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Law or non law degree??

I want to practice law but I’m unsure if pursuing a law degree will be the best option, as generally people tend to say that it’s really hard to do well in a law degree.
I feel like it’s better to do a non law degree (and then the conversion course) because a first would be more achievable, than a law degree and not doing super well in it. Plus, if I end up getting into a top uni, it’s going to be even harder.
I’m not sure if I’m overestimating how difficult it is, and also I think studying law might be fun.
I recently started to consider doing a sociology degree instead, as I do the subject at A level and find it really easy and interesting (but obviously it’ll be different at degree level). I haven’t done a lot of research into sociology degrees so I don’t know if it would be a good idea

Does anyone have any advice?
Hi there! I think that while there's nothing wrong with a law conversion course, the best way to go on about it is to do a law degree first. If anything, it gets rid of the necessity of applying to university twice, it means 3 years rather than 4 at university (so therefore less student debt)... it's just simpler, plus it's what you want to be so why not study law right away? :smile:

University will be a step up from school so no matter what you do, it's going to be harder. But no matter what you study, if you put in the effort you need, you'll get the result you want, but you know what really helps in putting in the effort? Doing a subject you enjoy and want to do! Don't do sociology out of a misplaced feeling that law's too hard, just go ahead, believe in yourself and apply for law! Good luck.
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Go to Uni Open Days and listen to the subject presentations for a range of different subjects, not just one.
Law, Sociology, Politics, Social Policy etc- and dont forget degrees that are 'XXX with' or 'XXX and' - ie. two subjects together.

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