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Law conversion course in uni

I'm thinking of doing a conversion when I finally go into uni. Does anyone know how that would really work? For example, finance to law???
Original post by astert1146
I'm thinking of doing a conversion when I finally go into uni. Does anyone know how that would really work? For example, finance to law???


There are numerous 'qualifying masters degrees' - Bristol as one example http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/2022/ssl/ma-law/
Also, read https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/student-advice/careers/law-degrees-and-law-conversion-courses
Reply 2
great, so would I have to get an undergrad and then catch a law degree?
Original post by astert1146
great, so would I have to get an undergrad and then catch a law degree?

Hiya

Do you want to be a solicitor or barrister?

For the solicitor route, you no longer need a GDL (law conversion course) after your non-law degree and can straight away sit the Solicitors Qualifying Examinations although the GDL might help a lot.

For the barrister route, you will need to take the GDL if you study a non-law degree at uni.

-Himieka (Official DU Rep)
(edited 1 year ago)
Reply 4
these are so helpful. I do want to be a barrister and can I take just any non-law degree? (assuming it's somehow relevant)
Himieka has said it all really. If you mean undergrad degree you don’t need to take a law degree. But, if you want to be a barrister you will then need to do a GDL if you don’t do a qualifying LLB first (undergrad degree). Then you’d have to do the Bar Course for a year, then get pupillage (not easy!). There’s quite a lot involved in training to become a barrister.

It’s quite easy once you do some research on it. Suggest you read:

https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/training-qualification/becoming-a-barrister.html

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