Wanting to be a writer and becoming a lawyer

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Nikitka
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I find law moderately interesting and don’t have an actual passion for it. I’d love to become a writer one day and generally love writing. Nevertheless, I plan to study to law, as it gives a better chance of finding a job, law career is certainly more stable than writing and the salary will be enough to sustain decent living.

As for now I feel like I could make it and become a pretty decent barrister. At the same time I’m afraid of making a mistake. This might be a stupid question, but do you think law is a good career filed for someone who’d rather be a writer? I know that there are different kinds of lawyers and writers and the question is pretty stupid, but still what do you think?
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(Original post by Nikitka)
I find law moderately interesting and don’t have an actual passion for it. I’d love to become a writer one day and generally love writing. Nevertheless, I plan to study to law, as it gives a better chance of finding a job, law career is certainly more stable than writing and the salary will be enough to sustain decent living.

As for now I feel like I could make it and become a pretty decent barrister. At the same time I’m afraid of making a mistake. This might be a stupid question, but do you think law is a good career filed for someone who’d rather be a writer? I know that there are different kinds of lawyers and writers and the question is pretty stupid, but still what do you think?
I think if writing is your passion then a degree in English Literature would be more suitable - you could still convert to Law at a later stage
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The route to becoming a solicitor or a barrister can be quite long and certainly challenging. If your heart's not in it, it could be that much more challenging. So, as mentioned I would probably look into English literature course, and reassess afterwards.
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