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    If I'm honest you sound very jealous of people studying Law. I wouldn't be surprised if you got rejected by a university to study Law. (Mean but might be true.) After all it is not up to you to decide whether a degree is useless. I'm sure if it is found to be a useless degree we'll have people taking care of it.
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    (Original post by LisaNikita)
    Just like any other degree XD
    Nope. Medicine is at the other end of the spectrum where the number of places is each year is decided in a way which takes into account the expected number of graduates needed due to the high cost of running medicine degrees. A medical student set to graduate from a former polytechnic will find relevant work very easily compared with a law graduate from an ex-poly.
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    No degree is useless. Law is one of the most useful.

    Does this mean you'll get a guaranteed job? No, obviously not. But law is well respected both academically and professionally. This is all you can expect from any degree.
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    Law degrees from a non-RG uni are quite useless. iirc the big law firms only hire from the top unis a bit like IB.
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    The assumption of this question is that Law grads only go one to become Lawyers which isn't true. They can end up going into many other careers such as Finance.

    At the end of the day the uni matters too. going to a good uni targetted by the magic circle will mean you've got a good chance at going into a very rewardable career.
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    (Original post by LisaNikita)
    The degree obviously is useless. You can't even justify a point with valid reasons you have to add in a few "racist, sexist, delusional" ********.
    I've never met someone with such contempt for Law degrees... It screams 'someone I'm jealous of or don't like is doing one therefore the whole institution must be bad'

    Most Law degrees are recognised as being rigorous and requiring a lot of discipline. They equip students with skills drawn from a variety of subjects. A Law degree is not simply a path to becoming a solicitor or barrister it's a useful stepping stone for many professions as it covers such a diverse range of subject matter. For example you'd be suitable for working in many public sector or government jobs, welfare jobs, academia etc.

    Why the serious hate it's weird...
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    A law degree from a good University will open far more doors for you than pretty much any other social science or humanities degree.

    Law is also far more rigorous (again at a good Uni) than every other humanities subject, and from experience I can tell you that that equips you better for what you may end up doing afterwards.

    Fundamentally though, a degree is what YOU make of it,
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    (Original post by Little Popcorns)
    I've never met someone with such contempt for Law degrees... It screams 'someone I'm jealous of or don't like is doing one therefore the whole institution must be bad'

    Most Law degrees are recognised as being rigorous and requiring a lot of discipline. They equip students with skills drawn from a variety of subjects. A Law degree is not simply a path to becoming a solicitor or barrister it's a useful stepping stone for many professions as it covers such a diverse range of subject matter. For example you'd be suitable for working in many public sector or government jobs, welfare jobs, academia etc.

    Why the serious hate it's weird...
    How can you infer that? I don't hate anyone and you aren't very intelligent if you can assume my preferences from a 150 character post.
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    (Original post by LisaNikita)
    Apparently there are more people in colleges studying law then there are actual jobs. Is this true?
    If you are at Oxbridge you are probably ok - anywhere else - meh
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    (Original post by PostGrad221)
    A law degree from a good University will open far more doors for you than pretty much any other social science or humanities degree.

    Law is also far more rigorous (again at a good Uni) than every other humanities subject, and from experience I can tell you that that equips you better for what you may end up doing afterwards.

    Fundamentally though, a degree is what YOU make of it,
    This is what I was looking for. Thanks. Brilliant answer
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    (Original post by Conzy210)
    No degree is useless. Law is one of the most useful.

    Does this mean you'll get a guaranteed job? No, obviously not. But law is well respected both academically and professionally. This is all you can expect from any degree.
    Agreed.

    Even if you don't want to go into law, the degree will put you in a very good position to go into other professions. I have friends in government, insurance and consulting.
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    (Original post by knightchildish)
    The assumption of this question is that Law grads only go one to become Lawyers which isn't true. They can end up going into many other careers such as Finance.

    At the end of the day the uni matters too. going to a good uni targetted by the magic circle will mean you've got a good chance at going into a very rewardable career.
    I've noticed that more than half go into other professions. Which motivated me to make this post because then surely that means that Law is "useless" or rather "too competitive".
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    (Original post by LisaNikita)
    How can you infer that? I don't hate anyone and you aren't very intelligent if you can assume my preferences from a 150 character post.
    Well why the hate for it then?
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    (Original post by LisaNikita)
    This is what I was looking for. Thanks. Brilliant answer
    My fiancé solicitor - big london firm - do not get too hopeful
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    (Original post by LisaNikita)
    Apparently there are more people in colleges studying law then there are actual jobs. Is this true?
    Well yeah, but only because a lot of the competition is terrible.
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    (Original post by Little Popcorns)
    Well why the hate for it then?
    What hate?
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    (Original post by LisaNikita)
    What hate?
    for law degrees obv
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    (Original post by Little Popcorns)
    for law degrees obv
    There is no hate..? Why are you so confused wtf
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    (Original post by dat goi)
    Law degrees from a non-RG uni are quite useless. iirc the big law firms only hire from the top unis a bit like IB.
    Untrue and you make the mistake that there are only top city firms.
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    (Original post by LisaNikita)
    I've noticed that more than half go into other professions. Which motivated me to make this post because then surely that means that Law is "useless" or rather "too competitive".
    There aren't many degrees out there where graduates of that subject enter a job where the knowledge gained from the degree is a necessity for the job. A degree for many jobs, even the highest paying ones such as investment banking, is nothing more than a prerequisite which demonstrates intelligence and ability to do the job.

    By your logic most degrees would be useless. Economics is also a super-competitive course and is actually more useless than Law following your logic but it's grads benefit from some of the highest paying starter salaries.

    Law from a good targeted uni benefits from the best of both worlds where your specialised enough to become a lawyer and still reap the benefits of being seen as a tough degree that shows good skills from employers.
 
 
 
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