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Young Lawyers - Mandeep Gill: Is qualifying as a lawyer beyond price?

Date:29 SEP 2011

Mandeep DhamiWith the Government's recent announcement that universities from the next academic year will be able to set university course fees as high as £9 000 per year future students are looking at forking out the substantial figure of up to £27 000 for their degrees. The question I ask myself is will this put some of the brightest prospective law students off from higher education and re-thinking their career choices in circumstances where it is already a serious financial commitment to enter the legal profession? There can be no doubt that qualifying as a solicitor or barrister is already one of the most expensive professions to pursue.

I suspect that those who would have previously dreamt about going through university life going from one pub crawl to the next may have to rethink their plans but what about the others - those that wish to pursue legal careers and need a degree to do so.

Even without...

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