Hi guys, this is my first ever post online.. like ever. (I am not so much a social media or blog person)
I obtained a 2.2 in BA History (undergraduate) and now studying the GDL at ULaw. I started it in 2016 and decided to intermit and will return in January 2018 to complete. (A one year course.. turned two).
I have a few questions:
1). Is there any point in me even applying for a TC, yet? I have NO legal experience - just casual part time retail jobs.
2). Did any of you manage to get a distinction? If so, how?
3). Have any of you used Floatnotes? I heard it’s really good for GDL prep.
I know a 2.2 isn’t great in undergraduate level - my A level grades were atrocious but I’ve always wanted to get into law. I’m more of a talker (I can talk my way through anything!) than an exam girl but have to take exams to get to where I want to be!
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I’d recommend getting insight into the realities of the job by getting some work experience before applying for training contracts.
If you haven’t got any evidence of pursuing the career outside of committing to the GDL, any firm would need to see real clarity and precision that you knew you were letting yourself in for.
You also need to work out where you can apply to. Unfortunately the 2.2 will exclude a lot of larger commercial firms. But there are options out there like the GLS.