ISS315 Assignment 4 - ISS315 4-03-2008 Although lawyers and...

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ISS315 4-03-2008 Although lawyers and barristers may seem to have many things in common, they take very different routes to become qualified for their position. To become an English barrister you must go through three stages of training for the bar. The first stage is known as the academic stage. In this stage, students are expected to gain a broad knowledge of the legal system. All applicants must receive a qualifying law degree from a UK college. Students may also receive a degree in other subject but are expected to take the Common Professional Examination in addition. A standard requirement for entry into the next stage is a UK Honours degree. During the academic stage, students are expected to learn about the seven Foundations of Legal Knowledge. The next major stage to becoming a barrister is the vocational stage. This stage consists of the Bar Vocational Course (BVC). The BVC can be completed in either one or two years depending on whether the student is full or part time. In order to participate,
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