Fear of debt plagues law students

Student debt continues to be a worry among post-graduate law students, a College of Law survey has revealed.

The survey, which gathered 2,140 College of Law students’ views and aspirations regarding the legal profession, found that 85 per cent were concerned about the cost of their training.

A quarter of the students expect their debts to total more than 2,000 by the end of their training.

It also shows that BVC students are particularly worried about the mounting level of their debts compared with their LPC counterparts.

The high level of pay is a key factor in attracting students to a career in law, with two-fifths entering the profession because of the status/lifestyle that it brings.