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Giving guidance to the future of the profession

The latest SRA proposals provide wannabe lawyers with even more to consider, writes Kevin Poulter

11 December 2015

It's often said that your university days are the best of your life. A fresh sense of freedom; determining who you will be for the rest of your life; experimenting with your beliefs; making new friends; inspirational tutors; and a renewed enthusiasm for learning. Does any of that ring a distant bell?

Of course, none of this comes for free anymore. There are rising university fees, working before, during, and after your course to fund living expenses (or balancing the cost of living away with the very different experience of living at home), and the inevitable difficulty in securing a job at the end to pay back the student loans and IOUs that have amassed.

For wannabe lawyers, there are even more things to consider. Is a law degree the preferred route to becoming a solicitor? Should I wait for a training contract before committing to the legal practice course? How do I study, work, and get legal ...

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