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How would you rank the London schools for law....UCL, KCL, LSE, SOAS, QM?

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How would you rank the London schools for law....UCL, KCL, LSE, SOAS, QM?

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Personal Opinion: LSE, UCL = KCL, QM, SOAS
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1.lse
2.ucl
3.kcl
4.qm
5.soas
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How would you rank the London schools for law....UCL, KCL, LSE, SOAS, QM?

If this has been debated, please direct me to that link.
UCL, KCL, LSE, QM, SOAS...anywhere else? City maybe

i didnt realise the lse degree was rated so highly :confused:
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How would you rank the London schools for law....UCL, KCL, LSE, SOAS, QM?

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LSE, UCL, KCL, SOAS, QM

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The LSE, as I'm sure you know rah, is equal to Oxbridge.
haha very true

but i honestly didnt know their rep for law was that high, the info from the chambers website suggested otherwise

meh wotevah.
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(Original post by gzftan)
LSE, UCL, KCL, SOAS, QM

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I agree with the above.
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I agree with the above.
Wahey!!! So i'm not completely and utterly barmy!!

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Gnostic, you’re deliberately trying to bait me, ey?

Anyway, as a law student who studied at a London uni, my considered opinion (and one generally shared by most employers):

LSE and UCL
KCL
closely followed by SOAS
Closely followed by QM.

One of UCL’s established strengths is its law department. It has churned out a bunch of judges and has some renowned academics. SO I’m afraid I suspect that those who rank it behind LSE just don’t know too much about it… I went to LSE btw, so im not biased.
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The LSE, as I'm sure you know rah, is equal to Oxbridge.
I've noticed you're very dedicated in upholding KCLs prestige.
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The reason why I ranked LSE ahead of UCL for law was because of the Times League Tables for law - currently UCL is 8th, LSE 3rd. Also LSE is a better university in general than UCL.

I would beg to differ that Sausages and QM are close to KCL. On the Times League Tables for Law, the KCL Law School was, until recently, better than that of UCL and LSE. But we all know of the problems with league tables.

Broadly, the Law Schools of UCL, KCL, and LSE are all equally esteemed by City law firms and the Bar. Every few years the League Tables will notably fluctuate - LSE and KCL were join 1st in 1997 and KCL will probably be 1st again for law in a few years.

The KCL Law School is very different to the rest of KCL and is far more prestigious than the university in generally.
I'd agree with that!

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The KCL Law School is very different to the rest of KCL and is far more prestigious than the university in generally.
To shed some truth on that, if you tell people in Singapore about KCL, they would probably link it to the KCL Law Faculty... it's like the 'figure-head' for KCL I feel.
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Oh, Ive got no beef with you that Kcl law school is excellent. But I maintain that the reputation of SOAS law school amongst legal employers is not far behind that of lse, ucl and kcl.

and nice to see you defending kings.
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Oh, Ive got no beef with you that Kcl law school is excellent. But I maintain that the reputation of SOAS law school amongst legal employers is not far behind that of lse, ucl and kcl.

and nice to see you defending kings.
I am not so sure about SOAS. The LLB from SOAS has only been recognised by Singapore in recent years, as compared to the long standings of LSE, KCL and UCL. No offence thou.
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The LSE, as I'm sure you know rah, is equal to Oxbridge.
No, it's not.
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I grant you it's not far behind. The calibre of the students is high. The teaching might be as good. But the brightest and the best, are generally from Oxbridge.
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Unfortunately Oxbridge doesn't have enough places for all of the brightest and best. The remainder go elsewhere.
But they generally go elsewhere because, good as they are, they're not quite the brightest nor the best.
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That’s ridiculous and even more arrogant than the crap I come out with. Are you seriously suggesting that the 8 law places at say Keble College Oxford are only given to the 8 actual best candidates out of the 60 applicants per annum?

And, for what it’s worth, although I have more than fulfilled the entry criteria (I already hold AAAA at A-level not including general studies which, if I did, would be AAAAA) to apply to Oxbridge nevertheless I didn’t because for the LSE is the mecca in the subject I applied for.
No, I'm not. Obviously there are very capable candidates who do not get into Oxford and Cambridge, but of the very brightest and the best then I would argue that they nearly all get creamed off by Oxbridge. That is to say, that whilst all of the 8 that got in were probably not necessarily the best candidates, of that number the 1 or 2 very best candidates - those who went on to emerge with good firsts from Oxbridge - probably did get in.
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