There are not many members of my family who have been to university, maybe only one or two that i can think of. Someone in my family even tried to put me off going to university because she wanted her son to be the only person in our close family to have a higher education. But i wanted to prove her wrong.
I have always wanted to do A-levels and see where that takes me, however, i didnt have a clue as to what i wanted to study. After spending time researching courses and talking to people i knew in different professions law seemed like the best option for me as i discovered that i dont have to only become a lawyer or solicitor through doing a degree in law.
I have recently undergone paid work experience with a solicitors caytons law in London. I have been there several times before and am going back in February as i enjoy working there and getting paid to as i dont have a full time job and the experience is invaluable for a good career.
During my last week with the company i went to Central London County Court to sit in a hearing and got to meet the barrister who is the counsel for the comoany i worked for. He works at one of the oldest and largest chambers in London 4 New Square which is close to the Law Courts. He gave me a few points to consider when chosing a career. He suggested that i should definatly look at going to university which he did and studied English where he got the highest first class degree and then went on to do his masters, he also suggested i look into a barristers clerk role at a chambers in london such as the one he works at, as the pay is good when you work your way up and after i told him a little bit about my self he said it would be a very good job to do.
My issue is that i want to go to university to get a degree and also experience a student life hopefully at nottingham trent university and having looked at the job discription and qualifications needed to be a clerk, i discover although some chambers do allow people with degrees to work as a clerk they much prefer a 16 year old straight out of college, which is the stage i am at now in my final year of A levels!
For anyone who has been in the same situation as me what do you think i should do. go to university and do a law degree to become a paralegal or legal assistant at a solicitors or join a pupillage at 4 new square chambers?
– Miss Pepperpot 😉