Turn on thread page Beta

Is it better to complete a Law degree or a history degree with a law Postgrad course? watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I am wanting to become a lawyer/judge and was wondering the best way into the profession. I may choose to become a teacher so having the history degree seems more appealing towards my university choices
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    • Very Important Poster
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Very Important Poster
    PS Reviewer
    (Original post by LukeDV)
    I am wanting to become a lawyer/judge and was wondering the best way into the profession. I may choose to become a teacher so having the history degree seems more appealing towards my university choices
    DO you mean you want to become a barrister?

    If so then http://www.chambersstudent.co.uk/the...me-a-barrister spells out the route with or without a qualifying law degree.

    You can become a teacher or a barrister with either degree - it really comes down to which subject you think you'll enjoy the most and be able to do well in.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    IMO - If you want to become a barrister/Judge getting into a very very top uni will help you (Pretty much only Oxbridge, UCL, LSE, Durham). Pupillage is extremely competitive and any edge will help so IMO a 1st in a history degree from Oxbridge, then top marks in a senior law degree or in a law conversion course would be better than a law degree from pretty much anywhere because it shows a sustained high level of attainment and work ethic. However, this route is probably £30k-£40k more expensive, but if you become a top barrister, you'll pay this back easily. If you want to be a solicitor then IMO a law degree from any Russell group uni is fine.
 
 
 
Poll
Cats or dogs?
Applying to uni

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Graduates celebrate

How to write a good personal statement

Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

Uni match

Uni match

Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

Two students working together

A-Z of universities

Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

A student working on a computer

Personal statement help

Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student looking down a microscope

Planning open days

Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

Help out other students

These questions still need an answer

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.