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Getting Into Law


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Contents Preface Acknowledgements About the authors Introduction 1| An introduction to the legal profession Solicitors Barristers Size and make-up of the legal profession (England and Wales) Do I need a law degree? Women in the legal profession Entrance requirements Student debts What if I don't want to go into the law after my degree? 2| What do lawyers do? Solicitors Barristers 3| How to qualify as a lawyer Solicitors Barristers 4| Getting work experience What have you got to gain from work experience? Where to apply for work experience Marketing yourself How to apply Getting into Law The covering letter A sample CV 5| Choosing your university law course What to consider Suggested timescale Different kinds of law courses available Where you want to study Funding your degree 6| The UCAS application and the LNAT The UCAS Form Your Personal Statement General tips Tips from admissions tutors The LNAT Non-standard applications Results day Achieving the grades for your firm choice Other scenarios Extenuating circumstances 7| Succeeding at interview Preparation for a law interview The interview The interview for work experience Possible interview questions Tips for the interview 8| International students The Personal Statement The Reference LNAT Academic qualifications 9| The UK's legal systems The English legal system The Scottish legal system The Northern Ireland legal system Legal terminology 10| Further information Useful addresses Useful books Professional journals National press Useful legal websites

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Carl read law at university and has a research master's degree in law. He qualified as a barrister and practised in Leeds and London. Carl has taught at a number of universities around the UK.

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