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    Hi guys, could you just give me some suggestions on A Level topics applicable for an environmental lawyer, although I have some ideas. However, I'd like a secondary opinion.
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    Law politics and psychology?
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    (Original post by Lukem14)
    Law politics and psychology?
    Law isn't an option for my a levels apparently, so I might substitute that for English literature.
    Psychology? I don't I need it tbh, unless I'm a criminal lawyer.
    Politics isn't an option either, geography should replace that

    Thanks for your opinion!
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    (Original post by LoneWolf225)
    Hi guys, could you just give me some suggestions on A Level topics applicable for an environmental lawyer, although I have some ideas. However, I'd like a secondary opinion.
    Chemistry, Biology and an essay subject.
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    Law is a snobby field. If you want a solid training contract you need to get into a really good university. E.g. Oxbridge, LSE, UCL, Bristol, Edinburgh, KCL, Durham and the likes. You'll need A*A*A-AAA to get into those universities for law. Law requires humanities or some science A-Levels. Facilitating subjects are looked upon strongly at top universities.

    So I say pick three from this list, the ones you think you're strongest in:
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Classical Languages
    English Literature
    Geography
    History
    Mathematics
    Further Mathematics
    Modern Languages
    Physics

    Source (https://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/undergrad...-combinations/)

    I would recommend you pick atleast one science subject in case you decide you don't want to do law anymore. This will leave your options open and you could opt for a life science, computing or engineering degree.
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    Anything you like; doesn't really matter.

    You don't need to study particular A-Levels, nor even a particular degree. You could do drama and end up as an environmental lawyer; it is probably too early to know that you want to specialise in a particular area of law, academically or professionally (unless you are a truly precocious researcher).
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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    Anything you like; doesn't really matter.

    You don't need to study particular A-Levels, nor even a particular degree. You could do drama and end up as an environmental lawyer; it is probably too early to know that you want to specialise in a particular area of law, academically or professionally (unless you are a truly precocious researcher).
    As an employer why would I hire someone with a BA in Drama when I have hundreds of applications from people with law degrees?
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    (Original post by rickyrossman)
    As an employer why would I hire someone with a BA in Drama when I have hundreds of applications from people with law degrees?
    It's paradoxical, isn't it? At least to people who don't know about law or law applications.
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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    It's paradoxical, isn't it? At least to people who don't know about law or law applications.
    How do they work then?
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    (Original post by rickyrossman)
    How do they work then?
    About 50% of people employed by the big-shot City law firms are non-law grads. If you've got academic abilities, which you could possibly have with a drama degree, you have ticked one box ... of many. They're looking for a whole lot more than if you've got a law degree, which in fact is not adequate preparation for practice anyway. Really, you're going to be learning everything related to practical law with practice.

    Well, why would these big firms hire someone without a law degree and undertake to pay for that applicant's expensive GDL? Simply firms spend an awful lot of money trying to find the perfect candidate, they're going to spend a lot of money training that candidate up, and spending an extra £10-15k on a non-law grad (with a drama degree) is chump change compared to the millions that candidate will earn the firm (should they make it).
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    (Original post by rickyrossman)
    Law is a snobby field. If you want a solid training contract you need to get into a really good university. E.g. Oxbridge, LSE, UCL, Bristol, Edinburgh, KCL, Durham and the likes. You'll need A*A*A-AAA to get into those universities for law. Law requires humanities or some science A-Levels. Facilitating subjects are looked upon strongly at top universities.

    So I say pick three from this list, the ones you think you're strongest in:
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Classical Languages
    English Literature
    Geography
    History
    Mathematics
    Further Mathematics
    Modern Languages
    Physics

    Source (https://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/undergrad...-combinations/)

    I would recommend you pick atleast one science subject in case you decide you don't want to do law anymore. This will leave your options open and you could opt for a life science, computing or engineering degree.
    Thanks, but I personally disagree with one thing. I think Religious Studies should qualify, as it branches into:
    Law
    Philosophy
    Theology
    Sociology
    And the social sciences
    So, I've considered taking up:
    Religious Studies
    Geography
    Biology
    And English literature.
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    (Original post by Notoriety)
    About 50% of people employed by the big-shot City law firms are non-law grads. If you've got academic abilities, which you could possibly have with a drama degree, you have ticked one box ... of many. They're looking for a whole lot more than if you've got a law degree, which in fact is not adequate preparation for practice anyway. Really, you're going to be learning everything related to practical law with practice.

    Well, why would these big firms hire someone without a law degree and undertake to pay for that applicant's expensive GDL? Simply firms spend an awful lot of money trying to find the perfect candidate, they're going to spend a lot of money training that candidate up, and spending an extra £10-15k on a non-law grad (with a drama degree) is chump change compared to the millions that candidate will earn the firm (should they make it).
    Ah, well I haven't even chosen drama for my GCSEs.What I have chosen:
    Geography
    French
    Triple Science

    You mentioned there are many "boxes to tick", could you give me a list of them please?
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    (Original post by LoneWolf225)
    Thanks, but I personally disagree with one thing. I think Religious Studies should qualify, as it branches into:
    Law
    Philosophy
    Theology
    Sociology
    And the social sciences
    So, I've considered taking up:
    Religious Studies
    Geography
    Biology
    And English literature.
    thats fine
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    (Original post by LoneWolf225)
    Law isn't an option for my a levels apparently, so I might substitute that for English literature.
    Psychology? I don't I need it tbh, unless I'm a criminal lawyer.
    Politics isn't an option either, geography should replace that

    Thanks for your opinion!
    Why ask if you already know the answer
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    (Original post by b7621b)
    Why ask if you already know the answer
    I eliminated the A levels that can't can't studied ,but(unintentionally) rudely commented on the ones you suggested to me. I apologise if I sounded ignorant, and thanks for pointing it out.
 
 
 

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