It seems obvious, right? If you want to become a solicitor or barrister, you should go to university and get yourself a law degree. Well, at least one of England’s finest legal minds disagrees. Lord Sumption, Justice of the UK Supreme Court has famously said that students wishing to become successful lawyers in the future should do precisely the opposite! He argues that studying something else at university will give students an advantage in their later legal careers. Can this be right? In this post we will examine the pros and cons of studying law at university if you want to become a practicing lawyer.

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