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  • I'm a student who is very confuse about how to choose the proper law school, I'm considering University of Sheffield and University of Manchester. Would you please give me some advice?

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  • hey there anon, good luck with the whole selection process

    i have posted a link from the times online university guide, of course it would be wrong to base ur entire decision on the rank on the university you are enquiring about, but nevertheless i guess it can give you some idea of the nature of the law course on offer at the particular university

    http://extras.timesonline.co.uk/tol_gug/gooduniversityguide.php?AC_sub=Law&x=11&y=4&sub=38

    good luck once again
    alex

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  • I am currently working as a legal secretary in a large law firm. In February I will begin my law degree. As I have to work full time the only option for me was to do a degree through Open University. What do people working in the law think of the degrees that Open University offer. Will this be looked at as a poor degree.

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  • Hello, i have a big passion about being a barrister one day. i even left my psychology studies in brussels and came to wales, study in law currently. and as i study, everyday my desire to be "a barrister" becomes stronger and stronger. but then i must confess that "being a non-uk citizen" might be a problem which can close my waY to the Bar. i really want to practice advocacy in UK. even if i m aot a uk citizen, can i still apply a puppilage and later called from the Bar ? :( is there a criterion such as citizenship in Bar? I ve looked at the equality and diversity code too, however i didn t find an answer on "citizenship criterion".. can any reliable source inform me about this? many thanks

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  • I'm currently in the middle of my fourth year reading law at a university in Sweden. I'm originally from the UK and will be moving back there in the near future, I'm curious to know if I stand a chance of getting employment with law firms in London. Is there anybody that has, or knows of somebody else, who is or has been in a similar situation? Thanks in advance.

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  • your web-site very good.

    iam practising lawyer in india. hold law degree from india. wants to pracitise in u.k. requirements , please convey.

    with regards

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  • I am thinking of becoming a solicitor in England and Wales and I am also planning to take law in University of Edinburgh..Is this possible?

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  • Brush up on your English first, mate.

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  • I am a law student in my 2nd year n I can't make up my mind whether I want to become a barrister or a solicitor!? But I really like to work abroad as a lawyer eg in Turkey!
    Can anyone help me? Which rout allows me to work abroad? thnx

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  • O -

    Edinburgh University only offers a Scots law LLB, not English law. I think Dundee University offers both.

    If you want to go to Edinburgh but practice in England, best off qualifying in Scotland then taking the relevant exams whilst working to make yourself dual qualified.
    Easy to move between the two whilst working - depending on what sort of work you do i.e. corporate is basically the same across Britain, but criminal/ property is different.

    Basically if you want to work as a lawyer in England you'd be better off doing an English law LLB - if you do Scots law you should stay in Scotland until qualified.

    Maya if you want to practice abroad - solicitor (no idea about Turkish law requirements - I can't imagine it'd be easy though). Do you understand the differences between being a barrister and solicitor? There are plenty of articles on The Lawyer highlighting differences.

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  • I didn't perform particularly well in my A-levels (BBCE) but did well in my degree securing a solid 2:1 LLB, just shy of a first.

    However, despite graduating over two years ago and obtaining a wealth of highly-relevant work experience, I still get the feeling that firms are not looking beyond my A-level results which is particularly demoralising given the length of time it takes to complete an application form.

    I do sympathise with graduate recruitment teams and the huge number of applications they receive for a limited number of places but I do find this very unfair.

    My main source of frustration is my E (in Maths) and the fact I got a C at AS-level.

    If you look at the UCAS point allocation for both of these grades then they are exactly the same - 40 points! However, an E on an application form stands out like a sore thumb. A C at AS-level on the other hand is less conspicuous and would still mean I had a total of 320 UCAS points which many firms set as a minimum requirement. Even more frustrating is the knowledge that if I had just accepted the C at AS-level, I would have had far more time to devote to getting better results in my other A-levels. Grrrrrrrrrrr. The benefit of hindsight!

    Is anyone else facing the same difficulties?

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  • I have recently suspended my studies for 6 months due to ill health due to an error. Thus this has met I would have to return in Sept 2010 to complete 4 months worth of studies. Furthermore, during the time off I am undertaking a 3 month work placement and doing some pro bono work.

    Would the extra year I would have take affect me when it come to applying for training contract?

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  • ADVICE WELCOMED!

    I am due to graduate this summer and I'm on track for a 1st in a BA (hons) in Social Work. I achieved two academic achievement awards in Year 1 which included a scholorship for year 2. I'm a mature student having returned to education after a number of years. I graduated ten years ago with a 2:1 from Brunel University in Music Management. I have a particular interest in Human Rights, Family Law and Public Law. Is there an upper age limit to applying to a law firm?

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  • Hello. I'm a student studying my A Levels in Spain and have applied to study Law in the UK this year. However, I am interested in studying LLB Law with Management rather than just a pure Law course.
    Would I be at a disadvantage or would my degree be beneficial to me as I come with two different skills?

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  • Hi, i am 14 years and i am about writing my IGCSE and then do my A-level, i am sure i want to be a lawyer but what type of lawyer is what i don't know but i know i can't ague for long and i love to act, sing and dance. so what should i do

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  • I am a qualified lawyer from India holding BLS/LLB degree from Mumbai University. My question is can i get a job as a paralegal /Associate Advocate in a law firm or solicitors firm in scotland with my indian law degree or i have to study in scotland for securing a job in scotland.

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  • Hello,

    I'm a law student from Slovenia and I would like to know if there's any option that I could work in law in the UK?

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