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What a levels for law?

What A-levels should i take for law? What degree would i take to be a criminal defence lawyer? Which universities in the uk (preferably England) are best for law?
For A levels, any essay writing subjects, a law a level isn't that useful, I took maths, history, and French. Obviously a law degree. And you can look at subject specific league tables for which uni is best, but generally the higher ranking Russell Group ones
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Original post by Tsilc08
What A-levels should i take for law? What degree would i take to be a criminal defence lawyer? Which universities in the uk (preferably England) are best for law?

Essay-based subjects are ideal. A good History A-level or English is usually strongly recommended and subjects like psychology dealing with studies, cases and essays can be helpful.

For criminal defence law no subject is specifically highly recommended by a subjects like psychology dealing with a lot of studies to memorise can set you apart.
Original post by Tsilc08
What A-levels should i take for law? What degree would i take to be a criminal defence lawyer? Which universities in the uk (preferably England) are best for law?

Hi @Tsilc08

Fortunately, there are no specific A levels you need to take to do law. My best advice is to do subject you enjoy as you are likely to do better in topics you like rather than ones you think you should do. Traditionally, subjects like History, English Lit, Philosophy etc. are seen to be good as they have great transferrable skills for studying law and later being in practice. However, you can get great skills from any subject and sometimes having different skills to everyone else will give you the edge so choose what you will enjoy πŸ™‚ In the UK, you don't specialise in any area until much later down the line and the qualifications you need changes depending on whether you want to be a Barrister or a Solicitor. The first step if you are certain you want to do law is to do a qualifying law degree so an LLB. After that, you can begin to specialise further πŸ™‚

I hope this helps and good luck!

Sophie
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Original post by UniofLaw Student
Hi @Tsilc08

Fortunately, there are no specific A levels you need to take to do law. My best advice is to do subject you enjoy as you are likely to do better in topics you like rather than ones you think you should do. Traditionally, subjects like History, English Lit, Philosophy etc. are seen to be good as they have great transferrable skills for studying law and later being in practice. However, you can get great skills from any subject and sometimes having different skills to everyone else will give you the edge so choose what you will enjoy πŸ™‚ In the UK, you don't specialise in any area until much later down the line and the qualifications you need changes depending on whether you want to be a Barrister or a Solicitor. The first step if you are certain you want to do law is to do a qualifying law degree so an LLB. After that, you can begin to specialise further πŸ™‚

I hope this helps and good luck!

Sophie

Thank you, that's very helpful!
but what is an LLB?

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