I am wondering what do most law firms prefer when looking at applications:
an applicant who achieved a first class degree in Law (which I know is extremely hard to get) and a bit of mooting/debating experience with part-time jobs, volunteering and extracurriculars only in the summer and maybe winter vacations
an applicant with a 2.1 in Law with positions in societies and extracurricular activities during the year and summer.
Please let me know your opinions!
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Try to get a first class degree in Law or a 2.1 with lots of extracurriculars? watch
- Thread Starter
- 12-11-2017 17:52
- 12-11-2017 18:42
There isn’t a set rule on this. It’s more about the skills you develop through your experiences rather than the experiences themselves.
It is rarely a is it one or the other type scenario when selecting applicants. Plus there’s a fair number of applicants who achieve both and don’t have to compromise.Last edited by J-SP; 12-11-2017 at 18:48. Reason: TDA Post Edit
- 12-11-2017 18:44
A first in law is very impressive, 1/5 law students achieve this.