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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.
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.

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.

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...

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!

Charlotte Hughes

Charlotte Hughes

I graduated from the University of Reading in 2015 and I am currently a part time BPTC student at the University of Law, graduating (hopefully) in 2017. I work full time during the week as a paralegal at a West Midlands firm – mainly in the litigation department, but generally getting involved in anything they throw at me. Join me as I battle through the trials and tribulations of trying to find pupillage!

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.