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    I have always been interested in Law, but am thinking of applying for Land Economy (Law, economics and environment) in Cambridge, as I want leave my options broad. (Also, i have developed an interest in human geography, which seems to be touched upon in Land economy). If however, i change my mind and decide to go for the full law course AFTER applying or AFTER being offered a place, will i be allowed to transfer the course?

    any advice from anyone currently studying law or land econ at Cambridge at will also be welcome~^^
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    It's possible to change to the law course from land economy after part 1 of the tripos, provided your college lets you and you have the necessary background (and presumably that the law department let you too). The chances of being allowed to change courses after an offer but before you actually start here are quite slim I believe, reading some of the threads on here from other people wanting to change, particularly for a very competitive course like Law because spaces are limited.

    The best thing to do atm is research both courses fully to decide which you want to study (though I'd suggest you study Land Econ but then I'm biased coz its what I have an offer for!), and I wouldn't recommend that you apply for Land Econ with the intention of swapping to Law because you really need to show you have a passion for your subject at interview and the interviewers will pick up on a lack of enthusiasm etc. Also, in the first year of Land Econ there isn't too much human geog stuff so if thats where your interest lies then you'd have to continue with it into part 2 when you can begin to specialise

    p.s. I'm not at Cam yet so I may have got the Tripos switching stuff wrong, one of the others on this board can probably explain it better

    p.p.s there's lots of people with Land Econ offers (search for Land Economy offers and you'll find us) here so if there's anything more about the course you want to know feel free to ask!
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    Land economy rocks! but i think i might be biased too
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    Law is more respected than land economy (at least for students), and is more demanding.
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    yeah yeah! land economy is brilliant. brunswick summed it up well. with regards to being respected - those people in the fields of law, economics, resource management, geography, chartered surveying, real estate management etc etc regard L.E very highly as it is a interdisciplinary degree covering broad subjects in which you can specialise later on. personally, i looked into law as well butland economy appealed to me much more as it dealt with subjects I was more interested in. You can take papers from the Bar Council in your 3rd year so you come out with a degree + professional papers/qualifications which will lead you straight into the law field. Alternatively, you can take papers from the RICS (Royal Inst. of Chartered surveying...) therefore depending on where your interest develops you can specialise accordingly.
    plus the department is apparently v friendly, small (good ratio of teachers to students) etc. i also have a conditional offer for this year so some may say am v biased too....
    Hope this helps
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    I read Law, and I am aware that the "Law" part in the Land Economy course is rather watered down, and certainly not as demanding... having friends who read it. A friend who wishes to change from Land Economy (he is in his first year) to Law, has been told he is conditionally allowed to providing he gets a First in his Tripos 1A exams... this was the same for another friend who wished to change from Arch. and Anth. ... Not the easiest or least stressful route to my mind! But perhaps that doesn't put you off. This is all at Fitz. where we're pretty big on Law... we have Nicky Padfield and Prof. Sir Anthony Bottoms afterall (and other less exciting in college Law fellows and supervisors)!
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    My friend was hesitating between law and land economy and finally went for land economy. She's in first eyar and adores it! She surely doesnt regret having taken land economy and not law!
 
 
 
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