Diversity is never off the legal sector's agenda, yet the profession remains determinedly white, especially at senior levels. Graduate recruitment experts Rare aim to connect exceptional people from diverse backgrounds with top jobs at leading organisations. Rare director, Lianne Moseley-Mould, offers insight into how the profession's doing.
Essentially, a barrister has to formulate a persuasive argument for each case and I enjoy the fact that the responsibility to do so is entirely my own. I am very much in control of my own cases and every day is completely different – it's both an exciting and demanding career.
The road to becoming a solicitor, is clear – law degree, LPC, training contract, done! If you studied a non-law degree, that's fine too – just throw a one-year GDL into the mix and you can still qualify as a solicitor.
I'm in my final year of a non-law degree and have yet to take the GDL - will recruiters take into consideration that someone like me will not have a textbook understanding of the law, or is the application process harder or different in any way for non-law students?