28/04/2021

Categories: Law, Undergradute

'Why law?’ It’s the question every would-be law student should anticipate

From applying to a university to study for a law degree to working in a law firm, there will be instances when the question ‘Why law?’ will present itself. Keep reading as we discuss this question in further depth.

Choosing Law as a Career Path

Before weighing up the pros and cons of whether a law degree is right for you, it is a good idea to explore your inner self and understand your reasoning. The ‘why study law?’ question is not just about obtaining justice against criminals; the field is large and varied enough to encompass many aspects of our daily life. Be it civil, environmental, family, entertainment, bankruptcy, business or even criminal, it is safe to say that you will be able to find your field of interest. Your inner drive for justice, coupled with a thirst for challenging and intriguing situations can make law an ideal career option for you. In addition to this, the recipe for success as a lawyer is determination and smarter working.

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Why Study law?

Let’s address the elephant in the room. If you are thinking of pursuing a career in law then you might face the question “why study law?” The university you are applying to will most probably ask you to write an essay describing your reasons for choosing a career in law and why you are passionate about the subject. At first glance the question may seem very easy and one that has an open-ended answer. However, it is very easy to stray off topic and dive into unnecessary details that might shift focus away from the main question which is why it is essential to keep in mind the points mentioned below.

In answer to your ‘why study law?’ question you will be expected to briefly and vividly sketch out a map of why you want to pursue a law career, your motivation, expectations and any other reasons that might have influenced your decision. Your answer should ideally be an acute reflection of your knowledge of the legal system while simultaneously showcasing your personal reasons for choosing this rewarding career path.

Only the perfect blend can provide an argument that is convincing enough for the reader to shortlist your application and consider it a plausible one. Your answer must be crafted in such a way that your personality shines through and makes you stand out as exceptional from the potential pool of candidates.

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At the University of Bolton, we offer an LLB (Hons) Law course where you will study the seven foundations of legal knowledge subjects: Contract law: Criminal Law; Equities and Trusts; European Union Law; Land Law; Public Law; and Tort Law. We have a team of highly trained professionals teaching top-quality education, plus a £100,000 moot court to hone your experience in.

Keeping up with the changing nature of the world, law itself has evolved in many ways through various precedents, serving justice on the basis of what is right. At the University of Bolton, we keep these changes in mind and devise our curriculum accordingly. We have been voted no.1 for Teaching Quality and we also take pride in being amongst the Top 50 universities according to The Guardian University Guide.*

Why not challenge yourself and the legal system and come and enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe at the University of Bolton? We are proud to put our students and their needs first, voted No.1 for Student Satisfaction for the last 3 years**

If you have any questions regarding your law degree  at the University of Bolton you can reach you can reach our friendly and helpful team on +44 (0)1204 900 600 or at enquiries@bolton.ac.uk. You will also find plenty of helpful information via our Help Centre.

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