I don't think anyone could possibly prepare you for the demands of a law degree. I knew it was going to be hard but I can't say I realised 'how' hard. I think many students pursue a law degree simply because of the 'wow' factor it entails which is true, whenever you mention your degree title to anyone, you instantly feel proud. However, many people were dropping out in first year and I think that was mainly because they simply did not enjoy studying the law. I have learned that enjoyment of the subject is absolutely crucial and would recommend to everyone that even if you're a bit unsure about pursuing a law degree, I would hold back and consider your options a bit more.If, however, you are certain that you are passionate about learning all about law, then it is the right degree for you. Over the years of your degree, you are required to pack as much of the core law topics in as possible. This means you often feel completely overwhelmed with information. After your first year however, you learn how to study more effectively and this is why most law degrees' first year exam scores do not count towards your overall degree grade. Law is a very exciting area and you are often taught by the leading academics in their areas. It is an extremely useful degree as not only does it look impressive, you are learning extremely valuable skills throughout your degree. Studying law has made me a lot more aware of the world around me and has also made me more independent. It is an extremely competitive subject to be involved in, with all of your fellow classmates all competing rigorously for a limited amount of places, but if you are extremely hard-working and passionate about the law, it is a very rewarding degree to pursue.