The London Brookes College Law programme is designed to give students the best possible chance of entering a Russel group University. The college offers dedicated guidance and preparation to ensure the best chance of success. Entry into the Russel Group Universities is not based on solid academic achievement alone. Students need to be well prepared and well informed about issues in the chosen degree subject, be comfortable in the interview, gain suitable work experience and have a genuine and strong ambition to succeed.
- Advice on sixth form subject choices and courses.
- Support for work experience placements.
- Weekly forums including:
- Introductions to volunteering positions in the wider community.
- Interview practice
- Expert knowledge of university entry requirements.
- Exclusive access to our expert and dedicated Careers Advisers.
- Talks by University students and successful professionals in the field.
- Advice on law conversion courses at the end of the degree
Law remains a popular profession with graduates, to the extent that some opt to complete law conversion courses at the end of degrees in other subjects to allow them to pursue this career. The two main jobs in the legal profession are solicitor and barrister, but others find work as chartered legal executives, clerks, conveyancers and legal advisors to companies. As a lawyer, you can specialise in an area you find interesting, such as family law, commercial law or criminal law. There are numerous opportunities for employment in the legal profession, but the solicitors’ firms considered at the top of the sector are collectively known as the ‘Magic Circle’ and consist of Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Barristers are based in offices known as Chambers, many of which are located in one of the four Inns of Court. Salaries whilst you’re training to be a solicitor or barrister vary depending on the area of law — commercial law and chancery are exceedingly well paid, whereas criminal, family and immigration law are less lucrative; either way, earnings improve once you start professional practice.