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I'm wondering about opinions regarding the employability and general quality of LSE Law degree! Thanks.
Original post by tamago60
I'm wondering about opinions regarding the employability and general quality of LSE Law degree! Thanks.

Heyy, as for the quality and reputation of LSE , I’m sure it’s as good as it gets . Its ranked really well internationally and from what I have read and heard from past students they are known for pushing students into career focussed opportunities / internships . As with any other London uni, I’m sure they will be an amazing boost to CV.

On the open day for LSE law I remember them saying how they have added to the curriculum more AI/ tech focussed topics to accommodate to the changing legal industry (although I’m not too sure how well I remember this 😭). That stood out and probably would help prepare you in regards to your employability in the legal sector . Overall it depends on you and what you think of the uni as every uni will have its pros and cons . Maybe if you have your offer , you can try go to the offer holder day and you ask current law students about any work opportunities they have been able to get whilst at LSE ?? Hope this helps !!! :smile:
Original post by tamago60
I'm wondering about opinions regarding the employability and general quality of LSE Law degree! Thanks.

Hello, I am a first-year Anthropology & Law student at LSE. The teaching is of a high standard, as is the reputation and employability prospects. Within the legal/corporate industry, LSE is seen as being almost on par for these factors with Oxford and Cambridge. Some websites list lower percentages for LSE's employability but this can be explained by the fact that LSE'S student body is around 70% international. It is harder for international students to get jobs in the UK as employers have to sponsor their work visa, but it's not a reflection of their perception of LSE at all.

What I would really stress though is that you weigh up your university choices on other factors, namely how much the course aligns with your interests and if you think you'll be happy there. If you're looking for a typical university town uni experience with a very good work life balance then LSE will not provide that. Somewhere like Bristol or Durham etc may be better and in terms of London unis, UCL definitely has a much better social scene. Law degrees from these universities are pretty much just as highly respected in the UK legal industry, so don't overly focus on rankings at the expense of what you want out of university. Ofc, you may not be particularly concerned about these additional social aspects or may just want the chance to live in London, so it's a matter of weighing up what you want out of university and finding what fits. I strongly recommend visiting offer holder days for this reason, even if they seem far and expensive. It's better to spend £100 on a train ticket (if it's within your means ofc) than £27000 on a 3-year degree at a place you end up hating.

If you have any more questions, let me know !
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