A career in law is one of the most fulfilling and interesting jobs that you can do as it has numerous sub categories that offer the student a great choice in what they would wish to specialize in. You will find if you decide to choose law as a career that you will have a host of options available to you such as choosing to specialize in criminal law or civil law which each has variations within themselves giving you even more choice.
An example of the different types of law you could choose range from property law, legislative law to business law so there is a great variety to choose from. Learning law in itself is a tough task as there is so much to learn and in general in takes a long time to become qualified and after this you must still do a certain amount of post qualification training within any given law firm. It can take some students up to seven years to become a fully practicing lawyer or even longer depending on the student’s skills and learning capacity. The basic process of learning to be a lawyer consists of the student deciding which brand of law they wish to study and then setting about finding the right university for them. There are countless universities offering law courses across the United Kingdom and the USA with each of them having advantages over the other so ensuring you have chosen the right one is an essential part of the learning process. There are traditional routes such as signing up to a Law based course, as well as Law Scholarships that are available from some Universities around the world. One good example for American students is the Berkeley Law University, which is held in very high regard for anyone looking to further there career in American Law.
The next issue that they should observe is what course and qualification they wish to participate in as there are so many on offer each with their own advantages over the next. The general types of law qualification in the United Kingdom are the LLB law qualification and the LLM Courses as these are the most common degree courses that students opt for. When you have chosen the course and started it you will be first given a schedule of the curriculum you will be learning which comprises of the modules within the course. Each of these modules will be marked and scored once they are completed and handed in with the total being accrued towards the students overall score. As part of these modules in most cases you will find that you will be required to complete a large dissertation on any of the module topics which usually comprises of around ten thousand words with the score again going towards you overall score or mark. Students will then be required to sit a final exam at the university which must not be thought of as the final exam as once you have passed this you will then need to sit the national bar exam after the course has finished. One of the key benefits in learning law is that the successful student will have a huge amount of job opportunities available to them from a variety of sources and finding a job should never be a problem. Some very interesting resources can be located on The Law Society website for UK related data and on the American Bar Association website for USA related Law resources. There are other completely different types of courses such as the MSc Banking and Finance program at Bangor University that have become very popular with business professionals.
There are also many financial benefits of completing a law course as the wage structure can be quite impressive even to begin with and of course after a few years in the service you will find the salaries improving incredibly. Overall learning to become a lawyer is of course a time consuming and very hard process that requires dedication and skill so students should sit down and think hard about whether this is the career path they want. More information on available Postgraduate Law Degrees can be found here.
News Updated – November 2017 & September 2018