Even before this current economic downfall, recruitment into any legal profession had been oversubscribed for a number of decades. In fact, the number of students taking an LLB at university has absolutely gone through the roof and this has led to the most competitive industry for graduates when they are ready to enter the workplace.
For most graduates, especially in this current climate, their LLB may well become a complete waste of time. This will definitely be the case if the student failed to secure an honours degree of a 2:1 or above.
During the recruitment process for legal positions nowadays, you can rest assured that employers are guaranteed to receive applications from dozens of law graduates. What is more, a considerable number of these applicants will have a 2:1 or even a first. If you have achieved a 2:2 or third, you really are going to be hard pushed to draw the potential employer's attention to your attributes and are unlikely to be awarded with the job. This is the same across the board from applying for an LPC place to employment law training.
With all of this in mind and if you are reading this prior to making a decision on the type of degree course you are looking to take, follow some valuable advice and steer clear of the nightmare LLB. Instead, why not go for a BSc which is nothing like as overly subscribed as the LLB degree.