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    Yes, sorry, that disclaimer should've contained Queen's. I was talking about English law schools in England. Queen's in excellent.

    And Newcastle, Exeter are way above QM and Reading for law in the reputation stakes. QM isn't all that good. Anyway, like I say, just check out who recruits where. Newcastle and Exeter each play host to 9 out of the top 10 firms. QM and Reading do not.
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    Who wants to know about their cruddy legal system anyway?
    LOL.

    I will never go to a university in Northern Ireland due to the situation there. I won't go to Scotland either. Wales I wouldn't object to, but England is better
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    (Original post by Vitriol)
    Yes, sorry, that disclaimer should've contained Queen's. I was talking about English law schools in England. Queen's in excellent.

    And Newcastle, Exeter are way above QM and Reading for law in the reputation stakes. QM isn't all that good. Anyway, like I say, just check out who recruits where. Newcastle and Exeter each play host to 9 out of the top 10 firms. QM and Reading do not.
    And what of SOAS? Although I'm diverging slightly from the law to prove a point, David Lammy is a SOAS trained lawyer and went from there to Harvard.

    I'm sure that SOAS graduates who achieve decent degree classifications are better placed than your average Leicester graduate, to be honest.
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    Ok, sorry SOAS instead of Liverpool.

    It's difficult trying to remember everything. :P

    EDIT: I would still place Leicester in the top-20 I think. Not sure though. The other places I'm pretty sure of though. To whoever left out Newcastle and Exeter when compiling his list...what were you thinking? QM is not above those universities.
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    LOL.

    I will never go to a university in Northern Ireland due to the situation there. I won't go to Scotland either. Wales I wouldn't object to, but England is better
    You would probably run into more future difficulties at a London university than at Queens (especially in the current climate...), if you ask me.

    I just object to Scotland because of the necessity to take the CPE in order to practice in England, and the fact that I don't really want to live in Scotland.

    There's nothing wrong with Cardiff at all though, I may put it down as a '6th choice'. It has the added advantage of a decent BVC/LPC setup on site - and it's cheap compared to London!
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    And what of SOAS? Although I'm diverging slightly from the law to prove a point, David Lammy is a SOAS trained lawyer and went from there to Harvard.
    I never knew David Lammy went to SOAS! Apparently Enoch Powell went their aswell, kinda strange........
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    (Original post by Vitriol)
    Ok, sorry SOAS instead of Liverpool.
    SOAS in top 20 over Liverpool? WTF
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    SOAS in top 20 over Liverpool? WTF
    I think everyone just overlooks SOAS due to it's limited size. Just check out where Freshfields, Herbies, Norton Rose et al recruit and make your choice on that basis.
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    I just object to Scotland because of the necessity to take the CPE in order to practice in England, and the fact that I don't really want to live in Scotland.
    It wouldn't surprise me if there is some crazy SNP supporter behind this. This could mean that English students are discouraged from going to Scotland to learn about English law.

    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    There's nothing wrong with Cardiff at all though, I may put it down as a '6th choice'. It has the added advantage of a decent BVC/LPC setup on site - and it's cheap compared to London!
    I had a friend who lived in Cardiff, before she moved back to her home town in Cormwall, and said that Cardiff was a 'student city'. I would probably only think of Cardiff with respect to universities in Wales. London being expensive I feel discourages able applicants.
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    (Original post by Vitriol)
    I think everyone just overlooks SOAS due to it's limited size. Just check out where Freshfields, Herbies, Norton Rose et al recruit and make your choice on that basis.
    Add to that Clifford Chance, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Simmons & Simmons and Linklaters.
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    (Original post by Vitriol)
    I think everyone just overlooks SOAS due to it's limited size. Just check out where Freshfields, Herbies, Norton Rose et al recruit and make your choice on that basis.
    I realise that SOAS are decent, don't get wrong. I'm not one of these people who 'college bash' that you get with students in LSE etc. In fact I would consider them but they specialise in laws from Japan etc which are not that useful to me. I only looked at their website briefly though. They have a decent RAE score too I might add.
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    (Original post by Dajo123)
    PriceWaterhouseCoopers
    Are you determined to get slapped?

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    (Original post by Dajo123)
    Add to that Clifford Chance, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Simmons & Simmons and Linklaters.
    lollers

    I'd rather cut off my right ear than work for Linklaters, but that's just me.
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    I realise that SOAS are decent, don't get wrong. I'm not one of these people who 'college bash' that you get with students in LSE etc. In fact I would consider them but they specialise in laws from Japan etc which are not that useful to me. I only looked at their website briefly though. They have a decent RAE score too I might add.
    This could be a good thing if anything! And it's also a fallacy that SOAS solely specialise in 'exotic' branches of the law too.

    Anyway, you will cover the fundamental aspects of law - invest in that fancy LLM in Cybercrime at Leeds - if you want to move on.
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    Are you determined to get slapped?

    I do not have a clue what could have prompted you to threaten me with physical violence, im deeply shocked and possibly traumatised
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    This could be a good thing if anything! And it's also a fallacy that SOAS solely specialise in 'exotic' branches of the law too
    SOAS is good, its just a shame that the building looks like a 70s multi-storey car park...........
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    (Original post by Dajo123)
    I do not have a clue what could have prompted you to threaten me with physical violence, im deeply shocked and possibly traumatised
    One word: Accountancy. (Come on, it invites physical violence, or at least the hollow threat of it)

    I hate accountancy with such a passion, that I'm tempted to try my level best to get sponsored by PWC or Delloite - and then to shamefully rip them off, by telling them to stuff it in my final year at uni.

    They pay quite a bit on the gap year, give you a nice laptop, some options on a car, a nice lunch at the best sandwich makers in the city, a swish gym...
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    One word: Accountancy. (Come on, it invites physical violence, or at least the hollow threat of it)

    I hate accountancy with such a passion, that I'm tempted to try my level best to get sponsored by PWC or Delloite - and then to shamefully rip them off, by telling them to stuff it in my final year at uni.

    They pay quite a bit on the gap year, give you a nice laptop, some options on a car, a nice lunch at the best sandwich makers in the city, a swish gym...
    LOL, sounds like you may hate something more than Durham itself
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    This could be a good thing if anything! And it's also a fallacy that SOAS solely specialise in 'exotic' branches of the law too.
    Well I did say I briefly looked at their website. The amin reason why I never did a thorough search as that I already applied my 5 universities and only heard about SOAS by picking up a prospectus from a UoL college which showed all their branches. Then I came across them in the Times League tables etc.

    If for some reason I do not make it into university this year I will certainly give their website a thorough look.

    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    invest in that fancy LLM in Cybercrime at Leeds - if you want to move on.
    Whilst chambers may not like this a lot it may be useful in other areas such as the hi-tech squad department for the police. Who knows. But a lot of cybercrime goes undetected and I find cybercrimes more interesting that your standard crimes you learn in your substantive criminal law module in your LL.B studies. Besides, as technology moves on we need to adapt with it. I can imagine talking to some lawyers you graduated from Oxford specialising in some static substantive law area like contract who don't know what a trojan is
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    (Original post by Dajo123)
    LOL, sounds like you may hate something more than Durham itself
    There's only one thing that I hate more than Durham - and that's my own mortality.
 
 
 
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