Is it too late for me to get legal work experience?

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Lucas Scott
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I'm a non-law undergrad going into my year abroad (which might be going ahead still)/final year of uni and I've come to realise that I may still want to be a lawyer, but I don't have any legal work experience and I just really want to figure out if becoming a lawyer is what I want and whether it's achievable.

Is it too late to apply for stuff in my final year? I remember hearing that you have to apply for Vac Schemes in second year if you're non-law so what are my options currently?

Are there any books which are recommended reading?
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Not necessarily. You'd need to look at and research individual firms, but some may accept a third-year student onto their vac scheme.
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It is very do-able!

Just be very careful how much you take on and do as you do not want it to be detrimental to your third year results. I would advise trying to secure in holidays etc, when you are not at university.
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This might interest you - https://www.brightnetwork.co.uk/inte...erience-uk/law
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Are vac schemes the only necessary law-related work experience required to secure training contracts? I didn't do any law related experience in year 10 or in Sixth Form so I'm wondering if I'll be at a disadvantage because of that.
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Alright thanks, I'll keep that in mind.

Is prior knowledge required when applying for internships? I've seen an internship which I may apply for but there's no clear requirement of prior background knowledge of commercial law, so would researching general information about that specific area of law be fine? Or are internship students usually expected to have a bunch of background knowledge on the subject?
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Oh okay, that is very useful info thank you! Do you think this would apply to this online internship one of the posters linked from Internship Experience UK (https://www.brightnetwork.co.uk/inte...ience-uk/law)?
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oops, my bad. Here's the link again. https://www.brightnetwork.co.uk/inte...erience-uk/law
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Found this timetable, seems like much pre-knowledge won't be necessary but it's best to be safe? https://brightnetwork.egnyte.com/dl/SBYq2CYzrA/
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Okay great! I'm assuming I shouldn't be required to have any legal knowledge on commercial law for it? It looks quite interesting and not too daunting.
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