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    I'm currently in Year 12 with a view to becoming a lawyer after, hopefully, getting a law degree from a good uni. To those of you studying the law currently, or qualified lawyers (of whatever kind - I don't know which field I want to work in yet):
    How are you finding it?
    Are my A Levels suitable for a Law degree?
    Is it a well paid and respected profession that gives a sense of satisfaction and pride?
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    Hi

    I'm currently in Year 12 with a view to becoming a lawyer after, hopefully, getting a law degree from a good uni. To those of you studying the law currently, or qualified lawyers (of whatever kind - I don't know which field I want to work in yet):
    How are you finding it?
    Are my A Levels suitable for a Law degree?
    Is it a well paid and respected profession that gives a sense of satisfaction and pride?
    I’ve been offered a place to study Law at Oxford starting in October this year so I don’t study Law yet but I’m hoping to give you some pointers. Firstly, to study the Law at university and to go into a career in the Law, you need to love it and be passionate and interested. Firstly, because universities (particularly the top ones) are looking for students with that passion because it is necessary to have such an interest in order to be motivated at uni. I’ve done work experience in 2 Solicitors offices and I have met with a few barristers and it is tough. Even doing work experience I was never not doing something, I was never not challenged and stretched. A lot of lawyers work long hours on difficult cases or with difficult clients. It requires such dedication that I would again say that you need to love it. Especially considering to be a Solicitor you need to take the LPC after uni and to be a Barrister you need to take the BPTC and complete a pupillage. It is a long road and there are many more people wishing to become a lawyer than there are places so dedication and passion pays there too. And considering money, you can make a lot or you can make a little.
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    ik this is a repost but what are ur alevels
    Biology, History, Spanish
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    Hi

    I'm currently in Year 12 with a view to becoming a lawyer after, hopefully, getting a law degree from a good uni. To those of you studying the law currently, or qualified lawyers (of whatever kind - I don't know which field I want to work in yet):
    How are you finding it?
    Are my A Levels suitable for a Law degree?
    Is it a well paid and respected profession that gives a sense of satisfaction and pride?
    I'm only in Year 10, so I don't know about your A levels, but I have seen the statistics(I research statistics and stuff for the future, I'm weird I know), and Law is one of the highest paid jobs alongside Economical Maths(Finance, what I intend to do), so if you are interested go for it!
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    I’ve been offered a place to study Law at Oxford starting in October this year so I don’t study Law yet but I’m hoping to give you some pointers. Firstly, to study the Law at university and to go into a career in the Law, you need to love it and be passionate and interested. Firstly, because universities (particularly the top ones) are looking for students with that passion because it is necessary to have such an interest in order to be motivated at uni. I’ve done work experience in 2 Solicitors offices and I have met with a few barristers and it is tough. Even doing work experience I was never not doing something, I was never not challenged and stretched. A lot of lawyers work long hours on difficult cases or with difficult clients. It requires such dedication that I would again say that you need to love it. Especially considering to be a Solicitor you need to take the LPC after uni and to be a Barrister you need to take the BPTC and complete a pupillage. It is a long road and there are many more people wishing to become a lawyer than there are places so dedication and passion pays there too. And considering money, you can make a lot or you can make a little.
    First, congrats on your offer!

    I know that being a lawyer isn't going to be an easy career, and getting into it won't be either. It sounds weird, but I think it's the difficulty and challenge that attracts me to this vocation in particular, because if/when you succeed (e.g. you win a complex case) it must feel great.

    Just one more thing - when you say you can make a lot or a little, what does this variation in salary depend on?

    Thanks
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    First, congrats on your offer!

    I know that being a lawyer isn't going to be an easy career, and getting into it won't be either. It sounds weird, but I think it's the difficulty and challenge that attracts me to this vocation in particular, because if/when you succeed (e.g. you win a complex case) it must feel great.

    Just one more thing - when you say you can make a lot or a little, what does this variation in salary depend on?

    Thanks
    I totally understand what you mean, the challenge can make it all worthwhile in the end! Thank you as well!

    Corporate lawyers and those employed by big companies can make a lot of money, family law can be very lucrative too. Legal aid however is paid incredibly poorly. Criminal law in general doesn’t attract fantastic salaries for those starting out, you’d have to have a long-standing and highly regarded career to make a lot of money, either in the CPS or as a defence barrister.
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