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Learn how to further your skills, pick up interview tips or just learn what you need to get the job you want.

At studyinglaw.co.uk we’ll give you everything you need to kick start or enhance your ambitions in the legal sector. Get started right away – check out our infographic of the UK legal sector, take our training contract quiz or see our CV template.

 

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Studying law is a rewarding, demanding and enjoyable experience regardless of the qualification you take. Just select the area you’re interested in below and we’ll give you all the information you need to move forward:

city of london legalA Career in Law

Find out exactly what you need to do to get the legal sector job you’ve always dreamed of. Learn the steps you need to take to become a barrister, solicitor, legal secretary, paralegal, legal executive or legal assistant.

Don’t know what a legal executive or paralegal is? This page has loads of articles explaining the differences, similarities and minimum requirements of each of the roles.

And remember; you don’t need a degree for all roles in the legal sector!

We also tell you all about the various legal skills required in law and what you need to be good at if you’re aiming for the top. Information on the different legal sectors such as business law, criminal law, and personal injury will be added soon.

If you’re taking your first steps into entering the legal profession and need some more information then this is the page for you. Essentially answers the question why study law.

graduates who have studied lawLaw at University

Thinking of studying law at University? It’s a rewarding but challenging course to do. And it’s certainly well respected by employers all over the UK and the world.

Just because you study law at University doesn’t mean you need to go into it afterwards. It gives you great skills for life.

Here you will also find out which are the best law schools in the UK and what you can expect from the typical course. Which modules will you study? How many hours will be expected per week? Which skill sets does it suit? What qualifications do you need to study law?

We also look at your university applications and A levels in law. Look at this page if you’re in college, or already at university and want to make the most of your time there.

all nighterLaw Conversion Course

A law conversion course is great for two types of people. Firstly students who already have a degree in another subject. And secondly for professionals who want to further their career prospects.

You don’t need to become a solicitor or barrister once you’ve done the conversion course, but it is the first step for those who didn’t study it on their undergraduate course but have always wanted to work in law.

On this intensive 1-2 year course you learn the core elements of the law which ready you for the legal practice course, or simply increase your knowledge of the British legal system.

On this section of the site we give you tips for the successful completion of the course, the costs involved, and much more.

legal paperwork LPCLegal Practice Course

This is the practical course that you will need to complete before being able to become a solicitor. The course will teach you everything you need to know about the practical side of the law and will ready you for your life as a solicitor or legal professional.

Find out about the fees, where you can study the LPC, the minimum requirements, the application process and see our tips for successful course completion.

The course can be done part time in conjunction with a training contract over 2 years, or over 1 year full time. Learn what sort of modules you can expect from the LPC and much more information about the course on this page.

training contract agreementTraining Contract

Getting a training contract is the last, but most challenging part of becoming a solicitor. There are applications, interviews, tests and yet more interviews before you’re even considered a suitable candidate.

You need to be able to demonstrate commercial awareness too as one day you could be partner of the law firm. But don’t worry; we give you some advice at demonstrating this during your application.

We have detailed information on the interviews and selection process along with general hints and tips which will give you the best chance of securing a training contract. Also, in the future, we will look at the firms out there you could be working for along with rough salary figures.

an old barrister in courtInformation on Barristers

Becoming a barrister is a very challenging career path.There are so few places available for individuals who want to become a barrister so only the most gifted candidates should apply to join the bar.

It’s one of the most prestigious careers out there. In this section we look at the work a barrister actually does, the training requirements (such as the BPTC) and getting a pupillage.

You will also learn about some of the fees associated with barristers – both in terms of course costs and possible earnings. Furthermore you will begin to understand that there are many sorts of barrister who can work for a range of institutions. It’s not all about arguing in court.

We hope these sections will help you with furthering you legal education and increase your overall drive to study law. If you would like to request a section which you believe would be beneficial to others, please get in contact with us. We are always looking to grow the site and provide quality legal education information to those interested in legal studies. We also look at a few of the specific specialist law courses here.