Oxbridge or Ivy League?
In the latest instalment of our Career Conundrums series, an aspiring City lawyer has two options: study law at Cambridge or complete an undergraduate degree in the US before returning to the UK to undertake the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).
“Hello. I am about to start my undergraduate degree and I have an offer from Cambridge University to study law and an offer from the University of Pennsylvania in America. I know that I want to be a lawyer and I definitely want to practice in the UK for a major London firm specialising in corporate law.
Do you think going to Cambridge and studying law is the best and most straightforward route to securing a training contract or could I get my undergraduate degree in America and then come back to the UK to do the GDL and LLM before starting my training contract. Please let me know your thoughts.”
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