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’s 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’ lists of priorities.