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Graduated 2:1 in LAW at uni of Westminster. no training contract

what career paths are available??
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The ones indicated in the links


https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...-my-degree/law
https://www.allaboutlaw.co.uk/stage/...h-a-law-degree

You can also go to your careers service and look at the data on where people went.

Financial services is quite popular. Its also a steady degree for the non specific graduate trainee jobs.

If you want to qualify though, then you need a plan and some determination. Law firms tend to value any business experience, especially client facing work.
If you want to do paralegal then fine but be wary of getting stuck in a rut.

JSP is the recruitment specialist. Theres no need to panic at the moment and think carefully before paying for your own LPC if thats the way you intend to go.
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The ones indicated in the links


https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...-my-degree/law
https://www.allaboutlaw.co.uk/stage/...h-a-law-degree

You can also go to your careers service and look at the data on where people went.

Financial services is quite popular. Its also a steady degree for the non specific graduate trainee jobs.

If you want to qualify though, then you need a plan and some determination. Law firms tend to value any business experience, especially client facing work.
If you want to do paralegal then fine but be wary of getting stuck in a rut.

JSP is the recruitment specialist. Theres no need to panic at the moment and think carefully before paying for your own LPC if thats the way you intend to go.
i read my uni isnt good so its hard to get in
do paralegals count also?

also read the LPC is useless if u fund it yourself because u dont have a contract
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i read my uni isnt good so its hard to get in
do paralegals count also?

also read the LPC is useless if u fund it yourself because u dont have a contract

You need to target appropriate firms. There are more firms than just the MC. If you are keen on qualifying then you may have to consider lower/ smaller/ less glamorous firms.

Paralegals are often (not always) required to have the LPC.

Is it useless without a TC? Partially, but it also means you have that stage out of the way and it may make you more attractive for a TC if the cheaper firms think they dont have to pay for it. I still think its smarter to get a firm to pay.

If you want to qualify then have 2 or 3 plans:
1. Temp job for money.
2. Better job for non qualified career.
3. Legal career.

You should have been figuring this out in the second year. Assuming you are still at uni then you might want to start using the careers centre and see what help you can get. If you live in or can afford to stay in London, then thats where the most job opportunities are.
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You need to target appropriate firms. There are more firms than just the MC. If you are keen on qualifying then you may have to consider lower/ smaller/ less glamorous firms.

Paralegals are often (not always) required to have the LPC.

Is it useless without a TC? Partially, but it also means you have that stage out of the way and it may make you more attractive for a TC if the cheaper firms think they dont have to pay for it. I still think its smarter to get a firm to pay.

If you want to qualify then have 2 or 3 plans:
1. Temp job for money.
2. Better job for non qualified career.
3. Legal career.

You should have been figuring this out in the second year. Assuming you are still at uni then you might want to start using the careers centre and see what help you can get. If you live in or can afford to stay in London, then thats where the most job opportunities are.
i live in london and i graduated in 2015. i had depression

what smaller firms? - you dont need to do the LPC for this??
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i live in london and i graduated in 2015. i had depression

what smaller firms? - you dont need to do the LPC for this??
Small firms won't pay a penny towards the LPC usually.

You can get a job as a paralegal, use funds to pay for pt LPC or you can pay for the LPC and then apply for a TC outright. If it's an LLM LPC you can get a postgrad loan to help out. I wouldn't say self-funding is useless; it's not as if it's seen as less prestigious by firms than a funded LPC, given they're not going to know how it was funded when you later apply to them. It just usually is a last resort as you put down a large amount of money for LPC without any guarantee you can do anything with it.
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Small firms won't pay a penny towards the LPC usually.

You can get a job as a paralegal, use funds to pay for pt LPC or you can pay or the LPC and then apply for a TC outright. I wouldn't say self-funding is useless; it's not as if it's seen as less prestigious by firms than a funded LPC, given they're not going to know how it was funded when you later apply to them. It just usually is a last resort.
yeah i read this. what kind of smaller firms? like in greater london/kent/essex area?

yeah was thinking to save up for the LPC if i work as a paralegal and then get a contract? wont they care about my uni because its not that well ranked :/

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yeah i read this. what kind of smaller firms? like in greater london/kent/essex area?

yeah was thinking to save up for the LPC if i work as a paralegal and then get a contract? wont they care about my uni because its not that well ranked :/

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See my edited post; added some info about postgrad funding.

With the smaller firms Westminster is going to be a common uni listed on their lawyers' profiles, in that area. Larger firms, de jure won't discriminate while de facto ... maybe.

J-SP could help you here, hopefully. Not only with applying to firms and saying what they look for, but just general "entries" into professional work, and possibly law, that you might have.
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See my edited post; added some info about postgrad funding.

With the smaller firms Westminster is going to be a common uni listed on their lawyers' profiles, in that area. Larger firms, de jure won't discriminate while de facto ... maybe.

J-SP could help you here, hopefully. Not only with applying to firms and saying what they look for, but just general "entries" into professional work, and possibly law, that you might have.
it was LLB

ive been stuck in a rut and just hoping to get some routine back into my life. i have checked paralegal jobs outside of london and their req is mainly gdl or law degree & LPC :/
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