Survey says degrees lack relevance

Law degrees are too much like an exercise in memorisation and regurgitation, according to a survey of newly-qualified solicitors.


Andy Boon, head of Westminster University&#39s law school, asked a range of lawyers aged 25-45 for their views on their legal education and its relevance to real-life work.
While most of those surveyed found their legal training interesting, some complained that their law degrees were ill-focused and failed to prepare them for specialist practice.

The LPC also came under fire, with claims that it was nothing more than a general introduction and any skills learned would have to be adapted later on.
The survey also revealed that ethics and career guidance were too far down law schools&#39 lists of priorities.