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Hi Guys,


I recently graduated from Roehampton university with a criminology degree. I want to go onto becoming a solicitor, I’ve been told that I need to do a law conversion course. Has anyone else been in the same position? And also does anyone know if a LLM is better or PGDL?

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Hi Guys,


I recently graduated from Roehampton university with a criminology degree. I want to go onto becoming a solicitor, I’ve been told that I need to do a law conversion course. Has anyone else been in the same position? And also does anyone know if a LLM is better or PGDL?

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I have heard of people doing a law conversion course after doing a non Law related degree.

Helpful conversation re the difference between LLM and PGDL
From the gist of the conversation on that forum there have been some changes to the PGDL so you need to be aware of that before applying for courses .
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=7091005

Some helpful links
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and...ersion-courses

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and...or/law-careers

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and...-law-graduates

https://www.thelawyerportal.com/free...urse-overview/
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Thank you so much x
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Hi Guys,


I recently graduated from Roehampton university with a criminology degree. I want to go onto becoming a solicitor, I’ve been told that I need to do a law conversion course. Has anyone else been in the same position? And also does anyone know if a LLM is better or PGDL?

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Not too sure about the PGDL, however some sources indicate that an LL.M. is not a “sure-fire” approach in boosting your chances. I do, however, believe it depends on the specific LL.M. you intend to do and whether the firm you apply to shares the same values and direction. For example, Corporate Law LL.M. Applying to a corporate focused firm etc. Having said that, to become a solicitor, with a non-law degree, I believe it’s mandatory to do the GDL (not sure if that’s the same as a PGDL as I took law at undergraduate level). So the answer to the question is contingent as to which one you choose and where you intend to progress to career-wise.
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Thank you so much. Does that mean if I want to go into family or criminal law I should do the LLM based on that?
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