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i need to decide between SOAS , London South Bank and City for Law LLB, would people that have been or are currently studying at either unis for law tell me a little about them to help aid me in my decision? things i should know about each uni? pros and cons of each? specifically about the course , facilities etc , not about accommodation or life there, more about the teaching , the course etc , graduate prospectus etc
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I have not gone to any of these universities, but your best graduate prospects are with SOAS. The other two will make it very hard if you want to do law after graduation.
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I have not gone to any of these universities, but your best graduate prospects are with SOAS. The other two will make it very hard if you want to do law after graduation.
City would be more or less on a par with SOAS on some metrics. Take a look at the full ranking in the spoiler here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=7028456. Take a look at the employability and salary figures here: https://discoveruni.gov.uk/course-co...AW,Full%20time.

It's curious that you mentioned SOAS when it performs poorly on every employability metric we have, just like City. Neither is well-represented in the legal profession. I suspect that this comes down to the calibre and interests of the student base and the lack of interest these two universities get from legal employers in London when it comes to on-campus recruitment/marketing. I wouldn't expect miracles from students that got Bs at A-levels and don't really have anyone at the university pushing them on to get TC or some other top law job.
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Hey, I have just finished my penultimate year at SOAS, going into my third year in September. I can attempt to answer your questions as best as I can. Firstly in response to some earlier comments. From my experience, SOAS has several links to big law firms in London (possibly not the same amount as the London University giants, but SOAS is also substantially smaller). I found that the smaller scale of SOAS was quite attractive, seeing as lectures are smaller, and therefore, students benefit from a more active learning space. I found this to be greatly enhanced by the academic staff, most specialists in particular fields which greatly strengthens academic teaching.
I highly recommend looking at the modules offered at SOAS, (https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/programmes/llblaw/), I found this quite useful when making my decision.
I hope this was somewhat useful, I will continue to check this thread so that I can do my best at answering any further questions
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Hey, I have just finished my penultimate year at SOAS, going into my third year in September. I can attempt to answer your questions as best as I can. Firstly in response to some earlier comments. From my experience, SOAS has several links to big law firms in London (possibly not the same amount as the London University giants, but SOAS is also substantially smaller). I found that the smaller scale of SOAS was quite attractive, seeing as lectures are smaller, and therefore, students benefit from a more active learning space. I found this to be greatly enhanced by the academic staff, most specialists in particular fields which greatly strengthens academic teaching.
I highly recommend looking at the modules offered at SOAS, (https://www.soas.ac.uk/law/programmes/llblaw/), I found this quite useful when making my decision.
I hope this was somewhat useful, I will continue to check this thread so that I can do my best at answering any further questions
What do you mean by 'links'?

UCL and LSE's law intakes are similar to that of SOAS. LSE isn't that much bigger as a university.

The rest of your post doesn't address my point. My point was that SOAS law graduates overwhelmingly do not go on to do anything special in the legal world. This point was made in response to a user who thought that OP's best graduate prospects were with SOAS. If this was the case, one might have imagined that it would have been reflected in the data I linked, but, alas, it is not. So either SOAS law students are completely failing to make use of these opportunities or - and this is the more likely scenario - SOAS takes in a bunch of middling students and doesn't do much to make them any more 'employable'.

What you're supposed to do, as a student rep, is jump in and give us a big list of value adding events that aren't available to students at other universities and which will meaningfully increase OP's chances of getting a job.
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