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i'm planning on applying for law with french law, studying at oxford, bristol or leeds (the only top unis that offer this course) and i need advice on what to do for my personal statement. is anyone currently doing this course/applied/going to apply? if so, what could you recommend to strengthen my application?
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There are a number of unis which deliver law with French law. If Leeds is considered top, then these lot are also.

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergr...aw-french.aspx
https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/g602/law...french-law-llb
https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/ap...graduate/flaw/
https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergra...h-law-llb.aspx
https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy...aw-french.aspx
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/prospect...do?id=M1M22019
https://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergradua...s/law/master1/
https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/unde...and-french-llb
https://le.ac.uk/courses/english-and...h-law-llb/2019
https://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate...nd-french-law/
https://www.qub.ac.uk/courses/underg...ench-llb-m2r1/

Don't rule out many decent courses unnecessarily.

As to answer your point, law admission looks at ability to study law and interest. Ability looks at technical language skills, abstract thinking, problem-solving abilities; interest looks at what you've done or what you can say to show you understand what you're getting yourself in for and that you actually wanna do it (e.g. you've read Blackstone's Commentaries in Latin or you just really like law because you watched the Bill).

The addition of a language means you have show an ability to learn and interest in learning high-level French; and also I'd point out why you'd think it'd be neat to be dually qualified in common and civil law. I think you can read some texts on the commonalities of the common and civil legal systems, and say you feel your education would be incomplete if you didn't explore the other half of the coin ... some wishy-washy tosh.

I will say, admission for most of these places is not as competitive as Oxford. Your PS needn't be perfect to get an offer, so don't stress out too much. The basic gist of what I am saying, though, is there's not really an activity which will make you stand out. People expect they must volunteer at a law clinic for two years, or have undertaken 9 months of mini-mini-pupillages to be seen as competitive.
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My friend CatusStarbright does law with french law at Leeds (2nd year) and applied to Oxford, I imagine she can help you
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(Original post by libbypeet123)
i'm planning on applying for law with french law, studying at oxford, bristol or leeds (the only top unis that offer this course) and i need advice on what to do for my personal statement. is anyone currently doing this course/applied/going to apply? if so, what could you recommend to strengthen my application?
Hello there!

One thing to note is that if you are planning on applying for different courses at different unis (i.e. Law with French Law in some places and straight Law in others), is that your PS should be generic and apply to all of those courses equally.

What Leeds then said, and I assume the practice has not changed, is that you can then email over a more course-specific PS if necessary. The person in charge of the course at Leeds is Dr Chloe Wallace (a lovely lady who is also my personal tutor and will be yours if you join on this course at Leeds) so it could be worth asking her if this is still the case, either at an open day or by emailing her (though it may be better to ask this in person).

For your generic Law PS, talk about why you want to study law and the reading/activities etc you've done which are law-related and what you learnt from them. For the more specific one, talk about why you want to go on the year abroad and why you are interested in the French language and the French legal system - though perhaps not worry too much about the last one as I'm only just starting to properly learn about the system itself (European Legal Systems is a second-year module specific to this course).
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Hello there!

One thing to note is that if you are planning on applying for different courses at different unis (i.e. Law with French Law in some places and straight Law in others), is that your PS should be generic and apply to all of those courses equally.

What Leeds then said, and I assume the practice has not changed, is that you can then email over a more course-specific PS if necessary. The person in charge of the course at Leeds is Dr Chloe Wallace (a lovely lady who is also my personal tutor and will be yours if you join on this course at Leeds) so it could be worth asking her if this is still the case, either at an open day or by emailing her (though it may be better to ask this in person).

For your generic Law PS, talk about why you want to study law and the reading/activities etc you've done which are law-related and what you learnt from them. For the more specific one, talk about why you want to go on the year abroad and why you are interested in the French language and the French legal system - though perhaps not worry too much about the last one as I'm only just starting to properly learn about the system itself (European Legal Systems is a second-year module specific to this course).
Hi, I hope to start at KCL in September to study English Law and French Law.
Could I PM you and ask a few questions?
Thank you.
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Hi, I hope to start at KCL in September to study English Law and French Law.
Could I PM you and ask a few questions?
Thank you.
Sure thing!
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Sure thing!
Hi, I'm year 12 and applying for Law with French Law at uni too (hopefully, Oxford, UCL, KCL and then just Law at Durham and LSE). Could I message you a few questions?
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Hi, I'm year 12 and applying for Law with French Law at uni too (hopefully, Oxford, UCL, KCL and then just Law at Durham and LSE). Could I message you a few questions?
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