In an interview given to Counsel magazine, and reported by The Telegraph here, Lord Sumption has said that he thinks that “it is best not to read law as an undergraduate“, suggesting that those hoping to pursue a career as a barrister or solicitor study history or classics, which will teach the analysis of evidence, or mathematics, which “comes close to pure logic“.  Lord Sumption suggests that the study of these degrees would be “at least as valuable a preparation for legal practice as the study of law” and questions the usefulness of current law degrees in training students to fit legal principles to particular facts, without which “you are going to find it difficult to practise.