#LA-02-02 How to become a lawyer
About CourseThe 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?
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?
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
The different routes to studying and working in law
Welcome to ‘How to become a lawyer’00:00:49
Barristers vs Solicitors
Solicitors vs Barristers00:02:27
Practising Barrister – Joanne Twomey00:01:08
Practising Criminal Solicitor – Joanne Russell00:01:39
How do I become a barrister or a solicitor?
Routes into Law00:05:54
Different ways to study Law
Areas of Law
Core areas of Law00:03:06
Reflections on areas of Law
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