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    I'm currently in stage 1 of the LPC and I'm starting to consider what areas I would like to work in once the course has finished.

    I have always been interested in criminal/civil litigation but I am wondering about wandering into the fields of commercial law, as it is clear there are far more opportunities in that field. My only concern is that throughout my undergrad I never studied any specific commercial modules so I don't really know what to expect in practice.

    At the moment I would like to choose the advanced criminal, family and personal injury electives. But I feel if I study these modules that would put me at a real disadvantage applying for commercial roles in the future. Would it be better to drop one or two of the current modules and select the commercial practice module at stage 2 to give me a better insight as to what to expect if I ever made it into a commercial practice?

    Any information or advice would be great!
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    I'm currently in stage 1 of the LPC and I'm starting to consider what areas I would like to work in once the course has finished.

    I have always been interested in criminal/civil litigation but I am wondering about wandering into the fields of commercial law, as it is clear there are far more opportunities in that field. My only concern is that throughout my undergrad I never studied any specific commercial modules so I don't really know what to expect in practice.

    At the moment I would like to choose the advanced criminal, family and personal injury electives. But I feel if I study these modules that would put me at a real disadvantage applying for commercial roles in the future. Would it be better to drop one or two of the current modules and select the commercial practice module at stage 2 to give me a better insight as to what to expect if I ever made it into a commercial practice?

    Any information or advice would be great!

    You should decide which area you are going into High Street, small regional, large national , London etc. Obviously different firms practice different areas and criminal isnt practiced in large commercial firms.

    I dont think it will be make or break, but its going to be noticeable if you say you are interested in commercial but then end up specialising in High street rather than semi commercial law options.. None of those are really commercial. Im less convinced on the importance in application, but if you get into practice, then having studied the subject is going to be useful. I would o for the areas I thought were useful and which I might be interested in practicing.

    I would go and have a chat with careers, plus do more research into the electives to try and get some direction.

    Look at the type of firm you are interested in and see what they practice. You really need to get cracking on this because youve already had 3 years studying Law.

    If you have 3 electives then maybe o for 2x useful ones and a luxury choice.
 
 
 
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