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Ten things I wish I’d known before becoming a law student | Law Vicissitudes | Law

As a sixth form student choosing to do a law degree, I wish I’d have been better informed about what it’s really like to be a law student. I was young, naive and full of false expectations. I hope that these ten things will be useful to those considering a law degree and that current law students can relate to them.

1. Career prospects

Law is a well respected degree but its graduate prospects are not as good as universities like to make out. Law firms and chambers have been reducing the number of training contracts and pupillages, with some firms cancelling their next trainee intake. Furthermore, a law degree does not guarantee riches. There is a stark contrast between the high earnings people think lawyers are paid and what they are actually paid. I’m sure that the Criminal Bar Association can verify this.

2. There’s so much reading

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The Student Government Association also encourages student involvement and will provide
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student and to keep Texas Tech University at the forefront of higher education.

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Caleb Dawkins

Caleb is from Orlando, Florida
double majoring in Political Science
and Advertising. He began his
collegiate career as a member of the
Center for Academic Retention and
Enhancement (CARE), FSU’s
summer bridge program for firstgeneration
students. Caleb has been
involved with the Student
Government Association, the Black
Student Union, the Service Scholars
Program, the Student Foundation,
Beta Theta Pi, and served as a 2018
Orientation Leader. In his
sophomore year, Caleb participated
in the Undergraduate Research
Opportunity Program (UROP),
where he explored themes of Black
Masculinity in the Media by
examining Social Media Users
Reactions to the movie “Moonlight”.

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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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