What education do I need for becoming a lawyer

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    Hi I know nothing about the British education system and am planning to study there in 2 years

    - How long does law course last
    - Do I need to go to anyo ther colleges or stuff

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    Also unrelated to this, how long does medicine last
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    To become a lawyer, you either need to:
    1. Complete a law degree, or
    2. Complete any other degree and do the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) which is a one-year course in which you study the seven fundamental areas required to become a solicitor or barrister

    Once you've got that under your belt, the path diverges depending on whether you want to be a solicitor or barrister.
    To become a solicitor, you must then:
    1. Complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC), which is another one year course, and then
    2. Complete a two-year training contract at a solicitor's firm (which often lands you with a job at that firm)

    To become a barrister, instead of the route above you must:
    1. Complete the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), which is a one year course and then
    2. Complete a pupillage at a barrister's chambers

    So all in all, it takes 5 years to qualify as a lawyer, six if you don't do a Law degree.
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    Is AS Level Law a law degree - sorry im honestly not sure aha
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    (Original post by K. J. Robson)
    Is AS Level Law a law degree - sorry im honestly not sure aha
    No AS Law is a school leavers qualification that one would take in Year 12 (Age 16-17). It is equivalent to half of a full A Level. Normally people take 3-4 A Levels leaving school and universities look at your A Level predictions when deciding whether or not to give you an offer
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    Thank you. Im suposed to see my careers advisor soon and he should be able to help me in more detail about this.
 
 
 
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