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Hi! I am predicted to get a first in History from UCL and I would like to train as a lawyer. Should I do a CPE? Or should I do a senior status law degree instead? Is it worthwhile to apply to Oxbridge for their BA in Law(Senior Status)? Which other universities offer senior status law degrees?
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Do the CPE. With a first from UCL major city firms will be queing up to give you a training contract, so you will be able to get both the CPE and LPC funded as well as trousering 14 grand worth of maintenance grants. Alternatively, if you want to head for the bar, a first should be enough to get you noticed, so it makes sense to dive straight into the CPE over other senior status degrees like the one offered at Bristol (which take two years). That said, I have a hunch that the Oxford degree is a one year course, and if it is it makes sense to do that instead of a comparable CPE. However, I have not heard of any other programs that exempt you from the CPE that take only 1 year. Hope that helps.
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The Oxford senior status degree is a two year course, however for some colleges it is a 2.5 year programme. The Law Society provides the following document appertaining to senior status degrees listing the institutions that offer such schemes. They include Cambridge, Oxford, (as a graduate you can apply for both via UCAS), Hull, QMUL, Leeds and many others.

http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/documen...degreessnr.pdf


(Oxford) http://denning.law.ox.ac.uk/postgraduate/senior.shtml
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i suppose if you are opting for the Bar (where many are Oxbridge law grads) and have "sufficient funds" behind you, then it is worthwhile to do a senior status law degree, especially one from Oxbridge. i guess you would also get broader foundation in law.
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