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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    As an undergraduate I would go for Durham, personally. You'll have ample opportunity to experience London when you start work, if you intend to work there, and you'll be better able to do so because you'll be better funded (if your financial circumstances are similar to those of most students). Do your undergraduate degree somewhere pleasant and quiet and save the bustle and expense of London for later. The reputation differences between the universities you mention won't make a material difference to your ability to find the employment you want.
    Exactly my reasoning!

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    (Original post by blackbluegreen)
    For someone with no previous connections to the law, my first interactions with lawyers and judges was intimidating. Now I feel perfectly comfortable in chambers, in courts, working with solicitors, doing research work for practitioners etc. I feel comfortable with both the environment and the people.
    You say all this as though you can't just jump on a train from any provincial university to do vac schemes, mini-pupillages, marshalling, open days, or anything else you like, even setting aside the fact that law fairs and other law-related events go on at good universities all around the country.

    This may add to your costs, but it will still be cheaper than paying to live in London through the year.

    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    Reputation - the trio of LSE/UCL/King's may edge out Durham, Nottingham etc. ever so slightly in terms of internationl name recognition - which is important to me, as I'm considering moving to the US or Greece at some point in the future
    The point about international rep is a fair one, and if you think you may want to work outside the UK is something to consider.

    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Exactly my reasoning!
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    (Original post by oli19919)
    Depends which uni you go to. If you study it at Universiy of Sunderland then I agree, anywhere like Durham/Bristol/UCL then you're clearly mistaken


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    STEM courses at London met > law at UCL
 
 
 
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