Always dreamed of being a solicitor? Found law to be an interesting subject but not interested in practising? Found a new career direction while studying? Aspiring to be an advocate?

We have launched a survey to understand more about the career aspirations of current law students and solicitors of the future. Whether you hope to become a solicitor or not, we would like to hear from all final year law students, to understand more about your career choices.

Among other key topics, we would like to explore:

  • Do you aspire to be a solicitor and if so, do you have a specific career goal in mind in the law?
  • Do you aim to work in another profession or sector entirely?
  • Do you feel there are any barriers to entering the legal profession?
  • What might you value in your career longer-term?

The survey is open to all final year LLB students (including second year accelerated LLB students) across Scotland.

Complete the survey now!

This is open for all final year LLB students and takes around five minutes.

This is the first time we have offered final year students in Scotland a chance to comment on the Diploma, future career plans and what you will value in your working life.

From 2012 – 2017 we carried out an annual Diploma survey, asking for students' views on a range of topics including where they studied, whether they had secured traineeships, career aspirations and what careers support they received during university. The results were an important indicator of student experience of the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice course and gave us essential insights into how we could better support our future members. If you are interested in reading about the results and some answers to the common themes of this survey, you can find them here.

We would like to gather opinions and viewpoints of current students to enable us to speak to firms and organisations about what is important to them at this stage of their career journey. We want to continue the conversation around social mobility and fair access to the profession, building on the pilot scheme we are running with RARE recruitment and challenging traditional recruitment practices.

The survey is confidential and will take approximately five minutes to complete. The survey closes on 16th April 2020 and responses will then be analysed. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact careers@lawscot.org.uk.

All results will be anonymous and will be used to help shape future conversations with the profession and the careers support we provide to students.

 

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