(Original post by Izzy_baj12)
I got an acceptance for Law from Royal Holloway and University of Aberdeen? What university should I choose ?
I'm currently doing Year 2 at Aberdeen for Scots Law. I'll do three things in my comment, first, give you some considerations about law at both options- namely likely curriculum differences. Second, my reasons for choosing Aberdeen. Three, my view on your question about the correlation between reputation and employment prospect.
First, RHUL law will effectively be English law, enabling you to qualify in England & Wales. Whereas Aberdeen will offer you the ability to choose only Scots Law or a joint with English Law. Thus opening the chance to qualify in both jurisdictions. Whilst I'm sure RHUL is an up-and-coming law department, the department's module offering is limited for now compared to Aberdeen- especially given that RHUL law is 3 years old. Although that may confer its own positive differences.
Your networking community will differ a little, with RHUL being a 30-mins light rail ride to London. Whilst Aberdeen finds itself embedded in the Scottish legal profession ( though with a lot of London-based alumni).
Second are my own reasons for having chosen Aberdeen:
(1) AU have a dedicated law library. This is one of only three departmental libraries in AU aside from Divinity and Medicine. It really does foster a sense of camaraderie between us lawbies & faculty.
(2) AU mooting is definitely entertaining and hone one's analytical skills. AU frequently takes top honours in both Scottish and RUK competitions.
(3) Outside of classes, the School has a really good relationship with the profession. The annual Rodger lecture in 2016 (my first year) featured Lord Reed (a Scottish judge) in that summer. The Society of Advocates here in Aberdeen provides abundant support to the School.
(4) Casus Omissus or Aberdeen law project is effectively our alternative to a legal advice clinic, is very good too. Those who get involved in it really shows maturity afterwards. The project is partly supported by our relationship with AU alumni such as Lady Dorrian or Lord Woolman, both being Court of Session judges.
(5) Our lecturers are very knowledgeable and for me, given many's Scots law background, allows for a better discussion of circumstances where English law diverges. Also, our law module selection- which can be viewed by searching ' Aberdeen university law course catalogue'- is extremely diverse.
(6) Our seminars are cosy, I find for all my modules so far- even in first year, rarely exceeds 10.
Third, as far as I'm aware, the only strong correlation towards a training contract is your degree grades. In my legal working experience around Scotland, lawyers I've met have only said that they would consider alumni from any Scottish universities with a high degree classification. Although the lawyers up here whom I saw typically went to the big five ( Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee & Strathclyde).
Hope that helps and don't hesitate to ask more questions.