I read Geology at University before law after working in Zambia as a geologist after school. I really regret both studying law at university and running two law schools. I look upon it now as a wasted life. History would have been far more interesting to study. So would English literature and Art.
For those contemplating law as a career: Don’t read law at University. You won’t learn much of value to you in later life. Law teaching in universities can be patchy and certainly, in many instances I suspect, would not survive a rigorous inspection by serious education inspectors. Study something else at university and do a Diploma in law and then qualify as a solicitor / barrister in the usual way by doing their fair but unchallenging examinations.
Nothing wrong with a career in law – be you a fair minded individual who cares about society and practices in those fields or one who simply wants to make loads of dosh.
I wish all those who do law and work in law well. I am not going to be covering as much law – apart from Human Rights and instances of Injustice in the English Legal System – on my blog from now on. There is no shortage of injustice in English law to write about. Google throws up many instances of it. I don’t blame the lawyers or the judges. They merely have to follow Government produced ‘Laws’. That is their job.