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    which is better. I need to firm one of them for law. Ive visited them both and like them equally. The course content is interesting at both so what it comes down to is reputation.
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    (Original post by StarkRob)
    The course content is interesting at both so what it comes down to is reputation.
    why would it then come down to that?

    More important considerations might include the fact that one is in central London, the other in a provincial city. Or that the one is in a small and rather niche school with a very distinctive 'personality', the other in a more ordinary type of university. Or that there will be considerable differences in living costs...
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    why would it then come down to that?

    More important considerations might include the fact that one is in central London, the other in a provincial city. Or that the one is in a small and rather niche school with a very distinctive 'personality', the other in a more ordinary type of university. Or that there will be considerable differences in living costs...
    I've already considered all of that which is why reputation is what it comes down to. Which do you think is better?
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    (Original post by StarkRob)
    I've already considered all of that which is why reputation is what it comes down to. Which do you think is better?
    3 years ago? Now? Or 3 years from now?

    Unless there is a consensus view of a significant and difference in quality between two courses, and if there were here then you'd know it, then this isn't the way to choose.
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    (Original post by cambio wechsel)
    3 years ago? Now? Or 3 years from now?

    Unless there is a consensus view of a significant and difference in quality between two courses, and if there were here then you'd know it, then this isn't the way to choose.
    Now, could ya just give me an answer?
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    (Original post by StarkRob)
    Now, could ya just give me an answer?
    Only you can do that, tbh. One is a decent apple, one is a decent orange - both perfectly healthy fruit. Which do you like.

    However, you do not have to take this decision for a few months. Why agonise about it now???
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    Only you can do that, tbh. One is a decent apple, one is a decent orange - both perfectly healthy fruit. Which do you like.

    However, you do not have to take this decision for a few months. Why agonise about it now???
    because I'll have to decide eventually so I should start now. Okay let me make this simpler for you. If you HAD to pick one which would it be?
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    (Original post by StarkRob)
    because I'll have to decide eventually so I should start now. Okay let me make this simpler for you. If you HAD to pick one which would it be?
    I agree you should start, but you don't have to be as impatient as you appear to be.

    As you have so kindly 'made it simpler for me', I will say this: I know nothing about law courses, but in the past I have received applications and made decisions regarding journalists at a large media organisation. If I saw either Leicester or SOAS my reaction would have been 'ok, fine' - not 'wow, that's interesting' nor 'are you serious?'
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    (Original post by ageshallnot)
    I agree you should start, but you don't have to be as impatient as you appear to be.

    As you have so kindly 'made it simpler for me', I will say this: I know nothing about law courses, but in the past I have received applications and made decisions regarding journalists at a large media organisation. If I saw either Leicester or SOAS my reaction would have been 'ok, fine' - not 'wow, that's interesting' nor 'are you serious?'
    You should become a politician. You seem awfully good at avoiding questions and beating around the bush.

    Leicester or SOAS.
    choose NOW!
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    (Original post by StarkRob)
    You should become a politician. You seem awfully good at avoiding questions and beating around the bush.

    Leicester or SOAS.
    choose NOW!
    I have too many principles!!!

    I know nothing about their respective law courses. If you were applying for a subject in which either specialises, e.g. an oriental language at SOAS, I would choose that one. As it is I decline to make a decision on the grounds that it would be worthless. (Which is probably the case for most opinions voiced on this choice unless backed by direct experience.)
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    (Original post by StarkRob)
    which is better. I need to firm one of them for law. Ive visited them both and like them equally. The course content is interesting at both so what it comes down to is reputation.
    Leicester is growing in popularity and has amazing facilities such as the library. The king Richard thing has given the uni a lot more credibility and funding. so even if your course doesn't have anything to do with the discovery, there will be more opportunities being tied to that uni.

    also, the transport system to the uni accommodation is really good and the halls are in the richest part of the city if that interests you.

    I study at the adjoining college and so I get to use the uni for my studies.

    I would choose it but maybe some people would call me biased....

    Anyhoo... do tell us what you pick in the end :ahee:
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    Lots of good and constructive posts in this thread. OP, go to the unis and make a gut decision.
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    Lots of good and constructive posts in this thread. OP, go to the unis and make a gut decision.
    I went to both and like them both equally.
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    (Original post by StarkRob)
    I went to both and like them both equally.
    What is your gut instinct telling you?
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    What is your gut instinct telling you?
    oh lord not another one. Please just give me an answer I'm asking for your opinion.
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    I find Leicester quite a boring city (my opinion). London would be way more exciting but also more expensive.
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    SOAS law program is a bit too SOAS, as in some of the modules are tailored to fit the "oriental" or "african" criterion, eg. African Union law, conflicts of laws (with reference to the Mid East). On the other hand, Leicester runs the usual law program any other uni would.

    Also, the class profile in SOAS shows that it's largely multicultural, with Pakistani students representing the law student population the most. Leicester I believe should be quite monotonously white.

    Reputation wise, SOAS law is no oxbridge, not even at par with KCL or UCL or LSE, but so is Leicester. So it really doesn't matter.

    I'd say SOAS though, just because it's a London uni, a cultural cauldron and where opportunities are in abundance.
 
 
 

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