Fast Employment Guaranteed after Graduation?
This is the proof of the pudding in many respects – whether graduates were able to be placed with an employer quickly post graduation. Surveys by the Independent on graduating students indicated that students from University College London had a near 100% employment success rating. Oxford was right up there with over 99% in most cases. Cambridge achieved a 98% employment rating. London School of Economics also had a 98% success rate. Nottingham was 94%. The above results will vary from year to year and are not guaranteed, however clearly graduating from what is considered a top University for the study of law is an important factor to be considered for future employability.
Connecting All the Pieces Together
The final exams in the third year (or fourth year if one took a gap year break) are taken in rapid succession. The exams take the results from each year into consideration, as well as test the knowledge gained from all the different areas of study covered in the modules taken over the previous three years. This approach is used with law degrees because it helps students to see law as an integrated whole rather than only as unconnected disparate parts.
Several students noted during post graduation interviews that the law degree courses themselves were a considerable step up in difficulty from their A-Level studies previously. Some felt that this was not fully realised by the faculty members who taught the classes. It was not clear how the students would have liked the teaching approach to have been different if this factor had been taken more into consideration. Law is said to be one of the hardest degrees to study. So if you want to be a professional solicitor, a no win no fee lawyer or any thing else in the legal profession, make sure you study hard and pass all qualifications.