Do geography because it rules(Original post by Me2)
to degree level?
Well maybe you could do a degree in geography (sets you up for almost any non-vocational job) and then if at the end of that you feel you want to do law you could do a conversion course.
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- 29-02-2004 15:30
- 29-02-2004 21:56
I think that if you really don't know what you want to do after uni, then don't go for a vocational subject such as law.
A degree in Geography would be far better if you are unsure where your life is headed, as it is well respected by employers as so many skills will be gained (written/communication, analytical AND numerical skills will be used throughout the course, whereas in law i wouldn't expect there to be much number crunching involved). Don't be put off by the fact that geography is not such a vocational course as law, it would be better to do something you enjoy, rather than something just because of the $$ at the end of it (and this is by no way garenteed).
The skills you learn in geography will make you much more desirable to employers, and often multinationals look for graduates with these kind of skills.
Remember - a degree in law is not actually NECESSARY to go into law as a career - it just exempts you from a few exams. THOUSANDS of people graduate with law degrees each year, so finding employment can be quite difficult, but with a degree in Geography you could still join a law firm who would train you in law (although, yes, more exams....), and at the end of it you would be more likely to have a better career (you could easily specialise eg. environmental law) as you will have many more skills than those who have just done a straight law degree
Hope this has helped, but rememeber, only YOU really know where your interests lie