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I've already applied for LLB Law with Criminal Justice. Is it worth changing to LLB Law on results day to keep my options open?
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I've already applied for LLB Law with Criminal Justice. Is it worth changing to LLB Law on results day to keep my options open?
Why do you want the cj part?

What will happen is about 1/3 of the courses are optional. You can either choose optional law modules for niche areas such as international, IP etc or you cna give up those options to do criminal justice related modules.

If you want to focus on CJ as a career then go for it.
If you want to focus on law then the question is will those additional specialisms be useful?

I would prefer straight LLB, but your choice. the aim is to get into the best uni you can and then get the best grades.
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I've already applied for LLB Law with Criminal Justice. Is it worth changing to LLB Law on results day to keep my options open?
To be honest, if you do straight LLB Law you'll be able to choose Criminal Justice modules as well as anything else including International Law. If you do LLB Law with Criminal Justice, then you probably won't have much optional modules to choose from.

If you're worried about not getting in, then it's a good idea to say to the university that you're happy to do either degree. They're essentially the same.
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I was considering a career in criminal law but I’m being put off by the salary which is quite poor. I’m now debating whether it’s worth doing the law LLB alone or just sticking with the law w/ cj LLB. If I were to change my course from law w/ cj to the normal law llb, how would I do so?
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Considering that I’ve chosen Law w/ cj, is it worth going through the hassle of changing the course if they are essentially the same, apart from the optional courses?
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To be honest, if you do straight LLB Law you'll be able to choose Criminal Justice modules as well as anything else including International Law. If you do LLB Law with Criminal Justice, then you probably won't have much optional modules to choose from.

If you're worried about not getting in, then it's a good idea to say to the university that you're happy to do either degree. They're essentially the same.
Also do I damage my chances of employment if I go for Law w/ cj over the normal Law course? For example, is an employer more likely to pick the other person because they have an LLB in Law over my LLB in Law w/ cj?
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Considering that I’ve chosen Law w/ cj, is it worth going through the hassle of changing the course if they are essentially the same, apart from the optional courses?
It just means that if you end up becoming interested in something else like immigration law or international law, you might not be able to choose those modules. It's your choice.

Changing is generally simple assuming they have space. Just email the university. If you want to continue with CJ because you're interested, go ahead. If you'd rather do regular LLB and want the freedom to choose your optional modules, then do that.
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Also do I damage my chances of employment if I go for Law w/ cj over the normal Law course? For example, is an employer more likely to pick the other person because they have an LLB in Law over my LLB in Law w/ cj?
Not at all.

If it's a firm that specialises in a different type of Law than CJ, it might raise an eyebrow. But, you'll essentially be doing the same degree as everyone else who does Law. To be honest, having CJ added on looks pretty cool to me.
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The optional modules are essentially the same - I just checked on the uni’s website. There’s only a slight difference with the compulsory part of the courses.
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Not at all.

If it's a firm that specialises in a different type of Law than CJ, it might raise an eyebrow. But, you'll essentially be doing the same degree as everyone else who does Law. To be honest, having CJ added on looks pretty cool to me.
To be fair, I had a placement in a criminal law firm and I loved it. But the salary is the only off putting part so I’m not sure of whether I should keep my options open when it comes to my degree, especially with how specialised the LPC is
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To be fair, I had a placement in a criminal law firm and I loved it. But the salary is the only off putting part so I’m not sure of whether I should keep my options open when it comes to my degree, especially with how specialised the LPC is
Carry on as you are if you're happy with things.
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To be fair, I had a placement in a criminal law firm and I loved it. But the salary is the only off putting part so I’m not sure of whether I should keep my options open when it comes to my degree, especially with how specialised the LPC is
The name of a course makes little difference - but you should be prepared to answer the inevitable "why go into commercial/public/whatever law?" question if you don't end up applying to criminal law firms
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Not at all.

If it's a firm that specialises in a different type of Law than CJ, it might raise an eyebrow. But, you'll essentially be doing the same degree as everyone else who does Law. To be honest, having CJ added on looks pretty cool to me.
Criminal justice invariably refers to a criminological study of the criminal justice system. As such, it's not a "different type of law" because it's not a type of law. You will necessarily have less knowledge of law than pure law students because you are not studying as much law as them.
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