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    I am an American student looking to study an entire law degree in the UK. I am going to apply to the University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, King's College London, University of Nottingham, and University of Dundee. I was just wondering if anyone was aware of how difficult it is for American students to get into the University of Edinburgh? or any of the unis I am applying to for that matter! Thanks in advance!
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    (Original post by ALEXJOYCE9622)
    Hi,
    I am an American student looking to study an entire law degree in the UK. I am going to apply to the University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, King's College London, University of Nottingham, and University of Dundee. I was just wondering if anyone was aware of how difficult it is for American students to get into the University of Edinburgh? or any of the unis I am applying to for that matter! Thanks in advance!
    You need to pick your law degree correctly. Choosing a university in Scotland will mean you specialise in Scottish law, and in England, English law. What are your intentions? Did you want to move to the UK after you graduate?
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    You need to pick your law degree correctly. Choosing a university in Scotland will mean you specialise in Scottish law, and in England, English law. What are your intentions? Did you want to move to the UK after you graduate?
    Yes I am looking to stay in the UK after doing a degree there, I am applying for the Graduate Entry LLB as I am currently in my final year at University in the US where I study criminal justice at San Diego State University. I currently have a 2:1 which is the entry requirement and am predicted to keep that 2:1. I am hoping to specialize in either criminal or corporate law. Two very different tracks but I'm interested in both. any advice?
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    (Original post by ALEXJOYCE9622)
    Yes I am looking to stay in the UK after doing a degree there, I am applying for the Graduate Entry LLB as I am currently in my final year at University in the US where I study criminal justice at San Diego State University. I currently have a 2:1 which is the entry requirement and am predicted to keep that 2:1. I am hoping to specialize in either criminal or corporate law. Two very different tracks but I'm interested in both. any advice?
    If you’ve already done a degree you should look into doing the ‘conversion course’ or ‘LPC’ in the UK... you won’t need to do an undergraduate degree again if you already have one
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    If you’ve already done a degree you should look into doing the ‘conversion course’ or ‘LPC’ in the UK... you won’t need to do an undergraduate degree again if you already have one
    I look into doing a conversion but with my degree it has to be 75% law based and after review, it is not so I have to do a graduate entry LLB which is similar to a conversion as it is only 2 years
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    (Original post by ALEXJOYCE9622)
    I look into doing a conversion but with my degree it has to be 75% law based and after review, it is not so I have to do a graduate entry LLB which is similar to a conversion as it is only 2 years
    You can do a conversion course with no background in Law, I think you may be confused with the LPC which does require 75% law based qualification to enter into.
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    (Original post by -MizzSnazzter-)
    You can do a conversion course with no background in Law, I think you may be confused with the LPC which does require 75% law based qualification to enter into.
    how long is a conversion course typically? I don't think I'm comfortable only learning a subject for one year and then getting a qualifying degree. I'd rather do the two year course and get the degree. I really appreciate your help!
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    (Original post by ALEXJOYCE9622)
    how long is a conversion course typically? I don't think I'm comfortable only learning a subject for one year and then getting a qualifying degree. I'd rather do the two year course and get the degree. I really appreciate your help!
    If the both make you qualify I’m not sure why you would want to do the longer one! But each to their own

    Conversion course - for anyone with no law background, but effectively it’s an intense 1 year crash course in law, which enables you to then take the LPC

    LPC - law graduates can skip the conversion course given their background and so can go straight to LPC. This is a one year course

    Following the LPC you would join a law firm as a graduate and further train part time to become an associate.
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    (Original post by -MizzSnazzter-)
    If the both make you qualify I’m not sure why you would want to do the longer one! But each to their own

    Conversion course - for anyone with no law background, but effectively it’s an intense 1 year crash course in law, which enables you to then take the LPC

    LPC - law graduates can skip the conversion course given their background and so can go straight to LPC. This is a one year course

    Following the LPC you would join a law firm as a graduate and further train part time to become an associate.
    I mainly want to learn more about the laws by doing a two year course, I know I am so weird but it's just something that would make me less anxious plus doing a two year degree would give me more time in the city and time to do internships with different legal internships. do these conversion courses get taught at unis or some separate institutions? Also, where are you from? you're so knowledgeable and helpful!
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    (Original post by ALEXJOYCE9622)
    I mainly want to learn more about the laws by doing a two year course, I know I am so weird but it's just something that would make me less anxious plus doing a two year degree would give me more time in the city and time to do internships with different legal internships. do these conversion courses get taught at unis or some separate institutions? Also, where are you from? you're so knowledgeable and helpful!
    My sister is doing law so she’s taught me a lot haha!

    And yes, conversion courses are done at universities. The University of Law in London is the biggest one I think. Here’s a link that might be helpful:
    https://www.allaboutlaw.co.uk/law-courses/gdl

    You’ll still be doing two years of law as you have to do 1 year conversion + 1 year LPC before you can join an actual law firm
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    (Original post by -MizzSnazzter-)
    My sister is doing law so she’s taught me a lot haha!

    And yes, conversion courses are done at universities. The University of Law in London is the biggest one I think. Here’s a link that might be helpful:
    https://www.allaboutlaw.co.uk/law-courses/gdl

    You’ll still be doing two years of law as you have to do 1 year conversion + 1 year LPC before you can join an actual law firm
    oh yeah! I actually want that uni experience in another country (Scotland) which this degree would give me! thanks again for your advice
 
 
 
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