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Choosing not to study law at undergraduate level is no barrier to a career in the legal profession. Here those who successfully made the switch to law themselves share their insights and advice to make you aware of the opportunities available to non-law students.

Charlotte Hughes

Charlotte Hughes

I graduated from the University of Reading in 2015 and studied the BPTC at the University of Law graduating in 2017 with a Very Competent. I am currently an intern at the Criminal Cases Review Commission on a scholarship from the Kalisher trust, which supports those who wish to go to the Criminal Bar. I will be starting pupillage at East Anglian Chambers in April 2018.

Irina M

Irina M

First year law student at The University of Manchester, coming from Romania and hurriedly adjusting to the British culture. My aim is to give you a personal and academic account of what it means to study law, while sharing tips on how to make the most of your experience at university.

Christianah B

Christianah B

Hello! I’m Chrissy. I am an undergraduate student studying my LLB at a London university. I will be publishing blogs and vlogs with a personal and academic account of what it means to study law, while sharing tips on how to make the most of your experience at university.

Hayley Kwan

Hayley Kwan

I studied Computing in Imperial College London and I will be starting the GDL at BPP in October 2017. Watch this space as I will be sharing my take on legal tech and tips on juggling part-time jobs, vacation scheme applications and studying full-time.

The Legal Learner

The Legal Learner

What’s it like starting again when being an undergraduate feels like a distant memory? I’m a part-time LPC student, part-time worker and full-time wannabe solicitor. Follow me and learn from my mistakes as I tackle exams, wrestle with coursework and prepare for a training contract. Wish me luck…

Chantal Elian

Chantal Elian

I’m Chantal and I am currently an undergraduate at the University of Leicester studying English and History, entering the final year of my degree! I am beginning my applications to undertake the GDL after graduating and working towards gaining a training contract in the near future. I am keen to help other non-law students and hope that I can achieve this by sharing my experience whilst navigating the legal world without a law degree!

Calum Stewart

Calum Stewart

Hi, I'm Calum, a final-year LLB student at the University of York, part-time family law paralegal, and aspiring member of the criminal Bar. I’ll be offering an honest insight into the life of a wannabe barrister – juggling studies, employment, pro bono commitments and a never-ending search for further experience. Take a seat, grab a cuppa’ and accompany me on my (hopeful) road to pupillage.

Sarah Louise

Sarah Louise

Greetings friends and welcome! I graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2013, and over the past few years have progressed from paralegal to trainee and finally to NQ within a top 50 regional law firm. Join my guide dog and I as we ride the highs, weather the lows and tackle the challenges which form everyday life as a solicitor!

Coleen Mensa

Coleen Mensa

Hello, I'm Coleen Mensa, a real estate finance paralegal for a global law firm who has recently completed the LPC. I will be regularly vlogging my legal journey as a paralegal while I search for a training contract. I will also be sharing crucial tips I have learned over the years and offering a candid (and slightly humorous) insight into the legal world from my perspective.

Marc Tyler

Marc Tyler

Despite the best efforts of my three children, I somehow navigated university in my thirties. Having graduated with a first-class law degree and Inner Temple scholarship, I’m currently tackling the BPTC at BPP Manchester. As the search for pupillage begins, I am always happy to share good advice that I pick up along the way.

Natasha Godsiff

Natasha Godsiff

Hello! I'm Natasha and I'll be offering an insight into life as a first year Law student and aspiring solicitor at the University of Cambridge. Join me as I struggle through the jump from A-levels to degree, juggle extra-curricular commitments with late-night library sessions, and search for a vacation scheme at a City firm...

Justin Farrance

Justin Farrance

My name is Justin and I am currently a future trainee at Allen & Overy, entering the final year of my degree at Warwick Business School.