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    I want to be a solicitor at a big firm like Davis Polk or Sullivan and Cromwell (US firms with offices in London) or in the Magic Circle but I have a worry. At school I have not taken a language, only Latin, and was wondering if having no foreign languages will mean I can't get a job. I have researched this and found Spanish will take up o 4 years to learn, so I wouldn't be fluent by the time I went to the firm if I started in uni. Wil, this mean I am limited to getting good jobs at these big firms? Also, my GCSEs are targeted to me getting all As and I think 4A*, which I think I can extend to 6. Will this be good enough for a place in Oxbridge. If I don't get into Oxbridge, do Russell groups universities still let me get into Davis Polk etc. Thanks
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    I dont believe languages are compulsory.
    A levels are more important to get into Uni, then degree result becomes more important.
    I suggest you do some research on their website, but they can be selective. Look on Linkedin to see where people went to Uni.
 
 
 
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