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From the workload to work prospects, current students and tutors answer the questions law applicants really care about

Law is statistically the hardest subject to get a first-class degree in, so if your reasons for applying are limited to TV crime dramas and pressure from well-meaning relatives, it’s probably time to do more homework.

“I came into the law thinking I wanted to be a barrister, fight for underdogs and fight injustice,” says Abigail Minor, a second-year student at the University of Warwick. “But that’s a very niche area and your chance of getting into that as a career is very slim. I soon realised that it’s very competitive. I don’t want to make rich people richer and I want to stay true to myself.”

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Is studying law boring? And other student FAQs © Guardian News & Media Ltd

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