Hey guys, would appreciate any advice you could give me!
Im studying for a non-law degree at oxford, in my final year. I should get a high 2i, possibly a first if it goes well. Im seriously thinking about going into law, taking the GDL and then the BVC. However, for two main reasons I am not able to take the GDL next year (as in, right after graduation). Firstly, because im not taking law, im not 100% sure about going into law, i need to think about it a bit more before i commit. I’ve done a couple of mini-pupillages and i’d say i was 90% sure i want to do it, but dont want to study and spend all that money if i change my mind later. Also, second problem: its so expensive!! The GDL is about £8000 and the BVC £12000 or so. Although I know there are scholarships out there, I cant rely on them so I want to save up some money first, work for a couple of years, put some money in the bank and make sure its what i really want to do.
OK so this is becoming really long and rambling! Anyway, my question is, what law-related jobs can a non-law graduate do before going on to the GDL? I want to do something that pays reasonably well (as i need to save money) and also will look good on my cv when it comes round to applying for the law courses/pupillages.
Does anyone have any advice or ideas?