History or Law degreeWatch
I want to go into a career in law but I love history and would like to continue doing it in uni and with the previous GDL it seemed that this option would not put me at a disadvantage but now with the new SQE am I going to be at a disadvantage as a non-law student and will law firms prefer people with law degrees at uni?
General Question: should I do a history or law degree with the end goal of a career in law?
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The intake split is normally 50:50, so there’s not really a preference.
no, law firms do not prefer law grads. hiring rate between law/non-law is 50/50.
Eg the City Consortium want their future trainees who don't do a law degree to do a course first before SQE1 exams. See the CCP link on this page https://www.slaughterandmay.com/care...qualification/
It won't make too much difference other than the funding issue that not doing a law degree means you may have to do up to an extra year of studying. I did law and loved it (A levels History, English lit and German so pretty similar to yours). Lots of people convert to law after. 50% of people at big firms read law as a first degree and 50% did not in terms of new recruits.