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Hi I heard that both universities don't do LLB but BA in law,and for oxford (where I planned to go) does BA Jurisprudence.My question is would that put me in disadvantage when I will work for a law firms?What is the difference between LLB and BA?will I later struggle in life because I don't have LLB but BA?and will I be able to normally take LPC/SQE or BPTC?.I heard that oxford said that their BA Jurisprudence is equivalent to LLB but is it worse than LLB,should I not risk it and apply elsewhere,to uni that does LLB?
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Hi I heard that both universities don't do LLB but BA in law,and for oxford (where I planned to go) does BA Jurisprudence.My question is would that put me in disadvantage when I will work for a law firms?What is the difference between LLB and BA?will I later struggle in life because I don't have LLB but BA?and will I be able to normally take LPC/SQE or BPTC?.I heard that oxford said that their BA Jurisprudence is equivalent to LLB but is it worse than LLB,should I not risk it and apply elsewhere,to uni that does LLB?
You are at a significant advantage if you do a law degree at either.

The fact it is a BA is neither here nor there, the bigger factor is it is Oxbridge.

The degrees are classed as qualifying law degrees by the SRA.

nulli tertius probably knows more detail as to why it is a BA rather than an LLB. theyve obviously been giving them out longer than anyone.


I bet it has always been a BA since time began and they continue to keep it as such because they can and dont have to comply with the riff raff.
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You are at a significant advantage if you do a law degree at either.

The fact it is a BA is neither here nor there, the bigger factor is it is Oxbridge.

The degrees are classed as qualifying law degrees by the SRA.

nulli tertius probably knows more detail as to why it is a BA rather than an LLB. theyve obviously been giving them out longer than anyone.


I bet it has always been a BA since time began and they continue to keep it as such because they can and dont have to comply with the riff raff.
The LLB was originally a higher degree in civil (ie Roman) and canon law. Canon law was dropped at the Reformation.

The first degree at a university was the bachelor of arts degree. Proper wexams were introduced at the beginning of the 19th century first in classics and maths and later in other subjects including law.

In the mid 9th century London university decided to award the higher batchelorships icluding the LLB as first degrees. Others folllowed suit until most universities were awarding LLBs as a first degree. However Durham and Kent's main law degrees were BAs into the 1980s.

Meanwhile and consequent on London's award of the LLB as a first degree London started to award LLMs as the junior higher degree. Gradually the higher batchelopships were replaced by masters degrees, with Cambridge renaming its LLB as LLM in 1982. Oxford alone remains with its BCL.

The rare degree, but the were some from the 1960s onwards was the BSc in law.
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