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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

'Why Study Law at University if I Want to Become a Lawyer?': Graham VirgoPotential applicants to the undergraduate law degree may be thinking that they might eventually wish to pursue a career as a lawyer, whether a solicitor or a barrister.  There are two different ways of getting the necessary qualifications. One is to study any subject at University other than Law, then do a one-year Law conversion course and finally complete the relevant vocational course to become a solicitor or a barrister. The other route is to study Law at University, typically for three years, and then take the relevant vocational course.

Graham Virgo, Professor of English Private Law and Deputy Chair of the Faculty Board, has recorded a short video discussing the benefits of studying a law degree if you wish to progress into the legal professions. Considerations include the breadth and depth of knowledge acquired, the opportunity to learn to think like a lawyer, the opportunities for critical engagement and to develop other legal skills, and the cost.

For more information about studying the BA Law degree at the University of Cambridge, see the Faculty admissions pages.


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