6 things I wish I knew before starting my law degree…

  1. It’s nothing like it looks on the TV

Don’t get me wrong Suits, Silk, Law and Order all make for great TV but they definitely don’t show you the whole deal. It’s a bit like the representation Tracy Beaker gives of a children’s care home. Not that accurate.

Picture sourced from ibtimes.co.uk

Picture sourced from ibtimes.co.uk

  1. You need to take out a mortgage for the textbooks

So, we already pay £9,000 a year but you will have to purchase the textbooks for each and every module at £40 a go. Oh and don’t think you can just sell them on when you’re done… they’ll be worthless in a years time and won’t even fund your £3 tesco meal deal. Sure you can risk using books from the library but be prepared to fight people off like you’re in asda on Black Friday.

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Picture sourced from dailymail.co.uk

  1. People will expect you to know the answers to their real life legal problems

Your friends, your parents and their parents will all confront you with their legal dilemmas and expect you to solve them and then be very disappointed when you are completely useless.

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Picture sourced from pandawhale.com

  1. You’ll wish you took Geography

When you’re working in the library until the early hours of the morning slaving over your coursework and your flatmates are out partying, you will regret your degree choice. You will hate you friends who took those degrees which mean they’re only in 2 hours a week and have never met a textbook.

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Picture sourced from memecenter.com

  1. You will feel unnerved and on edge when you have free time

It’s such a rarity that in the unlikely event free time occurs you will check your timetable, email and deadlines 10 times and still not be convinced you’re on top of things…

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Picture sourced from galacticconnection.com

  1. Law is not just a degree… it’s a way of self-destructive, caffeine induced life! You’ll absolutely love it!
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Katrina x

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