When one door closes…
In the wake of job cuts and rising competition, many who have completed law degrees and even the legal practice course (LPC), Bar vocational course (BVC) or graduate diploma in law (GDL) are finding themselves at a crossroads, with no training contract or pupillage, a lack of inspiration to work for a law firm and a decision to make about their legal future. But is this future as simple as becoming a solicitor, barrister or nothing at all? For those who aren't ready to throw in the towel but who are finding that their career trajectory isn't shaping up the way they had planned, there are some other options to consider.
With training contracts few and far between, Suzanna Ring talks to law students who have discovered alternative paths into the legal profession
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