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    How long is a GDL typically? And what would you start working as in the law firm?
    It depends on if you do it full-time or part time, so 1-2 years. Then you do the LPC (Legal Practise Course) - depending on the arrangement, you can do that part time whilst working full time for a law firm, or do it full-time and then work for a firm once completed.


    (May not be 100% accurate).
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    http://www.independent.co.uk/student...-a7204146.html
    'The 19 European Universities where graduates earn the most'.

    Amongst the British universities to feature on this list, Bristol is joint 14th with Oxford and Cambridge (£82,000), only beaten by LSE (£85,000) and the London Business School (£120,000). Imperial is 15th.

    (Again, not sure if skewed info as the sample size is REALLY small!)
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    (Original post by stratagems)
    It depends on if you do it full-time or part time, so 1-2 years. Then you do the LPC (Legal Practise Course) - depending on the arrangement, you can do that part time whilst working full time for a law firm, or do it full-time and then work for a firm once completed.


    (May not be 100% accurate).
    And that would be self funded. So I'd graduate, do the GDL, then the LPC (which I would pay for myself), then go and work for a firm. Do you get paid during the LPC and what sort of work do you do during it?
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    If you obtain a training contract with a firm, they usually pay for your LPC.

    I'm not entirely sure what people do - I've seen business development and work akin to a paralegal. I haven't researched it that much.
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    If you obtain a training contract with a firm, they usually pay for your LPC.

    I'm not entirely sure what people do - I've seen business development and work akin to a paralegal. I haven't researched it that much.
    I might go to the law department and ask. BRISTOL also has a law society where I could ask. I'll need to get work experience to see which career path I'd enter. But yeah, I'll look into it. Do you know what American firms would want?
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    http://www.independent.co.uk/student...-a7204146.html
    'The 19 European Universities where graduates earn the most'.

    Amongst the British universities to feature on this list, Bristol is joint 14th with Oxford and Cambridge (£82,000), only beaten by LSE (£85,000) and the London Business School (£120,000). Imperial is 15th.

    (Again, not sure if skewed info as the sample size is REALLY small!)
    BRISTOL is such a good UNI! I'm actually buzzing to go even thou I need to sort loads and loads out.
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    (Original post by honeysugar)
    BRISTOL is such a good UNI! I'm actually buzzing to go even thou I need to sort loads and loads out.
    why'd you keep spelling bristol and uni in all caps?

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    (Original post by honeysugar)
    And that would be self funded. So I'd graduate, do the GDL, then the LPC (which I would pay for myself), then go and work for a firm. Do you get paid during the LPC and what sort of work do you do during it?
    Most firms will sponsor both the gdl and lpc if you get a training contract

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    why'd you keep spelling bristol and uni in all caps?

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    Person's keen.. can't fault that tbh.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    why'd you keep spelling bristol and uni in all caps?

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    I'm using my phone and it keeps autocorrecting it to that.
 
 
 
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