Law Student Report 2013 - the long and dwindling road
2013 has been another year of change in the law student body. The number of law students wanting to become solicitors has fallen again for the third year in a row. Now just 60% of law students want to pursue a career as a solicitor, compared to 80% in 2010. There has been a fairly steep decrease in just 12 months and a depressing trend over three years, perhaps reflecting the difficulty prospective lawyers are finding in getting a training contract. The number wanting a career outside law altogether has also gone up from 6% three years ago to 16% this year.
With declining numbers of training contracts on offer, increasingly few law students are looking for a career in the legal profession. This year’s Law Student Report reveals all
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