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Message started by confused25 on May 13th, 2009 at 12:45pm

Title: law is a bad idea??
Post by confused25 on May 13th, 2009 at 12:45pm
Hi forum

I am making teh transition to law from business, I got a place on the accelrated scheme at glasgow uni and was realyl looking forward to it. I am not sure if its an effect of teh recession or the vocation of law but there seems to be a lot of negativity about it as a career.

Anyone got any opinons? I was really looking forward to it but im getting comments from people like its boring, cant get traineeships, not nice people etc etc

Title: Re: law is a bad idea??
Post by wlliR on Aug 26th, 2009 at 9:45pm
spell check or a good dictionary ! never mind the boredom of a wee stabbing at Glasgow Sheriff Court

Title: Re: law is a bad idea??
Post by badfelafel on Sep 23rd, 2009 at 11:15pm
If you're excited about it... go for it.  If you have a passion for it and are any good at it, you will probably be one of the lucky ones to find a traineeship.  

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did, meet some great people, learn some good things... etc!

Let us know how you got on.

Title: Re: law is a bad idea??
Post by ScotsLaw1 on Oct 20th, 2009 at 4:12pm
I too have decided to go into the law from business.  I also have heard negativity towards it, however, the way I see it is, if you are any good at it, choose your firm wisely, and get some decent legal experience at law firms of choice, and you should love it.  Further, don't forget that there is negativity towards any career you could do, hence, why you have to fully want it, to override the critics.

Yes, it's long hours, hard work and fairly often you are a dogsbody and do some really laborious work, but it's the law, it's not meant to be a creative job such as marketing etc.

The way I see it is, if I do the accelerated law degree and then decide not to progress to the DLP, it would be a welcomed edition to the CV; especially, as I already have a degree in business.  Should get a fairly good job from it, understanding business and law should make you an attractive candidate to most types of jobs in either sphere.

Best of luck.

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