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    Hi guys, I really want to become a lawyer in the future but am debating whether to read Law or Economics at University.

    My AS levels are Maths, Further Maths, History, Economics and General Studies.

    Help is much appriciated

    You need to do some work-experience to see what the reality of law work actually is. Get a placement at a local solicitors office and/or sit in the public gallery of your local Magistrates Court etc. You will realise that 'Law' is actually a great deal less glamorous that you might have thought! Its a good career but isnt all about the stuff you see on telly.

    Economics covers a vast range or areas and could point your career path in a many different directions. You have the Maths skills that somewhere like Bristol would want, so Economics might be a good choice.

    Be aware that there are many different courses that might appeal to you apart from a simple choice of 'Law' or 'Economics'. Look at subjects you might not have thought of and look at degrees that combine subjects.
    Some examples :
    International Development with Economics : https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/undergra...eas-experience
    Politics and International Relations : http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/ug/prosp...onal-relations
    Social Policy with Criminology : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...h-criminology/
    Politics and Economics : http://www.surrey.ac.uk/undergraduat...-and-economics
    Human Rights : https://courses.aber.ac.uk/undergrad...rights-degree/
    Law with Accounting and Finance : https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/un...hons/overview/

    Do an Economics degree and then do the GDL. You will become an amazing finance lawyer with a grounding in econs.
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