CCCD) but have worked for two years in Barcelona and Geneva for an IFA.

    Do I stand a chance of gaining a training contract? (is it worth wasting my time?) and whats the best way to go about this?



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