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With AAB at A-Levels, I might have a few good options when it comes to choosing a law school. I chose BPP based on some advice I was given and now I realized that BPP might not be the best option for me. A reason was that it is not 'traditionally academic ' enough for a young aspiring legal academic like me, e.g. there's no opportunity to work as a research assistant to a professor. Nonetheless, I would still want to qualify as a barrister first and will not consider changing law school in the middle of my LLB course. I want to know what the public perceptions of BPP LLB graduates and BPP Law School as a whole are, given BPP does not have a rich history like other prestigious unis. What shall I do in order to strengthen my application for pupillage and/or PhD?
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With AAB at A-Levels, I might have a few good options when it comes to choosing a law school. I chose BPP based on some advice I was given and now I realized that BPP might not be the best option for me. A reason was that it is not 'traditionally academic ' enough for a young aspiring legal academic like me, e.g. there's no opportunity to work as a research assistant to a professor. Nonetheless, I would still want to qualify as a barrister first and will not consider changing law school in the middle of my LLB course. I want to know what the public perceptions of BPP LLB graduates and BPP Law School as a whole are, given BPP does not have a rich history like other prestigious unis. What shall I do in order to strengthen my application for pupillage and/or PhD?
Obviously BPP does not compare to academic Law schools like LSE/UCL.

If you are an aspiring legal academic I would do an LLM at somewhere more prestigious. I have linked the requirements at UCL below

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/laws/study/llm...20requirements
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I don't think BPP is that bad if you have a 2:1 or a first in addition to a few internships to show your motivation in law. Your AAB wouldn't have made get in Oxbridge for Law anyway, while other unis do not really differ that much.

People here suggested you to do an LLM, but I'm not sure if that's a good idea, as I've been strongly advised against this. Chambers that I've spoken with don't take LLMs seriously, so perhaps your money and time would be better spent elsewhere.
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Obviously BPP does not compare to academic Law schools like LSE/UCL.

If you are an aspiring legal academic I would do an LLM at somewhere more prestigious. I have linked the requirements at UCL below

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/laws/study/llm...20requirements
An LLM is a masters in law right?
Does that mean you will have to do the. LPC afterwards otherwise you can't practice as a solicitor?
An LLM does not include an LPC right?
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I don't think BPP is that bad if you have a 2:1 or a first in addition to a few internships to show your motivation in law. Your AAB wouldn't have made get in Oxbridge for Law anyway, while other unis do not really differ that much.

People here suggested you to do an LLM, but I'm not sure if that's a good idea, as I've been strongly advised against this. Chambers that I've spoken with don't take LLMs seriously, so perhaps your money and time would be better spent elsewhere.
So what do you do after your law degree? LPC then look for a training contract?
Its not worth doing a masters?
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An LLM is a masters in law right?
Does that mean you will have to do the. LPC afterwards otherwise you can't practice as a solicitor?
An LLM does not include an LPC right?
You can combine an LLM with an LPC or just do an LPC on its own. You don't need the LLM element but it does mean you can easily get funding for a postgraduate loan

https://www.bpp.com/courses/law/llm-...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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You can combine an LLM with an LPC or just do an LPC on its own. You don't need the LLM element but it does mean you can easily get funding for a postgraduate loan

https://www.bpp.com/courses/law/llm-...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
Oh yeah the LPC does not come with funding.

I can't seem to find any top university that combines the LLM with an LPC.
It's seems only uni's like BPP do it.
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get good grades and a do a Master's at a proper law faculty
Will a top law faculty like UCL or Kings take an applicant for a masters from BPP?
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Will a top law faculty like UCL or Kings take an applicant for a masters from BPP?
I can't tell for sure as I've never worked for them, but I don't see why anyone should be discriminated against just because they didn't go to a prestigious uni like Oxbridge.

OP has AAB, so OP should probably be doing better at BPP as compared to others who get in with CCC. I think grades at uni matter a lot.
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I can't tell for sure as I've never worked for them, but I don't see why anyone should be discriminated against just because they didn't go to a prestigious uni like Oxbridge.

OP has AAB, so OP should probably be doing better at BPP as compared to others who get in with CCC. I think grades at uni matter a lot.
I just realised that LSE and UCL charge 16k for their masters and the max loan you can get from the government is 10k. I need to rethink things because I won't be able to afford it sadly!
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