Career changer mulls impact of law school choice on barrister dream In the latest instalment in our Career Conundrums series , one bar hopeful wonders whether his choice of law school will hold him back. “I’m currently working in the aviation industry and I would like a career change. I would like to study law with the aim of becoming a barrister. I have an undergraduate masters degree in engineering (2:1) from a Russell Group university. How well respected is the graduate entry LLB (two years instead of three) from The Open University? Is it held in the same regard as a graduate diploma in law (GDL) from other law schools or will it potentially cause me some problems when I apply for pupillage? It isn’t feasible for me to undertake a full-time GDL due to existing commitments hence I am exploring both part-time and distance learning options. If you have a career conundrum, email us with it to email@example.com .