Consult the Oracle and you will find enlightenment... At LawCareers.Net we often receive queries about the processes and options related to joining the legal profession. Some questions arise again and again, while others are fiendishly obscure. Each week we'll publish one of the more interesting inquiries (anonymously) and provide an informative answer. But don’t worry – most letters are answered privately. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and don’t forget to comment by signing into MyLC.N.
Letter of the week
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?
I am a penultimate-year non-law student on a year abroad and I'm looking to apply for summer vacation placements.
I am interested in a career in criminal law, but not sure how I would feel defending a client who I knew was guilty of a serious crime such as murder. Should I consider a different area of law?
What's the protocol if I want to ask for feedback after applications or interviews?
I am a second-year law student currently serving a two-year driving disqualification for drunk-driving. Could this conviction prevent me from becoming a corporate lawyer?
I'm thinking of doing a master’s degree after my undergraduate studies.