Currently studying the LLB

The LLB is a great time to consider what your future career plans will be. No matter what your ambitions are, whether you want to pursue a career as a solicitor or not, it is important you use your time at university to help you stand out in your CV and application forms in the future.

In this section of the website, you can find out about the subjects you need to cover during the LLB in order to qualify as a solicitor, as well as information about the Diploma, traineeships and qualifying outwith Scotland by following the links below or on the left:

We have also developed checklists to help you ensure you are doing everything you can to help yourself when planning your career. For further information, have a look through the checklists for first year students, second and third year students/accelerated students; and final year students.

Getting involved with the Law Society

How does 3 weeks paid work experience with the Scottish Parliament's Legal Services team, in addition to £500 cash sound? If you're interested, enter our student competition now!

Please note 3rd, 4th year, Diploma and accelerated students are eligible to enter.

As a law student, we'd definitely recommend you to sign up as a student associate of the Law Society. There's loads of careers advice we offer to students, which will really benefit you in your search for any work experience placements, or a traineeship further down the line.

Once you've signed up, there are lots of programmes run by the Law Society that we'd definitely recommend you to get involved in to boost your confidence, variety of experience and skills. We would also recomend opting in to receive news and details of upcoming events from the Law Society.

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Student competition

Win three weeks' paid work experience at the Scottish Parliament, and £500 in cash.

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