Are you keen to study law at university?
Would you like advice on making your application stand out head and shoulders above the rest?
If so, this book is full of essential information that can secure your place on the law course of your choice. From deciding whether law is right for you and choosing the right A levels to creating a winning personal statement on your UCAS application, understanding the LNAT and performing brilliantly at interview; everything you need to know to give yourself a chance of success is included.
Founded in 1973, MPW, a group of independent sixth-form colleges, has one of the highest number of university placements each year of any independent school in the UK and has developed considerable expertise in the field of applications strategy. They author the Getting Into
guides which explain the application procedures for many popular university subjects, as well as the best-selling How To Complete Your UCAS Application
Also available in the Getting Into series:
- Getting Into Art & Design Courses
- Getting Into Business & Economics Courses
- Getting Into Dental School
- Getting Into Engineering Courses
- Getting Into Medical School
- Getting Into Oxford & Cambridge
- Getting Into Physiotherapy Courses
- Getting Into Psychology Courses
- Getting Into Veterinary School
Carl read law at university and has a research master's degree in law. He qualified as a barrister and practised in Leeds and London. Carl has taught at a number of universities around the UK.
Contents Preface Acknowledgements About the authors Introduction 1| An introduction to the legal profession Solicitors Barristers Size and make-up of the legal profession (England and Wales) Do I need a law degree? Women in the legal profession Entrance requirements Student debts What if I don't want to go into the law after my degree? 2| What do lawyers do? Solicitors Barristers 3| How to qualify as a lawyer Solicitors Barristers 4| Getting work experience What have you got to gain from work experience? Where to apply for work experience Marketing yourself How to apply Getting into Law The covering letter A sample CV 5| Choosing your university law course What to consider Suggested timescale Different kinds of law courses available Where you want to study Funding your degree 6| The UCAS application and the LNAT The UCAS Form Your Personal Statement General tips Tips from admissions tutors The LNAT Non-standard applications Results day Achieving the grades for your firm choice Other scenarios Extenuating circumstances 7| Succeeding at interview Preparation for a law interview The interview The interview for work experience Possible interview questions Tips for the interview 8| International students The Personal Statement The Reference LNAT Academic qualifications 9| The UK's legal systems The English legal system The Scottish legal system The Northern Ireland legal system Legal terminology 10| Further information Useful addresses Useful books Professional journals National press Useful legal websites