For those of you who want to become a solicitor, how do you feel about starting a law degree in 2016 with the proposed SRA changes looming overhead? It seems that the new Solicitor's Qualifying Exam could make the LLB unnecessary.
If the proposals go through, the changes could take effect in 2018 - at the end of a Senior Status degree or 2/3 of the way through a 3-year undergraduate degree,
How do you plan on dealing with the uncertainty in this time? How do you plan to get a good preparation for your future during this time of transition?
As a recap:
See here, here, and here.
- "Under the SRA's proposed model, neither the QLD nor the LPC will need to continue to exist as part of the route to qualification as a solicitor."
- University of Hertfordshire has already changed its LLB to reflect a potential nullification of the LPC.
- Apparently some RG universities are reconsidering their LLBs in light of the changes.
- "Firms have made it abundantly clear they are still going to require a GDL and some sort of LPC-type qualification in addition to the SQE."
Who do you think it is...