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    I'm thinking of applying to do Law and I just wondered is it THAT competitive to get into a degree programme? Do I need work experience to stand a chance at getting in on a Law degree? I'll be going to court and reading up on Law in my spare time, so will I need to go to a Law firm for a couple days or is that enough? It's just that I want to do Law and I'm afraid of being rejected due to the 'fierce competition' that everyone on here claims a Law degree possesses and my school timetable and other commitments means I have a limited amount of time to go on work experience. Any help is greatly appreciated! I'm thinking of going down the solicitor route.
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    Academic law and practical law are vastly different things. There is no requirement to have practical legal experience when applying for academic law, universities don't mind.


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    I'm thinking of applying to do Law and I just wondered is it THAT competitive to get into a degree programme? Do I need work experience to stand a chance at getting in on a Law degree? I'll be going to court and reading up on Law in my spare time, so will I need to go to a Law firm for a couple days or is that enough? It's just that I want to do Law and I'm afraid of being rejected due to the 'fierce competition' that everyone on here claims a Law degree possesses and my school timetable and other commitments means I have a limited amount of time to go on work experience. Any help is greatly appreciated! I'm thinking of going down the solicitor route.
    It likely helps but not vital. I didn't do any till well after I'd applied.
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    Yes it is competitive, not quite so as getting onto a medicine course unless you're gunning for Oxbridge and top London unis. The Russell Group unis are the most competitive to get into for Law, but within the Russell Group there is a hierarchy of competitiveness in itself e.g. Bristol is more competitive than Cardiff.
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    It likely helps but not vital. I didn't do any till well after I'd applied.
    So did you manage to put it in your personal statement or not?
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    (Original post by AndrewKn0x)
    So did you manage to put it in your personal statement or not?
    Nope, just did it for fun basically. I think I only mentioned one court sitting too. I talked more about reading and my physics stuff lol.
    I got into Bristol (& Exeter) btw.
 
 
 
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