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    Its a choice between the Firms! London is obviously a great place, but then again, Mile End isnt. Sheffield has brilliant housing, but is it as well respected as QMUL? Would I be at a disadvantage by going to a Law school outside of London? Thoughts please!
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    it won't be a disadvantage by going to law school outside of london.
    but you have to bear in mind that QMUL is one of the most respected law schools.
    though sheffied is very well respected too. depends on where you want to live.
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    Mile End is not as bad as you are led to believe. Its a touching distance away from the City and Central London.
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    qmul..especially if you're from london you'll have such a good time..very highly regarded for law and the halls are really nice as well
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    Mile end isnt that bad actually. Plus its one stop from stratford that is being completely redeveloped with a westfield shopping centre woo woo! I would go queen mary for sure..its a great uni
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    (Original post by chigz32)
    Its a choice between the Firms! London is obviously a great place, but then again, Mile End isnt. Sheffield has brilliant housing, but is it as well respected as QMUL? Would I be at a disadvantage by going to a Law school outside of London? Thoughts please!
    Both are good law schools. I think you should pick the university depending on where you would actually be happy for the next three years. Obviously, the academic reputation of university and, in case of law, the department itself, usually matters quite a bit when it comes to employment. However, I trust both of them to be similar in terms of reputation, although the Times Uni Guide places QMUL much higher then Sheffield...

    I live in London and I used to spend quite a bit of time around Mile End a few years ago, as my friends were living there at the time. I personally do not like it at all and do not think of it as a great place to live and study. On the other hand, some do. You have to visit and see for yourself.

    Finally, have you looked at the opportunities offered at each university? What extra curricula's you could get involved in? How is their law society, career service etc? As far as I know, QMUL has a legal advice centre, which seems like a great place to volunteer at to gain some legal work experience. Both of the universities provide opportunities for mooting. Sheffield has its own LPC, however, it may not be that relevant to you at the moment.
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    The Law department itself has been relocated to Holborn, just behind Holborn tube station
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    Queen Mary.
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    No matter what anybody says mile end looks like my scrotum and there is some really gypy accom at qm - go to sheffield
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    Each would offer a very different experience. QMUL imo.
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    Queen Mary.
    Sheffield.
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    (Original post by RamocitoMorales)
    Sheffield.
    Queen Mary, and I'm neutral.
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    (Original post by joeyXCORE)
    No matter what anybody says mile end looks like my scrotum and there is some really gypy accom at qm - go to sheffield
    Bit like Nottingham I guess.
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    (Original post by RamocitoMorales)
    Sheffield.

    And you had to quote me because..?
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    And you had to quote me because..?
    Queen Mary - 100 percent.
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    I'm quite surprised: it seems that everyone who applies to Sheffield also applies to Leeds, and you're the first not to!

    If Nightlife's the priority: Sheffield
    Otherwise: QM. It's very close to Canary Wharf & the City, and it therefore has lots of links with firms. Plus, they beat Oxbridge and King's in a mooting competition last year
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    Well obviously, nightlife IS important, but Im guessing if you're in London theres so much nightlife theres some in the daytime. Expense is also a factor. The only reason im asking TSR users the opinion is whether me not going to London will put me at a disadvantage-I know many have asked this question but theres been so many different responses.

    Sheffield do seem to have links with good firms such as Linklaters and Slaughter and May, but in all honesty, how many new graduates go straight into firms like these? Is it realistic?
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    How long does it take to walk/tube/bus to central london from mile end? *hijack*
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    (Original post by near_comatose)
    How long does it take to walk/tube/bus to central london from mile end? *hijack*
    walk=a couple of hours; my mate walked 1.5 hours from farringdon (just outside central)

    tube=15/20 mins

    bus=45 mins-ish
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    (Original post by chigz32)
    walk=a couple of hours; my mate walked 1.5 hours from farringdon (just outside central)

    tube=15/20 mins

    bus=45 mins-ish
    Holy :snow::snow::snow::snow:, so it's pretty far away then

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