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Got an unconditional offer from LSE to study law.

Now I got to pick between LSE and UCL (unconditional offer). Not sure which one I will like better. Need to check out both schools. As long as neither one is superweak...then it's cool.

Don't really care about the name brand garbage...just want to go to a place where I can get good legal training and will be able to academically thrive.

Can anyone help this "silly American" with some advice.....
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(Original post by ckwan16)
Got an unconditional offer from LSE to study law.

Now I got to pick between LSE and UCL (unconditional offer). Not sure which one I will like better. Need to check out both schools. As long as neither one is superweak...then it's cool.

Don't really care about the name brand garbage...just want to go to a place where I can get good legal training and will be able to academically thrive.

Can anyone help this "silly American" with some advice.....
People often think LSE's better coz it's LSE. But LSE may be good for economics and politics and management, but i've heard UCL's Law department is far better then LSE's. I might be off to UCL to study Law aswell. I visited the uni and loved it!
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(Original post by ckwan16)
Got an unconditional offer from LSE to study law.

Now I got to pick between LSE and UCL (unconditional offer). Not sure which one I will like better. Need to check out both schools. As long as neither one is superweak...then it's cool.

Don't really care about the name brand garbage...just want to go to a place where I can get good legal training and will be able to academically thrive.

Can anyone help this "silly American" with some advice.....
Well done!!! That's brilliant!!!!

They're both quite similar in my opinion...and both very good unis for law!

I really wouldn't be able to choose between them....so it's a good idea checking them out first.

Well done again mate!!!

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People often think LSE's better coz it's LSE. But LSE may be good for economics and politics and management, but i've heard UCL's Law department is far better then LSE's. I might be off to UCL to study Law aswell. I visited the uni and loved it!
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Both have excellent law departments imo...

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Both have excellent law departments imo...

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for sure. but many people think LSE's just better , I don't. Moreover i visited both unis and their law departments. I just preffered UCL, although LSE's great too ;-)

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Go for LSE it has the better reputation for law, although both are good, and in similar areas of London, so you should be fine either way. Lots of international students at LSE.

(Original post by ckwan16)
Got an unconditional offer from LSE to study law.

Now I got to pick between LSE and UCL (unconditional offer). Not sure which one I will like better. Need to check out both schools. As long as neither one is superweak...then it's cool.

Don't really care about the name brand garbage...just want to go to a place where I can get good legal training and will be able to academically thrive.

Can anyone help this "silly American" with some advice.....
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for sure. but many people think LSE's just better , I don't. Moreover i visited both unis and their law departments. I just preffered UCL, although LSE's great too ;-)

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Fair enough....it's your choice in the end!! Good uni!! I'd put it as my insurance except it's a 3A offer...which doesn't help matters!!!

You just got to decide which uni you prefer based on your own experience....you can't rely 100% on what other people say....cos it's their opinion....and they may have a different one to you!

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Congratualtions mate, but at the same time-damn you foreigners and ur foreign money! jokes tho, seriously well done, its up to you, I gather ur older, and I know your from the US, so you might feel more at home at LSE which is full of postgrads. Is still havnt heard from LSE
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Congratualtions mate, but at the same time-damn you foreigners and ur foreign money! jokes tho, seriously well done, its up to you, I gather ur older, and I know your from the US, so you might feel more at home at LSE which is full of postgrads. Is still havnt heard from LSE
haha....thanks....the American Dollar is good...don't worry though, I earned my own money for tuition and I won't be relying on rich parents to support me.

I just turned 22 (Jan)...(went to US university from 17-20 and have been working from 20-present

I'm surprised that UK students pay such low uni tuition. US unis are not cheap at all...you guys are very lucky.
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Congratualtions mate, but at the same time-damn you foreigners and ur foreign money! jokes tho, seriously well done, its up to you, I gather ur older, and I know your from the US, so you might feel more at home at LSE which is full of postgrads. Is still havnt heard from LSE
Speaking of foreigners and their foreign money....I'm from the US myself and I'm going to LSE in October for an MSc. The fees being charged for my particular course are identical to what a UK citizen would pay, and this seems to be the case for quite a few of the MSc programs. It seems odd to me that LSE could get away with making its own citizens pay the same level of fees as a foreign student for any program - after all, I've never paid any taxes in the UK, so one would assume I should be required to pay considerably more for the privelege of enjoying an LSE education. Can anyone explain why this might be? I can't figure it out myself, it certainly doesn't seem right.
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The UK government only subsidies undergraduate courses, and only for UK & EU citizens. Somebody from mumbo-jumbo land would have to pay £10,000 per annum for a bachelor’s degree here.
I had no idea that graduate study was not subsidized by the UK government, as it is here in the U.S.

Yet it still seems strange that there is no disparity between resident and non-resident fees only in *some* of the MSc courses instead of all of them. In others, the fees are staggered as one would expect, with non-residents paying double what a UK or EU citizen would pay. Perhaps only certain programs are subsidized, while others are self-supporting?
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Speaking of foreigners and their foreign money....I'm from the US myself and I'm going to LSE in October for an MSc. The fees being charged for my particular course are identical to what a UK citizen would pay, and this seems to be the case for quite a few of the MSc programs. It seems odd to me that LSE could get away with making its own citizens pay the same level of fees as a foreign student for any program - after all, I've never paid any taxes in the UK, so one would assume I should be required to pay considerably more for the privelege of enjoying an LSE education. Can anyone explain why this might be? I can't figure it out myself, it certainly doesn't seem right.
Berkeley2001...are you a UC Berkeley grad? I am from UC Davis ('02)
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haha....thanks....the American Dollar is good...don't worry though, I earned my own money for tuition and I won't be relying on rich parents to support me.

I just turned 22 (Jan)...(went to US university from 17-20 and have been working from 20-present

I'm surprised that UK students pay such low uni tuition. US unis are not cheap at all...you guys are very lucky.
It isn't luck. It's Socialism.
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Berkeley2001...are you a UC Berkeley grad? I am from UC Davis ('02)

Yup, I'm a Golden Bear, graduated in 2001 - still work on campus. I like Davis a lot, I spent a summer there during high school and had a great time living in the Tercero dorms. I hope you're prepared for the slight climate difference between Davis and London! I think I'll be OK, as I'm used to fog and gloom, being so close to San Francisco.

Also, I take exception to the assertion that education in the U.S. is particularly expensive, at least as a rule - keep in mind that Berkeley is still $6500 a year for undergrads and less than $8000 for graduates. Pretty reasonable, no? So quality and affordability are not necessarily mutually exclusive concepts in the U.S. higher education system.
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Yup, I'm a Golden Bear, graduated in 2001 - still work on campus. I like Davis a lot, I spent a summer there during high school and had a great time living in the Tercero dorms. I hope you're prepared for the slight climate difference between Davis and London! I think I'll be OK, as I'm used to fog and gloom, being so close to San Francisco.

Also, I take exception to the assertion that education in the U.S. is particularly expensive, at least as a rule - keep in mind that Berkeley is still $6500 a year for undergrads and less than $8000 for graduates. Pretty reasonable, no? So quality and affordability are not necessarily mutually exclusive concepts in the U.S. higher education system.
Well, I got a good UC education at a good price in terms of U.S. standards....but I'm sure that many U.K. students might view even UC prices as being pretty expensive.

I think it is well worth it...in the end...
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Well, I got a good UC education at a good price in terms of U.S. standards....but I'm sure that many U.K. students might view even UC prices as being pretty expensive.

I think it is well worth it...in the end...
are you under- or postgraduate??
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It isn't luck. It's Socialism.
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I think UCL is the place to go for a good degree and a great time. LSE dont have a law society and so lack the cohesion.. and besides.. UCL havea special Freshers FORTNIGHT for law students!!!
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Here is what it says on my UCAS online form from LSE.

"Unconditional offer 17 Mar

This offer is valid only on the basis of your having overseas fee status: it may be reassessed if your fee status changes. See also a letter sent by the Institution."

**I'm just wondering if the whole overseas status thing is a major factor in their decision....are they accepting me simply because I can pay more as an internation student**

feel like I am being used by LSE...haha but I don't really care
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Here is what it says on my UCAS online form from LSE.

"Unconditional offer 17 Mar

This offer is valid only on the basis of your having overseas fee status: it may be reassessed if your fee status changes. See also a letter sent by the Institution.

**I'm just wondering if the whole overseas status thing is a major factor in their decision....are they accepting me because I can pay more as an internation student**"

feel like I am being used by LSE...haha but I don't really care
no way! they love you mate
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