From the 3 m 51 s juncture of Lord Neuberger's interview at the Cambridge Union of 2015/12/12:
On the other hand, I do honestly feel, and I am sure some people who read my judgements would agree, that because I didn't have 3 years concentrating on law, I didn't get quite the depth into law that I might have got if I had read law.
Having read Lord Neuberger's biography, I know that he has a BA in Chemistry, but he converted to law via the CPE instead of studying for an undergraduate degree in law.
But I do not understand the bolded above. If he had less 'depth into law', then how did he succeed as a barrister, to be appointed: a QC, then a High Court judge, Court of Appeal judge, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, Master of the Rolls, and then the President of the UK Supreme Court?
Surely he must have done something right?