BA with Senior Status or BCL


I am a BA LLB(Hons) from India. Should I do a BA Law with Senior Status from Oxford or BCL from Oxford? Which one is better?

I am a BA LLB(Hons) from India. Should I do a BA Law with Senior Status from Oxford or BCL from Oxford? Which one is better?
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If you want to learn the art of making a legal argument,then you should do the BA in Jurisprudence,because that is probably the best programme to enroll in for this purpose.

If you want to gain specialised knowledge in 4 subjects,then go for BCL.

In either case,you require a first class law degree or equivalent.

If you want to learn the art of making a legal argument,then you should do the BA in Jurisprudence,because that is probably the best programme to enroll in for this purpose.

If you want to gain specialised knowledge in 4 subjects,then go for BCL.

In either case,you require a first class law degree or equivalent.
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Students from India usually enroll in the BCL program directly after their LLB or integrated BA LLB from an Indian University, so I was wondering if I could get an answer for the following:
1. BA Law Senior Status vs BCL for Corporate Litigation (What do corporate law firms in the UK prefer?)
2. BA Law Senior Status vs BCL for advanced studies (like PhD/DPhil) in order to become a Professor of Law at a leading university like Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge et al.
3. BA Law Senior Status vs BCL in terms of reputation.
Another doubt is DPhil or SJD for teaching Law at US? What are the main differences between the two?

Students from India usually enroll in the BCL program directly after their LLB or integrated BA LLB from an Indian University, so I was wondering if I could get an answer for the following:
1. BA Law Senior Status vs BCL for Corporate Litigation (What do corporate law firms in the UK prefer?)
2. BA Law Senior Status vs BCL for advanced studies (like PhD/DPhil) in order to become a Professor of Law at a leading university like Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge et al.
3. BA Law Senior Status vs BCL in terms of reputation.
Another doubt is DPhil or SJD for teaching Law at US? [I do know that they prefer outstanding US students with the JD itself, but what about International faculty? Would they respect the Oxford DPhil in the US?] What are the main differences between the two?
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Students from India usually enroll in the BCL program directly after their LLB or integrated BA LLB from an Indian University, so I was wondering if I could get an answer for the following:
1. BA Law Senior Status vs BCL for Corporate Litigation (What do corporate law firms in the UK prefer?)
2. BA Law Senior Status vs BCL for advanced studies (like PhD/DPhil) in order to become a Professor of Law at a leading university like Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge et al.
3. BA Law Senior Status vs BCL in terms of reputation.
Another doubt is DPhil or SJD for teaching Law at US? What are the main differences between the two?


The BCL is considered the strongest and most prestigious postgraduate legal course in the world....so you have your answer here

<blockquote>Students from India usually enroll in the BCL program directly after their LLB or integrated BA LLB from an Indian University, so I was wondering if I could get an answer for the following:
1. BA Law Senior Status vs BCL for Corporate Litigation (What do corporate law firms in the UK prefer?)
2. BA Law Senior Status vs BCL for advanced studies (like PhD/DPhil) in order to become a Professor of Law at a leading university like Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge et al.
3. BA Law Senior Status vs BCL in terms of reputation.
Another doubt is DPhil or SJD for teaching Law at US? [I do know that they prefer outstanding US students with the JD itself, but what about International faculty? Would they respect the Oxford DPhil in the US?] What are the main differences between the two?</blockquote>

The BCL is considered the strongest and most prestigious postgraduate legal course in the world....so you have your answer here
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I am a BA LLB(Hons) from India. Should I do a BA Law with Senior Status from Oxford or BCL from Oxford? Which one is better?


The BA (Juris) at oxford is the very best professional law degree in the world. Nothing beats getting a first in that.

the BCL is not a professional law degree.

If you are confused between these two, you need a couple of years to understand what you really want to do.

<blockquote>I am a BA LLB(Hons) from India. Should I do a BA Law with Senior Status from Oxford or BCL from Oxford? Which one is better?</blockquote>

The BA (Juris) at oxford is the very best professional law degree in the world. Nothing beats getting a first in that.

the BCL is not a professional law degree.

If you are confused between these two, you need a couple of years to understand what you really want to do.
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Another doubt would be BA with Senior Status at Oxford or Cambridge?
By the way, should lawyers get an MBA or LLM?
My mother who is a Senior Counsel in India told me that it is foolish for a Lawyer to get an MBA since:
1. Corporate firms in the US/UK look out for outstanding BA's or LLB's or JD's. If at all the only postgraduate program they'd value would be the Oxford BCL.
2. Law practice in India demands nothing beyond an LLB, even members of the legal system don't have anything beyond it.
3. Most law faculty at Harvard, Oxford, etc. have only JD's or BA's or LLB's or postgraduate degrees. There is no use for an MBA there either.

Another doubt would be BA with Senior Status at Oxford or Cambridge?
By the way, should lawyers get an MBA or LLM?
My mother who is a Senior Counsel in India told me that it is foolish for a Lawyer to get an MBA since:
1. Corporate firms in the US/UK look out for outstanding BA's or LLB's or JD's. If at all the only postgraduate program they'd value would be the Oxford BCL.
2. Law practice in India demands nothing beyond an LLB, even members of the legal system don't have anything beyond it.
3. Most law faculty at Harvard, Oxford, etc. have only JD's or BA's or LLB's or postgraduate degrees. There is no use for an MBA there either.
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Another doubt would be BA with Senior Status at Oxford or Cambridge?
By the way, should lawyers get an MBA or LLM?
My mother who is a Senior Counsel in India told me that it is foolish for a Lawyer to get an MBA since:
1. Corporate firms in the US/UK look out for outstanding BA's or LLB's or JD's. If at all the only postgraduate program they'd value would be the Oxford BCL.
2. Law practice in India demands nothing beyond an LLB, even members of the legal system don't have anything beyond it.
3. Most law faculty at Harvard, Oxford, etc. have only JD's or BA's or LLB's or postgraduate degrees. There is no use for an MBA there either.



LLM trumps MBA any day.

<blockquote>Another doubt would be BA with Senior Status at Oxford or Cambridge?
By the way, should lawyers get an MBA or LLM?
My mother who is a Senior Counsel in India told me that it is foolish for a Lawyer to get an MBA since:
1. Corporate firms in the US/UK look out for outstanding BA's or LLB's or JD's. If at all the only postgraduate program they'd value would be the Oxford BCL.
2. Law practice in India demands nothing beyond an LLB, even members of the legal system don't have anything beyond it.
3. Most law faculty at Harvard, Oxford, etc. have only JD's or BA's or LLB's or postgraduate degrees. There is no use for an MBA there either.</blockquote>


LLM trumps MBA any day.
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LLM trumps MBA any day.


That is really terrible advice, I cannot stress this enough. Tantamount to idiocy.

LLM and MBAs are both highly valued degrees, but they are different tools for different jobs.

I am saying that you would not be correctly leveraging the value of an mba if you were to proceed to a legal career having competed it. Therefore, an LLM is probably the best route for you to take.

Additionally, on the senior status point. I'm currently an oxbridge student and I'm certain you would not be admitted to a senior status degree in law. Senior status is aimed at students changing courses - so it would be against their policy to admit a student with a previous background in law.

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LLM trumps MBA any day.</blockquote>

That is really terrible advice, I cannot stress this enough. Tantamount to idiocy.

LLM and MBAs are both highly valued degrees, but they are different tools for different jobs.

I am saying that you would not be correctly leveraging the value of an mba if you were to proceed to a legal career having competed it. Therefore, an LLM is probably the best route for you to take.

Additionally, on the senior status point. I'm currently an oxbridge student and I'm certain you would not be admitted to a senior status degree in law. Senior status is aimed at students changing courses - so it would be against their policy to admit a student with a previous background in law.
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I have explored the websites of Oxbridge.I have not seen anyhwere on their websites that one cannot get admission in their undergraduate law degree if one already has a bachelors in law.

I have explored the websites of Oxbridge.I have not seen anyhwere on their websites that one cannot get admission in their undergraduate law degree if one already has a bachelors in law.
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