I could really do with some honest advice here. I graduated last year from a fairly average university with a 2:1 in an arts related subject...
I have recently decided that I would like to go back into education and study for a GDL before hopefully heading to the bar. This is not a decision I have come to lightly nor is it one I have completely made yet. I am planning to take (another) year out to gain experience, hopefully get some mini-pupillage & generally educate myself on the legal profession. I want to be 100% sure it is for me and that I would be heading there with at least a chance that I could do well. (I know, it is a ridiculously hard profession)
However I am extremely concerned that my first degree will stop me before I even begin. Will employers simply look at my 2:1 arts degree and discard me? Will I have any chance of getting pupillage with that first degree on my CV? Or will they look at my GDL/BPTC results and judge it off that?
My last question is: Does it really matter where you do your GDL & where you take the bar or is it again about your personal results & your personal work ethic?
Any help would be greatly appreciated & if anyone who has undertaken the GDL and has come from perhaps a fairly creative background could help that would be even more helpful.
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