I dont think it matters whether you are a law or a non-law student. Everyone needs to be able to show that they are committed to a legal career when applying for training contracts. The first question to ask yourself is, Do I really know that I want to be a solicitor?. There are plenty of ways of finding out what a solicitor does and whether it is the right career for you. The most obvious is work experience, but this doesnt have to be a formal vacation placement scheme. Firms also run open days or allow you to visit them and have a look around, where you can find out more about the life of a solicitor, the workings of the firm and its culture. Similarly, just talking to people that you know in the profession about what they do can give you an enormous insight into what to expect. Consolidate any experience you gain and use that in your applications to demonstrate that you know what you are letting yourself in for.
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