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    2 of my teachers are telling me that Law schools prefer degrees like history or politics because they teach you better skills than a law degree, but Indont really buy into that because surely a better knowledge of the laws is more beneficial? To what extent is this true?
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    (Original post by SlimShady96)
    2 of my teachers are telling me that Law schools prefer degrees like history or politics because they teach you better skills than a law degree, but Indont really buy into that because surely a better knowledge of the laws is more beneficial? To what extent is this true?
    You mean A-level Law when applying for undergraduate entry?
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    I don't know what you mean by law schools.

    For training contracts at city firms there's roughly a 50/50 split between law and non-law degrees, so there's no preference either way in that regard.
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    Law schools? Do you mean law firms? Law schools provide law degrees, so there's no way they could prefer history or politics.
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    (Original post by tengentoppa)
    I don't know what you mean by law schools.

    For training contracts at city firms there's roughly a 50/50 split between law and non-law degrees, so there's no preference either way in that regard.
    The 50:50 is not, law : politics/history. It's law : every other subject.
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    (Original post by Nameless Ghoul)
    The 50:50 is not, law : politics/history. It's law : every other subject.
    I know.

    Hence why I wrote there's a 50/50 split between law and non-law subjects.
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    (Original post by tengentoppa)
    I know.

    Hence why I wrote there's a 50/50 split between law and non-law subjects.
    I am not saying you don't know that. I am merely emphasising the point that non-law covers a whole range of degrees, and it's only when all these degrees are combined do they equal successful law applications. It's not necessarily true to suggest there is no preference, therefore, of particular degree subjects.
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    (Original post by Nameless Ghoul)
    I am not saying you don't know that. I am merely emphasising the point that non-law covers a whole range of degrees, and it's only when all these degrees are combined do they equal successful law applications. It's not necessarily true to suggest there is no preference, therefore, of particular degree subjects.
    Yes that is true.

    The OP should be aware that history would serve you better when applying for TCs then, say, fine art.
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    (Original post by tengentoppa)
    Yes that is true.

    The OP should be aware that history would serve you better when applying for TCs then, say, fine art.
    I see, but I got told that a law degree doesn't provide you with the skills that they actually want such as finding and extracting relevant information like you would from history or politics.

    Also that you just read and learn all the laws but that isn't benifit oak because laws are constantly changing, and that makes it more difficult for law firms/schools as they have to re-teach you the way they want you be not the way the uni wants you to be?
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    (Original post by SlimShady96)
    I see, but I got told that a law degree doesn't provide you with the skills that they actually want such as finding and extracting relevant information like you would from history or politics.

    Also that you just read and learn all the laws but that isn't benifit oak because laws are constantly changing, and that makes it more difficult for law firms/schools as they have to re-teach you the way they want you be not the way the uni wants you to be?
    Well you are being told rubbish. By far rge most popular degree for law school is errrm Law. I wonder why.

    Actually I give in. No your whole thread is based on someone feeding you rubbish information.
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    Well you are being told rubbish. By far rge most popular degree for law school is errrm Law. I wonder why.

    Actually I give in. No your whole thread is based on someone feeding you rubbish information.
    I do find it hard to believe and I did argue with them about it, but I literally just typed it in the Internet and the sort stuff they were talking about actually came up, I know law is going to be the most popular degree in law firms but that doesn't mean they don't prefer others, if you do a law degree your career can only really go in one direction.

    https://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sect...olicitors-jobs
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    (Original post by SlimShady96)
    I do find it hard to believe and I did argue with them about it, but I literally just typed it in the Internet and the sort stuff they were talking about actually came up, I know law is going to be the most popular degree in law firms but that doesn't mean they don't prefer others, if you do a law degree your career can only really go in one direction.

    https://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sect...olicitors-jobs
    Err no again. You need to read what you link and consider where its coming from.
    Your iriginal claims are rubbish. What does happen is that law firms like a mix of students and they dont discriminate against non law grads , but recognise the different things they might bring such as scientific knowledge or language skills. The article doesnt say what you were suggesting earlier, which was twaddle.

    Its in the sites interest to talk up non law grads because thats part of how it gets its revenue. Theres no need for you to talk down law grads, its ridiculous. If they were indeed inferior to people with other degrees, then law firms wouldnt recruit them and law students wouldnt take law.
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    (Original post by SlimShady96)
    I do find it hard to believe and I did argue with them about it, but I literally just typed it in the Internet and the sort stuff they were talking about actually came up, I know law is going to be the most popular degree in law firms but that doesn't mean they don't prefer others, if you do a law degree your career can only really go in one direction.

    https://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sect...olicitors-jobs
    Balls.

    You can do any general career as with any of the other academic degree. It's not like Maths leads to anything specific either.

    FYI, the ratio is still 50:50 law to non-law. Law students can't, by definition, be less favoured.

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    (Original post by SlimShady96)
    if you do a law degree your career can only really go in one direction.
    And if that "one direction" is law firms, why would they value it any less than any other degree that only incorporates the soft skills that are taught in an LLB/BA?

    This thread is a mess - we still don't know whether you're talking about undergrad courses, GDLs, or law school in the US which is graduate entry.

    (Original post by SlimShady96)
    I see, but I got told that a law degree doesn't provide you with the skills that they actually want such as finding and extracting relevant information like you would from history or politics.
    No?

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    Also that you just read and learn all the laws but that isn't benifit oak because laws are constantly changing, and that makes it more difficult for law firms/schools as they have to re-teach you the way they want you be not the way the uni wants you to be?
    All aspirational barristers have to take the BPTC, and solicitors have to take the LPC. Even if this re-training was hypothetically done on a one-to-one basis, non-law graduates would be in need of it more than law graduates, owing to the fact that they don't know anything about the law in the first place.
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    (Original post by SlimShady96)
    2 of my teachers are telling me that Law schools prefer degrees like history or politics because they teach you better skills than a law degree, but Indont really buy into that because surely a better knowledge of the laws is more beneficial? To what extent is this true?
    There are a lot of articles debating this and also, a video of a debate between a barrister and a top judge who attended Cambridge and Oxford respectively on YouTube/Cambridge's website. Better to get it from the horses' mouths! Here's the link:http://youtu.be/uMR1NIEifWM
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    (Original post by SlimShady96)
    I do find it hard to believe and I did argue with them about it, but I literally just typed it in the Internet and the sort stuff they were talking about actually came up, I know law is going to be the most popular degree in law firms but that doesn't mean they don't prefer others, if you do a law degree your career can only really go in one direction.

    https://targetjobs.co.uk/career-sect...olicitors-jobs
    That is not true at all. A law degree opens up a lot of doors. Not all people with law degrees want to end up as a solicitor or barrister (even though they have thought about it). Many people end up working in the Big Four, banks, as well as different sectors. To say that it can go only in one direction is flawed.
 
 
 
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