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    I'm stuck. I live in leicester and I plan to study LLB Law. I have got offers from 3 unis: Sheffield, Leicester and Birmingham. I'm not going to pick Sheff because its too far, so it is between Leicester and Birmingham.

    I most likely have to pick leicester because I can't afford to live on my own in birmingham (no funding from parents at all). I have researched both unis and the general consesus is that birmingham has a better reputation. Is there a really big gap between Leicester and Birmingham? Will i be able to have a good career in law by graduating from leicester? Are there any other law grads or aspiring law grads that can shine some light on the supposed gap between birmingham and leicester?

    I don't want to start uni with any regrets and worst comes to worst I will take the financial blow and study at Birmingham and take a higher maintenence loan if birmingham is much better than leicester. That's only if my career prospects will be alot better if i go to birmingham than leicester.
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    (Original post by bladebrown123)
    I'm stuck. I live in leicester and I plan to study LLB Law. I have got offers from 3 unis: Sheffield, Leicester and Birmingham. I'm not going to pick Sheff because its too far, so it is between Leicester and Birmingham.

    I most likely have to pick leicester because I can't afford to live on my own in birmingham (no funding from parents at all). I have researched both unis and the general consesus is that birmingham has a better reputation. Is there a really big gap between Leicester and Birmingham? Will i be able to have a good career in law by graduating from leicester? Are there any other law grads or aspiring law grads that can shine some light on the supposed gap between birmingham and leicester?

    I don't want to start uni with any regrets and worst comes to worst I will take the financial blow and study at Birmingham and take a higher maintenence loan if birmingham is much better than leicester. That's only if my career prospects will be alot better if i go to birmingham than leicester.
    Go to the open days. I would pick Birmingham but you have limiting criteria so its Leicester or nothing it seems. The gap imo isnt that great and you need to make sure you get the right grade.

    You seem very worried about student loans, when in fact most people never pay them off. Go to the Birmingham open day, see what you think. I dont think it will make that much difference. If worried go and speak to careers or the department and you will be able to see how many get jobs.
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    (Original post by bladebrown123)
    I'm stuck. I live in leicester and I plan to study LLB Law. I have got offers from 3 unis: Sheffield, Leicester and Birmingham. I'm not going to pick Sheff because its too far, so it is between Leicester and Birmingham.

    I most likely have to pick leicester because I can't afford to live on my own in birmingham (no funding from parents at all). I have researched both unis and the general consesus is that birmingham has a better reputation. Is there a really big gap between Leicester and Birmingham? Will i be able to have a good career in law by graduating from leicester? Are there any other law grads or aspiring law grads that can shine some light on the supposed gap between birmingham and leicester?

    I don't want to start uni with any regrets and worst comes to worst I will take the financial blow and study at Birmingham and take a higher maintenence loan if birmingham is much better than leicester. That's only if my career prospects will be alot better if i go to birmingham than leicester.
    I know 2 ex-Leicester law grads. Both got TCs fairly easily and both are now solicitors. Working in Birmingham, ironically...

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    I know 2 ex-Leicester law grads. Both got TCs fairly easily and both are now solicitors. Working in Birmingham, ironically...

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    If a solicitor doesn't 'bag' / 'scoop' / 'land' a *cough* CITY TC then he / she / it is irrelevant

    Back to the topic: I don't think that either uni will offer significantly better or worse opportunities. Maybe Birmingham has a bit more exposure to the City side of things due to its larger cohort and large numbers of non-law converts? Idk.
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    If a solicitor doesn't 'bag' / 'scoop' / 'land' a *cough* CITY TC then he / she / it is irrelevant
    So unless someone ends up working in London (even if they don't want to) they are irrelevant?

    There are about 20k lawyers in the City, 120k total in England and Wales. 5 of 6 lawyers aren't irrelevant.
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    So unless someone ends up working in London (even if they don't want to) they are irrelevant?

    There are about 20k lawyers in the City, 120k total in England and Wales. 5 of 6 lawyers aren't irrelevant.
    I wasn't being serious -_-
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    I wasn't being serious -_-
    Ah. :getmecoat:
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    (Original post by bladebrown123)
    I'm stuck. I live in leicester and I plan to study LLB Law. I have got offers from 3 unis: Sheffield, Leicester and Birmingham. I'm not going to pick Sheff because its too far, so it is between Leicester and Birmingham.

    I most likely have to pick leicester because I can't afford to live on my own in birmingham (no funding from parents at all). I have researched both unis and the general consesus is that birmingham has a better reputation. Is there a really big gap between Leicester and Birmingham? Will i be able to have a good career in law by graduating from leicester? Are there any other law grads or aspiring law grads that can shine some light on the supposed gap between birmingham and leicester?

    I don't want to start uni with any regrets and worst comes to worst I will take the financial blow and study at Birmingham and take a higher maintenence loan if birmingham is much better than leicester. That's only if my career prospects will be alot better if i go to birmingham than leicester.
    Hi,

    At Leicester, we have excellent careers facilities, which help 96% of our students achieve employment or further study after their degree.

    Two dedicated law careers tutors are on hand to discuss career options, upcoming opportunities and give advice about different firms.
    Our Law Fair is held annually and attracts over 40 law firms and other graduate employers, as well as providers of the LPC, BPTC and LLM qualifications.
    We host a wide range of external speakers every year, representing the whole legal profession.
    The Legal Advice Clinic allows you to advise non-law students on legal issues (with support from academics and local solicitors).
    The Miscarriages of Justice Project enables you to work on real-life potential miscarriages of justice, with a view to referring cases back to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
    Your professional competencies can be enhanced by getting involved with the debating, client interviewing, negotiating and mooting activities, organised by the Student Law Society.

    Hope this helps you,
    Jai
 
 
 

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