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    Hi, I'm looking to study one of the two (hopefully at Oxford). So far it boils down to this:

    PhilTheo is less work, has more options, and is more discursive, but on the other hand is possibly useless for a career.

    Law is well-regarded, there's the opportunity to do some philosophy of law. But by all accounts hard work and at times dull.

    I want to be a solicitor when I grow up, and I enjoy ethics and philosophy - any advice/thoughts would be hugely appreciated!
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    If you want to be a solicitor then law obvs

    Although you could do a 1 year law conversion cause if you did Phil&Theo, but I imagine it would be very intensive and if you plan to do that then why not just do law in the first place?
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    (Original post by trabajador)
    Hi, I'm looking to study one of the two (hopefully at Oxford). So far it boils down to this:

    PhilTheo is less work, has more options, and is more discursive, but on the other hand is possibly useless for a career.

    Law is well-regarded, there's the opportunity to do some philosophy of law. But by all accounts hard work and at times dull.

    I want to be a solicitor when I grow up, and I enjoy ethics and philosophy - any advice/thoughts would be hugely appreciated!
    I doubt Philosophy is less work. Maybe in terms of you don't need to look for work experience or internships. But you shouldn't discredit a subject you wish to study or are thinking of studying.

    Pick your A-levels (anything but Law A-level), and see what happens after the two years. If you want to apply for Law at Oxford which is RIDICULOUSLY competitive, you would definitely need some work experience in a law firm before you apply.

    You can study Law for 3 years and then go straight into the field of work. It is highly competitive. Or you can study Philosophy at Oxford and then do a law conversion. If you do successfully go to Oxford and get a 1st or 2:1, any uni will be happy to accept you onto their law conversion course.
 
 
 
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