(Original post by Safety K)
Hello To You All
I am not applying this year but have recently been through the process of applying for law.
So far there has been a lot of debate over which universities people should and shouldn’t apply to. I thought I’d give you a bit of law school info and expectations of what kind of chances some of you can expect to have when applying to top uni’s.
I think the general hierarchy of TOP law schools as gauged from last year is as follows
Oxbridge and LSE
UCL, Durham, Warwick, KCL and maybe Nottingham
Bristol, Birmingham, QMUL, Manchester, Leeds Lancaster
Within the top law schools career wise and league table based this is the general hierarchy that was agreed amongst us last year.
If you get into any of these you have done well. The top tier you have done exceptionally well.
In terms of overall careers I would probably have to say the best chance of getting to the Bar or MC firms is through being at a law school in the first and second levels. This is not to say of course it is impossible to get into them from the lower universities.. It is just that the universities in the top tiers make up the majority of the recruiting grounds when it comes to the top jobs in the legal world.
My advice would be to choose your choices carefully. Law is SUPER competitive, even the best graded people struggle to get into Oxbridge/LSE due to the fierce competition.
Whatever your grades I would say consider one option from the third tier or below just encase something unexpected happens in your application.
UCL for example is said to have had around 18 applicants for 1 place last year.
Good luck and I hope many of you will join me in the fantastic study of law next year!