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Hello! I don't know what I should study. I don't know whether I should study Franco-British Law, or Politics. French law with British law could be very interesting I think, but politics sounds very exciting as well, and maybe it could be a bit less boring than law. I don't want you to choose for me of course, but it's very hard to make a decision, so what would you choose?
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Politics.

I'm doing an LLB at a good university and I think a more 'academic' degree will be more engaging and interesting than Law.
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(Original post by JackWarner)
Hello! I don't know what I should study. I don't know whether I should study Franco-British Law, or Politics. French law with British law could be very interesting I think, but politics sounds very exciting as well, and maybe it could be a bit less boring than law. I don't want you to choose for me of course, but it's very hard to make a decision, so what would you choose?
I would personally choose Politics, I know so many people who dropped out of law! I would see if you could do some taster courses or deeply research the two subjects to help narrow it down
You could always do a conversion if you change your mind - I think Politics to Law might be easier but not too sure
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The one you're most interested in - simple as that.

I did a politics degree, which I enjoyed, and I've gone into a good job since. I'm happy to answer general questions about doing a politics degree.

Don't forget that if you decided you wanted to go into law later on, then you could do a GDL conversion course after a politics degree, so it's not necessarily an irreversible decision. It's also worth remembering that the vast majority of law graduates (especially those from less good unis) will not end up working as solicitors or barristers.

You could also look at combined degrees - law with politics is not an unusual combination. But, if you choose this route and think you might want to practice law later then choose an LLB as it will avoid the relative faff and expense of a GDL.

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I would choose politics as it seems a lot more interesting and there are so many little niches to specialise in if that what you want, Law on the other hand seems quite demanding and hard and grade boundaries are usually higher for law courses and a lot more competitive, and it seems more boring too lol.
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(Original post by Origami Bullets)
The one you're most interested in - simple as that.

I did a politics degree, which I enjoyed, and I've gone into a good job since. I'm happy to answer general questions about doing a politics degree.

Don't forget that if you decided you wanted to go into law later on, then you could do a GDL conversion course after a politics degree, so it's not necessarily an irreversible decision. It's also worth remembering that the vast majority of law graduates (especially those from less good unis) will not end up working as solicitors or barristers.

You could also look at combined degrees - law with politics is not an unusual combination. But, if you choose this route and think you might want to practice law later then choose an LLB as it will avoid the relative faff and expense of a GDL.

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I read law at uni and am now a trainee solicitor, so happy to answer any questions. If you pick law make sure it's an LLB, not a BA, since otherwise it won't be a "qyalifying law degree" and you'll have to do the GDL to become a lawyer.
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*practise

I read law at uni and am now a trainee solicitor, so happy to answer any questions. If you pick law make sure it's an LLB, not a BA, since otherwise it won't be a "qyalifying law degree" and you'll have to do the GDL to become a lawyer.
What uni? What size firm? And what percentage did you graduate with?
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*practise

I read law at uni and am now a trainee solicitor, so happy to answer any questions. If you pick law make sure it's an LLB, not a BA, since otherwise it won't be a "qyalifying law degree" and you'll have to do the GDL to become a lawyer.
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(Original post by Origami Bullets)
The one you're most interested in - simple as that.

I did a politics degree, which I enjoyed, and I've gone into a good job since. I'm happy to answer general questions about doing a politics degree.

Don't forget that if you decided you wanted to go into law later on, then you could do a GDL conversion course after a politics degree, so it's not necessarily an irreversible decision. It's also worth remembering that the vast majority of law graduates (especially those from less good unis) will not end up working as solicitors or barristers.

You could also look at combined degrees - law with politics is not an unusual combination. But, if you choose this route and think you might want to practice law later then choose an LLB as it will avoid the relative faff and expense of a GDL.

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What uni did you graduate from? And what type of job are you in now?
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What uni? What size firm? And what percentage did you graduate with?
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What uni did you graduate from? And what type of job are you in now?
Oxbridge, "medium" (though it isn't a City firm doing corporate stuff by the buttload, so really a not smaller than that), graduated with a low 2.1.

Nor sure what you mean by "what type of job", ridwan, but my firm mainly does property and family, tax etc ("private client"). I'm in property at the moment, first year trainee.

AMA thread here in case the other questions and answers are of interest: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=3254479
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I study Law so believe me when I say, take Politics and run as far away from Law as possible.
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