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I hope that this is not already asked, but at least I hope it can spark an interesting discussion.
Like most prospective students, I am quite worried that if the university I go to study law at is not as prestigious at others, it could harm my employability to some extent. Even though I know the most important thing is about what you do while studying and making use of the opportunities and chances you are given, seeing many statistics about students from which universities are hired the most in different types of law firms can be quite discouraging. Of course, a uni like Oxbridge or top tier RG are definitely going to bump your application at least a little bit, but can you find a career in law, which is already so oversaturated, after graduating from a uni that is not at the top? Is it a common thing to reject students based on where they got their education from, or is it something that is rare/depending on the law firm?
I’m sorry for all the rambling and I hope it’s coherent.
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(Original post by SalTem26)
I hope that this is not already asked, but at least I hope it can spark an interesting discussion.
Like most prospective students, I am quite worried that if the university I go to study law at is not as prestigious at others, it could harm my employability to some extent. Even though I know the most important thing is about what you do while studying and making use of the opportunities and chances you are given, seeing many statistics about students from which universities are hired the most in different types of law firms can be quite discouraging. Of course, a uni like Oxbridge or top tier RG are definitely going to bump your application at least a little bit, but can you find a career in law, which is already so oversaturated, after graduating from a uni that is not at the top? Is it a common thing to reject students based on where they got their education from, or is it something that is rare/depending on the law firm?
I’m sorry for all the rambling and I hope it’s coherent.
It depends what type legal sector you want to work in (public or private), the location you want to work in, the type of law you want to practice, what type of lawyer you wanna be (barrister or solicitor), your work experience and your grades (I might have even missed other things). There are a lot of factors that employers use in determining able candidates. Try to have a rough idea of what you want to get out of the law degree, and TSR can give you more specific advice
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(Original post by SalTem26)
I hope that this is not already asked, but at least I hope it can spark an interesting discussion.
Like most prospective students, I am quite worried that if the university I go to study law at is not as prestigious at others, it could harm my employability to some extent. Even though I know the most important thing is about what you do while studying and making use of the opportunities and chances you are given, seeing many statistics about students from which universities are hired the most in different types of law firms can be quite discouraging. Of course, a uni like Oxbridge or top tier RG are definitely going to bump your application at least a little bit, but can you find a career in law, which is already so oversaturated, after graduating from a uni that is not at the top? Is it a common thing to reject students based on where they got their education from, or is it something that is rare/depending on the law firm?
I’m sorry for all the rambling and I hope it’s coherent.
We had this discussion two days ago, and it didn't prove to be either a 'discussion' or very interesting. Go read through the rest of the threads in this forum before posting the same damn question.
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