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    I'm 20 years old, I'm currently doing an access course in law, now either this year or next year I will go to university and study law, I'll specialise in the commercial side of law, I won't be doing the bar and rather I'll be doing the post graduate masters and then the pupilige and become a licensed Lawyer/barrister.

    I'm originally Iranian, but I lived in the UK all my life, I came here when I was 1 and half and had a British passport since I was born as my father had it.

    What can I do from now to push my chances in becoming a candidate for the house of Lords.
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    Become a lord.
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    So you're not going to the bar. Instead you'll become a licensed barrister.

    Okay.
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    **** the queen
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    (Original post by Anon7654)
    **** the queen
    F*ck
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    - Be born into a titled noble family as the eldest son, and live long enough for your father to pass. Then, be elected by your peers to sit in the House.

    - Be an Anglican priest, get promoted, then get elected a bishop or archbishop.

    - Be a prominent politician, composer, or otherwise a close and rich friend of the government, donor money (not just to the party) and eventually be elevated as a life peer.

    Law Lords no longer sit in the House of Lords so you can't get there just be practising law.
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    If you do a postgraduate masters degree in law then you do not need to do the bar exam.
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    If you do a postgraduate masters degree in law then you do not need to do the bar exam.
    How do you work that out then? Have you actually googled "how to be a barrister uk"?

    https://www.llmstudy.com/editorial/l...and-and-wales/

    https://www.allaboutlaw.co.uk/stage/...me-a-barrister

    https://www.city.ac.uk/law/careers/b...ng-a-barrister

    etc
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    The traditional route is to do the bar, because masters are expensive are there weren't any loans for it, but now there is and people do not want to be in more debt.

    Once you do postgraduate then there is no need for the bar, just the pupilige which will finish quickly if you do a masters rather than the bar.
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    (Original post by Efron)
    The traditional route is to do the bar, because masters are expensive are there weren't any loans for it, but now there is and people do not want to be in more debt.

    Once you do postgraduate then there is no need for the bar, just the pupilige which will finish quickly if you do a masters rather than the bar.
    Can you upload details of a couple of these Masters degrees that mean you don't have to do the BPTC and get called then?
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    Can you upload details of a couple of these Masters degrees that mean you don't have to do the BPTC and get called then?
    I don't have any source, a careers advisor told me, he's pretty successful and seems to know what he's talking about so I trust his words.
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    (Original post by Efron)
    I don't have any source, a careers advisor told me, he's pretty successful and seems to know what he's talking about so I trust his words.
    Well don't trust his words, he's talking rubbish. You need to do your own research and it's very easy to do. Stop wasting your time starting idiot threads all over TSR and start googling for yourself.
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    (Original post by Efron)
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    If you do a postgraduate masters degree in law then you do not need to do the bar exam.
    OHHHH. It's you from the other thread. Quote or tag me if you want me to see your response.

    You need to do the BPTC whether you have an LLB, BA + GDL, LLB + LLM, LLB + LLM + PhD (or any other combo). Of course, if your postgrad course or your undergrad degree contain the BPTC, you will be exempted from completing it again.
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    (Original post by Efron)
    The traditional route is to do the bar, because masters are expensive are there weren't any loans for it, but now there is and people do not want to be in more debt.

    Once you do postgraduate then there is no need for the bar, just the pupilige which will finish quickly if you do a masters rather than the bar.
    Unless the masters is combined with the BPTC (and so is really a BPTC course with a top up masters module), this is just not true.
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    (Original post by Efron)
    I don't have any source, a careers advisor told me, he's pretty successful and seems to know what he's talking about so I trust his words.
    if you follow that advice, you'll shoot yourself in the foot.. Do some actual research for yourself.. If lawyers just trusted the word of their clients we would be screwed.

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    (Original post by J-SP)
    Unless the masters is combined with the BPTC (and so is really a BPTC course with a top up masters module), this is just not true.
    There are many masters that grant exception to the BPTC, one example would be this.

    https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-...xempting-bptc/
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    (Original post by Efron)
    There are many masters that grant exception to the BPTC, one example would be this.

    https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-...xempting-bptc/
    Read the first paragraph - the BPTC is integrated into the course, so you still complete it.

    Read the second paragraph and Northumbria claim this is the only course of its kind. I am not sure if this is still true as I think UoLaw and BPP now offer the same courses. But to say there are many of these combined courses is wrong - they are rare.
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    Why on earth would you want to be in the House of Lords.

    If you were interested in politics then obviously you would have to become an MP and go into the Commons.
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    People in the House of Lords are highly experienced people in their fields...who have deep insight in order to inform legislation. People in the Lords don't exactly have ambitions to be in the House of Lords, they have ambitions to excel in their respective fields. It's a shallow ambition.
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    (Original post by littleone123)
    Why on earth would you want to be in the House of Lords.

    If you were interested in politics then obviously you would have to become an MP and go into the Commons.
    Lords do a lot of politically important stuff. OP's is a virtuous aspiration, but likely for the wrong reasons.
 
 
 
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