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LLB, non-law graduates and those graduating from a Graduate Diploma in Law are all anxious to seek advice about whether they should proceed with the Legal Practice Course and then secure a two-year training contract; or wait until 2020 (or later) to qualify as a solicitor via the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.
December started off quite excitingly - I spent a week in London participating in Clyde & Co’s Bright Futures programme, a one-week work experience scheme designed for first year law students and second year non-law students as an insight into the environment at the headquarters of a law firm.
Jack MeadOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP
University of Nottingham | Newly-qualified associate
The range and quality of work was central to my decision to stay at the firm. In addition, the degree of responsibility that I have been able to take on as a trainee will ease my transition to qualified solicitor.
I ended up with a 2.2 in my law degree because I spent too much time on law-related extra-curricular activities and work experience, and not enough on my studies.