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Education and training trends
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What are you looking to study?
Undergraduate degreeYour law or non-law undergraduate degree
Law conversionInformation on the GDL and new preparation courses for the SQE
SQEThe new system of exams to replace the LPC from 2021
LPCThe vocational stage of training to become a solicitor
Bar courseThe mandatory vocational stage of training to become a barrister
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Where to study
Find out which institutions offer undergraduate or postgraduate law courses
Law on campus
Law fairsMeet trainees, associates, partners, and graduate recruiters to quiz them about their firms and get a sense of what they are like
CoursesSearch up to 100 institutions that offer undergraduate or postgraduate law courses to find a course to suit you
Student law societiesJoin your university law society to boost your CV, learn more about the profession, and socialise with like-minded students
Law student priorities
FinancesFind out about sources of funding at each stage of the qualification process
Key skills for lawyersTo secure a training contract or pupillage, you will need to demonstrate several key skills and attributes that will also be essential throughout your career
Inns of Court scholarshipsLearn more about the awards available to aspiring barristers
Where can my legal career take me?
Confused about the stages of becoming a lawyer? With the simple career timetable, there's no need to be! Just hover over the map to reveal an outline of each stage in the process.
Not everyone who successfully completes the academic stages decides to go into private practice – there are many career options open to those with law qualifications.
What else can I be doing?
Alternative legal careers
ParalegalsFor law graduates not going on to the LPC or BPTC, a career as a professional paralegal is a real alternative
The Chartered Institute of Legal ExecutivesCILEX is the professional association representing around 20,000 qualified chartered legal executive lawyers, paralegals and other legal practitioners
More alternative careersDiscover additional alternative careers in the law