Will one bad module affect my career opportunities?

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I have recently graduated from uni with a high 2:1 (67.6 %). I am pretty happy with my overal grade. My degree is a two year LLB Senior Status degree and I have pretty strong grades (80% in EU law, 73% in IP, 70% in land law, with the rest of my modules being between 63 and 66).

However, I do have one 2.2 (56%) in contract law which I handed in two minutes late and five words above the word limit (costing me 10%). I am now worried I will never get a job in the legal sector. Am I overreacting ?
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(Original post by SDKelliher)
I have recently graduated from uni with a high 2:1 (67.6 %). I am pretty happy with my overal grade. My degree is a two year LLB Senior Status degree and I have pretty strong grades (80% in EU law, 73% in IP, 70% in land law, with the rest of my modules being between 63 and 66).

However, I do have one 2.2 (56%) in contract law which I handed in two minutes late and five words above the word limit (costing me 10%). I am now worried I will never get a job in the legal sector. Am I overreacting ?
It is what it is.
It depends where you are applying and the rest of your application.
It would be better not to have it.

Never get a job is an overreaction by a long way.
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(Original post by SDKelliher)
I have recently graduated from uni with a high 2:1 (67.6 %). I am pretty happy with my overal grade. My degree is a two year LLB Senior Status degree and I have pretty strong grades (80% in EU law, 73% in IP, 70% in land law, with the rest of my modules being between 63 and 66).

However, I do have one 2.2 (56%) in contract law which I handed in two minutes late and five words above the word limit (costing me 10%). I am now worried I will never get a job in the legal sector. Am I overreacting ?
Depends on where you're applying to.
Many of the most selective commercial law firms would hold it against you and might ask you about it at interview. The same would apply if you had got it in, say, equity or land. You seem to have a satisfactory explanation for it that isn't 'I was dumb and didn't study'. Obviously, whether it will result in a rejection will depend on your general CV/profile.
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