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Can u become a fam lawyer and is it taught to post grads as a post grad law student?
Original post by Sha2006
Can u become a fam lawyer and is it taught to post grads as a post grad law student?

You would have to check the modules offered on the post grad courses you are interested in, but lots of law schools do offer family law as a module. However, the academic teaching of the law is always different to life in practice. If you apply to train at law firms that offer a family law department then in theory you could undertake some of your training in that department and later choose to qualify into that area.
Original post by Sha2006
Can u become a fam lawyer and is it taught to post grads as a post grad law student?


Hi @Sha2006!

Family law is certainly taught at postgraduate level but it is often taught as a module rather than as a specific degree. Of course, you can find degrees that do specialise more in family law than others but this is not necessarily indicative of becoming a family lawyer. Once you have all the necessary qualifications you will join a firm or a chambers as a lawyer and it is at this point that you would then begin to develop your own practice which could very well be in family law if that is where your interests lie. I would recommend having a look at the various postgraduate courses on offer at the University of Law as they offer a LLM in Family Law which is a specific postgraduate degree for this area of law.

I hope this helps!

Sophie :smile:

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