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How can I get into law without a LLb

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    I have graduated with a 1st class degree in business and currently completing a MSC international business and law.

    I originally wanted to do an LLM but couldn't because of none law undergraduate.

    Is there any way I can get into law without GDL conversion course ?


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    Any postgrad LLB (usually 2 years long).

    Other than that you could take the apprenticeship route but most would just advise you to do the GDL or post grad LLB if you already have a degree.

    Why so against the GDL?


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    (Original post by Fightingdemons)
    I have graduated with a 1st class degree in business and currently completing a MSC international business and law.

    I originally wanted to do an LLM but couldn't because of none law undergraduate.

    Is there any way I can get into law without GDL conversion course ?


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    Hi - I'd recommend the Legal Executive route. As you already have a degree you can sit a few exams (I think it's 3 exams off the top of my head) and become a graduate member of CILEx. You then need 3 years qualifying employment (ie case handling experience in a law firm) and must produce a portfolio of evidence of the work you undertake at the firm to show you meet the CILEx outcomes. Once you've got all this you can apply for fellowship and become a chartered legal executive lawyer.

    I didn't go to uni at all and completed my CILEx qualification in 4 years and I'm now a legal executive lawyer at Clyde & Co in London. I did decide to dual qualify as a solicitor though and did the dreaded LPC and PSC in order to qualify automatically without the need for the training contract.

    Good luck!
 
 
 
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