Closing conditions

Author: | Published: 23 Sep 2019

Slackers club

In news that might surprise some (unquestionably diligent) readers of IFLR, law students are reportedly among the least hardworking undergraduates in British universities.

According to think tank the Higher Education Policy Institute, which reviewed the study habits of 14,072 students across a range of disciplines, law students manage just 28 hours per week of work. On average, that's 10 contact hours, 15 independent study hours, and three hours working on placement.

In comparison, medical students rack up an average of 46 hours per week, architecture 40, and education 38. A law degree requires practically the same amount of grafting as those studying...