‘I am studying law but achieved a 2:2 in a previous degree. Should I disclose this in training contract applications?’

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In the latest instalment in our Career Conundrums series, one LLBer asks readers whether he should disclose to law firms the fact he achieved at 2:2 result in a previous degree.

“Do I have to disclose all of my educational experiences in my vacation scheme and training contract applications? I completed my undergraduate degree in my home country and then I came to the UK for a two-year degree from 2015 to 2017. However, I didn’t do very well in that degree and achieved a 2:2.

Then I started the LLB in 2018 and got a 1st in my first year. I am now busy with law firm applications. Frankly, I do not want to disclose my 2:2 result in my applications and CV as I worry that it will have a negative influence on my application. However, if I choose not to disclose it, there will be a two-year gap in my application and CV. I really cannot make a decision and any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.”

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