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Belgium.
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Hmmm....that's a tough one...and you don't speak french or flemish!!??!

Erm....i don't know if you can in Belgium...but in the UK all the court proceedings (unless they involve minors) are open to the public....so before interviews..etc...you could spend some time in court watching how the system works??

But then that wouldn't help cos you don't understand the lang...!!!!

Erm....maybe reading law-related books then?

Check out university sites....they often have reading lists for law

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erm i do understand some french and i can speak it, but i don't like to, although i got my French GCSE (A*) a year early (which isn't worth much as its soooo easy). i think it may be too complicated type of language!!! i'm going to speak to my uncle who has just finished training and my friend (whos mum is a lawyer).... will check out the reading lists aswell.
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Hi me2 :wavey:

Ooh come to Queen's it's a lovely uni - and very good for law - I'm pretty sure their course wouldn't restrict you to practising in Ireland only but you would need to check with Trinity.
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yeah thats were i really want to go (queens) Always wanted to live in Belfast (don't ask why!) and it looks really nice, although it is AAA, but then so are all the unis!

do you go to queens? whats it like? what do you study?
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yeah thats were i really want to go (queens) Always wanted to live in Belfast (don't ask why!) and it looks really nice, although it is AAA, but then so are all the unis!

do you go to queens? whats it like? what do you study?
No I don't study there, but from living in Northern Ireland I've had alot of contact with it, I stayed for a week once for an engineering project. I just really liked the atmosphere and its location.

Queen's tends to get a LOT of the good Northern Ireland grammar school pupils which is why its offers are perhaps slightly higher than you would expect. But this means the standard of student s high which is good for the uni.
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yeah i've heard its the best one in Northern Ireland, and it does look very nice (their website is good too), i would like to study in Northern Ireland/Ireland, but if Ireland is going to restrict me from working in the UK, i think Queens might be a better choice, thank you for the info, and also ...... is the social side of things good?
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a good combination would be eng lit, history, and a language.
plus any AS which u can get an A in (eco is a gd choice)

a language will be useful if you want 2 work abroad, or if you havea foreign client.
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yeah i've heard its the best one in Northern Ireland, and it does look very nice (their website is good too), i would like to study in Northern Ireland/Ireland, but if Ireland is going to restrict me from working in the UK, i think Queens might be a better choice, thank you for the info, and also ...... is the social side of things good?
Don't even consider Unversity of Ulster (I think for law you have to come to Londonderry - not a good student city.

Social side of Queen's - there are some really nice pubs/clubs in that area. Shine which is the QUB SU club has an excellent reputation - v popular with the public it's so good. The uni has a full compliment of clubs and soceities.
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a good combination would be eng lit, history, and a language.
plus any AS which u can get an A in (eco is a gd choice)

a language will be useful if you want 2 work abroad, or if you havea foreign client.
erm probably should have mentioned this before, but as i did french GCSE last year, in year 10 (therefore a year early), i have been doing French AS level this year (the first two modules), and i will finish it off next year (by doing the 3rd module) so i will end up with 3 A levels and 2 AS levels, so overall:
A Levels
English lit & lang
Geography
Economics
Biology
French
3 of which will be A level and 2 of which will be AS level
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I think:

History, English Language are 2 definites..

Then other easy ASs like Math, Further Math (if you're good at math!), Econs and General Studies.

That's my combi right now.
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my friend got into st annes oxford with
great gcses

as biology
as drama
as english lit

a maths
a politics
a economics

one of the politics and economics was an as but i can't remember which.

i don't think general studies or english language are particularly strong subjects to be applying for law with. most competetive courses discount gen studies anyway. the ability to carry an argument and THINK matters the most!
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Just a thought.....had u thought about doing a degree in a subject u really like and then a one yr law conversion degree? It keeps ur options open and some law firms value this more as u r more rounded. BTW, apply to Trinity in Dublin, awesome uni, probably the cambridge of ireland and beautiful campus, its bang in the middle of dublin but very large and green and quiet suprisingly! Dublin has an awesome nightlife! not very big halls of residence tho, must warn u, but plans to increase them, but a lot of students live in digs. They cant, like most unis, guarantee a place in halls for most undergrads xx
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But SOOOO expensive in Dublin
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Ur right, went to Dublin and spent sooo much money on booze etc! Btw look round the guiness factory if ur ever there! But union stuff is prob cheaper! If ur from England like petit moi! then ull be an international student coz dublin isnt in uk (well d'oh i hear u say) however this means that EU apparently pays ur tutition fees which is a sweet deal when top up fees are a big issue!
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Hi!

I'm applying for Law, and just thought I'd add my advice (for what it's worth)

English will be a definite really - whichever variation you choose

try and get a humanity in there - so geography, economics or history (history being an old favourite - you use a load of legal skills in it)

Maths is apparently rather sought after among law applicants - as it shows a logical mind.

Don't discount a Law Conversion Course. Didn't appeal to me before I applied, because I wasn't certain I wanted to practise law (it's just an academic subject which really interests). But the legal profession do like people with other degrees - like someone said earlier, it shows a well rounded individual. If you want to specialise in an area - like patents or something - then possibly a technical degree will be best. Oh, and conversion courses don't come cheap...

Finally, law's hard to get into, so if there are other degrees which interest, then don't jump at law straight away. I've considered all other degrees, but I can't see myself studying anything else. If the place you want to study matters a lot to you (i.e. more than the subject) then choose another degree.

Hope I've helped
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ok, i think i've decided on my subject for A-Level:

Maths
French
English Lit & Lang
Geography
Biology

as either 4 A levels and an AS, or 3 A levels and 2 AS. That gives me a maths, a language, a humanity, and a science as well as the all important english, and its also subjects i'm (fairly) good at.

I don't really want to study anything else and then do a conversion course, because i can't really see myself studying anything else, apart from geography, which isn't very helpful! I'm not bothered about where i study although Durham or Queen's in Belfast would be my top two.

I think i've sorted out the work experience problem, with a friend's mum.
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That sounds like a plan to me!
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That sounds like a plan to me!
thank you! i like to plan ahead, sorry! :rolleyes:
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thank you! i like to plan ahead, sorry! :rolleyes:
No it's definately good too, I wish I'd asked more questions and thought more about my A-level choices at that time - would probably done completely different things!
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