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    Hey so as the title suggests I was considering doing an MEng in Chemical Engineering at University. Would it then be possible to do the GDL and get into a top Law firm?

    I was thinking that this route would give me more options and may give me more skills making me stand out?

    What are peoples thoughts? Is this a viable option? Would I be advantaged / disadvantaged over Law Graduates or people that have graduated in an Arts subject such as History/ Economics etc?


    Thankyou for any help in advance
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    (Original post by HaQ_mAn_)
    Hey so as the title suggests I was considering doing an MEng in Chemical Engineering at University. Would it then be possible to do the GDL and get into a top Law firm?

    I was thinking that this route would give me more options and may give me more skills making me stand out?

    What are peoples thoughts? Is this a viable option? Would I be advantaged / disadvantaged over Law Graduates or people that have graduated in an Arts subject such as History/ Economics etc?


    Thankyou for any help in advance
    Viable option.

    I'm not sure you'd be advantaged or disadvantaged. I do know a couple of engineer types who are currently trainees. I knew a chemistry grad as well.

    I can't really comment on your chances; I can't imagine many try to break into the law from that background.


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    Viable option.

    I'm not sure you'd be advantaged or disadvantaged. I do know a couple of engineer types who are currently trainees. I knew a chemistry grad as well.

    I can't really comment on your chances; I can't imagine many try to break into the law from that background.


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    Thanks for the reply. I guess engineer / science graduates would stand out more though?
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    (Original post by HaQ_mAn_)
    Thanks for the reply. I guess engineer / science graduates would stand out more though?
    I wouldn't think so. Your degree may have been 'harder'. But then I don't know if your practical problem solving/numerate skills would necessarily more useful than an art graduate's literacy and writing skills.

    I'm no expert though. If you ask this in the legal careers section, some actual recruiters may get back to you.


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