The Legal Cheek View
Despite being (currently) located in fancy Moorgate, a stone’s throw from some of the largest UK law firms such as Linklaters or Simmons & Simmons, London Met’s GDL is “excellent value for service” at £5,950.
Prospective GDL students who are gunning for the big City money often tend to overlook this course. One student told us that London Met is “looked down [on] by others” but reveals he’s “now with a US firm so the joke’s on them”. And as we all know, trainees at US law firms are some of the highest paid around so that’s a very funny joke…
As expected, the course is “very intense”. You’ll find that “right from the start there is a wealth of knowledge that you have to absorb”. For some it’s “a shock at first”, but you’ll “adjust to the pace within a couple of months” if you put enough effort in. But beware: “exams come very quickly on this course!”