As I have mentioned before I am due to start my fourth year at University in September. I thought I would make a post about what it is like to study for a law degree and whether it is truly worth it. First off let me say it is not an easy ride and it can for sure be exhausting and challenging at times but like all other degrees I believe that if you put the effort in the outcome will be satisfying.
I started university in 2013 and I actually started a degree in Law and Management which basically means that we studied 6 modules per semester and 3 of them were law related and the other 3 were management related. I think this kind of degree is perfect if you are unsure what you want to do in the future as it kind of gives you the best of both worlds. Now, I completed my BA degree in Law and Management in 2016 and that same year I transferred into the LLB program. My university offered Law and Management students to transfer after completing their third year into the LLB as we have by them done most of the subjects that the LLB had done. So, if you choose to transfer you would only have to do one extra year and you would also be able to get an LLB Honors degree. So I thought that sounded perfect so in the fall of 2016 I started my LLB degree and I am currently predicted to graduate with a first class honors degree in Law.
Studying for a law degree is very challenging at times. I can't even count the number of times I have stayed up all night writing my coursework's and studying for exams and cried because I felt so over-worked. But I do firmly believe that it will all be worth it in the end. The one thing that sometimes makes me question whether it is all worth it is the fact that it is incredibly difficult and competitive to get a traineeship. So, that would be one thing that I would caution people thinking to go into law is to think about that fact but then with every job there will be competition for jobs.
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