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Why do so many people apply for law, whats so interesting about it, dont people want to do sumthing they love rarther than just sumthing which has the potential to pay well?
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Why do so many people apply for law, whats so interesting about it, dont people want to do sumthing they love rarther than just sumthing which has the potential to pay well?
ah, but what if some of us would love to do law and have a job relating to law? its a highly diverse subject which incorporates many things, and with a degree in law, so many career paths open up for you...
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I dont dispute the fact that sum may love to do law, but i find it hard to believe there isnt a roughly even spread for people who love all the other subjects, i love chemistry, i read chemistry books, i got to lectures and i still have a life but i lov chemistry, everybody posting about law so avidly on this forum cant love it all that much, even if a few do, i think too many follow the trend just because of the possible pay benifits
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I dont dispute the fact that sum may love to do law, but i find it hard to believe there isnt a roughly even spread for people who love all the other subjects, i love chemistry, i read chemistry books, i got to lectures and i still have a life but i lov chemistry, everybody posting about law so avidly on this forum cant love it all that much, even if a few do, i think too many follow the trend just because of the possible pay benifits
Not really, if you do chemistry, the chances are you will end up in a chemistry career, if you do law, it is diverse and highly employable in many sectors, just like english and history at uni are considered to be.
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I'm not especially refering to the career prospects afterwards, but for the subject in general, besides chemistry is a very diverse degree, it involves both essay and report writing skills and technical and mathematical skills and practical skills and is therefore highly desirable when a none specific degree is required
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You choose something you enjoy and would like to spend 3 years of your life doing, or something that interests you and you would like the opportunity to learn about it. Many people enjoy law and with it tending to be in the news a lot more than chemistry, then there is more chance people will find it interesting. I do both chemistry and law and there is more room to talk about happening events in the world, and its those sort of things that i find attracts people to the subject.
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Why do so many people apply for law, whats so interesting about it, dont people want to do sumthing they love rarther than just sumthing which has the potential to pay well?
i'm happy enough to admit im in it for the money. anyway i hate all forms of intelectual stimulation so i don't think there is a subject i would love at uni. i was thinking of some form of engineering cos im good at maths and physics but i realised i didnt want to dedicate the rest of my life to calculating stresses in a monkey like fashion. I would probably ending spend the rest of my life in front of a computer screen whilst some boss guy treats me as a piece of meat and makes me redundant at 45 becuase people in india can do my job cheaper if i went into engineering. As a lawyer i would command a certain amount of respect as well as having security in my job (i think).
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I dont dispute the fact that sum may love to do law, but i find it hard to believe there isnt a roughly even spread for people who love all the other subjects, i love chemistry, i read chemistry books, i got to lectures and i still have a life but i lov chemistry, everybody posting about law so avidly on this forum cant love it all that much, even if a few do, i think too many follow the trend just because of the possible pay benifits
do people beat u at school for saying things like this?
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No doubt a lot of people are in it for the money, but I don't think that's the reason it is such a competitive subject and studying Law does not mean that you'll go on to be a lawyer.. you could be PM
...there might be a lot of "law" threads around at the moment because people are still waiting for mosy of their offers for the subject.. just a thought..
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No doubt a lot of people are in it for the money, but I don't think that's the reason it is such a competitive subject and studying Law does not mean that you'll go on to be a lawyer.. you could be PM
...there might be a lot of "law" threads around at the moment because people are still waiting for mosy of their offers for the subject.. just a thought..
Yeah, i heard durham had 1500 applications in by november the 1st last year, shows how competitive law is in and why u have to wait for places. I think there was a ratio compared of 1.4-1 for chem compared to 20-1 for most good law schools so there is bound to be more of a wait and more threads at this time of the year.
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Yeah, i heard durham had 1500 applications in by november the 1st last year, shows how competitive law is in and why u have to wait for places. I think there was a ratio compared of 1.4-1 for chem compared to 20-1 for most good law schools so there is bound to be more of a wait and more threads at this time of the year.
Yeah the stats are pretty depressing if you're still waiting!
Have you applied to study law?
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Yeah, and im still waiting for durham and nottingham, my two priorities! Life can be so cruel... You???
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Yeah, and im still waiting for durham and nottingham, my two priorities! Life can be so cruel... You???
Tell me bout it!.. I'm still waiting for Nottingham, LSE and UCL. Good luck!
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to you too, you never know, i might meet you in nottingham one day!
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I personally want to go into law, because of three reasons:

1)Financial benefits
2)Stature
3)Intellectually stimulating subject that encompassess many of my attributes, such as analysis, evaluation, judgement, independent study and my natural charisma.

Originally I wanted to embark upon a management degree, but for some strange reason, law held more attraction. I dont know why that is, but I knew that it was either medicine or law. in the end I have chosen law, and I should be starting uni this september.

Nottingham <- Take toooooooo long to get back, I still haven't heard anything.
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Tell me bout it!.. I'm still waiting for Nottingham, LSE and UCL. Good luck!
SOAS - unconditional
Essex - unconditional
LSE UCL King's Durham - Still waiting
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Law is a crazy subject work-wise. I don't think anyoone should do it just for the money because it would be hell to go through all that for three years if you didn't actually like law as a subject.

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Law is a crazy subject work-wise. I don't think anyoone should do it just for the money because it would be hell to go through all that for three years if you didn't actually like law as a subject.

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i agree - but for me - i love it
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If I was doing it for the money I would have quit by now. Its hard but you get a real sense of achievement when you find the solution to a legal problem. I feel like a detective...maybe I should be a detective instead.
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If I was doing it for the money I would have quit by now. Its hard but you get a real sense of achievement when you find the solution to a legal problem. I feel like a detective...maybe I should be a detective instead.
u have hit the nail on the head - justifying ur answer is pretty cool at first glance
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