Is there still any chance of me getting a training contract here in the UK?

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International law student ponders life in England


In the latest instalment in our Career Conundrums series, one international law student — who is about to embark on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) — questions whether she has done enough to land a training contract here in the UK.


I just finished my GDL in July and unfortunately failed two of my exams. I retook them in August and passed. Before embarking on the GDL, I obtained my undergraduate degree from an American university and went on to work at a top commercial law firm for a year as a paralegal. I am an international student so I decided to leave America and pursue my GDL in the UK. I have since decided to wait until the January LPC start date and have been working as a paralegal at a law firm in the mean time. I am just wondering if there’s any point in trying to pursue a career in law in the UK i.e. is there still any chance of me getting a training contract?

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