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What unis can I apply to for Law with A*AB

Most RG's ask for AAA so I think my B is setting me back. I can apply for contextual offers because I fulfil the requirements. My parents don't want to go too far from London (Midlands is the farthest) but I dont know if i'll listen to them.

I want good unis that law firms regularly employ from please. Or just good employability with a law degree from them overall.

Please helpppp i need to send my applications off before friday (half term)
Hi there!

For our LLB law course with accreditation, we ask for BBC at A Level. Our campus has a mock courtroom onsite, where students can get a feel for being in the courtroom environment, and we operate a law clinic for staff, students, and the public to receive free legal advice from our third year law students under supervision from qualified solicitors.

Our graduate employment rates are above the UK average, with students having the option to undertake work placements throughout their studies with us, and access to our careers team for 3 years post-graduation For more information, please contact us on 0151 291 3636, or email us at [email protected].

I hope this helps!

-Ella
Graduate Advocate
Reply 2
Hi, I got the same grades at A-Level and I go to the University of Nottingham currently (I also got a contextual offer). It's a russel group uni, which is heavily targeted by law firms and I am really enjoying it so far. Other universities you could probably apply for is Warwick (if you fulfill the contextual requirements) which is less than 2 hours from London. If you want to stay in London, then you could apply to universities such as UCL which also have a contextual scheme, and is one of the best unis in the UK for Law although you would have to sit the LNAT.
Original post by rustedbookshelf
Most RG's ask for AAA so I think my B is setting me back. I can apply for contextual offers because I fulfil the requirements. My parents don't want to go too far from London (Midlands is the farthest) but I dont know if i'll listen to them.

I want good unis that law firms regularly employ from please. Or just good employability with a law degree from them overall.

Please helpppp i need to send my applications off before friday (half term)


Hey @rustedbookshelf 👋

Have you checked out Essex yet? Studying Law you would be based at the Colchester campus, which is just under an hour away by train from London Liverpool Street. (Close enough to your parents but far enough away you can still have some independence!)

You can gain valuable experience during your degree volunteering with the Essex Law Clinic, working with real cases in the local community
https://www.essex.ac.uk/departments/law/essex-law-clinic

We also have a fantastic placements programme at Essex if you're interested in doing a placement year or a year abroad. The careers and placements teams are really engaging and offer support and skills development throughout your time here.

We're a campus uni so have loads of accommodation within a short walking distance of your lectures, all first years are guaranteed a room. Plenty of cafes and study zones, loads of green space as we're set within Wivenhoe Park. There's an on-site theatre, cinema, shop, bars and our very own sub-zero nightclub. Campus is set just outside of Colchester city centre and with 24 hour security it's a safe place to be. There are regular buses into the town centre for shopping, nights out, etc and it's less than 10 minutes drive away.

> We are ranked Top 30 of universities in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2024).
> At Essex we specialise in commercial law, public law, and human rights law. Ranked 3rd in the UK for research power in law (THE research power measure, REF2021) and 47th for Law in THE World University Rankings by Subject 2023.
> We’re ranked 17th for promoting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023)
> 85% of our law students are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2022).


There is the option for LLB Law: https://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/ug00235/1/llb-law
or Integrated Masters Degree: https://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/UG00235/3/Integrated-Master-in-Law-Law?startdate=2024/25

as well as loads of combination degrees such as:
Law + Criminology: https://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/UG01299/1/LLB-Law-with-Criminology?startdate=2024/25
Law + Literature: https://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/UG01448/1/LLB-Law-with-Literature?startdate=2024/25
Law + History: https://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/UG01449/1/LLB-Law-with-History?startdate=2024/25
Law + Finance: https://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/UG01298/1/LLB-Law-with-Finance?startdate=2024/25
Law + Politics: https://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/UG01052/1/LLB-Law-with-Politics?startdate=2024/25
Law + Human Rights: https://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/UG01049/1/LLB-Law-with-Human-Rights?startdate=2024/25
Law + Philosophy: https://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/UG01050/1/LLB-Law-with-Philosophy?startdate=2024/25
Law + Business: https://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/UG01063/1/LLB-Law-with-Business?startdate=2024/25
English & French Law (Double Degree): https://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/UG01362/1/LLB-Licence-English-and-French-Law-Double-Degree?startdate=2024/25

Best wishes
Essex Student Rep - Hayley
Original post by purple256
Hi, I got the same grades at A-Level and I go to the University of Nottingham currently (I also got a contextual offer). It's a russel group uni, which is heavily targeted by law firms and I am really enjoying it so far. Other universities you could probably apply for is Warwick (if you fulfill the contextual requirements) which is less than 2 hours from London. If you want to stay in London, then you could apply to universities such as UCL which also have a contextual scheme, and is one of the best unis in the UK for Law although you would have to sit the LNAT.


Both of those unis now have A*AA as minimum entry requirement in 2024. Presume it might be therefore AAA for contextual offers as it’s usually one grade lower. Most of the higher ranked RG unis are now A*AA for standard entry. Of those not, I think York is probably the best and is still AAA, they do offer a contextual scheme but it might be too far for the OP.
Reply 5
Original post by BarryScott2022
Both of those unis now have A*AA as minimum entry requirement in 2024. Presume it might be therefore AAA for contextual offers as it’s usually one grade lower. Most of the higher ranked RG unis are now A*AA for standard entry. Of those not, I think York is probably the best and is still AAA, they do offer a contextual scheme but it might be too far for the OP.


Sorry I didn't realise this as when I applied last year they were AAA other than UCL
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Original post by purple256
Sorry I didn't realise this as when I applied last year they were AAA other than UCL


No worries. It seems to be changing year on year just due to the sheer number of applications.
Original post by Liverpool Hope University
Hi there!

For our LLB law course with accreditation, we ask for BBC at A Level. Our campus has a mock courtroom onsite, where students can get a feel for being in the courtroom environment, and we operate a law clinic for staff, students, and the public to receive free legal advice from our third year law students under supervision from qualified solicitors.

Our graduate employment rates are above the UK average, with students having the option to undertake work placements throughout their studies with us, and access to our careers team for 3 years post-graduation For more information, please contact us on 0151 291 3636, or email us at [email protected].

I hope this helps!

-Ella
Graduate Advocate

What an absolutely brilliant idea Ella, you would be high up on my list for sure
Original post by rustedbookshelf
Most RG's ask for AAA so I think my B is setting me back. I can apply for contextual offers because I fulfil the requirements. My parents don't want to go too far from London (Midlands is the farthest) but I dont know if i'll listen to them.

I want good unis that law firms regularly employ from please. Or just good employability with a law degree from them overall.

Please helpppp i need to send my applications off before friday (half term)

Hi! Apologies, I know I'm late to this thread, but here is what I could find online if it helps you/future applicants:
LSE - A*AA, contextual offer is AAB
UCL - A*AA, contextual offer is (up to?) BBB (I think you might need to access a certain scheme to do this, but I am unsure)
York - AAA entry requirements, contextual offer can reduce this by up to two grades (so would be AAB-ABB I expect)
Warwick - A*AA, contextual offer is AAB
Southampton - AAA, contextual offer is AAB

Lancaster - AAB (non-contextual)

Essentially, you could apply to quite a few places if you are eligible for a contextual offer, and Lancaster if you are not/want a bit of a safety 🙂
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