What should you have studied instead of law?

Muttley's weather posts got me thinking. I wanted to do geology but college didn't offer it at A level. In hindsight that was a poor excuse. I should be halfway up a volcano right now.

I suspect that’s a euphemism - Freudian or otherwise. 

Marine architecture at Southampton aka the entry point to a career in pro yacht racing.

Fred - a degree in geology doesn’t require an A level in the subject. You could have saved yourself, man. 

TBH nothing, I quite enjoyed it and it was fairly easy to cheek a middling 2.1.  I know that sounds very Lydia and I exclude from that statement the subjects of EU law, which was horsewank, both horizontally and vertically; sentencing and the penal system (apart from the word penal, ob, that joke will never get old), and Roman law (Justinian can go fck himself tbh).

my other choices would have been English or history but I met so many people who got tired of reading (they had to do the whole of shakespeare in the first 8 weeks iirc) or encouraged to do really boring bits of history that I am glad to have remained a happy amateur.

obv geography is a joke subject ;o) 

*has history & archaeology degree*

*only really did mediaeval and Roman stuff*



It all goes back to A-levels. Oh, I don't want to do maths and physics, they're a bit too difficult.

Your average RoF lawyer.

With some exceptions.

I'd be surprised if loads of roffers hadn't done a-level maths.  It was way easier than history or english tbh.

I was terrible at anything beyond basic maths and struggle with science after GCSE as you had to unlearn everything you thought you knew from GCSE so did languages and economics.

Another lawyer with A-level maths here.

On reflection I think I'd have enjoyed PPE. 

Wango, I reckon I'm one of few to have used Roman law stuff in a professional capacity. Pre transaction lawyer days, a case involving animus revertendi in some godforsaken Midlands shithole county court.

I have two A levels in maths. I could not have done a degree in it though. Further pure A level maths was getting a bit out there for me and just looking at the stuff the maths types at uni were doing in the first week made my head hurt.

I am another one who in retrospect should have read PPE. The whole bullshitting your way through a little of everything thing would have suited me. Essentially the only reason I didn't do it was because I didn't even know PPE existed as a degree until I got to uni.

That said I did enjoy my law degree and was good at it but it left me feeling a bit poorly educated over all tbh. 

I already read physics and other tech papers to keep me sane. 

Law on its own can drive anyone insane. 

"... my law degree .. left me feeling a bit poorly educated over all tbh..."

Absolutely. A law degree isn't an education and isn't intended to be. It was a revelation in first year law to go to the University Challenge audition quizzes and see that the team of reputed geniuses of third year law knew nothing whatsoever about the world, or history, or literature or anything at all.


I enjoyed my law degree but mainly because of some of the more salacious and/or ridiculous cases.  I loved my advanced torts module but it was hard work dealing with a subject where every case involved people who had either been born with horrendous medical problems or had developed them in later life either through bad luck or the actions of others and that taught you a lot about valuing your own good health.  I did not like my company law lecturer who waffled on about the interrelation of Marxism and company law when I just wanted to know about company law.

Was happy with my undergrad before doing the CPE - English and Social Sciences. In hindsight I didn't need to study law at all.

Did Classics and (5 yrs later) postgrad law conversion.

Glad not to have done law as an undergraduate. It's quite dry.

Stood against David Cameron in the 2015 general election.