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Hello all,

I'm a 3rd year Law LLB student here in Kent :smile: I'd love to help you with any questions you might have!

- Agnes

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Original post by University of Kent Reps
Hello all,

I'm a 3rd year Law LLB student here in Kent :smile: I'd love to help you with any questions you might have!

- Agnes

Hi,

I am thinking of pursuing law at university and am in year 11 at the moment. I am curious, I know that most law schools don't require specific A-Levels but are there any that you feel would benefit me to take if I decide to do Law?
Hi @bkjknkjkbj,

Thank you for your message :smile: Some of the most popular choices is A-level Law but to be frank, it usually comes in handy only during your 1st year (which does not count towards the final degree) so it's not the most beneficial. I think that A-levels such as Politics, English and History might be helpful throughout your uni studies to help you build a solid background and make learning law easier. :smile:
However choosing those specific subjects is not necessary! Tweaking your choices will depend on whether you want to do joint honours law degree such as Law and Accounting and Finance, where A-level Economics or Maths might come in handy.
If you want to peruse some examples of joint honours law degrees have a look at our website to give you a better idea: https://www.kent.ac.uk/law/undergraduate

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions :smile:

- Agnes
Hi thank you for your detailed response. I have a few more questions if that's OK. Firstly, I was wondering how much history is included in university law as in do you have to memorise many dates or historical events. Also do you learn different political ideologies such as Marxism, conservatism, socialism and liberalism.
Hi @bkjknkjkbj,

More questions the better! :smile: I'm happy to help. We don't really go over history or politics material that you covered in your A levels or GCSE's. From the first day in law school, you'll be taught new material and it will be pure law. In Kent, we have a module called Critical Introduction to Law that brings up some of the politics and history, but only in order to develop critical thinking skills. You might stumble upon certain definitions in Public Law modules, but again they will be used in order to help you understand the law.
You're not required to memorise historical events, but you will have to memorise case names and some judgements.

Hope this helps! :smile: If you have any more questions please let me know.

- Agnes
Original post by University of Kent Reps
Hello all,

I'm a 3rd year Law LLB student here in Kent :smile: I'd love to help you with any questions you might have!

- Agnes

Hi are there any combined LLB degrees? I know KCL does PPL. Philosophy, politics and law LLB, does Kent do something similar?

And are there any other LLB degree combinations?

Thank you!
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Hi @AnActor184,

KLS offers a range of combined degrees, so you're in luck :smile: On top of the ones you just mentioned, we also offer combinations with finance, economics, management and French law. There is also an International Legal Studies course which offers a year abroad in one of our partner universities (you get to choose from Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, China, and Japan).
If you'd like to learn more about any specific course have a look here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/law/undergraduate

I hope this helps! Let me know if I can help you any further :smile:

- Agnes
Original post by University of Kent Reps
Hi @bkjknkjkbj,

More questions the better! :smile: I'm happy to help. We don't really go over history or politics material that you covered in your A levels or GCSE's. From the first day in law school, you'll be taught new material and it will be pure law. In Kent, we have a module called Critical Introduction to Law that brings up some of the politics and history, but only in order to develop critical thinking skills. You might stumble upon certain definitions in Public Law modules, but again they will be used in order to help you understand the law.
You're not required to memorise historical events, but you will have to memorise case names and some judgements.

Hope this helps! :smile: If you have any more questions please let me know.

- Agnes


Oh ok this is really helpful thank you! I have an interest in medical law so I was wondering when I would specialise into studying this area of law in university.
Hi @bkjknkjkbj,

That is a great choice, medical law is very interesting! :smile: You will be able to choose your own module(s) in your 2nd and 3rd year. In the 2nd year, you can either choose a 30 cred or 2 x 15 cred modules. In 3rd year you get to choose all of your modules. In Kent, we have a module called Law and Medical Ethics (more info on the module here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/modules/module/LAWS5190) which is a 30 cred module so you could choose it either in your 2nd or 3rd year. :smile:
If you would like to see if there are any other modules that spark your interest have a look here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/177/law
If you scroll down you get to see the list of optional modules from the 2nd year onwards.

Let me know if you have any more questions :smile:

- Agnes
Original post by University of Kent Reps
Hi @bkjknkjkbj,

That is a great choice, medical law is very interesting! :smile: You will be able to choose your own module(s) in your 2nd and 3rd year. In the 2nd year, you can either choose a 30 cred or 2 x 15 cred modules. In 3rd year you get to choose all of your modules. In Kent, we have a module called Law and Medical Ethics (more info on the module here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/modules/module/LAWS5190) which is a 30 cred module so you could choose it either in your 2nd or 3rd year. :smile:
If you would like to see if there are any other modules that spark your interest have a look here: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/177/law
If you scroll down you get to see the list of optional modules from the 2nd year onwards.

Let me know if you have any more questions :smile:

- Agnes

Ah ok thank you! So am I correct in saying that the first year is the core modules and the second and third are full of optional modules that you pick?
Original post by University of Kent Reps
Hello all,

I'm a 3rd year Law LLB student here in Kent :smile: I'd love to help you with any questions you might have!

- Agnes

Does Kent offer the GDL course? If not, will it do so in the future?
HiMy mate in India is a lawyer who has done LLB from India, she wants to do masters here, which course should she register? She want to be an immigration lawyer.Can you please guide?Thanks
Original post by bkjknkjkbj
Ah ok thank you! So am I correct in saying that the first year is the core modules and the second and third are full of optional modules that you pick?

Hello again,

Almost correct :smile: 1st year is made of just core modules. 2nd year is mostly made of core modules, you only have left 30 credits so you can either choose one year-long module or two semester-long modules (which are 15 cred each).

- Agnes
Original post by AnActor184
Does Kent offer the GDL course? If not, will it do so in the future?

Hi @AnActor184,

KLS unfortunately does not offer GDL, but they offer Senior Status (which is 2-year degree for people who already have another degree). If you'd like to have a look, here is more info: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/1386/law-senior-status
I will ask whether there is any plans on offering GDL and get back to you :smile:

- Agnes
Original post by Royaldeal
HiMy mate in India is a lawyer who has done LLB from India, she wants to do masters here, which course should she register? She want to be an immigration lawyer.Can you please guide?Thanks

Hi @Royaldeal,

That's great to hear that she is considering Kent! Law masters (LLM) is built around the modules the student chooses, so it's completely customised. If your friend is interested in becoming an immigration law, she would choose modules surrounding this topic. If you'd find it helpful, here is a leaflet with more info about LLM and funding : https://media.www.kent.ac.uk/se/14795/PGT-StudentHandbook-2020-2021.pdf

I'm also more than happy to get your friend in touch with our admissions team if that helps? If yes, drop us a DM :smile:

- Agnes
Original post by AnActor184
Does Kent offer the GDL course? If not, will it do so in the future?

Hi again @AnActor184,

I just caught up with KLS and unfortunately, there are no current plans on offering GDL in the future. The aforementioned 2 year Senior Status Law LLB (a degree) that we offer instead, is a higher qualification than the 1-year GDL (a diploma) and offers more space to cover some optional modules beyond the foundations of legal knowledge modules.

Let me know if there is anything else I could help you with. :smile:

- Agnes
Hi. What must i do to reserve my right to sue my solicitors before statute of limitation sets in
Hi Agnes,

Sorry for all the questions!

Do law firms prefer students with a senior status LLB or a GDL?

And if you don’t mind me asking, what law degree are you currently studying for at Kent?

Thanks
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Hi Agnes,

How do career prospects looks for Kent LLB graduates as a non-RG uni? How many applicants successfully secure TCs and how many get involved with the big corporate law firms? What other alternative career paths are most common? Cheers in advance!
Original post by AnActor184
Hi Agnes,

Sorry for all the questions!

Do law firms prefer students with a senior status LLB or a GDL?

And if you don’t mind me asking, what law degree are you currently studying for at Kent?

Thanks


Hi @AnActor184,

Sorry for the delay in replying to you! Please do not apologise - I really enjoy being able to help. :smile:
When it comes to your question about law firms' preference - it really depends on the firm. However, in general, it's not really about what academic route you choose, but about what you can bring to the table. They will evaluate you on the skills you have and how you can present them.
Beyond a law degree, Senior Status offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities, networking, and work placement opportunities which is invaluable if you're trying to get your foot in the door. GDL is more of a fast-track, 1-year course, which might not allow you to make as many connections or get work experience as SS LLB.

When it comes to your 2nd question - I'm doing a 3-year LLB Law (https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/177/law). :smile:

- Agnes
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