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    (Original post by leehoma)
    I agree that both are very good law schools. But, when it comes to ranking, Durham consistently ranks higher than Bristol:

    http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...rankings?s=Law
    http://www.theguardian.com/education...-table-for-law
    http://www.go-llm.com/times-good-uni...-law-rankings/
    http://www.milkround.com/staticpages...versity-guide/

    I fully appreciate that ranking does not mean everything. However, if different rankings tell a similar story, it may well be unsafe to disregard the rating.

    Also, according to this survey (as far as I'm aware, this is the most comprehensive survey), the bigger law firms tend to favour Durham: http://www.chambersstudent.co.uk/med...university.pdf .
    Don't forget student satisfaction plays a big part in the rankings. If you look at world rankings Durham is 61 and Bristol is 37.
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    Yes, I know. In fact, it's the lack of (relatively speaking) international recognition of Durham that I'm still undecided between Durham and UCL.
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    (Original post by Cholesta)
    Don't forget student satisfaction plays a big part in the rankings. If you look at world rankings Durham is 61 and Bristol is 37.
    You have to visit both to get the feel. I personally was immediately blown away by the feeling inside Durham's law school, voted the best law school building in the world. It has to be experienced.

    http://www.bestchoiceschools.com/50-...-in-the-world/
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    (Original post by leehoma)
    Yes, I know. In fact, it's the lack of (relatively speaking) international recognition of Durham that I'm still undecided between Durham and UCL.
    Don't you think you'll be more likely to succeed in a place that you just love to study in. My son feels the same. Had an offer for LSE last year and due to extenuating circumstances, he marginally missed his offer? He went to visit Bristol Uni this year and was blown away by it. He's also going to see Nottingham. Lse/UCL may well open a few more doors but students from other top universities are now being sought after by top London firms. If you also apply to Oxbridge to do an MA, that is another step in the right direction. Good Luck!!
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    (Original post by oli19919)
    Which uni would you say is better for law - Durham or Bristol


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    The difference between the two is non-existent. You won't find a firm saying either is better than the other.

    Rankings used above are very unreliable. You'll see Surrey ahead of LSE and Kent ahead of Bristol - for some reason Bristol gets super low student satisfaction scores (which I still don't understand), and since domestic rankings place a lot of importance on that, it has slipped places.

    Personally, when I had to choose between the two, I immediately chose Bristol, as the reputation were equal and the city is simply so much better.

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    (Original post by *Stefan*)
    The difference between the two is non-existent. You won't find a firm saying either is better than the other.

    Rankings used above very unreliable. You'll see Surrey ahead of LSE and Kent ahead of Bristol - for some reason Bristol gets super low student satisfaction scores (which I still don't understand), and since domestic rankings place a lot of importance on that, it has slipped places.

    Personally, when I had to choose between the two, I immediately chose Bristol, as the reputation were equal and the city is simply so much better.

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    Hi Stefan
    Just wanted to say my son was really impressed with Bristol in every way. He thought the law societies sounded amazing. Definitely considering it but wants to see Nottingham first.
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    (Original post by Cholesta)
    Hi Stefan
    Just wanted to say my son was really impressed with Bristol in every way. He thought the law societies sounded amazing. Definitely considering it but wants to see Nottingham first.
    That's great to hear

    Hopefully Nottingham will be the same so he can have a choice!

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    I've been waiting since 9th November for the only two choices that i will actually want go to! ): (Have offers from Warwick/Bristol/QM - waiting on LSE/KCL). Every thursday is awful but have seemingly survived one more week. Trying to be optimistic for both but LNAT is only 28. Also why are LSE rejecting people with much much higher predicted grades than me - i'm sure a person with 2 or 3A*'s at A2 would not have a bad ps..
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    (Original post by legalmind)
    @ARoxanne I see.I applied 11th of January maybe they received a lot of local applications and still reviewing. I am from the Philippines but currently working in Dubai. Aside from bpp where did you apply?
    I also applied to City Law School, Surrey, Westminister, and Brunel. Did you apply anywhere else?
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    Has anyone heard from Nottingham University yet?
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    (Original post by Abhishek Dhawan)
    I've been waiting since 9th November for the only two choices that i will actually want to go to!
    So why did you waste everyone's time applying to the others?
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    So why did you waste everyone's time applying to the others?
    Careful. As you may or may not have noticed, you have 5 options when applying - and it is often prudent to keep a safety and a 'realistic' choice along with your desired ones. I know this is a lot of information to comprehend but I cannot explain it in simpler terms. Have you heard of anyone putting only two options through UCAS because I sure haven't. No need to be so abrasive and oblivious, this is not Reddit.
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    (Original post by Louise_17428)
    Has anyone heard from Nottingham University yet?
    nope, still waiting - it seems alot of people are
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    (Original post by lks97)
    nope, still waiting - it seems alot of people are
    I got an email from Nottingham a month after they received my application that said "candidates who clearly meet or exceed our standard entry requirements and who score highly in the LNAT will be made an offer shortly after the initial analysis. Applications from candidates who clearly meet or exceed our standard entry requirements but who do not score so highly in the LNAT will be gathered and held. Those candidates who do not clearly meet our standard entry requirements and/or who do not score highly in the LNAT will not be made an offer." And so as a result I thought that I got a bad LNAT score, but I got 33 and I am predicted 43 for IB adn so I was wondering whether this is a generic email, did you get one like this?
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    (Original post by ARoxanne)
    I also applied to City Law School, Surrey, Westminister, and Brunel. Did you apply anywhere else?
    I also applied to QMUL, Manchester, Leeds, and Newcastle.

    In your opinion which one among may choices is the best for law? I would like to hear an opinion from someone living in UK. Thanks.
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    (Original post by legalmind)
    I also applied to QMUL, Manchester, Leeds, and Newcastle.

    In your opinion which one among may choices is the best for law? I would like to hear an opinion from someone living in UK. Thanks.
    I'd say Manchester and Queen Mary's! However BPP is more practical in terms of the degree as they hold a lot of direct business links with law firms due to being privately owned. When I visited they put a lot of emphasis on giving students the necessary experiences as well as good education, and I believe they have a higher percentage of practical work that counts towards your degree.
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    (Original post by ARoxanne)
    I'd say Manchester and Queen Mary's! However BPP is more practical in terms of the degree as they hold a lot of direct business links with law firms due to being privately owned. When I visited they put a lot of emphasis on giving students the necessary experiences as well as good education, and I believe they have a higher percentage of practical work that counts towards your degree.
    I am also of the opinion that BPP is the practical choice, for me it is the best value not only because it is cost-friendly; I think what they are teaching is the necessary skills needed in the profession. I am almost convinced before however I am thinking of the reputation of BPP. I have read in some forum that the staff are not supportive and it would give prospective employers the notion that the student is not competitive enough to get into the traditional univs. But I have seen LLB graduate from BPP who managed to land a training contract with a US firm based in London.
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    (Original post by legalmind)
    I am also of the opinion that BPP is the practical choice, for me it is the best value not only because it is cost-friendly; I think what they are teaching is the necessary skills needed in the profession. I am almost convinced before however I am thinking of the reputation of BPP. I have read in some forum that the staff are not supportive and it would give prospective employers the notion that the student is not competitive enough to get into the traditional univs. But I have seen LLB graduate from BPP who managed to land a training contract with a US firm based in London.
    It's very difficult deciding what the reputation of BPP actually is. Being a private university its exempt from all the league tables, and thus the statistics are hard to obtain. In regards to future employers I read an article a while back in which many London based law firms spoke out about the relationship they have with the BPP University, and one of the founders had studied there himself so I don't think it will be looked down upon at all, if anything it will open up more opportunities. Oh, and the lowered fee helps also!
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    (Original post by Louise_17428)
    I got an email from Nottingham a month after they received my application that said "candidates who clearly meet or exceed our standard entry requirements and who score highly in the LNAT will be made an offer shortly after the initial analysis. Applications from candidates who clearly meet or exceed our standard entry requirements but who do not score so highly in the LNAT will be gathered and held. Those candidates who do not clearly meet our standard entry requirements and/or who do not score highly in the LNAT will not be made an offer." And so as a result I thought that I got a bad LNAT score, but I got 33 and I am predicted 43 for IB adn so I was wondering whether this is a generic email, did you get one like this?
    I got this email, I recieved an offer for AAA about three weeks after the email with LNAT score of 27
 
 
 
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