Still liking the law
More than 60 per cent of the almost 2,000 students who took part in the annual survey carried out by England’s College of Law in conjunction with The Times newspaper said economic uncertainty had no impact on their decision to apply to law school. Around 14 per cent said it actually made them more likely to study law.
However, the majority of students who participated in the survey – which was sent in September to all students on the college's law degree’s and post-graduate courses – said the legal profession is socially exclusive.
According to the survey, the top three reasons for wanting to enter the legal profession were 'interesting and varied work', 'an interest in the law' and 'intellectual challenge'.
The college’s chief executive, Professor Nigel Savage, said: ‘I find it heartening that the students show such confidence in their future legal careers despite being realistic about the on-going challenges faced by the UK economy.’