I'm a Scottish School Student atm, sat my Higher's (5) and awaiting those daunting results. My dilemma, (or to-be dilemma) is that I want to qualify as a solicitor in England for various personal reasons - I like certain areas, I want to work in London in large firms. Nevertheless, my options seem rather limited in Scotland. There are courses at Aberdeen, Strathclyde & Dundee Uni's which are dual qualifying; yet, I feel those aren't too prestigious, highly regarded, nor great Uni's for Law. Edinburgh & Glasgow, on the other hand, are. Those two only have LLB Scots Law. I know there is the conversion courses but this seems such a hassle (is this true? Has anyone went through this and could inform me of any details?) I would never rule out an English University. Yet, many mediocre Uni's in England ask for ridiculous entry requirements for us Scots - AAAAA at Higher and AAA at Advanced Higher. Which I don't think is worth the ranking of the uni. Fair enough at the prestige ones, though.
Opinions on what I could do come my ucas application in September? Thank you in advance. 😊
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- 22-07-2014 23:41
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- 31-07-2014 18:55
Hi, I'm starting uni this year and this is something i've put a lot of thought into. I never applied/visited glasgow or edinburgh uni, but I know people who have applied with a really good set of highers (AABBB/AAABB) and were rejected. I've firmed Aberdeen who are third best in Scotland for Law: http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...Scotland&s=Law . They do offer a dual qualifier, they do more than just scots/eng. they do things link french law and things, worth a look. I think I may have left it too late to switch to the dual, but if i can i'm going to do it as it's totally worth the effort now, rather than qualifying in scots then having to do a 2year eng qualifier.
I imagine there are downfalls to doing the dual, but from what i've read they don't match the positives. I say go for it!