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    I'm currently a second year medical student and after recently experiencing hospital placement I'm not 100% sure if that's what I want to do for the rest of my life. I know I've got plenty of time left in the degree to be making career decisions but I really want to be able to think about what options I have if I decide to leave medicine.

    I'm actually pretty interested in the Law & Ethics side of medicine and was thinking of intercalating in something in that area (for example, an LLM). In particular, the ethics and law involved in paediatrics and forensic pathology are both topics I really find fascinating.

    I know that to be a solicitor / barrister I have to do the CPE / GDL after graduation and apply for training contracts, but as I haven't actually met any lawyers in real life to talk to and ask for advice, I thought I'd come to TSR.

    Does anyone here know what kind of experience / qualifications are required to go into medical law, and what it's like to move from a medical degree into law? How would I go about getting work experience in a law firm, as a medical student?

    Obviously I don't have my heart absolutely set on it, but it would be interesting to know about all of this and think it through thoroughly before I make any decisions about my career.

    Thanks in advance!
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