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Am considering trying to be a barrister but am concerned about my university? watch

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    As stated in the title, Law is a subject that greatly interests me and I am considering, eventually, to try and become a barrister.

    Obviously I understand that it is highly competitive and also very hard work, but I would at least like to look into the possibility of doing it.

    A couple of things concern me, however.

    Firstly, for various reasons I didn´t get particularly good A level results. This obviously meant that I didn´t go to such a good university (I am currently in my final year at Christ Church, studying politics and International Relations).

    Because Law isn´t my undergraduate, theoretically what I would have to do would be to do the LGP (Law graduate diploma), and assuming I were to pass that, study to be a barrister.

    If I got a 2-1 at undergraduate and then very good grade for LGP, would my A levels and the fact I didn´t go to one of the best universities be considered as very important factors?


    I'd strongly recommend Lawyer2B magazine!

    To be a barrister these days means having top academics. That's pretty much non-negotiable (and citing QCs who graduated with Oxford and Cambridge Thirds back before we were all born proves nothing, before someone does).

    You should be aiming for a First if you can possibly get one because a 2.1 from a non-top university with mediocre A-levels is not going to make you stand out amongst hundreds if not thousands of similar candidates.

    You'll need a first, and then probably a distinction in a masters from a top uni. It is that competitive.
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