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    I’m unsure to go into law or acting. I can’t make a decision of which one!

    I have such a passion for acting - equally the same as law.

    I’ve researched into all areas of both - law seems to be very demanding - and a job at the end of the training isn’t guaranteed that you’ll get it. When training for 2/4 years, you get only get paid around £12,000. However, I have a passion for this field.

    It’s the same as going into acting - you’ll be self employed and have to audition for places you may not get the spots in. You don’t get paid much and people have to work 2 jobs normally - that’s what also puts me off acting since I would rather stick to 1 thing and not need to get a 2nd job.

    I can’t chose between the two...
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    I’m unsure to go into law or acting. I can’t make a decision of which one!

    I have such a passion for acting - equally the same as law.

    I’ve researched into all areas of both - law seems to be very demanding - and a job at the end of the training isn’t guaranteed that you’ll get it. When training for 2/4 years, you get only get paid around £12,000. However, I have a passion for this field.

    It’s the same as going into acting - you’ll be self employed and have to audition for places you may not get the spots in. You don’t get paid much and people have to work 2 jobs normally - that’s what also puts me off acting since I would rather stick to 1 thing and not need to get a 2nd job.

    I can’t chose between the two...
    What can you see yourself doing for 10-30 years?
    If you are food enough in either then you can make a good career.

    Talk to people in those careers, do work placements.

    People at the top end of Law can earn much more than £12,000 when training. Double and triple that plus more if you are good enough. You could then duble that salary again after two years.
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    What are your grades like? That alone may tell us whether a career in law is likely.
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    (Original post by alfie0101)
    I’m unsure to go into law or acting. I can’t make a decision of which one!

    I have such a passion for acting - equally the same as law.

    I’ve researched into all areas of both - law seems to be very demanding - and a job at the end of the training isn’t guaranteed that you’ll get it. When training for 2/4 years, you get only get paid around £12,000. However, I have a passion for this field.

    It’s the same as going into acting - you’ll be self employed and have to audition for places you may not get the spots in. You don’t get paid much and people have to work 2 jobs normally - that’s what also puts me off acting since I would rather stick to 1 thing and not need to get a 2nd job.

    I can’t chose between the two...
    The £12,000 min wage is "somewhat" common for barristers, not for solicitors (whose training takes 2 years). You should research this area more if you're considering it.

    I am unconvinced that anyone who hasn't studied law can have a passion for it. People tend to like the idea of being a lawyer more than "the law".
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    I know many lawyers who decide to do the acting on a amateur basis.

    It will be much more difficult to do it the other way round though - Legal work typically needs legal training.
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