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    Ill be applying in September for law, just wanted to know peoples opinions about Hull for law?
    thanks
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    I will be going into my 2nd year at Hull studying the LLB, I would recommend the university to you as I have had a brilliant time so far. The modules we covered in first year were all interesting and well delivered by the teaching staff. The seminars really allow you to develop your knowledge and test yourself and see how you are doing compared to other students.

    The Law department is definitely one of the key strength of the University and has deservedly been ranked favorably in recent university tables. Academically, I don't think you will find anything lacking at Hull, the texts we have been set to read are amongst the same as my friends at other universities such as Sheffield, ucl etc. The library is also well stocked and we were taught how to use Westlax and Lexis search engines to research cases at the start of the year.

    The university is campus based with all buildings on one site, this creates a nice atmosphere where you can bump into friends on other courses on a regular basis. You really feel part of the university and the students union hosts a number of extra-curricular activities to get involved in.

    The law school also organises competitions such as mooting, client interviewing and negotiating allowing students to develop communication skills and advocacy skills which firms and chambers will welcome.

    The negative parts may be that the law society could organise more events and be a bit more active. Also despite the Law schools good academic standing and quality of research, it may not be considered as good as other well known red-brick universities by the large commercial firms. However, having said that, the university provides everything a student would need to build a strong foundation and gain a good degree. If you are prepared to put the work in and make your application stand out I don't believe Hull's reputation would be too much of a hindrance when it comes to applications. I have also heard there’s a good careers service on campus, which I intend to make use of in the coming year and we do get commercial law firms attending our law fare.


    Feel free to ask any other questions you may have, and best of luck with your applications.
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    That was helpful thanks
    what grades did you get in with?
    whats your opinion of the night life?
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    That was very informing skdoc. I have to thank you as well.

    Is it possible to attend the BVC after graduation from Hull?

    With good grades, would the University Mark be an issue to get accepted?

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    I'm sure it is, but you'll need a first I'm assuming.
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    A member of this forum is doing a postgrad law course at oxford after graduating with a 1st from hull
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    Laura something if I remember correctly.
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    You could do the BVC with less han a first, whether you'd get a pupillage or not is a different matter. Some people on here are way too first orientated. I doubt it's much easier to get a first from Hull as it is from Oxford.
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    (Original post by TRB)
    Its Yorkshire Laura, shes somewhat of a legal genius. Not on this forum much recently.
    Steady on.
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    (Original post by Lewisy-boy)
    You could do the BVC with less han a first, whether you'd get a pupillage or not is a different matter. Some people on here are way too first orientated. I doubt it's much easier to get a first from Hull as it is from Oxford.
    What, exactly, is a first?

    Is it another word for the best student in a class?

    In that case, I agree with you.
    The students at Hull seem very motivated and intelligent, no matter uni's position in the league tables.
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    First class is the best degree you can get (at most unis), like an uber 2:1. Think of it as the kid in your class at school who got AAAAAAAAA, because AAA is just too easy lol.
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    But isn't getting a first in Law nearly impossible?
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    It is very hard, yes, nigh on impossible, no.
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    That's coming from someone who, by all rights, should get one.
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    (Original post by Lewisy-boy)
    First class is the best degree you can get (at most unis), like an uber 2:1. Think of it as the kid in your class at school who got AAAAAAAAA, because AAA is just too easy lol.
    Ah, I see. (Although I'm not too familiar with the british A2 Grading-System)

    Well, that's not an easy one I guess. 2:1 is needed to get into an Inn of Court, in general?
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    (Original post by Mike_P)

    Well, that's not an easy one I guess. 2:1 is needed to get into an Inn of Court, in general?
    2:2 is needed to get into an Inn of Court, if I remember correctly.
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    (Original post by LAURENNN_X)
    That was helpful thanks
    what grades did you get in with?
    whats your opinion of the night life?
    I achieved BCC in Bio,Maths,Chem although I did have mitigating circum in my A2 year. AS i had AAB. Despite coming from a science background, I've found all the staff to be really helpful and have passed first year with 2.1 average so I am really happy here.

    Night life is great here too being amongst the cheapest in the UK, the university hosts it's own nightclub which is based on campus and I am sure it has won some awards. The whole area surrounding the university is very student focused, there are clubs and bars,pubs and a lot of take-aways. City centre is about 20mins bus journey away, which already has impressive Princess Quay shopping centre and theres a new one about to open this autumn. If you go to the city you'll notice the massive amount of regeneration and investment going on, hence the future is bright! there are plenty of other nightclubs, casinos, cinema, ice ring there too.

    To be honest though, despite what you hear and read, theres nothing like visiting the university yourself and experiencing it first hand. If you can, attend an open day and meet the students and staff and judge for yourself.
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    Hull has Patrick Burkinshaw who is the UK's leader in the Freedom of Information legislation/ Select Committee Advisor. Don't know about the School though
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    (Original post by Sarkozy_Pozy)
    Hull has Patrick Burkinshaw who is the UK's leader in the Freedom of Information legislation/ Select Committee Advisor. Don't know about the School though
    Professor Birkinshaw is ace! the only lecturer (along with Peter Paulden) who doesnt make me fall asleep in his lectures...
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    Your right I am not on here as much lately but if you wish to know anything about Hull, then PM me.

    One of the joys about the Law School at Hull is the fact that it is centralised which makes it quite a community of lawyers. With it being relatively small, there is always plenty of help on hand for keen students. Provided you put the hours in people go out of their way to help you. Having experienced ill health during my degree this helped no end and certainly persuades me to suggest that Hull does not deserve ruling out completely. I doubt I could have got through my degree at the end without so much support after being unwell. I think its fair to say its a redbrick university with standards and does its best to bring the best out of people

    Its weighing up the pro's and con's but the fact that it is smaller makes it easier to get to know lots of people who will be keen to show an interest in your work.

    It might not be the best choice if you are determined to go to the City but in academic terms there are some widely published scholars and it has an outstanding research rating. CWTF, widely published in Consumer/Commercial Law, infact visits this site occasionally.

    Re: The Law Society, that varies from year to year depending on who is in charge. There is normally a large trip to York at the end of the year where we hire a boat and have a party by the River but, don't ask me, I was too busy swotting then.
 
 
 
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