In an increasingly competitive legal job market, it’s now much more common for employers to recognise the benefits of GDL graduates.
What's it like to convert via the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) after studying a different subject for your degree?
The GDL is an intense course and can seem like a really intimidating challenge. In this video I’ll be sharing how I prepared for it the summer before and ways for you to make sure you hit the ground running when you start!
The Graduate Diploma in Law: what is it, why study it and how is it different to a law degree? This feature presents all the information you need to know about the conversion course for non-law graduates.
There are four main types of university degree – arts, sciences, languages and business - and each trains students in a set of skills which are highly transferable to law.
I've enjoyed my first year at university - so much so that I've just realised my law 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?
An increasing number of law firms are running events that target non-law students, with a view to attracting them to their firm at the earliest possible stage.