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Here are my tips on how I survived GDL exams and avoided being overwhelmed (as much as possible). Ensure you are successful by being prepared and ready for anything.
Not having a law degree is no barrier to becoming a lawyer – in fact, the modern legal profession is full of non-law graduates, and the skills and experiences gained studying and working in other fields can be used to your advantage.
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The Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) is a popular and established route into the legal profession for non-law graduates who decide to pursue a legal career. However the training regime for would-be solicitors, overseen by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA), looks set to change in 2021-22.
Smart contracts are one of the most fascinating applications of blockchain technology. However, despite their boundless potential, many questions remain unanswered.
I'm just finishing 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 for a training contract or vacation scheme harder or different in any way for non-law students?