I am not quite sure whether or not I will pursue a career as a barrister. I am not sure about how many solicitors turn into barristers. You might choose to become a barrister later in your career say after 5-10 yrs of practising as a solicitor...
In regards to my position I am only new to it and will definately keep you posted after I have finished induction etc. I will be finished my GDLP in July and admitted as a solicitor in august. You do need a practising certificate (which means completed a GDLP) before you can practice as a solicitor. To become a barrister you must meet the requirements to be admitted as a legal practitioner and obtain the appropriate certificate from the NSW Bar Association. You must also take a Reading Program, consisting of qualifying examinations, a five-week full time Bar Practice Course and eleven months of reading.
I am a B Commerce (Accounting) student who was at UWS last year and have successfully transfered into Macquarie this year.
However, I do know a few people who are doing law at UWS and it is not that bad to be honest... yes universities reputation is bad.. but the law faculty is quite good... I might transfer into a combined law degree in future at Macquarie in future if i decide to stay back longer at uni.
However, if you have the option of going to macquarie/UTS/USYD for law... why would you even think about going to UWS... but if you have no choice... then go to UWS and get a credit average (credit or higher in all your units for the first year) and transfer to macquarie or UTS... ive heard that law at macquarie has a very good reputation amongst all universities in sydney.