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    (Original post by phil1988)
    hey sorry i've taken so long to reply i've been on hol!! but i'd certainly like to join your law society if that's ok
    just wondering, who's the youngest member? i've just got my gcse results.
    Not sure on the youngest member. I might be one of the oldest. I'll add you to the members' list
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    I would like to join the Law Society. I will apply for LLB programmes in England for 2005 entry. I have been reading " The Justice Game" by Geoffrey Robertson recently. Does anyone have a read on it? Or any suggestion on any book about Law? Nevertheless, i am doing Chemistry, Physics and Math. Am i not "art" enough to apply for Law? I insist apply for law because i like English and Public Speaking. Any advise or opinion?
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    (Original post by ccccecil)
    I would like to join the Law Society.
    Welcome, I'll add you to the list

    (Original post by ccccecil)
    I have been reading " The Justice Game" by Geoffrey Robertson recently. Does anyone have a read on it?
    How did you find the book?

    (Original post by ccccecil)
    Or any suggestion on any book about Law?
    I'd recommend Lord Denning's book, The Discipline of Law.

    (Original post by ccccecil)
    Nevertheless, i am doing Chemistry, Physics and Math. Am i not "art" enough to apply for Law?
    Not at all. Many law graduates have a scientific background, this seems to be the case with specialists in intellectual property. It may be handy using an art subject which require similar skills such as history, politics etc but it's not a necessity.

    (Original post by ccccecil)
    I insist apply for law because i like English and Public Speaking. Any advise or opinion?
    What about politics?
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    I'll join. Just graduated with a LLB from UCL (first class - sorry, really proud of it!). :-) Got a few training contract offers from various Magic Circle firms last summer, picked Allen & Overy. Now dreading the ridiculous City LPC (mandatory course for all trainee solicitors at the eight top corporate law firms). More looking forward to helping out on the UCL Laws Faculty admissions panel for undergraduate entry in Sept 2005! :-)
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    (Original post by lawgrad)
    I'll join. Just graduated with a LLB from UCL (first class - sorry, really proud of it!). :-) Got a few training contract offers from various Magic Circle firms last summer, picked Allen & Overy. Now dreading the ridiculous City LPC (mandatory course for all trainee solicitors at the eight top corporate law firms). More looking forward to helping out on the UCL Laws Faculty admissions panel for undergraduate entry in Sept 2005! :-)
    Well done on the first! Thats brilliant!
    I keep hearing about these magic circle law firms - is Clifford Chance one of them too?
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    (Original post by lawgrad)
    I'll join.
    I'll add you to the list and welcome.

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    Just graduated with a LLB from UCL (first class - sorry, really proud of it!). :-) Got a few training contract offers from various Magic Circle firms last summer, picked Allen & Overy.
    Well done.

    (Original post by lawgrad)
    Now dreading the ridiculous City LPC (mandatory course for all trainee solicitors at the eight top corporate law firms).
    I prefer the BVC.

    (Original post by lawgrad)
    More looking forward to helping out on the UCL Laws Faculty admissions panel for undergraduate entry in Sept 2005! :-)
    There's a chance I might be applying there you know. Couldn't have any insider knowledge you can tell me have you?
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    (Original post by lawgrad)
    More looking forward to helping out on the UCL Laws Faculty admissions panel for undergraduate entry in Sept 2005! :-)
    !!!

    I think you've just instantly made yourself a lot of forum-friends!
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    (Original post by Misbah Imtiaz)
    Well done on the first! Thats brilliant!
    I keep hearing about these magic circle law firms - is Clifford Chance one of them too?
    I notice some people on this thread frequently use the term 'Magic Circle' (MC) firms, but nobody has actually tried explaining the meaning. I'll humbly try: Magic Circle is a term coined in the early 1990s by some writer in some newspaper/magazine. It was used to refer to five top UK law firms which clearly rose above the rest in terms of work quality, international reach and profitability.

    The five firms are Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Linklaters, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Slaughter & May. Each of these law firms have thousands of lawyers, many offices around the world and hundreds of millions of pounds in annual turnover.

    For our present purposes, we only need to know that they pay their trainee solicitors very well and it is extremely prestigious to be working for them. Nearly half of the trainees will have a chance to be sent on secondment to some romantic overseas office, with a beautiful executive apartment thrown in. Your CV generally has a superior standing in the legal profession if you trained at one of these firms.

    Whew - ok, have I suddenly attracted more people to law? :-)
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    (Original post by muncrun)
    !!!

    I think you've just instantly made yourself a lot of forum-friends!
    Lol. I got help from kind strangers throughout my uni life. I am more than happy to pass on the kindness. (Man, I sound like some cheesy moralist!!)
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    (Original post by lawgrad)
    Whew - ok, have I suddenly attracted more people to law? :-)
    Could be a good thing. Thank you for the definition. Users here also spoke of the top 20 etc and I had no clue so asked for a straight definition, eventually got one
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    (Original post by lawgrad)
    I'll join. Just graduated with a LLB from UCL (first class - sorry, really proud of it!). :-) Got a few training contract offers from various Magic Circle firms last summer, picked Allen & Overy. Now dreading the ridiculous City LPC (mandatory course for all trainee solicitors at the eight top corporate law firms). More looking forward to helping out on the UCL Laws Faculty admissions panel for undergraduate entry in Sept 2005! :-)
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
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    I'd like to join.

    I'm about to start an LLB at Warwick.
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    (Original post by Pingu)
    I'd like to join.
    I'll add you to the list. 100th member btw

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    I'm about to start an LLB at Warwick.
    Cool. I considered Warwick once but for some reason the university didn't appeal to me much.

    PS I remember pingu
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)

    I considered Warwick once but for some reason the university didn't appeal to me much.
    Don't try and put Pingu down too much will you...
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    (Original post by lawgrad)
    I'll join. Just graduated with a LLB from UCL (first class - sorry, really proud of it!). :-) Got a few training contract offers from various Magic Circle firms last summer, picked Allen & Overy. Now dreading the ridiculous City LPC (mandatory course for all trainee solicitors at the eight top corporate law firms). More looking forward to helping out on the UCL Laws Faculty admissions panel for undergraduate entry in Sept 2005! :-)
    That is sheer class mate, well done...now...how hard were those interviews for the MC firms ? and why did you pick A & O and not, say Linklaters or CC ?
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    (Original post by miss_piddles)
    Don't try and put Pingu down too much will you...
    I'm not trying to. He might prefer Warwick to some universities I prefer.
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    (Original post by Pingu)
    I'd like to join.

    I'm about to start an LLB at Warwick.
    Same here, I also want to join the Law Society...

    ...and same here! I'll prolly be meeting you somewhere down the line then.
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    (Original post by Sherman)
    Same here, I also want to join the Law Society...

    ...and same here! I'll prolly be meeting you somewhere down the line then.
    Congratulations on getting in, if you would like to take a seat NDGAARONDI will be along in a minute to enrol you onto the UKL Law Society
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    (Original post by Sherman)
    Same here, I also want to join the Law Society...
    I'll add you to the list.
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    Hey I'd like to join, I'm starting Law at Liverpool in sept.
 
 
 
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