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I'm thinking of doing a Law degree, so I'd like to know what draws you to the course/what you find interesting about a Law degree!

Any information you could give me to help me with my decision would be greatly appreciated Thanks
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I like how over-saturated the field is.
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I like how over-saturated the field is.
Studying Law doesn't necessary mean a legal career though?

I'm actually just purely interested in it as an academic subject for now!
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Studying Law doesn't necessary mean a legal career though?

I'm actually just purely interested in it as an academic subject for now!
I suppose if you're certain you'll thoroughly enjoy it and are sure of getting a decent job afterwards (this part might not matter if you're well off) it could be the right degree for you. However, you could always study law as a hobby.
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I suppose if you're certain you'll thoroughly enjoy it and are sure of getting a decent job afterwards (this part might not matter if you're well off) it could be the right degree for you. However, you could always study law as a hobby.
I'm hoping that a Law degree would open many doors? I may just be overly optimistic though! :P

Are you doing/have you done a Law degree?
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I'm hoping that a Law degree would open many doors? I may just be overly optimistic though! :P

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Many doors to what? A career that you may as well have the particular degree for in the first place? Apprenticeships are also an option.
My final judgement is that if you don't want to go into a legal-related career, a law degree is pretty useless (waste of time and money which you won't get back), though if it's something you really want to do then noone can stop you.
Perhaps see where your A-levels could lead to and do some more research around the area to be sure the degree you will have will lead to a career you're interested in.

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Many doors to what? A career that you may as well have the particular degree for in the first place? Apprenticeships are also an option.
My final judgement is that if you don't want to go into a legal-related career, a law degree is pretty useless (waste of time and money which you won't get back), though if it's something you really want to do then noone can stop you.
Perhaps see where your A-levels could lead to and do some more research around the area to be sure the degree you will have will lead to a career you're interested in.

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Fair enough! I am just interested in the subject in the same way that someone may want to study Mathematics but not necessarily become a mathematician.

I have no particular career in mind at the moment, I just want to go to uni because I do truly enjoy studying!

Ohh that sounds interesting! Are you a current or prospective student?
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Fair enough! I am just interested in the subject in the same way that someone may want to study Mathematics but not necessarily become a mathematician.

I have no particular career in mind at the moment, I just want to go to uni because I do truly enjoy studying!

Ohh that sounds interesting! Are you a current or prospective student?
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Though, if that is the case then I would advise against a law degree and would focus on finding a suitable career and a route to get there. Hopefully you'll find something you will want to do/go into. If it's possible, you could do A-level law. This is all just my opinion so feel free to take everything as you wish. Good luck with your decisions
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I'm hoping that a Law degree would open many doors? I may just be overly optimistic though! :P

Are you doing/have you done a Law degree?
I just graduated in law and got a scholarship to study International Business Law but i am still unsure that i want to be a lawyer. I decided and continuing to study law because it's only thing i feel confident and comfortable to study. Although i don't know if it will open more doors people surly respect you a lot for studying it so you get that prestige on your job applications.
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I just graduated in law and got a scholarship to study International Business Law but i am still unsure that i want to be a lawyer. I decided and continuing to study law because it's only thing i feel confident and comfortable to study. Although i don't know if it will open more doors people surly respect you a lot for studying it so you get that prestige on your job applications.
Did you not find the course itself interesting??
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Did you not find the course itself interesting??

Oh it was, i did law with international Business. Although it's a full llb law degree, a quarter of topics were international business and i can tell you that law was lot more better than business, during my law topics i felt more engaged and it felt very good learning all these laws but sometimes some of the law they teach you, in your head are waste of time but i guess it's
Part of the package. If you enjoy doing law and you may done it in A level then continue, is enjoyable and very good degree to have and you be respected by people although it won't guarantee you a job like engineering and medicine.
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I think the question is do you want to be wealthy in the future?
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I think the question is do you want to be wealthy in the future?
Being wealthy in the future is not important to me when choosing my course. Why? Are you saying a Law degree would make me more likely or less likely to be wealthy?
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Being wealthy in the future is not important to me when choosing my course. Why? Are you saying a Law degree would make me more likely or less likely to be wealthy?
it depends on you as a person but a lot of my friends want to do law because of the money
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it depends on you as a person but a lot of my friends want to do law because of the money
People say they want to do law because of money but am sorry law doesn't = lot money, it's a common misconception. Lawyer = a lot of money and become a lawyer is really hard. Law = respect from the society and a start in becoming a lawyer
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People say they want to do law because of money but am sorry law doesn't = lot money, it's a common misconception. Lawyer = a lot of money and become a lawyer is really hard. Law = respect from the society and a start in becoming a lawyer
Ayatia - which uni did you go to?
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Ayatia - which uni did you go to?
I went to Northumbria Uni and going to Newcastle to study International Business Law Master this September. Why?
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I went to Northumbria Uni and going to Newcastle to study International Business Law Master this September. Why?
Were you not tempted by the 4-year exemption master's at Northunmbria?
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Were you not tempted by the 4-year exemption master's at Northunmbria?
That's a mistake I made, should studied the four year llm Law instead the 3 year LLB Law. Could got an LPC at the end. But ah well it's too late, least I can still study a Master. You, did you study Law or going to?
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That's a mistake I made, should studied the four year llm Law instead the 3 year LLB Law. Could got an LPC at the end. But ah well it's too late, least I can still study a Master. You, did you study Law or going to?
I study law at Exeter, yeah. And I was kinda tempted by the LLM at Northumbria just for the Student Finance covered LPC/BPTC.
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