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    I am currently studying Criminology with Forensic Science at undergraduate level. I am only first year but I want to become a solicitor.
    Due to taking a gap year and then a family emergency happening in my first attempt at going to uni I am now a 20 year old fresher so I don't want to change courses and put myself another year behind especially as this will put me onto new fees as well.
    I have found out that doing a GDL course and then going the LPC afterwards is a route to become a solicitor. I have read that it isn't regarded as highly as having a LLB so I am trying to find out peoples opinions on whether it would be worth doing on completion of my degree.
    I know my degree isn't as good as having a law degree however it isn't completely unrelated so am not sure if maybe this could be a little more on my side?
    Any opinions on the matter would be appreciated
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    Lots of people do the GDL and then LPC, and go on to become solicitors with no problem. In many cases, it is as respected as doing a Law degree. However, it is very expensive, and much better if you can be sponsored by a firm who have offered you a training contract. You should think about getting experience as soon as possible - in particular vac schemes in your second year - which will help with job applications.
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    (Original post by Little Jules)
    Lots of people do the GDL and then LPC, and go on to become solicitors with no problem. In many cases, it is as respected as doing a Law degree. However, it is very expensive, and much better if you can be sponsored by a firm who have offered you a training contract. You should think about getting experience as soon as possible - in particular vac schemes in your second year - which will help with job applications.
    Thats what I was thinking which is why I'd thought out as much as possible now so I can get in a lot of experience. I am struggling to find anything at the moment if you have any pointers?
    Thanks very much for your reply
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    (Original post by Jaynie.xo)
    Thats what I was thinking which is why I'd thought out as much as possible now so I can get in a lot of experience. I am struggling to find anything at the moment if you have any pointers?
    Thanks very much for your reply
    The best thing to do is probably just to contact a many firms as possible and see what they can offer. Can be very time consuming but only way to find out really. Also, careers fairs at uni are really helpful and there are often law firms there.
 
 
 
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