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    Just need to know if I need to do more (obviously I will, but need to know if I'm behind on it all!)
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    Lawyer is a general term. Solicitor is usually the one who is with you at police interviews, barristers are the ones with the outfits and wigs in courts. Not an exact rule but that's what you notice on TV and stuff.
    ah ha - always wondered that! thanks
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    Is anyone currently doing a Law degree?
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    (Original post by Misbah Imtiaz)
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    Just need to know if I need to do more (obviously I will, but need to know if I'm behind on it all!)
    How much more have you done?
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    I've only done 2! One placement was at a solicitors office for 2 weeks and the other at Manchester CPS.

    I was going to apply this year for a city firm, but decided it was best for me to wait and start uni and then apply for experience during the Christmas/Easter break. Eversheds (along with a lot of other firms) said that I should apply when uni started before Jan. (deadline) They also said that they would get in touch and remind me when to apply.
    My mate is doing a summer work placement at Addleshaw and Goddard and she's getting paid for it too!! They also said that her position would stil be open to her when she comes back from university. How lucky is she!
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    (Original post by Misbah Imtiaz)
    I've only done 2! One placement was at a solicitors office for 2 weeks and the other at Manchester CPS.

    I was going to apply this year for a city firm, but decided it was best for me to wait and start uni and then apply for experience during the Christmas/Easter break. Eversheds (along with a lot of other firms) said that I should apply when uni started before Jan. (deadline) They also said that they would get in touch and remind me when to apply.
    My mate is doing a summer work placement at Addleshaw and Goddard and she's getting paid for it too!! They also said that her position would stil be open to her when she comes back from university. How lucky is she!
    I would say that you have done more than enough. I'd only look for work placements at chambers if they specialise in the areas I'm interested in. Yes your mate is lucky. Whilst they said they will remind you, don't forget about them just in case.

    You know it is nice to work for £££ for a change. Unless, of course, you live off your parents!
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    Yeah, I might start to look at Chambers too. However, I don't think in the future I would go on to do the BVC and become a barrister. I reckon I'd be content with being a solicitor Its just off the advice of my cousin (he works for Clifford Chance). Anyway, I don't think they have barristers for International/EU Law...(the area that I'm interested in..though I have left my options open)
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    (Original post by Misbah Imtiaz)
    Yeah, I might start to look at Chambers too. However, I don't think in the future I would go on to do the BVC and become a barrister. I reckon I'd be content with being a solicitor Its just off the advice of my cousin (he works for Clifford Chance)

    You could say that my parents are funding me!
    Someone's content for a change! You get other users who are so predantic (sp) on whether to go to Oxford or Cambridge or individual colleges within! Some people should just be happy that they bloody got in

    Personally it's better in a way for solicitors as there are guaranteed places (bad memory now) for LPC courses if you get 2:1 or above. This does not happen with the BVC. Presumably because of the numbers of each profession - solicitor = 80,000; barrister = 10,000 in England and Wales. Plus if you're a solicitor and fancy higher court work you can train to gain rights of audience and become a solicitor-advocate anyway.
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    Someone's content for a change! You get other users who are so predantic (sp) on whether to go to Oxford or Cambridge or individual colleges within! Some people should just be happy that they bloody got in

    Personally it's better in a way for solicitors as there are guaranteed places (bad memory now) for LPC courses if you get 2:1 or above. This does not happen with the BVC. Presumably because of the numbers of each profession - solicitor = 80,000; barrister = 10,000 in England and Wales. Plus if you're a solicitor and fancy higher court work you can train to gain rights of audience and become a solicitor-advocate anyway.
    Very True!

    I'm a bit weary of being a solicitor advocate - my teacher told me that they have been sneered at in court because they are not regarded as the real thing. Then again, a judge who actually expressed this has been penalised.
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    (Original post by Misbah Imtiaz)
    Very True!

    I'm a bit weary of being a solicitor advocate - my teacher told me that they have been sneered at in court because they are not regarded as the real thing. Then again, a judge who actually expressed this has been penalised.
    Attitudes are changing, slowly but by the time we graduate it should have progressed further.

    Solicitor firms are fussy if students have an LLM, whether they have been to LSE or UCL.

    ILEX is not regarded as a decent route to get qualified, yet some decent lawyers who trained in that route are coming through.

    It seems that judges sneer at those who do not come from Oxbridge or other top top unis in other countries but look at Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief Justice, and Lord Nicholls a law lord - both from UCL and Liverpool repsectively, and both are judges of 'high order'.

    Students who take the CPE course are also frowned upon, yet their pass rates are better than normal LLB students.

    Open University is frowned upon too and seen not as a university at all. Yet Lord Bridge, another law lord, gained a degree from there.

    Then again I would sneer at them back because one of their brothers didn't know who Gazza is
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    Attitudes are changing, slowly but by the time we graduate it should have progressed further.

    Solicitor firms are fussy if students have an LLM, whether they have been to LSE or UCL.

    ILEX is not regarded as a decent route to get qualified, yet some decent lawyers who trained in that route are coming through.

    It seems that judges sneer at those who do not come from Oxbridge or other top top unis in other countries but look at Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief Justice, and Lord Nicholls a law lord - both from UCL and Liverpool repsectively, and both are judges of 'high order'.

    Students who take the CPE course are also frowned upon, yet their pass rates are better than normal LLB students.

    Open University is frowned upon too and seen not as a university at all. Yet Lord Bridge, another law lord, gained a degree from there.

    Then again I would sneer at them back because one of their brothers didn't know who Gazza is
    haha
    My mate is going the ILEX route - she has been working in a law firm for 2yrs now, I think. Are you going the ILEX route too or university?
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    (Original post by Misbah Imtiaz)
    haha
    My mate is going the ILEX route - she has been working in a law firm for 2yrs now, I think. Are you going the ILEX route too or university?
    University - greater freedom on what I can learn whilst still studying the compulsory subjects and experience a life at university etc. ILEX material itself doesn't interest me too much, it's more solicitor style work than barrister.
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    hey can i plz join too? i don do law yet but im doing it in sept at uni! LLB at APU!!
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    What university are you at?

    I'm going (hopefully) in Sept. Quite a few of my mates are doing law - 1 is going Oxford, 1 at Durham and the other is going to Newcastle.
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    APU! im the only person i know going ther and i hope to get 5As so im not sure why noone else wants to go ther, cos its a great uni
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    APU! im the only person i know going ther and i hope to get 5As so im not sure why noone else wants to go ther, cos its a great uni
    Which uni is that? Sorry! 5 As! :eek: Thats demanding!
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    (Original post by magiccarpet)
    hey can i plz join too? i don do law yet but im doing it in sept at uni! LLB at APU!!
    You've been added and welcome
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    (Original post by Misbah Imtiaz)
    Which uni is that? Sorry!
    Anglia Polytechnic I think it's called without looking it up. I looked at their prospectus and didn't think too much of it, but then that is just me, and I did the same for LSE too. Mind you Oxford's prospectus could be a lot better if they put more effort into writing them. That's what I liked about Liverpool
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    Oh right! I thought it was, I'm hoping to be going Leeds this Sept. by the way. Most of my college is actually!
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    (Original post by Misbah Imtiaz)
    Oh right! I thought it was, I'm hoping to be going Leeds this Sept. by the way. Most of my college is actually!
    WTF someone who is hoping to go to a university which is not Oxbridge or LSE. Blimey!
 
 
 
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