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    Hi folks, I am looking for some advice from those in the know.

    I graduated university a few months ago with a 2.1 Honours degree in Finance and Economics form the University of Strathclyde. Essentially now I am stuck trying to make a decision on what I want to do with the foreseeable future.

    My problem is that I didn't enjoy finance and economics enough to justify working in that area. I have explored my employment opportunities but I don't feel I would be satisfied working in that area. So now I am looking to explore my options further.

    Anyway, what I am looking for is some advice about studying law. I would likely enrol in the accelerated LLB ( lets just assume for the time being that I can finance this course) . So firstly, has anyone been on an accelerated LLB course and can tell me a bit about what it is like ?

    Secondly, for me to go back to uni I would need to know I am going to enjoy it. Aside from trawling the internet and reading about on the university websites, which I have been doing, how else can I find out the basics about studying law ? Is there perhaps any books that anyone could recommend ?

    Thanks very much, really would appreciate any help.

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    You could do the GDL(conversion course) which is only one year. (I haven't read your post fully, sorry if you have mentioned something in regards to it).
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    Hi, no worries I am aware of the GDL conversion course and I have seen it mentioned but I am not sure what it entails. I will look into this. Could anyone perhaps give me some indication as to how the GDL differs from the accelerated LLB, advantages and disadvantages perhaps ?

    Thanks again,

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    (Original post by Finglas)
    Hi, no worries I am aware of the GDL conversion course and I have seen it mentioned but I am not sure what it entails. I will look into this. Could anyone perhaps give me some indication as to how the GDL differs from the accelerated LLB, advantages and disadvantages perhaps ?

    Thanks again,

    Jamie
    An accelerated course will be 2 years, a GDL 1 year. From what I have read the GDL is harder, probably because it's all in one year. I also assume it costs more to fund the accelerated course than the GDL for obvious reasons. I am not sure about the difficulty level of getting into these courses, again I assume the GDL is more difficult to get into as it seems like the more popular route to take. Over all I think the GDL is more respected by firms, but that is just my opinion from what I have read. You must conduct your own research and I'm not completely informed myself. good luck Jamie.
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    Excellent start, thanks very much. Really appreciate the help with that

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    Sorry folks I should have mentioned. I stay in Scotland and I would want to stay here. So with this in mind I dont think the 1 Year GDL course is an option. I think the only option for non law students is the accelerated LLB.
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    This isn't too helpful, but I'm a third year law student and last year nearly finished me off. Bleh.

    Are you sure you want a career in law? There's no point in doing the degree if not.
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    (Original post by Finglas)
    Sorry folks I should have mentioned. I stay in Scotland and I would want to stay here. So with this in mind I dont think the 1 Year GDL course is an option. I think the only option for non law students is the accelerated LLB.
    what about the CILEX route?
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    Coatedlemons, what was it that nearly finished you off ? Workload or a dislike for the subject ? Would you recommended law in general ?
    I have been there with finance and economics, very painful times indeed. It was a nightmare at times.

    I'm not at all sure I want a career in law I am just exploring options and I came across it as an idea.

    I'm not sure what the CILEX route is. I will look into this. Thanks for bringing it up

    All the best
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    (Original post by Finglas)
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    This is similar to the route that I took, though I did the full three year LLB. To my mind, it's beneficial to do the accelerated LLB over the GDL. In speaking to law firms, they had a preference for my doing the LLB over a GDL - you will get more breadth.

    That being said, what is it that makes you not want to work in finance/economics? And why do you think that law will be different?
 
 
 
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