The level of study required to become a solicitor and a chartered legal executive is comparable. Also, the fees for post-graduate study is 3x what I'm paying to get an undergraduate law degree. How did she do it? It is a good time to be joining the profession. I made a spreadsheet of all the competencies and how I could fulfil each of them with specific evidence. Leicester Student Expert Insight:
My first degree was in Business Studies at the age of Furthermore, any previous legal work experience can count as a qualifying period of training and be used to reduce the length of your training contract. The first priority is to make friends. Tim B August 25, at
Pass criteria for other Faculties are available from the respective Faculties. Older students bring plenty of transferable skills to law school, and to the law profession. The Later Lawyers networking lunches offer the perfect opportunity for later lawyers to get together and share their experiences with others, as well as hearing from a guest speaker who has also entered the law later in life. Firms are increasingly flexible about the backgrounds of trainees and will generally consider applicants on a case by case basis.
Allow all cookies Allow only necessary cookies See our Cookies Policy. Hi Confusedmeatsack, I suppose it's my perception of others around me. But after completing my studies I began to realise that a positive attitude is not enough. Just go for it. Careful preparation for tutorials and seminars is therefore essential but doing work outside of contact hours is one of the main challenges for mature students. I could progress to management level, however from working in the health industry I've come to realize, to be a good NUM several years of clinical experience is paramount.