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‘Why law?’ It’s the question every would-be law student dreads | Law

Why law? That’s a question you’re going to be asked over and over again if you are starting to think a career in law might be the one for you. You’ll be answering it on work placement application forms, during mock interviews, at tutor meetings, when applying for courses, at scholarship interviews… the list goes on.

It has some variations – “why do you want to be a lawyer?” and “why do you think you’re suited to a career in law?” – but it’s basically the same question.

So if you are at school or college and thinking about a career in law, it’s a good idea to start considering how you’re going to answer it. And not just because you’d look stupid if you fluffed it.

Once you’ve worked out “why law”, you will find you can apply yourself to the process of achieving your goal in a

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