Responsible law schools guide and advise their law students on what step to take next, not let them be led astray by unsuitable alternatives to qualification, says Paula Moffatt
The current crop of final year undergraduates is in a fix when it comes to deciding whether to embark upon a career in law. For those lucky few who get a training contract before leaving university, the transition to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and from there to the work place will be seamless, often without the need to incur any further debt.
For those students who do not have a training contract (the majority) or who are contemplating a career at the Bar, the future is far less clear and they find themselves between a couple of rocks and a hard place. Should they: (a) undertake an expensive course (or courses, if they do the Graduate Diploma in Law conversion course first)...