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    Im not sure whether law is a respected a level for a law degree or not. I've looked at a list of hard and soft subjects and if I've read this list right I think it says that law is respected if only if you're taking either law or land development. However many people on this site and in real life seem to say law isn't a respected a level and will put you at a disadvantage when applying to study law. Is this true and have I somehow misread this list?

    This is the list I've been using
    https://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/index.php?pageid=604
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    You shouldn't take law; you should takes something like maths, a science, a language, geography, history, English, etc. Realistically there are going to be people with 4 of the subjects in the respected list and they will have a big advantage over someone with 2 or 3. What other subjects have you chosen and where would you want to go university-wise?
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    Law will not put you at a disadvantage, though I'd recommend doing two subjects from the likes of History, English, Languages, Sciences, Maths etc. along with it.

    The whole thing comes from some time ago (before I applied, and I'm 23) when a few law schools (LSE, Notts, Manc, I think some Oxbridge colleges too maybe) said they felt it restricted students' view of law. They have all now reneged on that and most view it as perfectly neutral:
    http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects...-W-UNI-LAW.PDF

    This is different to many degrees, such as History, where the A Level is actively desirable or a necessity, but it's not a negative.
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    (Original post by Groundearth)
    You shouldn't take law; you should takes something like maths, a science, a language, geography, history, English, etc. Realistically there are going to be people with 4 of the subjects in the respected list and they will have a big advantage over someone with 2 or 3. What other subjects have you chosen and where would you want to go university-wise?
    There about 4 Cam lawyers on here with A Level law, and I'm sure many more in real life, if there is an advantage to not doing it (and the link above suggests there isn't) it can't be that huge, as lots of people manage to overcome it.
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    A Level Law is either loved or hated by University Admission Officers. It can be a good subject to pick as it builds up foundations and introduces key concepts of law which could potentially be helpful when studying it at University. However, A Level Law can differ from the actual course as well as some universities wanting to teach Law from basics in first year. If you do decide to pick it for A Level, try to take it as an extra subject if applying to prestigious universities like Oxbridge etc, as they prefer traditional subjects like English and History for Law. Universities like Liverpool, Leeds, York and Leicester accept Law A Level as a strong subject.
    All in all, it really depends on what university you apply for. Some accept it, some don't. As for me, Law A Level is great and I myself have done it as an additional subject. It offers an insight to law as well as teaching key terminology which will be helpful when I start my Law Degree.
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    Lol at the people that think taking Law will mean your application is completely invalid and will be binned instantly.

    Law has no specific subject requirements. Law would be fine to take as long as your other subjects are suitable for the course


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