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    Hi Guys, I graduated from university with a History degree nearly two years ago, but have never done anything with it. I have now decided it's time to start looking to actually getting a career.

    Law is something that has always interested me and I thought about doing the GDL straight out of Uni, but went to work for a bit first. My problem is I only ended up getting a 2:2 in my degree, so now I have been researching training contracts etc before applying and nearly all of them want at least a 2:1.

    My question is, If I was to fund the GDL myself before applying for training contract, and doing well at it. Would it make it easier for me to apply for a training contract after this? As I don't have the experience to make up for the lack of a 2:1.

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    No, it probably will not. Even if you get a distinction, which will be incredibly hard, you have very dim chances anyway. You only hope will be a high street firm, but then you will need to self-fund your LPC as well.
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    The OP should not assume that he is going to easily get a training contract with a 2:2 in a High Street firm. Although some 2:2 graduates do get training contracts, the OP will need a USP in a situation where there are 200 applications for a single position.
 
 
 
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