Firstly I’d like to commend you on the work of this site and the competent advice at hand, i throughly enjoy reading it and it tends to be of sound advice. its greatly appreciated!
But now onto my queries, I’ll state it in two parts.
I’ve graduated with a low 2.1 from a UoL with a good rep for it’s Law department - lets say top 10. The issue is, a) My 2.1 is mediocre a 62-64% overall b) I didnt study A levels but a Btec HND in Software Dev & ICT, although I achieved triple distinction DDD*. Im scared that this might be actually holding me back, I’ve been rejected on VAC schemes but thats partly due to my poor grades in my second year and my late applications + application technique. But now that I am filling in training contract applications Im not sure how to address my HND - is my HND a issue? am I blowing it out of proportion? its worth 360+ UCAS points. Another point, when I am stating my HND grades do i state the overall grades i.e DDD*, or should I stated all 18 subjects that I took? - as its a tedious task and i am not sure if it’ll be making any difference to my application, any clarification would be greatly appreciated.
I planned on embarking on my LPC this coming september, but if i do undertake it and select electives that a law firm doesnt like will i be putting my career into jeopardy? example, I take debt finance and apply to BLP and they look at my electives and dont find any of them relative, would they not offer me the training contract based on my elective choices? … so its to say, would i be best suited not to do the LPC and wait till i gain a TC and wait for the Law firm to tell me my electives? - as i dont want to waste £12k
Hope you guys can shed some light! as the deadlines for TC’s and my law school fees are coming up! Thanks!