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    I am in my last year doing a business and management degree and have always been interested in law and I have discovered that my uni offers an LLM to law and management graduates so I am thinking of applying. I would mainly specialise in commercial and corporate law with some social issues and human rights law thrown in aswell. Would this be worth it for me?
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    What do you want to do career-wise?
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    What do you want to do career-wise?
    Well I'm currently leaning towards a more law based career or maybe even a PhD in law after the masters
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    (Original post by Jack123210)
    Well I'm currently leaning towards a more law based career or maybe even a PhD in law after the masters
    Law isn't really my area, but do you want to be a lawyer or an academic?
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    An LLM wouldn't allow you to practice, but there are other postgrad conversion courses if that's what you wanted to do
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    Law isn't really my area, but do you want to be a lawyer or an academic?
    I'm not entirely certain at this point but I'm looking into both options and I was thinking that the llm would help me decide which i prefer.
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    (Original post by YaliaV)
    An LLM wouldn't allow you to practice, but there are other postgrad conversion courses if that's what you wanted to do
    Yeah i know i couldnt practice with an llm but i was thinking that it would help me decide if I would prefer to go straight into being a lawyer in which case I'd save up for a year and do the CPE, or if I'd prefer to do a PhD instead.
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    (Original post by Jack123210)
    I'm not entirely certain at this point but I'm looking into both options and I was thinking that the llm would help me decide which i prefer.
    Ok, it would give you more time to help you decide. I'm sure you're aware that an LLM won't qualify you as a lawyer, but it certainly wouldn't hurt whether you subsequently end up in law or academia.

    There are jobs in contract management which can be done by non-lawyers, which could be another option.

    In purely practical terms would you be able to afford it, and would you be happy with the lost opportunity cost of a year's salary?
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    (Original post by Duncan2012)
    Ok, it would give you more time to help you decide. I'm sure you're aware that an LLM won't qualify you as a lawyer, but it certainly wouldn't hurt whether you subsequently end up in law or academia.

    There are jobs in contract management which can be done by non-lawyers, which could be another option.

    In purely practical terms would you be able to afford it, and would you be happy with the lost opportunity cost of a year's salary?
    I'd get a student loan that would cover a lot of the costs and the uni I am looking at doing it offers scholarship I fit the criteria for. Since I am hoping to statist the same uni I would get a 10% discount of course fees since that is what they offer and I would be able to keep my part time job with more hours so money shouldn't be too much of a problem.
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    (Original post by Jack123210)
    I'd get a student loan that would cover a lot of the costs and the uni I am looking at doing it offers scholarship I fit the criteria for. Since I am hoping to statist the same uni I would get a 10% discount of course fees since that is what they offer and I would be able to keep my part time job with more hours so money shouldn't be too much of a problem.
    What's the scholarship? I would be loath to rely on one of those if I were you, they are very competitive. By no means impossible but not something to count on.
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    What's the scholarship? I would be loath to rely on one of those if I were you, they are very competitive. By no means impossible but not something to count on.
    Its for underprivileged people who have low income etc and I wouldn't really be relying on it, it would just mean I would have to work a lot less hours at work. If I didn't get the scholarship I would just need to ask work for 20-25 hours a week instead of 10.
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    (Original post by worldender)
    What's the scholarship? I would be loath to rely on one of those if I were you, they are very competitive. By no means impossible but not something to count on.
    Depends on the course, the uni and the type of scholarship. If you're at Bristol and you're applying for a means-tested scholarship for people with a household income lower than £20,000, you are not going to be competing against a lot of people. I know someone at my undergrad whose parents were millionaires, put their name down for a means-tested scholarship, and got one because so few people were claiming the funding.
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    (Original post by Jack123210)
    Its for underprivileged people who have low income etc and I wouldn't really be relying on it, it would just mean I would have to work a lot less hours at work. If I didn't get the scholarship I would just need to ask work for 20-25 hours a week instead of 10.
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    Depends on the course, the uni and the type of scholarship. If you're at Bristol and you're applying for a means-tested scholarship for people with a household income lower than £20,000, you are not going to be competing against a lot of people. I know someone at my undergrad whose parents were millionaires, put their name down for a means-tested scholarship, and got one because so few people were claiming the funding.
    Blimey, sounds good!
 
 
 
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