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Warwick: law and socilogy or LLB at the university of Leicester

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    (Original post by yothi5)
    Since Warwick is not an LLB, you have to choose Leicester and so super-duper well, as Leicester is not a target university for barristers.
    Untrue. Leicester is increasingly well respected for law and many chambers recognise that.
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    (Original post by Rascacielos)
    Untrue. Leicester is increasingly well respected for law and many chambers recognise that.
    Too true! Saying that I'm not sure chambers actually really bother with recruitment too much, just creates even more back ache for their already swamped juniors come pupillageportal time! I think the idea that any particular uni outside Oxbridge (which seem massively favoured) doesn't seem to work, sadly for all the non-Oxbridge aspiring barristers out there.

    P.S. Just seen your profile, excellent choice of course and hobby
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    (Original post by kevin6767)
    My degree is politics with international relations and my entire second term for one of my modules has been focused on the global economy and political economy. We touch on banking but not the nuts and bolts of it. I have helped organise 2 financial services events this year though and was interviewed for a Spring internship with Goldman Sachs but I couldn't commit the time because of my exam timetable next term. I was urged to apply for a Summer internship next year and I still might but I my have reservations. If I was going to go down that route I would much rather be an individual trader or stock broker, that way I dictate my terms. I meet with several people that do it and it seems a far better way to make your cash, look at Warren buffett.
    Isn't it difficult to become one of these?
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    (Original post by kevin6767)
    Yes it is but when has anything worth having been easy to achieve? My mum works for a guy who did it and still dabbles but has largely retired. He said to me things were so much easier when he was younger because you could just go down to london if you had the right connections and get going climbing the ladder but not now because it is so competitive. Nothing is stopping you trading in stock through a broker today, anyone could do it. You can do it through a bank but it generally costs more. If you want to go into that field I say go for it, either through a company or find an individual broker or group that would willing you take you on. It is hard and it is competitive but that is no reason not to try.
    I thought it was a job that graduates just have to apply for, just like investment banking?
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    (Original post by kevin6767)
    It depends, it mostly is today but the guy I knew didn't go to uni and he is worth a fair bit now. If you know the right people or get in with the right people things happen.
    Thanks for the info.

    Are you in your last year at uni now? And which uni do you attend?
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    (Original post by Arif118)
    I Want to become a barrister. I have recieved two offers, one being the conventional LLB at the university of Leicester. The other being Law and Sociology at Warwick (I was rejected from LLB and transferred to this course).

    So what would be better, Staying with Leicester, or doing the other course at Warwick?
    Here's my advice as an ex-Warwick Law School - don't do either. Take a year out - get some work experience and apply for either UCL, LSE, KCL, Oxbridge or Durham if you want a career at the commercial bar. Leicester is a good, but not top place. Also - don't be too disappointed by Warwick. Warwick Law is not great - a top 10 domestic Uni, a bottom 20 law school. It's staff seem far more preoccupied with writing human rights wrongs, and less on other aspects of the black letter law - its really got a bad rep for not having research-led teaching in core areas, PG tutors who haven't even got English law degrees, and it isn't a top QS school either. It's student satisfaction scores have been rubbish in recent years, and the "excellent" REF result was based on a very narrow selection of case studies and submissions by comparison to the Unis mentioned above. Undergrad recruitment is highly political with race & gender a big factor. Warwick Law loves international students because of the money they bring in - but can't draw from the top drawer. These students are being preferred over talented home students and it is getting around the City I can tell you....
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    Law and sociology at Warwick is qualifying though?

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