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I graduate from Newcastle in July with a First in Law and i currently work in a firm as a legal secretary. I am trying to figure out how to do my LPC. I have applied for 1 Training Contract with Irwin Mitchell before Christmas, but didn't get past the first stage as i did it in a rush. I have 1 or 2 other firms in mine, but my main problem is i am unsure of what area i want to go into, and therefore finding a TC is hard. I know i definitely want to do a seat in Public and Administration law, hence the Irwin Mitchell application.
I have been looking into starting the LPC with LLM to get the government funding in September, and doing it part-time with part-time work to support myself. unfortunately i come from a very low household income house and therefore don't have family money to help fund the LPC.
I feel i am panicking as i will have to wait another year to make applications at the firms i am interested in, and i am getting into my 20s with little direction in life.
Should i consider the LPC LLM part-time and fund myself, or keep applying for TCs in the hope that I secure one?
Any advice would be helpful.
Unfortunately i do not have the ability to do the LPC now, i am full time in a legal secretarial role and promised them 12 months of work. This will also give me the time save money as i am in a poor financial state both myself, and low income family wise. My tactic in life has always been slow and steady- I achieved high grades in A Levels and a head girl position, and then achieved a high grade in my degree.
Am i being silly by wanting to move slowly until i know exactly what i want? I have had a whirlwind of a year with the pandemic, moving back home, starting a new job etc and feel i will be in a better position in september knowing what i want. I am hoping to apply for a scholarship at law schools due to my background and performance, and if not go either part-time or start the applications again with a betetr idea of what i want.