Hi, I'm looking for some advice on choosing a university to study law. I currently have 4 offers - Lancaster, Strathclyde, UEA, and Exeter Penryn for Law with business.
Currently, my favourite campus is Lancaster and I felt completely at home there, however I'm not sure how good they are in terms of teaching law and then their reputation for law, employment etc. As much as I am in love with Lancaster, I can't help but wonder if I'll regret choosing a much better (in terms of reputation) university such as UEA or Exeter.
I know that UEA and Exeter have good reputations for law, and Exeter is a Russel group. I have not yet looked at Exeter campus, but I have looked at UEA and I really disliked the campus and the library, it didn't feel like there were a lot of nice study spaces and the campus just looked really run down. But I did really love their law department, it seemed amazing and the lecturers and students I met seemed so knowledgeable and proud to be there, and I felt like if I studied there I would potentially do very well. It was just the campus and as I said the study spaces, I feel like I would have no motivation to study.
For Exeter, the course I have been given an offer for is LLB law with business. I have never studied business before and I am unsure just how much time I will be spending studying it, and whether it's harder to juggle two different subjects. I am also concerned that Law with business may be seen as lesser than a straight law degree and if that will effect me in the future.
As for Strathclyde, again I had a really good feel for their law department and the lecturer I met seemed really passionate and knowledgeable. I also quite liked the campus, not as much as Lancaster but it was still nice. Again, I don't know what Strathclyde's law rep is, and I was considering having Strathclyde as my insurance.
I would appreciate any and all advice as I have no idea what to do. I don't know whether to sacrifice a campus that I love for a law department that I love/has a good rep (and vice versa), as I need to like the place I am going to be spending 3 years at, but as well I need a good education and I want to go somewhere which will help me get a good job in the end.
Thank you for reading all of this!