Law Degree Employability at top Russell Group unis. Should I do a law degree?

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I am planning to go to a top Russell university (LSE, UCL, KCL, Warwick, Nottingham, Bristol, Durham, Maybe Oxbridge)
My predicted grades are A*AA
The concern I have is to do with employment opportunities after I do the degree. How hard is it to get a training contract, pupillage or a job at a London financial firm?
My main concern right now is it if it's worth doing a Law Degree at a top Russell group university or another degree such as Accounting and Finance. My main issue being that of employability.
Furthermore, I am talking about employment opportunities which are financially lucrative.
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Firstly, i'm 99% they're scrapping training contracts, the LPC and the postgrad conversion course.. so, hopefully, getting a job is going to be way easier(?) This is meant to be happening no earlier than 2020.

Are you really planning to choose a degree on the basis of which one is going to make you the most employable? Or am I not understand correctly lol
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Firstly, i'm 99% they're scrapping training contracts, the LPC and the postgrad conversion course.. so, hopefully, getting a job is going to be way easier(?) This is meant to be happening no earlier than 2020.

Are you really planning to choose a degree on the basis of which one is going to make you the most employable? Or am I not understand correctly lol
Wait what (1st year law UG)
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Wait what (1st year law UG)


https://www.legalcheek.com/2017/04/i...eing-scrapped/

I first read about it on the University of Law website. I think it's great lol, I'm also a first year and was freaking out daily about training contracts
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Firstly, i'm 99% they're scrapping training contracts, the LPC and the postgrad conversion course.. so, hopefully, getting a job is going to be way easier(?) This is meant to be happening no earlier than 2020.

Are you really planning to choose a degree on the basis of which one is going to make you the most employable? Or am I not understand correctly lol
Thank you for replying. Firstly, where have you got this information from? (about the scrapping training contracts)
And, no I am not choosing a degree simply on its employability, but employability will play a significant role in my choice.
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Thank you for replying. Firstly, where have you got this information from? (about the scrapping training contracts)
And, no I am not choosing a degree simply on its employability, but employability will play a significant role in my choice.
https://www.legalcheek.com/2017/04/i...eing-scrapped/ & the Uni of Law website. Just google 'lpc changes' and loads of articles will show =)

Ah ok, I misunderstood
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https://www.legalcheek.com/2017/04/i...eing-scrapped/

I first read about it on the University of Law website. I think it's great lol, I'm also a first year and was freaking out daily about training contracts
Hopefully it won't be too much harder but a lot cheaper - thanks!
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My sister is a barrister for a prestigious chamber in Leeds. When I asked about doing law she said it was a silly idea as neither solicitors or barristers need it to practice. Do a degree in something respectably academic and then do a post graduate conversion course.
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https://www.legalcheek.com/2017/04/i...eing-scrapped/ & the Uni of Law website. Just google 'lpc changes' and loads of articles will show =)

Ah ok, I misunderstood
And just to be clear on the wording of your initial post; they are scrapping the requirement of a training contract to qualify but most large firms have stated that they will still be offering training contracts as the route to qualification post 2020.
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(Original post by Luke Collinson)
My sister is a barrister for a prestigious chamber in Leeds. When I asked about doing law she said it was a silly idea as neither solicitors or barristers need it to practice. Do a degree in something respectably academic and then do a post graduate conversion course.
Or do a degree and learn lots of law. It may be useful to prospective lawyers.

For barristers, and indeed many small- to medium-sized, you will find yourself funding your GDL and the LPC/BPTC. A three year degree in law, while being interesting to a future lawyer, also means you "save" £10k-20k by not having to do the conversion course. If you're from a well-off family, perhaps this won't be a problem for you. Conversions tend to be down the high first and Oxbridge lines, also.
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And just to be clear on the wording of your initial post; they are scrapping the requirement of a training contract to qualify but most large firms have stated that they will still be offering training contracts as the route to qualification post 2020.
Ya, I've heard that =)
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