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    (Original post by thirdcultureteen)
    I don't know who you are and what you're going through, but you're obviously suffering in one way or another if you feel the need to bring other people down in this way. Unless you've been in the position of a person who has been rejected in that way, or frankly, in the position of someone who has been seriously considering their future, you have no right to treat someone else that way. I'm very sorry for whatever it is that has made you feel so insecure and bitter that you have decided to attack so many people and their aspirations just from this thread, but it does not justify you treating others in this way and I do sincerely hope that things will get better for you soon.
    I'm generally like that? I'll say it how it is.
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    (Original post by Little Toy Gun)
    Not useless, but most people are incredibly misinformed about its prospects.

    If you study medicine, education, nursing, or most other professional degrees, you can assume you can be a physician, teacher, nurse, or whatever profession you're supposed to be in in the end (even though of course it's still not a guarantee).

    But with a law degree, you're not even getting the license to practise at the end, and you must have it in order to practise (unlike going into accountancy/auditing).
    That is what I was saying. You can only go on to be a lawyer etc. The law degree doesn't make you a lawyer.
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    Well I got an offer to study law at Cambridge Hope that isn't useless xD
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    (Original post by timb1999)
    Well I got an offer to study law at Cambridge Hope that isn't useless xD
    If you want to become a lawyer or even a judge in your career planning, it is surely not. Do you accept the offer? good luck then!
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    (Original post by timb1999)
    Well I got an offer to study law at Cambridge Hope that isn't useless xD
    Well done!!

    2:1 Oxbridge > 1st Anywhere else
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    If you're studying it.

    But that would be equally true for anything else you would study.
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    (Original post by Kallisto)
    If you want to become a lawyer or even a judge in your career planning, it is surely not. Do you accept the offer? good luck then!
    I will definitely accept the offer! I've always wanted to study law. Nothing is pointless if you enjoy it so I don't really understand all of this pessimism. Whoever is interested in law should go study it; doesn't matter where!!
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    (Original post by LisaNikita)
    Apparently there are more people in colleges studying law then there are actual jobs. Is this true?
    I know a law graduate who went to study nursing because the job prospects isn't great.
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    (Original post by timb1999)
    I will definitely accept the offer! I've always wanted to study law. Nothing is pointless if you enjoy it so I don't really understand all of this pessimism. Whoever is interested in law should go study it; doesn't matter where!!
    Right. If everyone would study what has the best chances in terms of getting a job, there would be so many people specialized in certain professions and too little people specialized in another professions. A society with such a lack of equilibrium has a rough ride to endure.
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    (Original post by LisaNikita)
    I'm generally like that? I'll say it how it is.
    Correction: you'll say it how you think it is.

    I'm afraid that your opinion alone does not make a law degree useless. Many people will come out of law degrees being better critical thinkers who are more eloquent and are skilled at dealing with difficult texts. It's hard to comprehend that you may not think these skills are equally valuable in other professions, given that much of working life involves working with others, presenting your work and having to do things logically and efficiently.
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    (Original post by LisaNikita)
    is it really respected then if the credits belong to only the top 10 universities in the uk? I'm doing AS Maths in year 10 so I'm sure I can tell you your degree is rubbish.
    Cool, I did that too sweetie. Come talk to me when you have a Cambridge offer.

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    Cool, I did that too sweetie. Come talk to me when you have a Cambridge offer.

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    Whoever you are I love you xD ps I got an offer
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    Cool, I did that too sweetie. Come talk to me when you have a Cambridge offer.

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    Why would I want to go to Cambridge?
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    Whoever you are I love you xD
    I'm sure she is flattered.
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    (Original post by LisaNikita)
    Why would I want to go to Cambridge?
    Oxford? :rofl:

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    Oxford? :rofl:

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    People from my school get into Ivy leagues. I currently like the physics department in Stanford and Brown uni
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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    Oxford? :rofl:

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    Oxford would be good for me as several people with Asperger's take the mathematics course. Its just the group work I'm worried about.
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    (Original post by LisaNikita)
    People from my school get into Ivy leagues. I currently like the physics department in Stanford and Brown uni
    Ok lol Brown is better for undergrad education imo.

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    Jesus christ the Oxbridge circle jerking on this forum is unbearable. If you think it's a golden ticket to becoming the prime minister or a Supreme Court Judge you have another thing coming. Any top Russell Group will get you into any of the top London firms, period. A 1st from a top Russell group will, in almost every instance, be looked upon more favorably than a 2:1 from Oxbridge - a 1st in law is a fantastic achievement. As I mentioned earlier, the commercial bar is admittedly dominated by Oxbridge (top few chambers in the country). However, if you look at the profiles of the barristers, not only did they attend Oxbridge, they often came in the top handful of students in their year. A 2:1 from Oxbridge will not get you into the commercial bar, you have a better chance with a 1st from a top Russell Group.

    Please, you are going to convince people that Oxbridge is the be all and end all - it's not. Sure, it gives you an advantage, but if you look at stats, Oxbridge (individually Oxford and Cambridge) have about a 3% lead over Durham in the number of graduates given training contracts - wow, incredible. Even more important, which I haven't mentioned, is extracurriculars. I should also point out that even if you read many law firm partners are Oxbridge graduates, it's not some meritocratic system where the comprehensive school kid succeeds and goes on to Oxbridge, and then walks into the position of partner - you will find many partners are educated at a small handful of top private schools. It's the elite social bubble which gives you the advantage, not Oxbridge. Feel free to disagree, but this is the truth. There will, of course, be state educated partners, but they are in the minority. Britain is a class ridden society.
 
 
 

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