Some people condemn taking a non-law degree and then converting, as I have read on the law forum, but all the people who say this are at a university on a law degree so they'd say that. At the end of the day, I felt the 'competition' for law wasn't worth it. With the rsing cost in tuition, and all the hard work I did during college, I wanted to find the best deal. Take a top 15 university and study a less comeptitive course that you still enjoy and will be just as good at, or take a middle tier university and study law instead. When I saw that City University ask for AAB for law I decided that was it. Plus if I do well in criminology, and even took an MPhil, I'd still be financially better off than taking the CPE and the BVC.