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    (Original post by UKStudent2016)
    Many thanks for your kind inspiration. You truly should be a motivational speaker and reallty admire your adeptation through challenging circumstances. I agree with the points mentioned. And its most likely got to do with me not being fast paced enough with the demands of modern testing systems such as LNAT. I guess in my case, practice should have been more of a priority if my common sense isn't upto scratch.

    I plan to do a self-funded law degree through Open Uni or Uni of Law from this Sept. Birkbeck is an option but haven't decided yet as it would be expensive/not funded by employer.
    I did thought about GDL but A, wouldn't suit the American employer's niche profession (also at some point may need to be a qualified or specialise in US/New York laws of securities and sanctions hence GDL wouldn't suite or meet the needs).

    The other spanner of confusion has been thrown in by the fact that UCL, though rejecting me for Law, but may consider me for History/Anthropology and LSE may consider me for social policy & government through UCAS extra so it seems those rejected for law may be offered other degrees with the hope of doing GDL later, in which case I'm not in favour/doesn't apply to me.

    In all case, I hope I would enjoy wherever I start, be it with Open Uni or Uni of Law or Birkbeck, though the latter seems unlikely due to evening timing.
    I'm pretty certain I saw someone at a MC firm who did a law LLB at the Uni of Law. Not to say MC is the be all and end all - just that it does seem to carry some weight in any case!

    Don't think you'd have an opportunity to study US law specifically, particularly securities, in LLBs anyway - at least not to significant depth!

    A friend of mine is doing the GDL and LPC funded by US banks so they seem to recognise Uni of Law etc.

    In terms of the alternate courses offered - it's one of those things they offer to those who narrowly miss out but would like to have attend. So I reckon there's a good chance if you were to resist LNATs (as long as you got distinctions if you're doing an Access course) *playing devil's advocate*
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    (Original post by stratagems)
    I'm pretty certain I saw someone at a MC firm who did a law LLB at the Uni of Law. Not to say MC is the be all and end all - just that it does seem to carry some weight in any case!

    Don't think you'd have an opportunity to study US law specifically, particularly securities, in LLBs anyway - at least not to significant depth!

    A friend of mine is doing the GDL and LPC funded by US banks so they seem to recognise Uni of Law etc.

    In terms of the alternate courses offered - it's one of those things they offer to those who narrowly miss out but would like to have attend. So I reckon there's a good chance if you were to resist LNATs (as long as you got distinctions if you're doing an Access course) *playing devil's advocate*
    Yeah, I was thinking on similar lines as to risk waiting until Aug to see how are my results but realistically speaking, it won't be more than 18-21 distinctions, given I was working in excess of 50+ hours a week so would rather apply for Uni of Law through extra as not sure if they would have seats in clearing.

    GDL is of course in my mind, not least, shorter timeframe to be fast-tracked into law but its costly (won't be funded by employer and I failed to make it to the shortlist of potential law firms for TC with funded GDL LPC).
    Secondly, if I have to qualify, at some point in the future, as a US attorney (NY Bar or Calif where employer's offices are based) then GDL is not accepted or at least seen as non-preferred by clients. LLB/BA Law is almost the preferred option from the US employers' point of view.
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    Does anyone know Exeter's history on law clearing spaces?

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    (Original post by TelAviv)
    Does anyone know Exeter's history on law clearing spaces?
    Even if they do, it won't tell you anything about this year.

    Clearing depends on the number of people fulfilling their offers (got a crystal ball anyone?) and which (if any) near-miss applicants any Uni or course decides to take. Some years this may mean places in Clearing, and other years, none at all.

    All you can do is wait until Results Day. There is no point in trying to second-guess any of this stuff.
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    Pros and cons of Warwick vs. Nottingham for Law w/ Humanities/Spanish? Would really appreciate any advice!


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    (Original post by tamsinb123)
    Pros and cons of Warwick vs. Nottingham for Law w/ Humanities/Spanish? Would really appreciate any advice!
    Which course interests you the most?
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    Hello, I was wondering if there's anything I can do to better prepare myself for law school? (Reading materials etc). Would be matriculating this year. Thank you!!


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    (Original post by Jasmine Lim)
    Hello, I was wondering if there's anything I can do to better prepare myself for law school? (Reading materials etc). Would be matriculating this year. Thank you!!
    Go and sit in the public gallery of any court near you and follow some cases.

    Watch/listen to relevant online podcasts : Queen Mary (http://www.law.qmul.ac.uk/podcast/) - Oxford ( https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/keywords/law) - BBC's Law in Action (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006...odes/downloads)

    Read any of these 'Introduction to Law' textbooks : https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb...duction+to+law
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    (Original post by Jasmine Lim)
    Hello, I was wondering if there's anything I can do to better prepare myself for law school? (Reading materials etc). Would be matriculating this year. Thank you!!


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    heya. did you manage to get the offers afterall? which uni are you heading to? Oxford?
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    Congratulations to everyone who got accepted into law, I'm considering applying for law next year, but I'm not sure I have the right subjects, what subjects did you guys take at higher/advanced higher level?
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    (Original post by aJ_99)
    Congratulations to everyone who got accepted into law, I'm considering applying for law next year, but I'm not sure I have the right subjects, what subjects did you guys take at higher/advanced higher level?
    LLB Law at most Unis does not require specific subjects. What is important are high grade predictions, relevant work experience and the ability to write a coherent, reflective Personal Statement. Many applicants find taking an 'essay subject' helpful - English, History, Politics etc - but otherwise concentrate on subjects where you feel most confident of high grades. Advice from Bristol : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/law/study/u.../ugadmissions/

    PS. Remember you can do LLB Law in combination with other subjects - some examples
    'with American Studies' at Sussex : http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/underg...016/1542/32968
    'with History' at Edinburgh : http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergr...view&code=MV11
    'with Psychology' at Southamapton : http://www.southampton.ac.uk/law/und...sychology.page
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    LLB Law at most Unis does not require specific subjects. What is important are high grade predictions, relevant work experience and the ability to write a coherent, reflective Personal Statement. Many applicants find taking an 'essay subject' helpful - English, History, Politics etc - but otherwise concentrate on subjects where you feel most confident of high grades. Advice from Bristol : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/law/study/u.../ugadmissions/

    PS. Remember you can do LLB Law in combination with other subjects - some examples
    'with American Studies' at Sussex : http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/underg...016/1542/32968
    'with History' at Edinburgh : http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergr...view&code=MV11
    'with Psychology' at Southamapton : http://www.southampton.ac.uk/law/und...sychology.page
    Thank you so much for your help, I really do appreciate it! I'm glad to hear that as the entry requirements were very vague but thank you for clearing it up for me! And the links were very useful reads
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    (Original post by aJ_99)
    Thank you so much for your help, I really do appreciate it! I'm glad to hear that as the entry requirements were very vague but thank you for clearing it up for me! And the links were very useful reads
    But I have taken mostly science based subjects this year, so I do hope that doesn't put me at a disadvantage of being accepted
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    (Original post by aJ_99)
    But I have taken mostly science based subjects this year, so I do hope that doesn't put me at a disadvantage of being accepted
    Science based subjects are really good. As long has you have at least one traditional subject it's fine. In your personal statement just state how you can apply skills from science to law- e.g In chemistry problem solving logical thinking and abstract ideas.

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    (Original post by xAssassin786)
    Science based subjects are really good. As long has you have at least one traditional subject it's fine. In your personal statement just state how you can apply skills from science to law- e.g In chemistry problem solving logical thinking and abstract ideas.

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    Oh that is a relief to hear! I was so worried about it as I thought they wanted like AH English and AH in a social subject, but thank you for that!
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    Ok so I've got a question, I've finished my a level exams and they have gone awful, probably got CCD and I got AAAC at AS
    I'm taking a gap year anyway and am holding deferred entry at university for Notts for law for A*AA.
    I know I've not got this so I wanted to know which unis would accept resit of a levels if I was predicted A*AA for the next year in my resits. Which of the 'top' unis would accept this? Also I am currently in the middle of a diagnosis for ADHD but have not been able to get medication before my exams, does anyone know how far this would be counted as exenuating circumstances and if any would take me? Thank you
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    (Original post by qwertyuipdoe)
    I know I've not got this so I wanted to know which unis would accept resit of a levels if I was predicted A*AA for the next year in my resits. Which of the 'top' unis would accept this?
    I know that this isn't going to be of a lot of help, but you could try going through these rankings and individually checking out the M100 Law LLB pages of the universities in the top 15-20. I don't remember seeing anything about resits on Durham and Oxford's websites when I was looking through them last autumn, and I've seen LSE give offers a second time to people who marginally missed their grades due to extenuating circumstances the first time round, but I don't know much more than that

    I'd suggest talking to both your school exams officer and your doctor to ask whether post-exam diagnosis of a condition that you suffered from during the exam period can provide extenuating circumstances. A girl at my old school got something like that for her GCSEs.

    Sorry this is a bit vague, but I don't know much more than that.
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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    I know that this isn't going to be of a lot of help, but you could try going through these rankings and individually checking out the M100 Law LLB pages of the universities in the top 15-20. I don't remember seeing anything about resits on Durham and Oxford's websites when I was looking through them last autumn, and I've seen LSE give offers a second time to people who marginally missed their grades due to extenuating circumstances the first time round, but I don't know much more than that

    I'd suggest talking to both your school exams officer and your doctor to ask whether post-exam diagnosis of a condition that you suffered from during the exam period can provide extenuating circumstances. A girl at my old school got something like that for her GCSEs.

    Sorry this is a bit vague, but I don't know much more than that.
    Thank you for your reply I really appreciate it! And yeah I think I'll just have to look at specific unis and ask them if they would consider me given my grades ... I'm really worried about what my school will say because I know it affected my performance but I don't know whether they will take this in my favour, for marking I have looked and I can't tell whether they would be lenient with m grades or if uni would be lenient with my grade requirements it's really frustrating bc if I had my diagnosis earlier I would have been able to learn my work better etc
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    How lenient are Bristol and Manchester with grades? Also is Warwick in clearing usually for law?
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    Top Universities are rarely 'lenient' with grades for Law - because they don't need to be to fill the course. Last year Bristol did not accept any near-misses for instance. For the same reason its rare for any top Unis to put Law into Clearing. You might get into a 'lower' Uni/one that does not require LNAT but you wont know which ones until August.
 
 
 
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