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Law careers - money or morals?

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    Hi all,

    I'm worried that I'm doomed to corporate law because I don't have the savings to pay for my own LPC.

    I'm an LLB law student. I'm doing pretty well in my degree and I've got a vacation scheme and a few other work placements this summer.

    I stumbled into Law because I did Law at A-Level and was good at it. Since then I've just been following the norm and decided that I want to qualify as a solicitor.

    I'm worried that I can't crack the legal career without sacrificing my morals and interests. Ideally I would work in family, environment or charity law but none of those fields have enough money to pay for an LPC - my best bet is in corporate.

    I know that this is me being optimistic enough to think I can get a training contract or even a job as a paralegal.

    Am I right?

    I dont think so. All firms arent like Bendini, Lambert & Locke. You have a client, they have problems or things they need done and you assist in resolving them. They are businesses though. I wouldnt worry about morals and if you need to, then take further loans or qualify and then go into one of your chosen sectors.

    Don't give up hope of a TC no reason to.

    Best thing to do is get the city law gig first: they'll pay for your LPC, you'll get 2 years of intense training and you can choose to qualify into a non-corporate department. Alternatively, after you've qualified you can start looking around for opportunities in the field of your interest. City law firm training contracts are excellent stepping stones.

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