In 2021 the route to qualifying as a solicitor will change with the introduction of the new SQE exam. Under the new system you’ll need 4 things to qualify: a degree (any subject) or equivalent; pass stages 1 and 2 of the SQE: SQE1 focuses on legal knowledge; SQE2 on practical legal skills (SQE1 must … More The new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) – Updated June 2020
Not all law students will go on to become professional lawyers. That’s no surprise. Law is a semi-vocational degree and nothing says that if you study law you need to become a solicitor or barrister. Law teaches you some really useful skills which should stand you in good stead in the job market, you just … More Studying law and not going to be a lawyer? What now?
I talk a lot about law being a semi-vocational degree. You don’t have to become a professional lawyer just because you’ve studied law. This is something that Kitty Harris from start-up BrighterBox is very well aware of. I asked her to share her thoughts with us. Over to Kitty…
“Studying Law doesn’t mean you have to be a lawyer. As obvious as that sounds, it took me years to fully come to terms with the fact that if I didn’t become a lawyer I wouldn’t be ‘wasting my degree’.” Here’s Warwick law school alumna and journalist with the Coventry Telegraph, Antonia Rose Bannister, on the … More Don’t want to be a lawyer? No problem!
So you’ve read law at University because you thought you wanted to be a lawyer? And now when it comes to it, you’re not so sure? Is this a disaster? A waste of three years of your life? No. Absolutely not. You’ve done a highly regarded academic degree which teaches you a whole raft of … More What if I don’t want to be a lawyer? There are plenty more options.