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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 oracle@lawcareers.net and don’t forget to comment by signing into MyLC.N.

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Considering a master’s

I'm thinking of doing a master’s degree after my undergraduate studies.

Legal apprenticeship or law degree?

I’m considering starting a legal apprenticeship, but am unclear if the end result would be different to taking the university route and qualifying as a solicitor. What are the main differences between the two?

LPC if no training contract?

Is it too much of a risk to take the LPC without having secured a training contract first?

Offered a training contract but can’t fund the GDL

I moved to London from Ireland in 2012 to work as a paralegal and my firm has offered me a training contract. Unfortunately I am not eligible for the GDL loan, having not been in the country long enough. How can I fund my GDL?

I want to be a human rights barrister

I’ve just started the second year of my law degree and want to become a human rights barrister. I keep hearing people say that only Oxbridge students get pupillages. Is this true?

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