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Is doing a masters worth the cash?

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Avoid the real world for another year — and impress law firms in the process. Or maybe not…

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In the first of our new series of career conundrums, a law student at a Russell Group University asks Legal Cheek readers for advice on whether or not she should do an LLM.

I am due to complete my LLB at a Russell Group University late next year. I am considering doing a commercial law masters before embarking on the LPC. My end goal is to obtain a training contract at a commercial law firm in London. Will a masters boost my CV sufficiently enough to warrant the cost and extra year of work? Do City law firm recruiters really care? Or are they more concerned about a strong undergraduate result and a good LPC?

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