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    Hey guys, I'm really depressed at the moment. Yesterday was supposed to be my graduation ceremony. However I was not eligible to attend since I failed two modules and need to re-sit in late August. Going onto facebook just made me feel even worse when I saw my classmates' photos taken yesterday at the graduation ceremony.
    Anyway...my situation now is that even if I pass both of my re-sits, I will still, only get a third for my LLB. I understand with a third, it is almost impossible to secure a TC. However, I still want to do the LPC, because at the end of day, I want to return to my home country Hong Kong and practice there. It is much more difficult and competitive to be admitted into Universities in Hong Kong to do the course which is equivalent to LPC in the UK called PCLL. Therefore, I'm hoping a completion of the LPC will give me extra credits for my PCLL application.
    I'm planning to apply for a course called LLM LPC at the University of Law (Manchester). What I'm concerned now is that I will not have my re-sit results until Mid-September and the LPC course will commence at the beginning of September! Does it mean I can only apply next year?! I'm very annoyed with the system, I do not understand why the re-sit period has to be so late. It didn't just take away my opportunity to attend graduation ceremony with my classmates, it also affected my plans dramatically! I have also noticed that the BPP Law School has a January entrance, however it clearly stated on the website that they will not accept third class hons holders. Should I bother applying?

    Please advise and thanks!
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    (Original post by Chung_Ad)
    Hey guys, I'm really depressed at the moment. Yesterday was supposed to be my graduation ceremony. However I was not eligible to attend since I failed two modules and need to re-sit in late August. Going onto facebook just made me feel even worse when I saw my classmates' photos taken yesterday at the graduation ceremony.
    Anyway...my situation now is that even if I pass both of my re-sits, I will still, only get a third for my LLB. I understand with a third, it is almost impossible to secure a TC. However, I still want to do the LPC, because at the end of day, I want to return to my home country Hong Kong and practice there. It is much more difficult and competitive to be admitted into Universities in Hong Kong to do the course which is equivalent to LPC in the UK called PCLL. Therefore, I'm hoping a completion of the LPC will give me extra credits for my PCLL application.
    I'm planning to apply for a course called LLM LPC at the University of Law (Manchester). What I'm concerned now is that I will not have my re-sit results until Mid-September and the LPC course will commence at the beginning of September! Does it mean I can only apply next year?! I'm very annoyed with the system, I do not understand why the re-sit period has to be so late. It didn't just take away my opportunity to attend graduation ceremony with my classmates, it also affected my plans dramatically! I have also noticed that the BPP Law School has a January entrance, however it clearly stated on the website that they will not accept third class hons holders. Should I bother applying?

    Please advise and thanks!

    I don't know much about law other than what I hear from friends children who are doing it.

    I think you need a reality check. You are probably never going to become a lawyer. I don't understand how you are able to do resist at the end of your degree. A third - as you say will not get you training contracts. my niece has a 2:1 and has not managed to get one. My friend's daughter has a 2:1 and only managed to get one training contract. She did her LPC and then has not got a job - she is now in a totally different field.

    You need to realise that you did not work hard enough for your degree which is why you have a third.

    You have to change direction. It is still possible to be successful with a third - you just have to work harder. Sorry but it is true
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    I don't know much about law other than what I hear from friends children who are doing it.

    I think you need a reality check. You are probably never going to become a lawyer. I don't understand how you are able to do resist at the end of your degree. A third - as you say will not get you training contracts. my niece has a 2:1 and has not managed to get one. My friend's daughter has a 2:1 and only managed to get one training contract. She did her LPC and then has not got a job - she is now in a totally different field.

    You need to realise that you did not work hard enough for your degree which is why you have a third.

    You have to change direction. It is still possible to be successful with a third - you just have to work harder. Sorry but it is true
    Firstly, Thanks for replying.
    As I said, I do realize that with a third, it is almost impossible to secure a TC. However, my aim now is to pass my re-sits, complete the LPC course and then hopefully get into the PCLL program in Hong Kong. As long as I pass my PCLL in the future, I will not need to worry about securing a TC, because my parents have connections with law firms in Hong Kong.
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    Never give up. Learn from mistakes and keep battling..
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    Do fast track with a Jan start? You can't start the LPC without proof of either GDL or a QLD because you need those in order to be SRA registered.

    To be blunt the system's not set up for people who fail, unless you have some serious mitigation you've either not worked hard enough or aren't bright enough so being a lawyer may not be in the interests of either you or your future clients.
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    (Original post by Chung_Ad)
    Hey guys, I'm really depressed at the moment. Yesterday was supposed to be my graduation ceremony. However I was not eligible to attend since I failed two modules and need to re-sit in late August. Going onto facebook just made me feel even worse when I saw my classmates' photos taken yesterday at the graduation ceremony.
    Anyway...my situation now is that even if I pass both of my re-sits, I will still, only get a third for my LLB. I understand with a third, it is almost impossible to secure a TC. However, I still want to do the LPC, because at the end of day, I want to return to my home country Hong Kong and practice there. It is much more difficult and competitive to be admitted into Universities in Hong Kong to do the course which is equivalent to LPC in the UK called PCLL. Therefore, I'm hoping a completion of the LPC will give me extra credits for my PCLL application.
    I'm planning to apply for a course called LLM LPC at the University of Law (Manchester). What I'm concerned now is that I will not have my re-sit results until Mid-September and the LPC course will commence at the beginning of September! Does it mean I can only apply next year?! I'm very annoyed with the system, I do not understand why the re-sit period has to be so late. It didn't just take away my opportunity to attend graduation ceremony with my classmates, it also affected my plans dramatically! I have also noticed that the BPP Law School has a January entrance, however it clearly stated on the website that they will not accept third class hons holders. Should I bother applying?

    Please advise and thanks!
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    Law is a very rigorous degree which is why, in addition to taking a level law, I am doing some pre reading on contract, Tort and land law (1st year modules), have some work experience lined up, am becoming commercially aware through reading economists guides to financial markets, and have already looked into the dates of first year insight days/schemes and penultimate year training contracts. Not to blow my own trumpet, but I am 2 years ahead of many (not most at no stretch) about to start a law degree. What I have noticed with people I know who completed law, secured training contracts but then dropped out is that they had no prior passion of learning the law before. This is a key ingredient which seems you are missing OP, if there is no passion for your subject, how are you going to achieve a decent grade I.e 1:1, 2:1? For me my aim is a city law firm. With a 3rd it seems unlikely you will ever become a lawyer tbh, but I guess with law it's not what you know but who you know so if you say like you have contacts get experience and try practicing
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    Hi Chung_Ad

    As your exams are before the start of the course and your results come out within the first 6 weeks of the course you will still be able to start the LPC this year. Please go ahead and apply as normal.

    You can apply right up to the course start date, however we recommend applying as soon as possible to secure your place.

    If you have any questions please give our admission team a call on 0800 289 997 or email.

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    (Original post by Chung_Ad)
    However, I still want to do the LPC, because at the end of day, I want to return to my home country Hong Kong and practice there.
    Hong Kong is where the money's at.
    The legal fraternity in UK is in a disarray.
    What you earn a year in Hong Kong will take a British trainee barrister/solicitor a few years to do the same.
    Focus on what you need to do to achieve your dreams and ambitions.

    This forum is not the place to ask such important questions.
    speak to your past or current lecturers.
    they will be able to give you substantiated advice as compared to substandard ones you may get on here.
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      (Original post by Maura Kat)
      Hong Kong is where the money's at.
      The legal fraternity in UK is in a disarray.
      What you earn a year in Hong Kong will take a British trainee barrister/solicitor a few years to do the same.
      Focus on what you need to do to achieve your dreams and ambitions.

      This forum is not the place to ask such important questions.
      speak to your past or current lecturers.
      they will be able to give you substantiated advice as compared to substandard ones you may get on here.
      Indeed.
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      Law is a highly competitive field to get into to start with. If you work hard enough for anything you will get it. In terms of the LLM LPC it can't do you any harm applying for it, you may need to explain your situation and take it from there. Otherwise it may be worth applying for a non LPC taught LLM and then applying for the LPC if you do well.
      Don't worry about your friends or graduation etc. focus on yourself and you'll be fine.
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      Well, I try not to be offensive but I don't wonder why you could only get a third. If you spend a minute searching the statutory requirement for PCLL admission on Google, you will realize the minimum threshold for PCLL admission is a 2:2 degree. This is a statutory requirement to which there is no exception. Let alone the fact that a 2:1 law degree nowadays doesn't guarantee you a chance of being admitted.
     
     
     
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