Students wouldn’t recommend studying A Level Law for a Law degree

It is now becoming common knowledge that if a student aims to study a degree in Law at a top university, they must aim to achieve top grades at A Levels and if they apply for a top university, they must sit the LNAT test. It is also highly recommended that the student studies traditional subjects for A Levels for preparation such as:

  • English Literature
  • History
  • Languages
  • Latin
  • Philosophy
  • Classics
  • Sciences

This leads onto a common topic asked and discussed by students: “What subjects do universities look for for a degree in Law?” While there seems to be confusion among some students about this, the majority of students advise against it.

Nuclear Fusion says:

I remember when I went to the Oxford open day, the guy there said that for Law you shouldn’t try and rely on things you had learnt at A-level. He said that taking Law would neither give you an advantage or put you at a disadvantage when applying for Law at Oxford. So study Law because you think you will enjoy it at A Level, not because you think it will help with a Law degree.”

michael321 says:

Law is often regarded as a soft subject – it’s on the LSE blacklist, an Oxford tutor told me they don’t like it, and the general opinion seems to be that it’s not well-respected).”

It is well known that some top universities such as LSE ‘blacklist’ A Level Law. However some students take the option of studying Law as a fourth AS Level option or third A2 Level option, as well as achieving high grades and a high score on the LNAT tests.

As students become more concerned about their education they are considering their options from a much younger age and we are seeing this kind of conversation much more frequently on The Student Room.

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