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    So I'm currently studying Law and Criminology at a semi-prestigious university. It's not UCL/Oxbridge etc. It's more Leeds/Sheffield....

    I think I want to go into studying the LPC and then trying to specialise in Criminal Law, but I'm very aware that it's one of, if not the most competative area of law, and how hard it is to become a solicitor. I'm starting to think that I'm just not passionate enough to go through all the training and stick it all out, so I'm starting to look at other careers and maybe thinking CID?

    I don't want to be an on-the-beat (?) police officer, but investigating and studying crimes would be perfect I think.

    My next question is how do I go about this? Is there anything I could be doing about it all now? I'm first year by the way. I mean I'm just researching it all right now, but any help you could offer would be brilliant. I just want a foot in the door

    Thank you all!!
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    (Original post by irish_4_life)
    So I'm currently studying Law and Criminology at a semi-prestigious university. It's not UCL/Oxbridge etc. It's more Leeds/Sheffield....

    I think I want to go into studying the LPC and then trying to specialise in Criminal Law, but I'm very aware that it's one of, if not the most competative area of law, and how hard it is to become a solicitor. I'm starting to think that I'm just not passionate enough to go through all the training and stick it all out, so I'm starting to look at other careers and maybe thinking CID?

    I don't want to be an on-the-beat (?) police officer, but investigating and studying crimes would be perfect I think.

    My next question is how do I go about this? Is there anything I could be doing about it all now? I'm first year by the way. I mean I'm just researching it all right now, but any help you could offer would be brilliant. I just want a foot in the door

    Thank you all!!
    You have to be a beat-bobby before you can transfer into the CID. There's nothing wrong with wanting to be CID but be warned: It's nothing like CSI.

    Probably worth noting your relationship with Lawyers will most likely be a stressful one, generally speaking it'll feel like this:
    Lawyers = Keep people (including scum you'll know are guilty) out of prison.
    CID = Catching and putting them in.

    Obviously not always the case but something to be aware of.
 
 
 
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