International student training contracts

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Cocojamz
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I just finished my LLB with a decent 2.1.

I'm an international student and am looking to secure a training contract. I am, however, finding that majority of the firms that can sponsor my visa mainly specialise in commercial/corporate law.

I would really like a training contract but I am finding it incredibly difficult to express sufficient interest in commercial areas of law. I feel like a fraud in my applications and fear they will not be successful.

I would like to suck it up and go for it anyway because a training contract at a good firm supposedly opens doors later down the line. However, I know that the life of a trainee means long hours and heavy workloads. I don't want to set myself up for misery when it is hard even for people who enjoy the work.

I genuinely have an interest in other areas of law including public law, medical law, personal injury and family law but I can't find any firms with these specialisations that can sponsor me.

What I really want to know is if it is worth going down the commercial route at all costs in order to have other opportunities later. Am I right in saying that a good training contract can open doors later on?

I am also planning to self-fund the LPC.
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Why not go back to your home jurisdiction and actually practice those things?
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