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    So ive applied for a law course next year (LLB) at:

    Westminster
    Liverpool John Moores
    Lincoln
    Leeds Met
    Chester

    Ive currently got offers from LJMU, Lincoln and Leeds met. But realisticly which one would i be best going to if i wanna be a barrister.

    Im hoping to get ABB or ABC at the end of my a levels
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    Please??
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    I'd say Lincoln or Chester simply because they're ranked better according to The Times Online and The Guardian..
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    Realistically you have very little prospect of achieving your ambition straight from university.

    I am not wishing to be nasty about this but there are perhaps 500-600 training places for the bar each year. A substantial proportion of these have had a previous career. Ignoring those who do a law conversion, about 22,500 people gain a qualifying law degree each year.

    I think you need to think seriously about your future.
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    Realistically you have very little prospect of achieving your ambition straight from university.

    I am not wishing to be nasty about this but there are perhaps 500-600 training places for the bar each year. A substantial proportion of these have had a previous career. Ignoring those who do a law conversion, about 22,500 people gain a qualifying law degree each year.

    I think you need to think seriously about your future.

    I'll report back to you in 4 years time when ive got a first degree in law. People like you make me even more determined. and so you know, ive had 4 offers come back all have given me a conditional offer so far, just waiting for one more.

    I dont need to seriously think about my future at all, I know how many people apply for the bvc, ive researched this; after all ive wanted to be a barrister since i was 11. Thanks for the motivation to prove you wrong!
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    (Original post by missnatalie1710)
    I'll report back to you in 4 years time when ive got a first degree in law. People like you make me even more determined. and so you know, ive had 4 offers come back all have given me a conditional offer so far, just waiting for one more.

    I dont need to seriously think about my future at all, I know how many people apply for the bvc, ive researched this; after all ive wanted to be a barrister since i was 11. Thanks for the motivation to prove you wrong!
    I think Lincoln is probably the best of those, but you will be fighting a serious uphill battle to get a pupillage. People with degrees from Oxford, Cambridge, and redbrick universities have real difficulty getting a pupillage, and on paper they are much stronger candidates than people with degrees from the universities to which you've applied. Even with a first class degree and strong extracurriculars, it will be very tough to get a pupillage with a degree from Lincoln. About 1 in 4 people who apply for pupillage actually get one.

    It's far easier to get an offer to go to university than to get an offer of a pupillage--every single pupillage applicant has a degree, and most of the applicants have a good degree (2:i or better) from a good uni. You need to do some research on the bar, look at the statistics, and think about whether this is really feasible. It's easy to dismiss the advice of someone who tells you that your dream might be far more difficult to achieve than you realise--but Nulli is a practicing lawyer, so I'd take his advice seriously. It really doesn't seem like you've researched this properly.
 
 
 
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