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    Ive been offered a place at Kent, Manchester, Lancaster, leeds and Cardiff for the 3 year LLB. Ive narrowed it down to Manchester, Leeds and kent. Which of them would be better for law?
    Kent may not be russell group but has a rigorous law programme. How much of an edge to Russell group univeristies have?

    Don't worry about the name of your university, look at what it can offer you in terms of course content, location, extra curricular, student support etc.

    If you're looking to pursue a career in law, academics are a small part of you as an overall package. You need to develop the skills and competencies necessary. I get told time and time again that going to an RG uni makes you a better candidate, but I'm from a non RG uni, I have my LPC paid for as part of my undergrad degree, I've been able to get involved with great ECs and pro-bono organisations and Ive been getting through to interviews and assessment centres.

    If Kent looks like it would be the best place for you personally, go to Kent and enjoy your 3 years

    I'm going to Manchester for Law in September so naturally I am kinda biased. Personally I would pick Manchester or Leeds if it was me. Both are respectable RG universities well known by many law firms. Manchester is targeted by the major city firms including Magic circle. If you can get into either of those 2 then why not go to them to give yourself the best chance in life, law or not. There is talk of diversity in universities targeted by the top law firms but there is really a lot of the elitism still present. It's a safer bet opting for an RG. Yes there are good non RG unis but for law it's just best to go to an RG and then you make the most of your education there. If you like Kent better then go for it, but if you want more prestige then Manchester or Leeds in this case.
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