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Your grades meet the requirements of all the top firms. Your chances of getting a job with one of them however depend on more than your academic ability and so frankly whether your chances are good, ok or weak is anyone's guess.
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As the above poster said your grades are only one part of the equation as it were. Your grades are very good however; you've got a high 2.i so I don't think there is anything to worry about in that regard. Out of curiosity though have you not done vac schemes/applied for TCs already as you've finished your degree?
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As the above poster said your grades are only one part of the equation as it were. Your grades are very good however; you've got a high 2.i so I don't think there is anything to worry about in that regard. Out of curiosity though have you not done vac schemes/applied for TCs already as you've finished your degree?
I've decided to do an MA first, i've only been interested in law in past 6 months or so but I will be applying to vac schemes when they open. What other factors do i need to show to law firms?
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sorry to hijack this thread but i am wondering whether my results will be ok (not for MC firms specifically, also general firms in the tier below). i know that a solid 2:1 is not a problem as such; however, it's more my range of marks which concerns me.

first year saw 62, 67, 67, 72, 76 (av 68.5), yet second year saw 54, 58, 60, 67, 68, 74 (av. 63.5).

whilst i'm not that worried about the averages, will those two modules scoring 2:2s be significant enough to hinder any application processes (i.e. do they stick out like sore thumbs?) or will an overall view be taken?
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Unfortunately, marks are considered individually and so a wide range of scores can act against your interests. However, the overall effect on your application depend on what degree you studied and what modules you took. For example if you took a couple of quantitatively advanced modules in an otherwise more qualitative degree then you can normally explain low marks away easily if your mathematical skills are not strong.
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those low marks were in old english and generic transformations (a module which looks at how literature genre changes over time).

in many ways, those modules are a world away from the realm of law; then again, my whole degree is. that said, i will be trying to convince firms that my study of another discipline is relevant to a legal career (e.g. analytical skills, ability to construct arguments etc). if the 2:2s were in contract law and jurisprudence, i would be quite worried obviously. will the fact that they're significantly unvocational perhaps help them be overlooked that bit more?
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