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    this thread is teh jokes. :rofl:

    but of course, UCL is the best of them all. :sexface:
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    (Original post by LutherVan)
    This is the point I have been trying to make for a while.

    Historical Reputation triumphs over league tables with those that matter.

    Hardly do recruiters look at league tables, they just have a perception of which universities are top.
    And my point is that you have absolutely no idea what the HR departments view as the best reputation. Unless you can provide a hiring preference of all MC and silver firms you will not be able to factually support your argument.
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    (Original post by adam0311)
    And my point is that you have absolutely no idea what the HR departments view as the best reputation. Unless you can provide a hiring preference of all MC and silver firms you will not be able to factually support your argument.
    This is somewhat true, but you need to remember that whilst HR are recruitment specialists and may decide whether you get an interview, it is partners who actually interview you and actually take the decision on whether to offer a TC or (usually) a VS. Recruitment specialists might look at league tables carefully but I really can't imagine that partners - who are busy people doing a little recruitment on the side - pore over league tables in the same way that applicants do. Perceptions will fluctuate from partner to partner even within a firm, but I think its reasonable to assume that partners will take a general historical view rather than a bang up-to-date view
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    (Original post by jacketpotato)
    This is somewhat true, but you need to remember that whilst HR are recruitment specialists and may decide whether you get an interview, it is partners who actually interview you and actually take the decision on whether to offer a TC or (usually) a VS. Recruitment specialists might look at league tables carefully but I really can't imagine that partners - who are busy people doing a little recruitment on the side - pore over league tables in the same way that applicants do. Perceptions will fluctuate from partner to partner even within a firm, but I think its reasonable to assume that partners will take a general historical view rather than a bang up-to-date view
    Nooooooo, you've reignited this argument!
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    (Original post by Doughnuts!!)
    Nooooooo, you've reignited this argument!
    lawyers just love arguments :cool:
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    (Original post by jacketpotato)
    lawyers just love arguments :cool:
    No we don't.
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    (Original post by jjarvis)
    No we don't.
    Yes we do.
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    (Original post by MissFanatical)
    O HAI 2011 APPLICANTS.

    unless someone pips me to the post, i believe i'm going to be the first to say this in this thread...

    IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER. it's all about the applicant. a keele applicant with great results, great experience and an excellent interview technique could blow a less qualified durham applicant out of the water.

    get into uni, work your arse off, get your foot in every door that pops up you can get anywhere

    obv more oxford/ucl/durham applicants work in the magic circle than people from elsewhere, but only cos generally, that's where the best go. just because someone doesn't make it there (bad lnat/farted during the interview/whatever) doesn't mean they're not the best. just means they need to shine a little brighter. i sound like my nan, but it's true.
    finally, someone who isn't all doom and gloom for the NON oxbridge ucl/lse types!
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    (Original post by jjarvis)
    No we don't.
    They like winning them. Also, are you a lawyer? If not, do not use 'we'
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    (Original post by Capelle)
    They like winning them. Also, are you a lawyer? If not, do not use 'we'
    I use the term loosely, in the sense of a person who studies law--as medical students refer to themselves as medics. I have never put myself forward as though I were a qualified barrister or solicitor, or given any intimation that I was.
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    (Original post by jjarvis)
    I use the term loosely, in the sense of a person who studies law--as medical students refer to themselves as medics. I have never put myself forward as though I were a qualified barrister or solicitor, or given any intimation that I was.
    jjarvis,

    those of us, that are in law school and are aspiring to become qualified lawyers, understand, understood and know what you mean...

    If someone wants to catch an attitude that you are thinking and planning for the affirmative.. well hey, so be it... never feel you have to apologize to them... and the way you are dropping knowledge on this site to various questions, I would say you are well on your way my friend...

    Neg reps expected and welcomed... after all its just the internet... all I ask is that you be mature enough to leave your name and explain why... its the adult thing to do
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    What are your opinions on UEA law school? ... just wondering

    Also, I second the above comment! jjarvis, the unsung hero of the law section imo.
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    I think the cut off for the universities matter

    Cambridge/Oxford - 39 points for IB
    KCL/UCL/LSE - 38 points
    Durham - 37 points
    Nottingham - 36 points

    I think it's logical to say that those universities with a higher cut off would translate to higher competition and most probably, more academic students and higher teaching quality. The more difficult it is to get into the University, the better it is in the viewpoint of employers right?

    IMO, I really don't think it matter as long as you aim to do your best!
 
 
 
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