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yotsr123
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I have a few questions to ask. Your experience at doing law/specializing in a sector in law/etc is more than welcome.
-What advice would you give to an A level student that wants to be a lawyer specializing in this sector?
- Do you think it is a good idea to work in this sector?
- If I wanted a very good salary, would this mean I would need to graduate from a TOP university? (ie Oxford) because I've read on this site that you needed to in order to get a good place in a good law firm.
- What exactly would I need to do from now (I'm an A level student)
- Any more advice?
- University or apprenticeship - which one is better?
- Now for the more stupid questions some may say:
* What were/are your salary/prospects like?
*Would I get a good salary?
*Say I wanted to start my own law practice, any advice??

And again, please if you have ANY more advice OR personal experience you have PLEASE say it
Thank-you.
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*bump*
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*bump*
You're a teenager. You don't need this advice urgently. There's therefore no reason as to why you should be bumping anything. People will respond if and when they feel comfortable doing so.
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I have a few questions to ask.
And again, please if you have ANY more advice OR personal experience you have PLEASE say it
Thank-you.
There's a thread on this forum at the mo from a newly qualified solicitor "Ask a NQ solicitor" so you could put your questions to them? I can't answer all your questions (I'm not a solicitor) but I can give you some general advice.

You should aim to work as hard as possible to achieve the highest A level grades you can (in 3 subjects) as law is extremely competitive and you need to give yourself the best chance of getting into a highly regarded Uni (not an apprenticeship). You don't need to go to Oxford, but you should apply to the best Unis you think you can realistically get offers from, based on your predicted grades.

You can do a Law degree or a non - law degree (if you're not sure about this career) followed by a postgraduate conversion course into Law. You don't mention what your predicted A level grades are, but they should be A/B for you to have a realistic chance of getting a Training Contract to become a solicitor (it is even more competitive to become a barrister).
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You're a teenager. You don't need this advice urgently. There's therefore no reason as to why you should be bumping anything. People will respond if and when they feel comfortable doing so.
no, i do. applying to unis this year, need to write my ps, work experience application etc etc so yes i do need this advice urgently dont tell me i don't.
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no, i do. applying to unis this year, need to write my ps, work experience application etc etc so yes i do need this advice urgently dont tell me i don't.
You're a Year 12 student. You have 10 months until the Oxbridge deadline. You can get your answer in time without bumping the thread every 3 hours.
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You're a Year 12 student. You have 10 months until the Oxbridge deadline. You can get your answer in time without bumping the thread every 3 hours.
only bumped it once, what are you talking about?
have you even got advice?
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From what I know, if you don’t go to a top uni ie oxbrige or lse it’s s lot harder to find work in the top firms but it’s very dependent on person and work ethic ie you could go to Any uni and end up in a big firm on a 6 figure salary if you work hard and go the networking events held at uni
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From what I know, if you don’t go to a top uni ie oxbrige or lse it’s s lot harder to find work in the top firms but it’s very dependent on person and work ethic ie you could go to Sheffield and end up in a big firm on a 6 figure salary if you work hard and go the networking events held at uni
first bit is wrong, the bit about character etc is correct

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only bumped it once, what are you talking about?
have you even got advice?
and you would have no doubt bumped it again after 3 hours if no one replied
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first bit is wrong, the bit about character etc is correct


and you would have no doubt bumped it again after 3 hours if no one replied
didn't know you were a fortune teller... no i wouldn't have. i just bump my threads once then leave it.. just decided to check tsr tonight and was happy i got a reply. but this isn't even the point of my thread so..
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