Monday, 6 October 2008

How competitive is it...

to become a barrister or solicitor?

Well, according to Legal Week magazine, in 2006 only about 550 people gained pupillage (a traineeship to be a barrister) - only 17.5% of students on the Bar Vocational Course.

Not great value at £10-12,000 a pop so you have to be good!
Question: what impact do you think such fees have on the diversity of the legal profession?

It's also very competitive to get a training contract to be a solcitor - only about 60% of LPC students get one straight away.

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