What do law universities think of A level Law?

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I would like to do a law degree at uni because duh I would like to become a lawyer.My A level choices are (going to be coz I haven't started them yet) law,history and English lit.However I heard from some people that e.g LSE accepts all students but they don't particularly like students who have taken a level law,is that true? What do other unis think of A level law if you want to study law degree (ik it's not essential to have a level law but I had GCSE law and I really enjoyed it and I still want to continue it as A level)
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I would like to do a law degree at uni because duh I would like to become a lawyer.My A level choices are (going to be coz I haven't started them yet) law,history and English lit.However I heard from some people that e.g LSE accepts all students but they don't particularly like students who have taken a level law,is that true? What do other unis think of A level law if you want to study law degree (ik it's not essential to have a level law but I had GCSE law and I really enjoyed it and I still want to continue it as A level)
http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects...-W-UNI-LAW.PDF

I've just finished A-level law and multiple people in my class have offers to do law at a variety of universities (even Cambridge). If you enjoy it do it
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I would like to do a law degree at uni because duh I would like to become a lawyer.My A level choices are (going to be coz I haven't started them yet) law,history and English lit.However I heard from some people that e.g LSE accepts all students but they don't particularly like students who have taken a level law,is that true? What do other unis think of A level law if you want to study law degree (ik it's not essential to have a level law but I had GCSE law and I really enjoyed it and I still want to continue it as A level)
They are neutral on it. If you have it then that's fine.
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I would like to do a law degree at uni because duh I would like to become a lawyer.My A level choices are (going to be coz I haven't started them yet) law,history and English lit.However I heard from some people that e.g LSE accepts all students but they don't particularly like students who have taken a level law,is that true? What do other unis think of A level law if you want to study law degree (ik it's not essential to have a level law but I had GCSE law and I really enjoyed it and I still want to continue it as A level)
All a myth. Uf you are doing 2 facilitating subjects ( you are), then you will be fine.

It is informative if you read the entrance requirements for LSE , which are quite detailed and that will put you in a better position for targeting your application. Law isn't required and is absolutely fine. Make sure you get good grades.
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They are neutral on it. If you have it then that's fine.
Neutral = fine? In what world, wouldnt an A*/A prediction in law A level impress admissions tutors for a law course? Otherwise what is the exact purpose of the law A level....
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Neutral = fine? In what world, wouldnt an A*/A prediction in law A level impress admissions tutors for a law course? Otherwise what is the exact purpose of the law A level....
It won't impress them more or less than an A* prediction in Maths or History or whatever.

Many people study Law at university without studying it at A-level. Equally many people do it at A-level but not at university.

University law is quite different (although I'm not a lawyer so have no direct experience).
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Neutral = fine? In what world, wouldnt an A*/A prediction in law A level impress admissions tutors for a law course? Otherwise what is the exact purpose of the law A level....
There is a myth that Law puts you at a disadvantage.
As Doonesbury points out A level and degree level law are quite different.

It isnt essential, so it is viewed as neither an advantage or disadvantage to have it. The grade comes with the territory of where you are applying.
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(Original post by vickkyyx)
I would like to do a law degree at uni because duh I would like to become a lawyer.My A level choices are (going to be coz I haven't started them yet) law,history and English lit.However I heard from some people that e.g LSE accepts all students but they don't particularly like students who have taken a level law,is that true? What do other unis think of A level law if you want to study law degree (ik it's not essential to have a level law but I had GCSE law and I really enjoyed it and I still want to continue it as A level)
Hi, I finished my A levels and I studied Law, it's a difficult subject however if you want to become a lawyer I'd definitely recommend it as it teaches you a few basics of the law. It's good that you chose English lit as unis like students who study English subjects as they're mainly essay-based and History goes well with the other 2, you have a good subject combination (https://www.oxfordcollege.ac/news/th...ation-for-law/)

Here's what I've found:
https://www.legalcheek.com/2017/06/s...-a-law-degree/
https://university.which.co.uk/advic...ut-a-level-law
https://www.theguardian.com/law/2016...t-really-count

Also, if you're going to some open days for your uni choices, here's some good questions to ask:
https://university.which.co.uk/advic...-questions-law

A Level Law requires a good memory so be prepared to make loads of flashcards and remember dozens of cases and acts. Good luck with your A levels!
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Hi, I finished my A levels and I studied Law, it's a difficult subject however if you want to become a lawyer I'd definitely recommend it as it teaches you a few basics of the law. It's good that you chose English lit as unis like students who study English subjects as they're mainly essay-based and History goes well with the other 2, you have a good subject combination (https://www.oxfordcollege.ac/news/th...ation-for-law/)

Here's what I've found:
https://www.legalcheek.com/2017/06/s...-a-law-degree/
https://university.which.co.uk/advic...ut-a-level-law
https://www.theguardian.com/law/2016...t-really-count

Also, if you're going to some open days for your uni choices, here's some good questions to ask:
https://university.which.co.uk/advic...-questions-law

A Level Law requires a good memory so be prepared to make loads of flashcards and remember dozens of cases and acts. Good luck with your A levels!
thank you so much this has helped me a lot 😊
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thank you so much this has helped me a lot 😊
You're welcome!
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