I'm currently in my second year of a law degree at a good Russell group uni. I did well in my a levels, but for some reason I've struggled since the start with this law degree, only scraping 2.1s at the best. I have just completed my January exams and I know that they did not go very well. This has left me wondering if I'm cut out for a law degree. I have an interview with a top London barristers chambers to become a barristers clerk, and although obviously I probably won't get the job, if I do I'm seriously considering dropping out and taking the job.
I have excellent friends at uni who I would miss so much though
I'm not sure what to do
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- 30-01-2017 17:38
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- 30-01-2017 18:13
Getting 2.1s isn't scraping through! Most people end up with one and do very well in life. That said you don't need a law degree to do law. Maybe see how far down the application process you get with the job and then consider dropping out. Bear in mind that a degree will still open a lot of doors. What's your back up plan if you drop out and don't get this job?Last edited by alleycat393; 30-01-2017 at 18:15.
- 30-01-2017 18:28
I'd personally stick it out, you might get the law clerk job but would there be much room for progression without having a degree? Especially if you wanted to stay in the law industry
- 30-01-2017 18:57
I'd carry on with your degree, you're doing well! You'll end up with a better job in the end
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- 31-01-2017 10:27
I'd try and stick it out. A 2.1 is a good result and having a degree will open many doors for you down the line that you will be glad of, it's not that much longer to grin and bear it.
- 31-01-2017 10:30
Surely the smart play would be to finish university, and then apply for a job as a barrister's clerk?