I told you the commercial Bar was not really on from somewhere like Leicester. Commercial Law firms are a totally different level of competition, they are competitive but compared to the commercial Bar a complete breeze.
(Original post by The-lawyer)
But you told me I had no chance of entering the commercial sector. One of my lecturer's- who is a barrister, studied at Leicester and told me NOT to even think of apply for LLM there, due to not very good reputation.
I think there are around 100 commercial pupillages across the whole Bar every year, by contrast there are some commercial law firms that offer more than 100 training contracts on their own!
No, I wouldn't even think of applying for an LLM here either. Postgrad is a lot less competitive than undergrad at most unis (generally it's 'show us the money') and is largely tailored to internationals, so you have to be looking at maybe the top 5 or 6 (ideally Oxbridge) to find some competition whom beating proves something.
In terms of its undergrad rep I do Law with French, which Leicester has a particularly strong reputation here, so it was a slightly different situation for me. (In terms of my UCAS I got rejected by Durham and offers from Warwick, Leicester, UEA and Hull. I don't know if I'd have turned down Warwick for straight LLB not my course.)
Last edited by roh; 12-12-2012 at 09:03.