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My friend has recently come from Japan and he doesn't know much about UK universities. If it won't be too much trouble, please could you tell me a little bit about studying law at these universities and what their reputations are like. Thank you ^^!

1. Manchester
2. Sheffield
3. King's College
4. Nottingham
5. Birmingham
6. Queen Mary

Although this may not matter much, he would also like it if you could list them in roughly most reputable to least reputable. Thank you!
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They are all in the UK's top 30 IMO. However if you want list it in order:

1. Nottingham
2. Manchester (might be 1 in a few years)
3. KCL (IMO over rated overall, but its law and humanities department is very good)
4. Birmingham
5. Queen Mary (Although abroad it would be top along with KCL)
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(Original post by Vincente)
They are all in the UK's top 30 IMO. However if you want list it in order:

1. Nottingham
2. Manchester (might be 1 in a few years)
3. KCL (IMO over rated overall, but its law and humanities department is very good)
4. Birmingham
5. Queen Mary (Although abroad it would be top along with KCL)
I noticed you missed out Sheffield :s Does this mean it is one of those invisible unis that no one knows about? :ninja:
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I agree with the above. In my opinion within the next 5-10 years Manchester will be a top 5-10 uni.
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No idea about law, but I'm applying of both Manchester and Sheffield, so obviously I think they're awesome...
Manchester is a very popular metropolitan university, while Sheffield is... well, in Sheffield. I only applied because of its excellent Russian Department really.
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soz, sheffield would be joint with birmingham at 4th
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I agree with the above. In my opinion within the next 5-10 years Manchester will be a top 5-10 uni.
Thinking about that, it won't be top 5 as Oxbridge, lSE, IC and UCL will take up the top 5 for years to come. Personally I think it will be like Nottingham between 6-15 region yearly. Maybe it depends on the 2008 RAE.
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Thanks for replies. Question number 2 (about Law): My sister is thinking to go to Sheffield to study History, and then do a law conversion there too. do they have preference over students already studying at their university already?......
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oxbridge = oxford and cambridge
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oxbridge = oxford and cambridge
O, silly me I read that as "Oxford" :rolleyes:
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Thanks for replies. Question number 2 (about Law): My sister is thinking to go to Sheffield to study History, and then do a law conversion there too. do they have preference over students already studying at their university already?......
They shouldn't do. History students are the most common students to enter the law profession after law graduates. I think they are more concerned with how well you did for your degree and maybe how good your reference was.
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Not much clued up on Law, but as general universities;

Nottingham
KCL
Manchester
Birmingham
Queen Mary
Sheffield.

I have heard KCL is pretty strong for Law though.... hope this helps...
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Those seem like pretty decent solid choices to me, they all have good reputations.
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They're all good unis, usually between 10 and 20 in the league tables on the whole. I wouldn't want to rank them as they're more or less of a muchness. Although if I had to say one was weaker than the rest it would be Queen Mary, but that's just my subjective, and most probably wrong, opinion.
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I would say 1) Kings 2) Manchester 3) Nottingham ( though thats a close one) 4) Birmingham 5) Sheffield and 6) Queen Mary.

By the way sheffield is a horrible place to live.
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I would say 1) Kings 2) Manchester 3) Nottingham ( though thats a close one) 4) Birmingham 5) Sheffield and 6) Queen Mary.

By the way sheffield is a horrible place to live.
Why?
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Why?
Full of northerners, has a really crap polytechnic in the centre so lots of thickos, lots of council estates, and the centre isn't as good as Leeds or Manchester. There is very little in the way of decent architecture. Its cheapm and the nightlife is quite good compared to Oxford where I am, but thats about all its got going for it. Plus everything is miles away from everything else.
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(Original post by ~Sukhi)
My friend has recently come from Japan and he doesn't know much about UK universities. If it won't be too much trouble, please could you tell me a little bit about studying law at these universities and what their reputations are like. Thank you ^^!

1. Manchester
2. Sheffield
3. King's College
4. Nottingham
5. Birmingham
6. Queen Mary

Although this may not matter much, he would also like it if you could list them in roughly most reputable to least reputable. Thank you!
I'd say:

1) KCL (*very* good for law)
2) Nottingham (not only good for law, but also the LPC and practical courses)
3) Manchester
The other three I reckon are quite close. Sheffield's a good university, QMW has the advantage of being in London (employment-wise - it's where the chambers are) and Birmingham's pretty good as well.
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Yeah, it is quite difficult to get chambers experience in sheffield. although PWC are just opening an office there, and there are quite a few solicitors.
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All very good -

I'd put KCL and Manchester as joint top, with Nottingham a close second (loses out because the city itself isn't that great imo), with the rest close behind - QM, Sheffield and Birmingham.
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