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I'm considering doing a law degree in uni. I didnt do law in a levels, so i dont really know what it includes, what its like, and even if i'll like it. Does anyone have an insight that could provide a few details. By the way my A levels are English lit, geography, biology and chemistry
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I'm considering doing a law degree in uni. I didnt do law in a levels, so i dont really know what it includes, what its like, and even if i'll like it. Does anyone have an insight that could provide a few details. By the way my A levels are English lit, geography, biology and chemistry
I wouldn't be put off law due to your A levels if I were you. I came from a STEM background too and I just finished my first year!

I'd say if you aren't sure what it's like then you should do what you can to gain insight now. Go on visit days to law faculties, ask to do a bit of time in a local law firm, attend court cases (anyone can walk in and watch a hearing or trial)...

If you're serious about it I'd recommend having a read of "The Rule of Law" by Tom Bingham. It's a nice little intro text which should give you the gist of things

Usually in the first year you start off learning public law (all constitutional law/police powers etc...) and the other bread and butter topics like tort, criminal and contract law.

Optional modules usually come along in the second and third years!

If you got any more questions then do feel free to ask PM me!
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If you're serious about it I'd recommend having a read of "The Rule of Law" by Tom Bingham. It's a nice little intro text which should give you the gist of things
I'm not sure "The Rule of Law" is the best place to start. It's a jurisprudential work, and highly contentious at that, since it advocates a substantive rule of law, which all exclusive positivists disagree with (due to Raz's argument from authority). And, because of Raz's work, very few inclusive positivists remain, the most notable perhaps being Jules Coleman.

I would recommend something more like these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Really-Intro...duction+to+law

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Law-Very-Sho...duction+to+law

http://www.amazon.co.uk/About-Law-In...duction+to+law

Clarendon (the last link) in particular tends to have good introductory texts.
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