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#LA-02-02 How to become a lawyer

  • Categories Law
  • Duration 20h
  • Total Enrolled 9
  • Last Update September 15, 2020

About Course

The University of Law


Explore if a career in law is the right fit for you

Legal careers can be both financially and emotionally rewarding, allowing you to build a long-lasting career around helping people in need. However, the legal sector has also been accused of a lack of diversity and representation.

On this course, you’ll learn about the nature of the legal sector itself, and the different routes into law. You’ll identify the skills needed to succeed as a lawyer, and how you can upskill yourself accordingly.

You’ll come away understanding the structures available to support your journey to becoming a lawyer – regardless of your educational background.


What topics will you cover?

  • The different routes to studying and working in law
  • The skills needed to work in law
  • The different practice areas in law
  • Diversity and support in the legal sector

Who will you learn with?

Morag Duffin

I am Head of Access and Participation at the University of Law. My role involves supporting students from under-represented or disadvantaged backgrounds to access, succeed in and progress from HE.



Who developed the course?

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The University of Law is one of the UK’s longest established specialist providers of legal education, believing that students should learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context.



What Will I Learn?

  • Describe the different routes into law
  • Evaluate which route would suit you best
  • Explain which skills are valued in law
  • Explore how you can develop your own skillset
  • Assess the diversity within the legal sector
  • Summarise the key support structures for professionals within law
  • Evaluate whether a career in law is the right fit for you

Topics for this course

10 Lessons20h

The different routes to studying and working in law?

Hello and welcome to Week 1 of How to become a Lawyer In this activity you will have an opportunity to find out a little more about us, and we'll find out some more about you too!
Welcome to ‘How to become a lawyer’00:00:49

Barristers vs Solicitors?

Now lets find out a bit more about the two types of lawyers: barristers and solicitors.

How do I become a barrister or a solicitor??

Find out about the different routes you would need to take and the different ways you could learn.

Areas of Law?

There are different areas of law that you will study and that you can then work in.

Student Feedback


Total 8 Ratings

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Good training with simple explanations. The examples and questions were really good at driving some of the points home. Thank you!

The course was interesting, English is very useful with everyone, but this course brings good issues and responses to those issue to light

Everyone who wants to be a lawyer should take this course It was a very good course.

It was quick but gave good useful outlooks and information

I wanted to add to my legal qualifications and knowledge and this course allows me to do so

The course reinforced key messages learnt during the law course. Each section has good tips.

Thank you for the great training on theThe different practice areas in law! These topics are of importance to me and my further development within the organization I work for.

Speaker Morag Duffin is genuine kind speaks with respect and knowledge. Well paced and clearly communicates the information.
All speakers in each section were great ! Very interesting , helpful course


Material Includes

  • Official Certificate

Target Audience

  • This course is designed for anyone considering a career in law or who would like to find out more about studying law and working in the legal sector. No prior expertise in law or the law sector is required.