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    Only really intended to be asked to those whom are looking to study a LLB next year. However, students currently studying law please reply if you would like to as I am equally interested on what law is like to study at a higher-than-a-level-level..

    Personally, I want to study law because I'm good at it, like talking about it and want to make a difference to peoples' lifes.
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    private law firm = big money

    also you get out of jury service or whatever its called sounds so ******* boring lol would hate it if i were to get it and its illegal to refuse to do it
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    (Original post by will1989)
    Only really intended to be asked to those whom are looking to study a LLB next year. However, students currently studying law please reply if you would like to as I am equally interested on what law is like to study at a higher-than-a-level-level..

    Personally, I want to study law because I'm good at it, like talking about it and want to make a difference to peoples' lifes.

    I never did it at A-level so can't compare...Law is really interesting and involves a lot of different subjects but is a lot of hard work. Really. Hours of reading and research lol but worth it when you understand a concept and can debate it.

    I chose it because I like a challenge lol but also wanted to have a job where I can make a difference perhaps one day.

    Where are you applying to OP?
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    Call me cynical if you want to but I'd say that the reason that the majority of people study law is for the money.

    I wish I could think of a good reason why I decided to do it at uni but really it's because I couldn't think of anything else to do.
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    (Original post by easy_lemon)
    I never did it at A-level so can't compare...Law is really interesting and involves a lot of different subjects but is a lot of hard work. Really. Hours of reading and research lol but worth it when you understand a concept and can debate it.

    I chose it because I like a challenge lol but also wanted to have a job where I can make a difference perhaps one day.

    Where are you applying to OP?
    Cambridge, UCL, King's, Leicester and Queen Mary UoL.

    Chuffed I have an offer from Leicester, but I'm not sure how much I can trust the league tables. However, there is one really good lecturer there that I can find, and the tutorials seem to be frequent enough - twice a week.
    http://www.le.ac.uk/la/staff/cmvc1/index.html

    In 2005 he was appointed Specialist Advisor to the Home Affairs and Work and Pensions committees of the House of Commons examining the Draft Corporate Manslaughter Bill.
    :yep:

    Wish I had a reply from UCL or KCL too, but in my LNAT there was a fax machine going off -92 DCB- and it distracted me. So after a while of writing to LNAT for a resit I threatened them with judicial review, and I have a resit soon. :cool:

    Gonna get Pearson in Breach of Contract after I've got this over with, if they don't cough up - which I'm sure they will after I tell them the law .
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    private law firm = big money

    also you get out of jury service or whatever its called sounds so ******* boring lol would hate it if i were to get it and its illegal to refuse to do it
    Actually lawyers don't automatically get out of jury service anymore. You have to have a proper connection to the case to get out of it, and even then it'll only be deferred.
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    (Original post by will1989)
    Wish I had a reply from UCL or KCL too, but in my LNAT there was a fax machine going off -92 DCB- and it distracted me. So after a while of writing to LNAT for a resit I threatened them with judicial review, and I have a resit soon.

    Gonna get Pearson in Breach of Contract after I've got this over with, if they don't cough up - which I'm sure they will after I tell them the law
    Good luck with threatening a private company with judicial review: judicial review only applies to the actions of the government!!!!

    I enjoy studying law because it is the right mix of analysis and evaluation for me. I enjoy the intellectual toughness yet real-life grounding of it, and am good at it because I enjoy taking an opinionated stance on the issues.
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    (Original post by abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz)
    also you get out of jury service or whatever its called sounds so ******* boring lol would hate it if i were to get it and its illegal to refuse to do it
    Just say you're a xenophobic sexist alcoholic.
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    Because i find it really interesting, and i love arguing with people (in an intellectual way not just a slagging off way!) and love the idea of being able to do that for a living. and the fact that in criminal law especially, how good you are could potentiaaly make a huge difference to someone's life
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    (Original post by jacketpotato)
    Good luck with threatening a private company with judicial review: judicial review only applies to the actions of the government!!!!

    I enjoy studying law because it is the right mix of analysis and evaluation for me. I enjoy the intellectual toughness yet real-life grounding of it, and am good at it because I enjoy taking an opinionated stance on the issues.
    really?

    http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/judgment...view/index.htm

    I assumed it to be covered by this: Decisions of regulatory bodies.
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    "Judicial review is a type of court proceeding in which a judge reviews the lawfulness of a decision or action made by a public body."

    The key word is "public body". Decisions of regulatory bodies do not include private companies like Pearson. It would mean bodies like the environment agency setting rules for fishing licenses: you need to have public (ie state) powers to be a regulatory body.
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    (Original post by jacketpotato)
    "Judicial review is a type of court proceeding in which a judge reviews the lawfulness of a decision or action made by a public body."

    The key word is "public body". Decisions of regulatory bodies do not include private companies like Pearson. It would mean bodies like the environment agency setting rules for fishing licenses: you need to have public (ie state) powers to be a regulatory body.
    ok thanks alot
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    (Original post by will1989)
    Only really intended to be asked to those whom are looking to study a LLB next year. However, students currently studying law please reply if you would like to as I am equally interested on what law is like to study at a higher-than-a-level-level..

    Personally, I want to study law because I'm good at it, like talking about it and want to make a difference to peoples' lifes.
    Um.. I decided to study law because I did not want to spend a year abroad on a languages programme having studied languages at A-level and it looked the next best thing- of course, I hoped to change the world also (only joking).

    Then when I arrived at university I really liked the discipline and the extra opportunities that it brought such as mooting and debating.
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    Personally I’ve chosen to do law at uni because to me it’s really interesting. Since I grew up surrounded but my aunty a solicitor and my uncle a crown court prosecution it’s always been a part of my life. Also I don’t like the way someone said the majority of people do it for the money, I’m sure some do but not the majority a lot of people actually want to learn the law for the knowledge and interest... btw that wasn’t meant to be a go at you as you are right to a certain extent I just don't agree with the majority part
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    Genuine interest in the law, mainly.

    There are loads of little reasons to be honest. I suppose the prospect of having a clear progression to a respected profession appeals to me, and along beside that profession is pretty good money. I wouldn't say I want to be a lawyer "for the money" though, as I tend to think the money in many cases isn't really as brilliant as it's made out to be.

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