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    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
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    (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.
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    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.
 
 
 
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